Aquila Private Game Reserve Safari & Spa
is named after the rare and endangered resident Black Eagles and boasts a breathtakingly beautiful 7500 hectare Karoo conservancy.
Proudly, for the first time in 250 years one can experience a Big-5, day trip safari under 2 hours from Cape Town, where visitors can enjoy a game drive experience among lions and other members of the Big 5 as well as an enormous variety and amount of safari wildlife.
The Reserve is set in the malaria free famous Fynbos, Succulent Karoo and extremely rare Renosterveld vegetation that was once the favorite hunting grounds of the ancient Khoi/San hunter-gatherers.
Aquila is more than just an unforgettable wildlife experience, it is an experience in luxurious African hospitality, traditional culinary delights, service excellence and the restoration of pride to the indigenous peoples and the land.
Facilities at Aquila Private Game Reserve Safari & Spa
- Premier, luxury and standard chalets
- 300 pax restaurant
- 65 pax outdoor boma restaurant
- 35 meter salt water pool
- Pool bar
- Cigar lounge
- Conference centre
- Child entertainment area
- Curio shop
Accommodation at Aquila Private Game Reserve Safari & Spa:
Aquila offers Premier Cottages, Luxury Family Cottages and Luxury Bush Cottages built from rock, thatch and wood, in keeping with Aquila policy to respect and blend with the environment.
Enjoy romantic roaring log fires that add to the romantic ambiance, wooden viewing decks, crisp percale linen, mini bars, rock bathrooms, alfresco rock showers and air-conditioning in most cottages.
Aquila offers Premier lodge Rooms,Premier Lodge Rooms have large balconies overlooking the reserve. Full bathrooms with separate showers and views from the baths. 2 x twins beds which can be made up to Queen size beds.
Aquila offers Family Luxury Cottages, Luxury units feature large en-suite bathrooms with corner baths and outdoor showers. The decor includes a log fireplace, air-conditioning, fan, mini bar, coal stove and tea and coffee making facilities.
Aquila offers Standard Luxury Cottages, Standard Luxury accommodation is a collection of semi detached units. Chalets have thatch roofs and feature exterior stone work.Each unit is a unique contemporary African design.In keeping with the design and flow of the architecture at Aquila, the Standard Cottages do not compromise on your experience or the standard of luxury.Each has its own patio, corner bath and outdoor rock shower.
Cottages are equipped with mini bars, air-conditioning, fans and feature ‘coal’ stoves for the extra bit of warmth and cosines in winter months.
Aquila offers Lodge Luxury Family Suites ,The Standard and Mountain can be converted to Lodge Luxury Family Suites. The interconnect by a common passage way. The entrance to the passageway may be locked as can both bedrooms forming a private and safe space for families.
Aquila offers Standard Lodge Rooms - Standard Lodge Rooms have twin beds which can be made up to Queen size beds, they look away from the reserve and have a shower en suite. Standard Lodge Room size: Room 16.8 m², Bathroom 3.65 m²
Facilities & Services:
- Children under 12 years
- Honeymoon Couples
- Airport Shuttle Service
- Babysitting Service
- Laundry Service
- Conference facilities
- Wedding facilities
- Team Building
- Dining room
- Bar on the Premises
- Curio Shop
- Internet Access
- Tourism Information Desk
- Fax & Photocopy Machine
- Parking (open and off-street)
- Fireplace on the Premises
- Parking (off-street - open)
- Parking (off-street - covered)
- Games Room
- Mini Golf
- Communal Television
- Horse Riding
- Swimming Pool
- Communal Satellite TV
Aquila Private Game Reserve Safari & Spa Activities: Day Trip Safaris:
Hotel pick-up and transfer. Welcome drink Coffee, Rusks and Croissants on arrival 2-3 hour Big-5 game drive in 4x4 Safari vehicles with an experienced ranger guide. Visit adjacent ARC (Aquila Animal Rescue and Conservation Centre) and view a Cheetah and Lion Sanctuary.
Lunch in an African Boma restaurant. Browse our African curio shop, relax at one of our spectacular swimming pools or enjoy a roaring fire and a cigar in our thatched colonial lounge. Return to Cape Town.
Horse Back or Quad Bike Safari:
Same as day trip, replacing the game drive with a horseback or a quad bike safari.
Day Trip Combo:
Same as day trip, includes a morning game drive and a hour horseback or quad bike safari after lunch. Fly In Safari Experience a 30 min helicopter or airplane flight over the winelands and magnificent Hex River Valley Mountains. Return flight over Robben Island and the V&A Waterfront.
Mini Golf, Horse Rides.
Aquila Animal Rescue and Conservation Centre:
ARC is situated on a separate piece of land directly opposite the main entrance of the Reserve. Aquila has invested over R1 million building a large outdoor sanctuary comprising of several 1 hectare fenced camps where once doomed canned lions can live out the remainder of their lives. ARC is also home to rescued leopard and cheetahs that will become part of a cheetah breeding program. (complimentary visit with every safari booked).
Social Upliftment Programmes:
In 2014 Aquila Private Game Reserve has received the Lilizela Imvelo Award, the ultimate recognition for achievers in South Africa’s tourism industry, for Best Economic Impact by a large tourism establishment in South Africa, promoting the local economic development of communities for ensuring industry sustainability, and was a finalist in the Western Cape provincial Lilizela Awards for Service Excellence.
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Aquila Private Game Reserve Safari & Spa Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 9
reviews. - View all Guest Reviews
Very friendly staff. Lovely game drives. Average food. Top expensive for what you get.
Rating: Reviewed by Peter Steingraeber on 3 January 2018
We had a very nice 2 nights stay in one of the new rooms with a nice terrasse. Beautifull nature and a lot of animals to watch from the terrasse. Food is OK.
Rating: Reviewed by Mr. Jan Holm-Hansen over a year ago
Rating: Reviewed by Massoud Javid over a year ago
Nice and big family chalet, Very good food for breakfast, lunch and dinner (buffet). Very helpful ranger on the game drive (sparkling wine free of charge included). Not so many animals-from the big five: 2 Elephants, 4 Rhino, 2 Buffalo, 6 Lions, 1 Leopard (behind a fence!). To many birds in the dining room which eat from the buffet bar.
Rating: Reviewed by Robert Boldrino over a year ago