Overview

  • 33 Luxury Spacious Chalets
  • Western Cape Province
  • True African Big Five Safari
  • Award winning & excellent rated

Located within a 2-hour drive of Cape Town, Aquila Private Game Reserve offers a safari experience with mountains and landscape views. The reserve boasts an outdoor swimming pool and an on-site spa.

Decorated in an African style with wooden furniture, each unit at Aquila features an outdoor shower and is equipped with a fan and a minibar that can be stocked on request. Some units offer a private patio/balcony offering views of the reserve.

Meals are included at Aquila, which features a triple-volume buffet restaurant with an upstairs viewing area boasting scenic views of the Karoo mountains. There is also a pool bar and cigar lounge available for drinks and snacks.

Home to the ‘Big 5’ wildlife species, guests can enjoy scheduled morning and afternoon safari game drives within an open 4 x 4 safari vehicle, which are included in the rate. Horse-back and quad-bike safaris can also be arranged.

Guests staying 2 nights or more receive complimentary access to the spa, which boasts an indoor heated pool, a sauna, steam room and 12 treatment rooms. The property also features a library, curio shop and children’s entertainment area.

Cape Town International Airport is 173 km away from the game reserve. A shuttle can be arranged at an additional surcharge.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Exceptional Services;
  • Great value for money;
  • Delux accommodation;
  • Malaria-free game reserve;
  • Exceptional wildlife experience;
  • Home to three new biomes of vegetation.

INCLUDED IN THE RATES

The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Two game drives daily
  • Teas and coffees
  • 14% VAT
  • Refreshments on game drives

Facilities

General

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Lounge
  • Pool
  • View deck
  • Conference Centre
  • Library
  • Internet Access
  • Shuttle Service
  • 24-hour Security
  • Parking

Rooms

Standard Lodge Room

Available: 20 rooms Unit Sleeps: 2 adults
  • CHECK-IN: From 2:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 10:00 AM

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. These rooms do not have a view.

Aquila Private Game Reserve 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Fridge
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge
  • Fireplace
  • View deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower / Outside Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe

Premier Lodge Room

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults
  • CHECK-IN: From 2:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 10:00 AM

Premier Lodge Rooms have large balconies overlooking the reserve with magnificent views. Full bathrooms with separate showers and views from the baths. 2 x twins beds which can be made up to Queen size beds.

Aquila Private Game Reserve 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Fridge
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge
  • Fireplace
  • View deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower / Outside Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe

Family Lodge Suite

Available: 1 suite Unit Sleeps: 2 adults and 2 children
  • CHECK-IN: From 2:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 10:00 AM

The Standard Lodge Room and the Premier Lodge rooms are connected by a common passageway. The entrance to the passageway may be locked (as can both bedrooms) forming a private and safe place for families.

Aquila Private Game Reserve 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Fridge
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge
  • Fireplace
  • View deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower / Outside Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe

Luxury Cottage

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults
  • CHECK-IN: From 2:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 10:00 AM

In keeping with the design and flow of the architecture at Aquila, the Standard Cottages do not compromise the experience nor standard. Each has its own patio, corner bath and outdoor rock shower. Cottages are equipped with mini bars (on request), fans and feature “coal‟ stoves for that extra bit of warmth and cosiness in the colder months.

Aquila Private Game Reserve 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge
  • Fireplace
  • View deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower / Outside Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe

Family Luxury Cottage 4/8 Sleeper

Available: 6/2 cottages Unit Sleeps: 8/4 adults
  • CHECK-IN: From 2:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 10:00 AM

These units are semi-detached and are situated in close proximity to the children’s play area. Units are equipped with mini bars (on request), tea and coffee making facilities and feature indoor fireplaces for that extra bit of warmth and cosiness in the colder months. They are under thatch and feature exterior stone work using raw materials from the area. Children sleep tucked away under the eaves in a charming loft area overlooking the main bedroom below.

Aquila Private Game Reserve 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge
  • Fireplace
  • View deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower / Outside Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe

Luxury Premier Cottage King/King and Twin

Available: 4/1 cottages Unit Sleeps: 2 adults/4 adults
  • CHECK-IN: From 2:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 10:00 AM

The Premier Cottages are positioned on the hillside to offer privacy and have been built in harmony with the rock, which is a principle focal point in the large bathrooms and alfresco showers. They are constructed from wood, stone and thatch and feature fans, air conditioners and fireplaces. Each en-suite bathroom is unique, with twin hand basins, bath and toilet. The cottages offer a wooden deck with panoramic views across the expanse of the reserve. The Honeymoon Suite (the jewel in Aquila’s crown) boasts a private alfresco Jacuzzi.

Aquila Private Game Reserve 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge
  • Fireplace
  • View deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower / Outside Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe

Activities

Game drives, in an open safari vehicle, are conducted in the early morning and late afternoon every day in search of animals – both large and small. Experienced, knowledgeable and personable rangers are paired with local trackers, and together they ensure a first-class safari experience. Trackers sit up at the front of the ehicle looking for fresh animal tracks, while rangers skillfully navigate into ravines and through thickets in pursuit of fantastic game sightings. Close encounters are guaranteed, and the animals are not threatened by our presence thanks to our sound conservation management policies. Expect one-of-a-kind photographic pportunities of The Big Five, and much more – including over 300 bird species. A treat for keen birders! Guided walks with an armed ranger may also be arranged. Walks are usually arranged in the early hours during the summer months when temperatures are more moderate. Being on foot affords a unique and altogether different view of the bush (source).

  • Game Drives
  • Horse Riding
  • Game Viewing
  • Horse-back Safaris
  • Quad Bike Safari
  • Swimming

Rates

High Season

DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
01 JAN - 10 JAN 2018Standard Lodge RoomPer person sharing per night From $182
11 JAN - 30 APR 2018 From $166
01 MAY - 31 OCT 2018 From $150
01 JAN - 10 JAN 2018Premier Lodge RoomPer person sharing per night From $308
11 JAN - 30 APR 2018 From $292
01 MAY - 31 OCT 2018 From $209
01 JAN - 10 JAN 2018Lodge Family SuitePer person sharing per night From $308
11 JAN - 30 APR 2018 From $292
01 MAY - 31 OCT 2018 From $209
01 JAN - 10 JAN 2018Luxury CottagePer person sharing per night From $269
11 JAN - 30 APR 2018 From $245
01 MAY - 31 OCT 2018 From $190
01 JAN - 10 JAN 2018Family Luxury CottagePer person sharing per night From $292
11 JAN - 30 APR 2018 From $267
01 MAY - 31 OCT 2018 From $198
01 JAN - 10 JAN 2018Premier CottagePer person sharing per night From $340
11 JAN - 30 APR 2018 From $315
01 MAY - 31 OCT 2018 From $315

Low Season

DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
01 JAN - 10 JAN 2018Standard Lodge RoomPer person sharing per night From $182
11 JAN - 30 APR 2018 From $166
01 MAY - 31 OCT 2018 From $150
01 JAN - 10 JAN 2018Premier Lodge RoomPer person sharing per night From $308
11 JAN - 30 APR 2018 From $292
01 MAY - 31 OCT 2018 From $209
01 JAN - 10 JAN 2018Lodge Family SuitePer person sharing per night From $308
11 JAN - 30 APR 2018 From $292
01 MAY - 31 OCT 2018 From $209
01 JAN - 10 JAN 2018Luxury CottagePer person sharing per night From $269
11 JAN - 30 APR 2018 From $245
01 MAY - 31 OCT 2018 From $190
01 JAN - 10 JAN 2018Family Luxury CottagePer person sharing per night From $292
11 JAN - 30 APR 2018 From $267
01 MAY - 31 OCT 2018 From $198
01 JAN - 10 JAN 2018Premier CottagePer person sharing per night From $340
11 JAN - 30 APR 2018 From $315
01 MAY - 31 OCT 2018 From $315

INCLUDED IN THE RATES

The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Two game drives daily
  • Teas and coffees
  • 14% VAT
  • Refreshments on game drives

Reviews

Based on 1633 Reviews

Kruger National Park

“Great experience and fantastic care/support from staff”

My wife, son & I spent 2 great days at Aquila this week after spending 4 nights in Cape Town. Unfortunately, I was taken ill on our last day which given the reserve’s remote location was very worrying. However Dogukan, the General Manager personally drove me and my family to a pharmacy a few minutes away where the pharmacist (a retired & experienced doctor) prescribed some medicine which enabled me to recover in time for our flight back to London. My son is keen on animal conservation so Dogukan arranged for him to meet Divan the Conservation Manager to explain all the great work Aquila undertake. This has really inspired and encouraged him to continue with his animal conservation dream. Would definitely return and/or support Aquila in the future!

~ dssrobbo ~ London, United Kingdom
Kruger National Park

“Incredible experience ”

Checking in was a breeze. Then I enjoyed a spread of a buffet for lunch. The game drive was very good and the fact that they brought us so close to the elephants, rhinos and even the lions was exceptional.
Dinner was once again such a spread followed by a peaceful and quiet night’s sleep. Early the next morning I was suddenly awakened by the sound of a Hippopotamus a few meters away from my room. What an amazing way to start the day.
Before breakfast, I took a horse ride which was also great after so many years since I last rode a horse. The slow walking pace of the group of horses was almost therapeutic to my soul.
What a wonderful gem in such a remote place amongst the dry hills.

~ J.C. V ~ Venterstad, South Africa
Kruger National Park

“Brilliant present”

The trip to Aquila was a birthday present and a fantastic experience from start to finish. We mistakenly arrived a day late but Cathy, the lovely receptionist, just smiled and booked us in again without any fuss or hassle.The staff were all genuinely helpful and friendly, and John, our safari driver, couldn’t have been more accommodating about getting us closer to the animals to achieve good photographs, although always respecting their territory. He was an absolute mine of information and made you appreciate what a privilege it was to be there, and seeing the excellent rehabilitation work being done on the reserve.Thank you, Aquila, for an incredible treat.

~ janeW4203JU ~ Cape Town, South Africa
Kruger National Park

“Aquila - a relaxing and unique experience”

This is a fantastic experience, especially once you are informed about the animals and why they are there and why the lodge was established. Some would call it a very large zoo but we believe it is truly a rescued wildlife sanctuary. One needs to consider that regardless of this the animals are still wild. The accommodation and food hall is tremendous (and my 15-year-old son loved the buffet food). Special mention to the staff, in particular Melvin our driver. Very knowledgeable and loyal. A great experience and very relaxing.

~ TheFreenes ~ Canberra, Australia

Let Us Help Plan Your Next Vacation

  • Travel Details
  • Personal Details
 Adults *
 Children (Ages 2 - 12)
 Infants (Under 2)


CHECK AVAILBILITY >>