It attracts attention like a magnet - intimate wildlife safaris, cool-off dips in natural rock pools, bare-it-all outdoor showers, and private luxury chalets. Aquila is a Big 5 Game Reserve close to Cape Town. Situated less than two hours' drive from the city, Aquila is the ultimate African safari getaway.
Aquila Game Reserve is a four star establishment and boasts all the features associated with an exceptional safari lodge. The reserve is a 7500 hectare conservancy in the southern Karoo, and home to the big 5 legends of the wilderness. Elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino, synonymous with Africa, roam the outskirts.
Aquila Game Reserve offers traditional game drives, safaris on horseback, quad biking, 4 x 4 mountain trails, golf and cherry picking in the valley.
Visited by Paris Hilton and Kian from Westlife, published in the “World’s 21 favourite things to do in Cape Town,” and considered one of the top 10 daytrip destinations by Sawubona Magazine, Aquila Game Reserve is a major Cape Town tourist attraction.
Aquila Private Game Reserve
Aquila Private Game Reserve is situated between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains in the Klein Karoo. Setting the scene are spellbinding landscapes, carpets of wild flowers and wildlife.
Accommodation options at Aquila Private Game Reserve include premier, family or luxury chalets.
Aquila has two large swimming pools, each with a pool bar, overlooking the reserve. There is a large African-style dining area, and two smaller dining areas - all with blazing log fires and smoky cigar bars. A library, curio shop and children’s entertainment area is also available.
The reserve brings the outdoors inside, using earthy tones and decor in browns and beiges, thatch, slate and rock elements. Special attention has been paid to chalet privacy and unbridled picture-perfect views of the reserve.
Safari Lodge Accommodation
Aquila Safari Lodge accommodation options include premier, family or luxury. All options contain the ruggedness necessary to capture the essence of the bush environment, without compromising on luxury and comfort.
There are five premier chalets available. Premier chalets are privately situated and have been built into the hillside. Each unit has been adorned with alfresco rock showers and indoor fire-places.
Family chalets are semi-detached, feature exterior stone work and come with their very own back-to-nature outdoor shower.
Luxury chalets are a hideaway haven. Snug, cosy and everything you would expect in an overnight, mid-week or weekend retreat.