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Lodge
4 star
South Africa
Western Cape
Aquila Safari Private Game Reserve, R46, Touws River, 6880, South Africa
Touwsrivier
12h00
10h00

Aquila Safari Lodge

AQUILA SAFARI LODGE & SPA is named after the rare and endangered resident Black Eagle and boasts a breathtakingly beautiful ± 10 000 hectare Karoo conservancy (± 24 700 acres). Situated in the historic town of Touws River, in a valley between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains in the Karoo,  Aquila Safari conservancy has evolved from its early days of being residence to various antelope species only to becoming the home of the Big 5 – elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard – as well as a significant amount of other wild game, which roam freely on the reserve. Today, Aquila’s guests can experience a day or overnight safari experience within easy reach from Cape Town.

AQUILA COTTAGES
Room Type Single Supplement and Min Req 11/01/18 – 30/04/2018
Luxury Cottages 50% of rate R 3100.00
Family Luxury Cottage (4sleeper) Min of 2 Adults & 1 child R 3380.00
Family Luxury Cottage(8sleeper) Min of 4 Adults & 1 child R 3380.00
Premier Cottage (2sleeper) 50% of rate R 3980.00
AQUILA LODGE
Standard Lodge Room 50% of rate R 2095.00
Premier Lodge Room 50% of rate R 3700.00

Rates are quoted per person per night sharing.

Rates exclude all beverages, telefax, laundry, mini bar, optional excursions on request.

AQUILA COTTAGES
Room Type Single Supplement and Min Req 01/05/18 – 31/10/18
Luxury Cottages 50% of rate R 2400.00
Family Luxury Cottage (4sleeper) Min of 2 Adults & 1 child R 2500.00
Family Luxury Cottage(8sleeper) Min of 4 Adults & 1 child R 2500.00
Premier Cottage (2sleeper) 50% of rate R 3980.00
AQUILA LODGE
Standard Lodge Room 50% of rate R 1895.00
Premier Lodge Room 50% of rate R 2650.00
ITINERARIES
Arrival 12h00. Welcome Drinks, Lunch, Check-in 14h00, Late Afternoon Game Drive, Dinner, Early Morning Game Drive, Breakfast, Check-out 10h00 PREMIER COTTAGES COMPLIMENTARY ADDITIONS: Complimentary bottle of house wine. 1 game drive may be substituted for a horseback safari. Free Access to Spa Facilities. Treatments are optional at an additional cost and subject to availability.

Accommodation

Situated adjacent to the restaurant is the newly built Aquila Lodge, comprising 3 levels, accessible by a glass panelled lift with magnificent Karoo vistas, with 22 rooms facing the reserve and the mountains and another 22 rooms facing away from the reserve. Modern Afro-chic interior design is used in the lodge. Aquila’s four-star cottages are built largely from rock, thatch and wood to blend with the environment and offer every comfort like roaring log fires, air conditioning, crisp percale linen, rock bathrooms and, in some, alfresco rock showers and in some cases wooden viewing decks.

Conference Center

Aquila Private Game Reserve is situated on the R46, just off the N1, near Touws River and is under two hours’ drive from Cape Town. Aquila is an ideal executive getaway and Cape Town conference centre. There are a variety of room set-ups possible, full catering amenities and stately conferencing equipment.

Aquila Game Reserve has a conference centre with a dance floor and buffet area. The conference centre can seat up to 92 pax. There are two breakaway rooms and an option to strategise in the Boma restaurant. Aquila has an impressive activities list. Traditional game drives, safaris on horseback, quad biking.

Tranquila Spa

Join us in our of our newly opened African spa using natural products that harness the medicinal powers of indigenous plants, flowers and herbs and are free from petrochemicals, synthetic ingredients, colourants and preservatives. Featuring; 2 large heated indoor pools, steam room, sauna, nail bar, 10 treatment rooms, a couples or group treatment room and an outdoor pool.

The Tranquila Spa is a place of peace and serenity and as such access is subject to availability. Access to the Tranquila Spa is free to guests booked into the Premier Cottages and guests that have stays longer than 2 nights.

Restaurant

The triple volume restaurant is perfectly situated to offer breath-taking views of the reserve. The upstairs viewing area enables guests to enjoy cocktails while watching the sun set behind the magnificent Karoo Mountains. This thatched spacious African- character building is the perfect setting for the extensive buffet-style meals served. Meals to suit all culinary/dietary requirements are prepared by our resident chefs, including traditional South African cuisine.

Complete with wall to ceiling windows for optimal viewing the restaurant can seat 280 – 300 diners in comfort and large log fireplaces set a romantic mood. The restaurant opens up to a sunken boma area and the large welcoming swimming pool.

Infinity Pool

The swimming pool has a length of 35 meters, and features a rim flow as well as ample decking for lounging in the African sun. A wet bar which is well-used in the summer months, finishes off this special area at Aquila. This is situated next to the restaurant.

Cigar Lounge

A sumptuous yet intimate colonial style Cigar Bar that offers one the opportunity of enjoying one of the quality cigars on offer and an after dinner night cap.

Public Lounge

Aquila’s public lounge is situated adjoining the Cigar Bar, Large roaring log fires, comfortable seating in which to relax, read a book or catch up with friends. There are DSTV facilities in the public lounge.

Curio Shop

The boutique style curio shop is situated close to reception and offers various African souvenirs for sale, as well as locally manufactured items and Aquila branded apparel. For the guest’s convenience, items such as sun block and batteries are stocked.

Children's Entertainment Area

Aquila offers an indoor and outdoor children’s play area, with a variety of activities aimed at toddlers to pre-teens. The outside area has a mini-golf course, a sandpit and a wooden playground to delight your little ones. Offering daily activities and Junior Ranger program. The Children’s area is open from 8am to 9pm daily.

Aquila Lodge


StandardLodge 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.


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 Cottages

Luxury Cottages – 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.

Family Luxury Cottages – 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.

Premier Luxury Cottages – 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.

Morning Safari

Arrive at the reserve at 9am, the program includes a welcome drink, a scrumptious buffet breakfast, 2 to 3 hour game drive led by an experienced guide who will share exciting inside stories: facts about your surroundings, easily rousing your inner wild side, then a leisurely lunch, after which you may choose to add on a spa treatment, horseback or quad bike safari.

06h45: Depart Cape Town to Aquila (Scheduled transfer must be pre booked  – Or drive yourself to Aquila)

09h00: Welcome drink served on arrival

09h15: Buffet Breakfast

10h15: Game drive

12h45: Buffet lunch

After lunch, time at leisure:

Optional extra activities: Pre-book to avoid disappointment.

Spa Treatments

Quad Bike Safari

Horse Back Safari

Complimentary extra activities:

Relax Poolside (complimentary)

Visit the Curio shop

Visit the Aquila labyrinth or play a game of giant chess (complimentary)

Relax in the lounge bar (complimentary)

16h00: Schedule transfers depart for Cape Town arriving back between 6 and 7pm.

The above includes the following:

Buffet breakfast with juice, coffee & a selection of teas, buffet lunch, 2 to 3 hour game drive with a juice or water, use of Pool, Lounge Bar, Labyrinth, Giant Chess access to Curio shop.

Excludes: Refreshments other than mentioned, Items of a personal nature, curio shop purchases, horseback safari, quadbike safari, access to Spa Facilities and treatments.

20 Dec 2017 to 10 Jan 2018: R2120.00 per person

11 Jan 2018 to 31 Oct 2018: R1930.00 per person

Transfers rates on request

Horseback Safari

A Cape Town safari day trip on horseback is an alternative safari option to experiencing the natural wonders of Africa. Stalking game gets closer than ever when you’re saddled-up and ready to ride. No experience is necessary for the Aquila horseback safari day tour.

This day trip safari requires that you arrive at Aquila at 9 am in the morning. You can choose to drive yourself to the reserve or, hop onto one of the schedule departure transfers leaving from Cape Town hotels between 6am and 7am in the morning. (Be sure to book this transfer beforehand)
The program includes a welcome drink, a scrumptious buffet breakfast, 1 1/2 hour horse back safari led by an experienced guide who will share exciting inside stories: facts about your surroundings, easily rousing your inner wild side and lunch. You will have ample time at leisure to either add on a spa treatment, a quad bike safari or.
Minimum age requirement is 16 years / Max weight is 95kg

Horse Back Safari Day Tour
06h45: Depart Cape Town to Aquila (Scheduled transfer must be pre booked – Or drive yourself to Aquila)
09h00: Welcome drink served on arrival
09h15: Buffet Breakfast
10h00: Horseback Safari – you may chose to have this time at leisure and adventure out on the horseback safari at 14h00 (subject to availability) please discuss your itinerary preferences with your booking agent.
12h45: Buffet lunch

After lunch, time at leisure:

Optional extra activities: Pre-book to avoid disappointment.

  • Spa Treatments
  • Quad Bike Safari
  • Open Vehicle Safari

Complimentary extra activities:

  • Relax Poolside (complimentary)
  • Visit the Curio shop
  • Visit the Aquila labyrinth or play a game of giant chess (complimentary)
  • Relax in the lounge bar (complimentary)

16h00: Schedule transfers depart for Cape Town arriving back between 6 and 7pm.

The above includes the following:

  • Buffet breakfast with juice, coffee & a selection of teas, buffet lunch, 1 1/2 hour horseback safari, use of Pool, Lounge Bar, Labyrinth, Giant Chess access to Curio shop.
  • Excludes: Refreshments other than mentioned, Items of a personal nature, curio shop purchases, horseback safari, quadbike safari, access to Spa Facilities and treatments.
  • 20 Dec 2017 to 10 Jan 2018: R2500.00 per person
  • 11 Jan 2018 to 31 Oct 2018: R2280.00 per person
  • Transfers rates on request

Quad Bike Safari

The quad bike safari day tour involves roughing it up within the 10,000 hectare conservancy of Aquila Private Game Reserve. The Aquila quad bike safari day tour is a firm favourite.

Quad bikes are provided by Aquila Game Reserve, and can be included with any other Aquila safari option.

Quad Bike Safari Day Tour:

· Safari on quad bike
· 250CC Horsepower quad bikes are supplied by Aquila
· Guided by qualified game rangers
· Minimum age requirement is 16 years
· Max weight is 95kg
· The safari has a 1 – 2 hour duration
There are a maximum number of 10 people per quad bike safari, and one person per quad bike. The quad bike safari day tour is guided by two qualified rangers.

This day trip safari requires that you arrive at Aquila at 9 am in the morning. You can choose to drive yourself to the reserve or, hop onto one of the schedule departure transfers leaving from Cape Town hotels between 6am and 7am in the morning. (Be sure to book this transfer beforehand)
The program includes a welcome drink, a scrumptious buffet breakfast, 1 1/2 hour quad bike safari led by an experienced guide who will share exciting inside stories: facts about your surroundings, easily rousing your inner wild side and lunch. You will have ample time at leisure to either add on a spa treatment, a horse back safari or enjoy a safari in an open safari vehicle.

Quad Bike Safari Day Tour
06h45: Depart Cape Town to Aquila (Scheduled transfer – Aquila transport. Discuss pick up place with your booking agent. Or drive yourself to Aquila)
09h00: Welcome drink served on arrival
09h15: Buffet Breakfast
10h00: Quad Bike Safari – you may chose to have this time at leisure and adventure out on the Quad Bike Safari at 14h00 (subject to availability) please discuss your itinerary preferences with your booking agent.
12h45: Buffet lunch

After lunch, time at leisure:

Optional extra activities: Pre-book to avoid disappointment

  • Spa Treatments
  • Horse Back Safari
  • Open Vehicle Safari

Complimentary extra activities:

  • Relax Poolside (complimentary)
  • Visit the Curio shop
  • Visit the Aquila labyrinth or play a game of giant chess (complimentary)
  • Relax in the lounge bar (complimentary)

16h00: Schedule transfers depart for Cape Town arriving back between 6 and 7pm.

The above includes the following:

  • Buffet breakfast with juice, coffee & a selection of teas, buffet lunch, 1 1/2 hour Quad Bike safari, use of Pool, Lounge Bar, Labyrinth, Giant Chess access to Curio shop.
  • Excludes: Refreshments other than mentioned, Items of a personal nature, curio shop purchases, horseback safari, Open Safari Vehicle game drive, access to Spa Facilities and treatments.
  • 20 Dec 2017 to 10 Jan 2018: R2800.00 per person
  • 11 Jan 2018 to 31 Oct 2018: R2630.00 per person
  • Transfers rates on request

Early Morning Safari

The early morning safari ensures that you get to be on the game drive as the animals start stirring. You need to be at Aquila Private Game Reserve no later than 07:00 am. The safari is led by an experienced guide who will share exciting inside stories and facts about your surroundings, easily rousing your inner wild side.

Early Morning Safari Tour
07h00: Welcome drink served on arrival (Tea, Coffee & Rusks)
07h30: 2 to 3 hour Game Drive with pre packed Continental Breakfast
Depart Aquila Private Game Reserve
Should you wish to extend your stay at the reserve to enjoy any of the other facilities and activities on offer, you are welcome to do so, kindly notify us when making your reservation.

Optional extra activities: : Pre-book to avoid disappointment

  • Spa Treatments or access to the spa to enjoy the superb facilities (heated pools, steam room, sauna, mani & pedi, as well as various massages and treatments.
  • Quad Bike Safari
  • Horse Back Safari

Complimentary extra activities:

  • Relax Poolside
  • Browse the Curio shop
  • Visit the Aquila labyrinth or play a game of giant chess
  • 20 Dec 2017 to 10 Jan 2018: R1380.00 per person
  • 11 Jan 2018 to 31 Oct 2018: R1260.00 per person

Afternoon Safari

The 2 to 3 hour safari departs at 13:30. The safari is led by an experienced guide who will share exciting inside stories and facts about your surroundings, easily rousing your inner wild side.

The Cape Town safari day tour includes a lunch and a 2 to 3 hour game drive.

All safaris are conducted in open safari vehicles.

Afternoon Safari Day Tour
10h00: Depart Cape Town to Aquila – our scheduled transfers do pick-ups from pre specified hotels starting from around 09h00
12h00: Welcome drink served on arrival
12h15: Buffet Lunch
13h30: Game drive
After the game drive guests are able to relax at the pool and are welcome to browse our African curio shop or indulge in a Spa treatment (optional extra)
16h00: Depart Aquila and return to Cape Town – our schedule departure tours departure at 16h00 from the reserve. Should you wish to depart earlier or later than this, please book a private transfer.

Optional extra activities: Pre-book to avoid disappointment.

  • Spa Treatments or access to the spa to enjoy the superb facilities (heated pools, steam room, sauna, mani & pedi, as well as various massages and treatments.
  • Quad Bike Safari
  • Horse Back Safari

Complimentary extra activities: no need to pre-book.

  • Relax Poolside
  • Browse the Curio shop
  • Visit the Aquila labyrinth or play a game of giant chess
  • 20 Dec 2017 to 10 Jan 2018: R1590.00 per person
  • 11 Jan 2018 to 31 Oct 2018: R1450.00 per person
  • Transfer rates on request

Sunset Safari

Arrive at Aquila Private Game Reserve by 15:00.

After a hot day in the African bush the animals are just starting to stir, moving towards the watering holes and coming out of the shade.

The safari is led by an experienced guide who will share exciting inside stories and facts about your surroundings, easily rousing your inner wild side.

All safaris are in an open 4 x 4 safari vehicle.

Sunset Safari Tour
15:00: Welcome drink served on arrival followed by a selection of teas, coffee and snacks
15:15: 2 to 3 hour Game Drive
Should you wish to extend your stay at the reserve to enjoy any of the other facilities and activities on offer, you are welcome to do so, kindly notify us when making your reservation.

Optional extra activities: Pre-book to avoid disappointment

  • Spa Treatments or access to the spa to enjoy the superb facilities (heated pools, steam room, sauna, mani & pedi, as well as various massages and treatments.
  • Quad Bike Safari
  • Horse Back Safari

Complimentary extra activities:

  • Relax Poolside
  • Browse the Curio shop
  • Visit the Aquila labyrinth or play a game of giant chess
  • 20 Dec 2017 to 10 Jan 2018: R1095.00 per person
  • 11 Jan 2018 to 31 Oct 2018: R995.00 per person

Overnight Safari

The Aquila overnight safari doesn’t spare on spoiling our guests. Welcome cocktails are served on arrival, either outside, around the pool, or in front of a log fire in the cigar bar. The overnight safari boasts an early morning safari as well as a late afternoon safari with an Aquila Game Reserve specialist and 3 meals daily. Aquila has a variety of accommodation options to choose from to suit every taste and budget.

Star Safari

Each evening (weather conditions permitting) after dinner we invite you to join us at the Boma to view the stellar sights of the Karoo skies!

Fly In Safari Two Days – 1 Night

The Aquila 2 day safari starts with a 45-60 min flight over the majestic Hex River Mountains & vineyards – the second highest mountain range in the Western Cape. Guests have the option to fly either via helicopter or airplane.

The 2 day safari Cape Town tour includes scenic flights, traditional safari game drives, hearty meals and luxury Aquila accommodation.

2 Day, Overnight Safari Cape Town:

  • Pick up from Hotel or Guesthouse and transfer to airport
  • 45 – 60 minute scenic flight
  • Full course buffet breakfast served at the Aquila Game Reserve restaurant
  • 2 to 3 hour safari
  • Buffet lunch & Dinner in our African boma Restaurant
  • Optional activities: horse-riding or quad biking
  • Luxury accommodation at Aquila Game Reserve
  • Book a 2 day safari Cape Town

Luxury 2 day, Overnight Safari Cape Town
A luxury 2 day safari Cape Town is a prized African adventure. Aside from jaw dropping views from the top, the 2 day safari  includes sighting all 5 of Africa’s wildlife legends – elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino.

Aquila Private Game Reserve has two large swimming pools, pool bars, a large African-style dining area, and two smaller dining areas. All dining areas have blazing log fires, and smoky cigar bars are available. Accommodation options at Aquila Private Game Reserve are premier, luxury or standard chalets.

The Aquila 2 day fly in safari includes accommodation and transfers to the airport and reserve. Rates on request.

2018 WINTER SAFARI PROMOTION

R 2195 PER PERSON SHARING

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION IN A LUXURY COTTAGE + WELCOME DRINKS + 2 GAME DRIVES WITH HOT DRINKS STOP + 3 BUFFET MEALS + COMPLIMENTARY SPA ACCESS

CHILDREN UNDER 12 PAY 50% OF THE RATE

VALID FOR RESERVATIONS/ARRIVALS UNTIL 31 JULY 2018.

T & C’S APPLY

 

Policies of Aquila Safari Lodge

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A 50% deposit is required on confirmation and the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. For bookings made within 40 days of travel, full payment is required on confirmation. Payment can be made via bank transfer. Bookings cancelled 0 - 14 days of date of arrival: 100% of the full accommodation charge Bookings cancelled 15 - 45 days of date of arrival arrival: 50% of the full accommodation chargeNo refunds will be given for late arrivals/early departures or for meals or services not taken up.
All children welcome, under age of 4 no charge, 4 - 11 years pay half price and 12+ years pay full rate.
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Please ensure to enquire about booking extra activities or transfers.

Amenities of Aquila Safari Lodge

Game Drives, Quad Biking, Horseback Safaris

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