Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa  Verified Listing

Breede River Valley Touws River Western Cape South Africa

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Breakfast included
Bath towels
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Swimming Pool
Spa facilities
Cleaning service
Braai/BBQ Area
Conference Facility
Dining Area
24hr Camera Surveillance
24hr Security
Bar fridge
Child friendly
No smoking
Serviced Daily
Tea and coffee facilities

Overnight accommodation in luxury cottages, Accommodation includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and a game drive. Wildlife including the Big 5, Curio Shop and Outdoor swimming pool.


In Room Facilities:

Luxury Family Cottages:
These cottages are semi-detached with attention paid to privacy. They feature indoor fireplaces for that extra bit of warmth and cosiness in the colder months. They are under thatch and feature exterior stonework using raw materials from the area. The large en-suite bathrooms feature corner baths with showers, some of them are outdoor.

Standard 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.

Premier Luxury Cottages:
There are five premier luxury cottages, each a unique style and equally exclusive. Cottages are privately situated and have been built into the hillside of the reserve.

Cottages combine natural rock elements, wood and stone - creating a back-to-nature ambience. The en suite bathrooms include; twin hand basins, a toilet, bathtub, and outdoor shower. The honeymoon suite boasts a Jacuzzi.

Each unit opens up onto a private patio, which is perfect for frosty cocktails on hot summer nights. On colder evenings, most guests curl up on the plush furniture, in front of the cottage log fire. Premier safari lodge accommodation is wonderfully charming - a bush pleasure rarity.

Mountain View Rooms:

These 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
Mountain Suites: Room 23.6 m², Balcony 10.8 m², Bathroom 7.5 m².

Standard 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 Room: Room 16.8 m², Bathroom 3.65

Lodge Family Units: The above 2 room types can be converted to 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.

All rooms and cottages have tea and coffee making facilities, the option of a mini bar, air conditioners and the highest quality of linen.

Area Information:

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

Property Facilities:


Built from natural materials found on the reserve such as rocks, river pebbles, reeds, wood and thatch to blend with the surrounding environment, this spacious, high ceilinged, African character building with large fireplaces is the perfect setting for the superb buffet meals served. Meals are prepared by an internationally acclaimed chef and traditional meals are offered as well as the standard fare, Catering for special dietary requirements is provided. The restaurant can seat 180 diners in comfort.

Cigar Bar
The intimate colonial style Cigar Bar offers one the opportunity of enjoying an after dinner nightcap whilst enjoying the quality cigars on offer in a tranquil environment with the Aquila trademark large fireplaces.

Pool Bar
Situated off the swimming pool and next to the restaurant this African styled bar seats approximately 20 guests overlooking the pool area.

Cigar Bar Boma - An intimate outdoor boma with raised fire area is surrounded by seating all under thatch and suitable for approx 12 people.

Conference Boma - Under thatch, this boma is situated outside the conference centre and can seat up to 40 guests.

Restaurant Boma - Outdoor dropped open air Boma, situated outside the Restaurant and can seat 64 guests.

Public Lounges
Aquila has two public lounges, one situated at the Restaurant the other adjoining the Cigar Bar. Both have comfortable fully upholstered furniture and superb views. The Restaurant Lounge has a large feature fireplace and the Cigar Bar lounge has DSTV facilities.

Curio Shop
The well stocked curio shop is situated at the reception area and offers various African souvenirs for sale, as well as some locally manufactured goods. It also offers various Aquila branded apparel and gifts.

Besides curios, it stocks items for tourist such as camera spools etc.

Swimming Pool
This saltwater pool, with rock finishes, is made good use of in the summer months.


Overnight accommodation in luxury cottages, Accommodation includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and a game drive. Wildlife including the Big 5, Curio Shop and Outdoor swimming pool.

Closest landmarks
Aquila Private Game Reserve 0.3 km Kleinstraat Railway Station 5 km

Restaurants and markets Kwikspar - Loganda Supermarket 12km


Extra Info

Property Type Bed and Breakfast, Guest Lodge, Guest Farm, Game Lodge
Conditions Show
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Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Super Strict
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25 December 2019

Lovely rooms and enjoyed spa experience. Peaceful.
Would have like to see lions and other game in their natural environment.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Poppie Haasbroek
03 December 2018

Good night rest! Beautiful place. Just need some reparations.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Dawn Lang
17 October 2018

The staff were extremely polite and efficient. The food was very good. We had a wonderful experience and learned a lot from Max our ranger who took us on the game drives. What a wonderful, relaxing time.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Marianne Braasch
25 September 2018

We came to Aquila to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. Beautiful place with professional service and care. The safari was very insightful with our funny guide Maxwell (Max). However, the quad bike experience was the best which I will not forget. Adrenaline rush while enjoying the surrounding bush and animals - rhinos were about 20 metres from us!
Thank you for making our stay memorable.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Peter Hare
06 December 2017

Aquila has the big 5, but it is predominantly a “gentle child friendly” conservation game park where rescued animals are rehabilitated. The work they do is vital for the survival of their animals and visitors should be in tune with the concept. The range is small as are the numbers of animals. The positives are numerous, Aquila is an affordable introduction for families looking for a “package holiday” - pool side and spa experience mixed with some beautiful views and very safe, close up animal experiences. Visitors are mixed between CT day trippers, short stay family holidays and company outings. Food is from a bountiful buffet to suit the numbers. We had a balconied room and it was spacious clean and well equipped.
Aquila’s is also a brilliant biodiversity project providing its own power and growing much of their salad and vegetables. Situated opposite the main facilities the bio area is alongside a close quarters rehabilitation enclosure and is a must see.
Negatives - well don’t arrive expecting “grand scale Africa” or the Kruger. Experienced national park visitors will find it too small with a “kept animal” feel. The lions are kept in a separate enclosure and fed. I was informed that their previous captivity has reduced the “wild hunting” ability. There is a lovely outlook but it’s not for the real escapists as a busy commercial overtone is evident. It’s not for “foodies”. There is no bespoke cooking, numbers count. This is the Western Cape and without trees - not easy for giraffes.
Overview- Aquila provides animals with freedom and shelter. It’s a scientific experiment and an introduction level game experience. It works well for short break, normal income earners and is brilliant for families and those also needing a poolside sun bed and chill between game drives.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5

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