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Aquila Private Game Reserve

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow where do I begin, after a 2 hour majestic scenic drive through the mountains we got welcomed with nice cool refreshing glass of sparkling wine, the staff were friendly and informative from start to end. The food was so amazing, real traditional African food with a twist of flavors.After Lunch we walked around a bit to see the place,...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so in love with Aquila! CAN NOT WAIT until my next visit. It’s a little slice of heaven combining luxury, with wild life & deliciously prepared South African food. The staff, especially the game rangers are so friendly & eager to give info & answer questions. Between lunging at the pool which makes you feel, quite honestly like...

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Kingston-upon-Hull, England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here whilst on business and had a wonderful day, from the moment I arrived and was handed a lovely cold glass of wine to relaxing by the pool in the afternoon it was great. One thing I would say is pick you time and day wisely as when I visited I did the morning safari so you head out...

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Owls Head, Maine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife son and I recently spent two nights at Aquila Private Game Reserve and we were not overly impressed. My wife and I checked into room 105 and our son checked into 106. Upon entering room 105 we noticed a peculiar smell. It smelled like raw sewage. We complained but were told that the hotel was fully booked and...

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Phuket
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It might be due to the festive season logistics, but overall not a pleasant experience at all. Location It is located about 2 hours drive from Cape Town in beautiful arid surroundings. Reception Check in was standard and neither friendly nor unfriendly. No information was given on meal times, activities etc. Accommodation At first sight it looks very inviting, but...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the pick up and drop off at our hotel, to the room and the food and of course the game drive.. we had a great time. It was such a happy and laid back atmosphere there and we could make good use of the pool and spa when we weren't on a game drive. The lodge we had had...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never written a review this negative. I will start with the only positive; the rooms are nice and accommodation comfortable. On to the reality. The food is all you can eat garbage. No a la carte. The restaurant smells like the food, like a school canteen. The service is appalling rude and lazy beyond measure. The bar has...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There have been a lot of mixed reviews about Aquila and funny enough they are all right. The worst reviews are from last year and I can see how the reserve must have made improvements. We stayed one night (Xmas day). We had a premium luxury cottage (#10 - Milky Way). There have been reviews that the cottages were old...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The safari was amazing and the guide was funny and very wise however we had many issues with our accom. 1)no electricity when we arrived 2) room had not been cleaned properly 3) bath tap was broken 4) when we made them aware of our broken bath tap they moved us to a premier cottage and the sliding door was...

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Oban, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Evening tour 18 December, morning tour 19 December 2016. Both above tours require comment on your guide Michael. Whilst the wildlife is present within the park the quality of delivery and management of the tour falls to the guide. It is noteworthy that Michael has a sensitivity towards and an appreciation and love of the environment and wildlife with which...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Aquila Private Game Reserve

Address: P.O. Box 1861, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $246 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aquila Private Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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Aquila Private Game Reserve Cape Town, South Africa
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“Chalets on the hillside/ mountain side are more private & perfect for those without kids”
 of 5 bubbles 194benitad, 1 week ago | Read review
“Luxury cottage #10 - Milky Way. Furthest away from the main hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 128greggl, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“The luxury cottages are worth the extra if a couple.”
  • Peacock in the hotel grounds
  • Premier cottage bath
  • Outside shower
 of 5 bubbles Russell147, Dec 7, 2016 | Read review
“Get a room looking across the gardens”
 of 5 bubbles Jules1997, Dec 6, 2016 | Read review
“The private cabins are fantastic! Rustic outdoor showers. Fireplace. Thatched roof ceilings.”
 of 5 bubbles vickieslynn, Nov 16, 2016 | Read review
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