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Aquila Private Game Reserve

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#1 of 2 hotels in Touwsrivier
Set in the pristine Southern Karoo against a backdrop of dramatic mountains, Aquila Private Game Reserve offers an exciting taste of real Africa, just two hours’ from Cape Town. Aquila is home to an enormous variety of game, including the Big 5 - offering safari’s in four-wheel-drive vehicles, quad bikes or on horseback. Dining takes place buffet style, where the chef presents a rich variety of authentic South African cuisine, together with a superb South African wine list. After dinner, gather around the telescope and be taken on a journey of the southern skies. 4-star accommodation is offered in Afro-chic lodge rooms or rock, thatch and wood cottages with alfresco showers. All accommodation has air-conditioning. Aquila welcomes children, providing activities to keep them entertained in the children’s play area. A visit to Aquila would also not be complete without a tour of the Eco Synergy systems: an award-winning project developed to reduce Aquila’s carbon footprint.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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R46, Touwsrivier 6880 South Africa
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Cape Town Intl Airport88 mi
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We had an overnight stay at Aquila which included two safaris (one in the evening and one morning) and couldn't fault it, especially considering Aquila seemed to be a lot cheaper than other safari options within the same distance from Cape Town. Other reviews have said that it
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After paying £1000 for two nights stay in a luxury lodge to include safaris we were really expecting a luxurious experience. Arrival was chaotic with the woman in charge being very abrupt and rude when directing people where to go. One customer was demanding a refund and she
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Had the best trip to Aquila at the weekend. The facilities were fabulous, including the pool, the spa and the room overlooking the reserve. The buffet food was fantastic and had something for everyone too. The safari itself was great, we did the overnight trip so had the
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Spent 2 days there - Day 1: sunrise and sunset safaris. Day 2: spa. Re: safari - if you want herds of animals, go to Kruger. If, on the other hand, you want to support a compassionate, animal focused program of 'rescue, rehabilitate, release', then this is the place. Hearing the
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We’re abit jubious after reading the reviews whether to make the trip from CT but we are so so so pleased we did. We had to cancel 3 times due to various travel reasons and when we rescheduled, our room we initially booked (basic cottage)wasn’t available so upgraded to premiere
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$264 - $447 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeTouwsrivier
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