My extended family and I have just returned from a trip to Capetown including and overnight stay at Aquila. We had an amazing ranger Alvin who took us out on two game drives and it was perfect for young children who want to see animals rather than wait around for them. The food was very good and the accommodation was nicely presented however there was a massive downside.
We stayed in one of the family lodges and woke up at 11pm to the sound of mice running up and down the curtains making an enormous racket. While we weren't happy, we resigned ourselves to having to put up with it, but then mice started running over us in bed and jumping on our pillows clearly quite comfortable in their surroundings and not at all afraid of humans. I wound up sitting up in bed all night with the lights on watching large mice running through our room, having to bat them off our bed while my husband managed to get only a tiny amount of sleep. While the management were understanding, if I'd known there would be such an issue here I never would have stayed. It ruined what would have otherwise been a wonderful experience. Before you stay here I would check if this issue has been resolved.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa is a family-friendly, Big 5 safari destination just 2 hours' drive from Cape Town. Experience luxurious African hospitality with world-class facilities and services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aquila Private Game Reserve Cape Town, South Africa