Aquila Private Game Reserve & Safaris

Accommodation in Touws River

Star Rating:3

Since the 4-star Aquila Private Game Reserve was founded, its ethos and that of our team of dedicated staff, has always been to educate guests on the importance of wildlife conservation, how it affects us all and what we as individuals can do to protect it and indeed the environment.

Aquila is not yet another luxury game reserve and lodge, its primary purpose is to offer an educational experience to all who visit in the hope that knowledge will enrich our understanding of the importance of living in harmony with Mother Nature.

Over the years, Aquila Private Game Reserve has gone to massive efforts and expense to source and re-introduce wildlife into the Cape region so that local residents and visitors alike can benefit from same and we are therefore proud to offer our visitors an opportunity to experience a Big 5 safari.

In another of our conservation efforts, we currently offer our visitors a complimentary educational introduction to our cheetahs, highlighting the plight of the free ranging cheetah and their critically diminishing numbers. It is important to note that our cheetahs were captive bred and not ‘born free’ nor do they form part of Aquila’s game drive and the experience is strictly controlled and in the interest of cheetah survival worldwide. Guests however are not allowed to directly interact with the cheetahs but are given a comprehensive talk on the plight of these beautiful cats.

Room Description at :

Overnigh Safaris
- Welcome cocktails
- A hearty buffet lunch is served before the game drive departs
- 2 – 3 hour game drive
- Traditional South African dinner
- Luxury or Premier Luxury Chalet accommodation
- Early Morning Game Drive & Visit to ARC
- Buffet Breakfast
- Check Out of Cottage
- Travel via the scenic Du Toitskloof Pass and wine lands to CT

Premier Luxury Chalets -  These units are privately situated and have been built into the hillside with the natural rock featuring in the bathrooms and outdoor showers. They are constructed from wood, stone and thatch and feature fans, air conditioners and fireplaces. The en suite bathrooms are all unique, with twin hand basins, bath and toilet. Each unit has it’s own patio with excellent views.

The honeymoon suite boasts a Jacuzzi with spectacular views across the reserve.

Room configuration

Chalet 6: Sleeps 4 (family unit)
Chalet 7: Sleeps 2 (Twin sharing)
Chalet 8: Sleeps 2 (Queen size bed)
Chalet 9: Sleeps 2 (Queen size bed)
Chalet 10: Sleeps 2 (Twin sharing)

All Chalets have tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar and the best quality percale linen is used throughout.

Luxury Chalets  -  These units are semi detached with attention paid to privacy. They are under thatch and feature exterior stone work using raw material from the area.

They all have fans as well as a feature “coal” stove.

The large en suite bathrooms feature corner baths with outdoor showers.

Room configuration 

Chalet 1: Sleeps 2 (family unit)
Chalet 2: Sleeps 2 (family unit)
Chalet 11 – 30: Sleeps 2 per chalet (Twin sharing)

All Chalets have tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar and the best quality percale linen is used throughout.

Cape Town morning safari day tour

- 06h45: Depart Cape Town to Aquila (Guest transfer - Aquila transport).
- 09h00: Welcome drink on arrival served
- 09h15: Buffet Breakfast
- 10h15: Game drive & visit to ARC (Animal Rescue Center)
- 12h45: Buffet lunch
- After lunch guests are able to relax at the pool and are welcome to browse our African curio shop.
- 15h30: Depart Aquila & return to Cape Town

Cape Town afternoon safari day tour

- 10h00: Depart Cape Town to Aquila ( Selfdrive )
- 12h00: Welcome drink on arrival served
- 12h15: Buffet Lunch
- 13h30: Game drive & visit to ARC (Animal Rescue Center)
- After game drive guests are able to relax at the pool and are welcome to browse our African curio shop.
- 16h00: Depart Aquila & return to Cape Town

Horseback Safari Day tour
- Departs at 06:45 from Cape Town daily.
- Morning and afternoon horseback safaris are available.
- A welcome drink is included on arrival & buffet Breakfast
- A gourmet lunch is included - Lunches can be enjoyed in our triple volume Africa Boma Restaurant.

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 of 16 years
- The safari is a 1 - 2 hour in duration
- Overnight quad bike safaris can be arranged

Big 5 Safari Cape Town - Combo SafariDay tour

- A combination of a safari game drive and horseback safari
- Safaris includes welcome drinks, a buffet breakfast and lunch
- 09h00-10h00: Breakfast is served
- 10h00: 3 hour game drive
- 13h00: Buffet Lunch
- 14h00: 1.5 hour horseback outride
- Safaris are lead by experienced game rangers
- No horse riding experience is required


Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
As per itinerary for each safari. 

Rates Exclude:
Additional Activities, Personal expenses, Beverages, Telephone/facsimile, Laundry, Optional Excursions, Gratuity, Drinks taken from Cash Bar, Mini Bar, Curio Shop


Extra information

Check in: 14h00    Check Out: 09h00.    

Self-drive guests must arrive before 09h00 in summer, 10h00 in winter (May, June, July, August)
Morning Game Drive start at 09h00

Game drive start at 16h00

Children:  Children of all ages welcome
Children u/4 years - no charge.  Children 12+ years - full adult rate.  All children on horse safari at full rate

Conference:  40-80 delegates for a myriad of function formats.  Conference equipment consists of a television, DVD, VCR, Overhead Projector, Flip Chart, White Board. Other specialised equipment can be arranged on request.