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Aquila Private Game Reserve

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We arrived to Aquila by rented car from Cape Town to be welcomed with wine and nice breakfast buffet. We enjoyed our breakfast at the terrace with a wonderful view overlooking pool and mountains. After breakfast very nice and friendly ranger took us for a safari during which we saw four of the big 5 up close and learned interesting...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I travelled to Aquila with three of my friends for an overnight stay. As we were staying in Capetown with no car, we opted for a scheduled pick up and drop off. The reserve is ~2 hours from the city but taking into account picking people up, it took approximately 3 hours from start to finish. Looking back, I would...

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1Thank Jordan G
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're visiting South Africa, and aren't going anywhere other than the Cape Town area, Aquila Private Game Reserve is a great way to get in some rest and relaxation, as well as experiencing the "big 5." The accommodation/restaurant/spa/pool is fantastic. The location is also fantastic. You're quite secluded from the city - so there's not a lot of light...

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1Thank RyanJayB
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first trip to South Africa, and it was a vacation of a lifetime. So many amazing things to see and do. So much wonderful food and wine! Our experience at Aquila Lodge was definitely a highlight. We stayed in one of the private cabins- more like "clamping" than roughing it. The outdoor shower and indoor fireplace were...

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1Thank vickieslynn
Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The reserve is matriculate maintained with lovely lodges of nice new hotel rooms. Unfortunately the strong wind was to cold to take a dip in the beautiful swimming pool but a walk along the fences showed an ostrich family close by. And then ... the elephants walked in our direction, awesome! End of the day was a game drive and...

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Thank MoniqueWS
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome property. You will definitely see big 5, if you stay overnight and go for late evening and morning safaris. Accommodation is too good and in the midst of the nature. very tastefully done!! Guides are very informative,

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Thank jigneshad
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the main building rooms with a balcony. It was vaguely surreal to sit out on the balcony drinking tea watching an ostrich family a matter of yards away and then see, a little further off, a pair of elephants wander across!! That will stay with us many years. We were greeted with sparkling wine or...

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Thank alisongs
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 28 October 2016

A group of us visited Aquila for an overnight safari experience and we were quite impressed. We got to see the Big 5 in the closest thing you'll get to their natural habitat. The resort itself is beautifully well-maintained and the staff extremely helpful and courteous. we stayed in the standard room (with no view) because we only spent a...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed at Aquila for 3 nights and cannot recommend it enough. The resort is beautiful and we couldn't stop staring at the view around us. We went on an evening safari on our first day and it was brilliant. Within minutes we came across springboks and hippos! We then went on to see 4 of the Big 5, including...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We had an overnight stay with 2 safaris and the entire experience was incredible. The resort is beautiful and tranquil with lovely facilities and spacious rooms. The meals were restaurant quality and the staff were really friendly. Both safaris were exceptional, we saw all of the big 5 and more, right up close and personal. The sparkling wine and nibbles...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Aquila Private Game Reserve

Address: P.O. Box 1861, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $320 - $453 (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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“The private cabins are fantastic! Rustic outdoor showers. Fireplace. Thatched roof ceilings.”
 of 5 bubbles vickieslynn, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“First floor with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles alisongs, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“In the Standard Luxury Cottages one can hear your neighbours' every sound.”
 of 5 bubbles grahaml35, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“307 last stage and view on the park”
 of 5 bubbles FJ2205, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“go for the cottages as they are great”
 of 5 bubbles 805micheled, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
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