Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa is a family friendly safari destination just 2 hours’ drive from Cape Town.
Home to the legendary Big 5, elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, and rhino, the 10 000-hectare conservancy sits between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains in the Western Cape, South Africa.
The 4-star Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa offers award-winning day trip and overnight safari options in the mountain landscapes of the Southern Karoo - which can include Big 5 game drives, horseback safari’s or an adrenaline rush quad bike wildlife experience.
Aquila is more than just an unforgettable wildlife experience, it is an experience in luxurious African hospitality, traditional culinary delights, service excellence and the restoration of pride to the indigenous people and the land. The reserve has a large swimming pool with a poolside bar, serving cocktails and ice-cold beverages for socials around the 35m long crystal-clear, infinity pool. There are two large, dedicated dining areas and an African-style restaurant that serves local cuisine and traditional South African dessert. Additionally, overnight visitors have the opportunity to relax in the private, mezzanine-level bar and lounge with magnificent views of the reserve.
The Tranquila Spa adds to the world-class facilities and services Aquila offers. Here, visitors can enjoy a luxurious African treatment and unwind after an action-packed day. The spa boasts a heated indoor pool, outdoor pool, sauna, steam room, and ten treatment rooms; it is a masterpiece of luxury. A couples room – or group room – adds to the special serenity of the spa and its creative use of natural elements.
Accommodation is offered in various styles. Guests can opt for the luxury but rustic, bush-style cottages with outdoor rock showers, or the modern-style Aquila Lodge with great vistas over the Reserve. Aquila offers a range of accommodation formats suitable for different group sizes, from romantic stays for two to spacious rooms for families of four, six, or eight. Accommodation packages include drinks upon arrival, lunch, dinner, and breakfast, as well as on two traditional safaris.
Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa is great for families and guests of all ages. Aquila has a curio shop and children’s entertainment area with mini-golf, giant chess, and childcare. Children also have the exciting opportunity to join game rangers out in the reserve with our Junior Ranger Programme.
At night, the fire pit transforms into a social gathering under the Karoo stars. Here guests share their stories and safari photos while enjoying a Marshmallow braai and unique stargazing experience. Led by a stargazing guide, our telescopes bring the magic of the Milky Way to the reserve.