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3.5 out of 5

"Amazing location - less than 2 hours drive on good roads from Cape Town, takes you away from hustle and bustle of city life to the beautiful tranquil ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 26 Oct 2019

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Standard Lodge Rooms (13)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£174* Per night/room 20 Aug - 21 Aug

Premier Lodge Rooms (12)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Premier Cottages King (9)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Premier Cottages King and Twin (10)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Luxury Cottage 4 Sleeper (5)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Luxury Cottage 8 Sleeper (6)

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the convenient parking at Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus 2 outdoor pools.

  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Drinking and dining options include a restaurant, a poolside bar and a bar/lounge
  • Take a swim in the indoor and 2 outdoor pools
  • Treat yourself to body treatments, manicures and pedicures or facials at Our newly opened African
  • Services include babysitting, a free kids' club and dry cleaning/laundry
  • On-site recreation includes a steam room, a sauna and horse riding/rentals
  • Guests speak favourably about the bar and the pool
  • 10.4 miles (16.8 km) from Cape Floral Region Protected Areas and 11.9 miles (19.2 km) from Bokkeriviere Nature Reserve
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee

Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa

Everyone (1) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
Amazing location - less than 2 hours drive on good roads from Cape Town, takes you away from hustle and bustle of city life to the beautiful tranquil plains of South Africa. Resort is gorgeous but the animals steal the show. Home to the Big 5, and taking advantage of the 2 games drives which were included for free as part of our stay, we managed to see 4 of them (saw Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant and Lions but missed out on the Leopard!) - up close as well as Springbok, Zebra, Giraffes, Hippos, Wildebeest, Ostrich and various birds and antelopes. Absolutely amazing and was highlight of our trip to South Africa. Special mention to Aidan our ranger who took us on game drives - very knowledgeable and clearly knows his stuff. The resort itself has good selection of amenities if a somewhat limited restaurant - buffet style food served for all meals which was great when we were there but imagine if you are staying longer than 2 nights it might get a wee bit repetitive. Perhaps a restaurant offering A La Carte for additional costs if people want to pay that would be a good idea? Accommodation was use to be stayed in the Luxury Lodges and would thoroughly recommend - gorgeous thatched abodes with large bathroom and beautifully crafted private outside shower which was a lovely touch. Comfy bed too. Staff were all very accommodating and on our second day we also tried our hand at a quad bike safari which was good fun. We also visited Spa for massage which was lovely! Would highly recommend

Posted by on 26 Oct 2019

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2 out of 5

Überteuerte Massenabfertigung

In erster Linie wollten wir, nebst unseren 2 wöchigen Kapstadt Ferien, dass unsere 2.5 jährige Tochter die Tiere in Afrika sieht, ohne dass wir deshalb eine weitere weite Reise in den Krüger Nationalpark unternehmen müssen. Dafür war die Safari im Reservat gut und das Ziel Elefanten, Löwen, Zebras, Springböcke, Giraffen, Flusspferde und Nashörner aus nächster Nähe zu sehen, haben wir erreicht. Auch die Hotelanlage war im Großen und Ganzen schön und sauber. Doch jetzt kommt das große ABER. Die Übernachtung für zwei Erwachsene und ein Kleinkind und ein Baby, Vollpension, kosten 570.- das ist für die folgenden negativ Bewertungen einfach viel zu viel. Das ganze ist eine Massenabfertigung. Das Personal war zwar hilfsbereit aber extrem unmotiviert. Das Frühstück, Mittag und Abendbuffet war eine Katastrophe. Noch nie im Leben habe ich so schlecht gegessen. (wirklich) Nicht mal ein einfaches Rührei war geniessbar.. Also wenn Aquila Safari, dann ohne Übernachtung.

Posted by , from Zürichü on 6 Dec 2017

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About the Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa

Location off the R46, Touws River, Western Cape

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 18 July 2022 to 16 August 2022 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • One of the swimming pools

During renovations, the lodge will make every effort to minimise noise and disturbance.

All-inclusive Details

  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • Gratuities not included
  • All meals included
  • Basic alcoholic beverages not included
  • All on-site activities, facilities and equipment included
  • Premium/imported alcoholic beverages not included
  • Premium food items not included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkelling excursions not included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • Motorised water sports not included
  • Golf green fees not included
  • Use of golf equipment not included
  • Use of golf cart not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transport to off-site activities not included
  • Off-site tours not included
  • Buffet-style meals included
  • Room service not included
  • Minibar not included
  • Scuba diving lessons not included
  • Miniature golf not included
  • Windsurfing not included
  • Sailboats not included
  • Snorkelling not included
  • Tennis rackets not included
  • Tennis lessons not included

Property Features

Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa offers its guests a full-service spa, 2 outdoor swimming pools, an indoor pool, and a sauna. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A bar/lounge and A poolside bar. Public spaces have free WiFi. A free kid's club, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ are also featured at the family-friendly Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Touws River lodge.

  • 77 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1998
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kids' activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Conference centre
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Games room or arcade
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Bar by the pool
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's club (free)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Free cots/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa offers 77 air-conditioned accommodations with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include baths or showers with a rainfall showerhead, dressing gowns, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Bath or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cots (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Dressing gowns
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

On-site venue – This buffet restaurant specialises in local cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Activities

Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and take advantage of an indoor pool. 2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Game drive on site
  • Safari on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the lodge's full-service spa, Our newly opened African. Services include facials, body treatments and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 13
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Air conditioning is available for an additional fee

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Aquila Private Game
  • Aquila Private Game Reserve Lodge Touws River
  • Aquila Private Game Reserve Touws River
  • Aquila Private Reserve
  • Aquila Private Game Reserve &
  • Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa Lodge
  • Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa Touws River
  • Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa Lodge Touws River

You should know

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Awards & Affiliations

This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) guests.

National Rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

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