Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa

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Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, pool loungers
Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, pool loungers
Terrace/patio
Balcony

Overview of Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa

Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa

4.0 star property
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.

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Map
off the R46, Touws River, Western Cape

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBokkeriviere Nature Reserve18 min drive
  • Popular LocationHex Valley Golf Club26 min drive
  • Popular LocationWillow Creek Olive Estate56 min drive

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About this area

Touws River

Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa is located in Touws River. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Cape Floral Region Protected Areas and Bokkeriviere Nature Reserve. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - 12 min drive
  • Bokkeriviere Nature Reserve - 18 min drive
  • Hex Valley Golf Club - 26 min drive
  • Willow Creek Olive Estate - 56 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 112 min drive

Restaurants

  • Komkyk Restaurant - 7 min drive
  • Steers - 8 min drive

About this property

Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa

Family-friendly lodge with 2 outdoor pools and full-service spa
Along with 2 outdoor pools, this lodge has a full-service spa and an indoor pool. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a poolside bar are on-site.
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, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
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.

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.

Awards and affiliations

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

Languages spoken

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 8 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/games room
  • Full-service spa
  • Game/wildlife drives
  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Horse riding/hire
  • Indoor pool
  • Playground
  • Safari
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/games room
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Free children's club
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Conference centre
  • A meeting room

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Pool sunloungers

Spa

  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cots/infant beds

Bathroom

  • Dressing gowns
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Mini fridge

More

  • Safe

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Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Air conditioning is available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Guests under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

National rating

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

Property is also known as

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

Overall score and ratings

4.0

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 34 out of 91 reviews
5 - Excellent 37%
Rating 4 - Good. 34 out of 91 reviews
4 - Good 37%
Rating 3 - Okay. 12 out of 91 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 91 reviews
2 - Poor 9%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 91 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.1/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.5/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful gem of a game reserve
Fantastic experience. We were lucky enough to see all of the animals. The villa had fantastic views and to rake up to zebra and elephants wandering past our balcony was amazing.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A nice get away from the City.
It was a great stay we had, although the Covid restrictions made it a little uncomfortable, where we had to make a special request for our luxury room to be serviced. All in all, the staff are very Covid aware and respect the rules. The staff were al very friendly. all in all, a nice weekend away.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children, Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We visited Aquila 4 years ago and decided to come back with our daughter. It was good then but there have been significant improvements since, including better check-in and the addition of an indulgent spa (over 16's only). The number of animals in the reserve had also increased which made for a great game drive.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Memorable experience at Aquila. Loved the on site spa and facilities which was a nice touch. Super friendly staff who made us feel welcome and appreciated. Not quite a full safari experience as you might find in without borders, but a good option within reasonable distance from Cape Town if you are tight on time. It was a great option for little ones (two year old was with us) as you are pretty much guaranteed to see a variety of animals in a short period.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Liked: Room comfort
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Friendly staff, ready for arrival. Game drives were excellent, saw lots of animals and staff member driving was absolutely excellent. Some renovation works ongoing. Spa not used but looked nice. Reasonable spread of food for lunch/dinner/breakfast buffet.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019