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Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa

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Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, pool loungers
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
4-star lodge in Touws River with spa and safari

8.0/10 Very good

92 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
Map
off the R46, Touws River, Western Cape

Room options

About this area

Getting around

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

Restaurants

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

About this property

Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa

A great choice for a stay in Touws River, Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa features an airport shuttle and a free kids' club. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with massages, facials or manicures and pedicures. Other highlights at this upmarket lodge include 2 outdoor pools, an indoor pool and a poolside bar. Fellow travellers like the convenient parking and pool.

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 77 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • 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.

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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*
  • Free children's club

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • BBQs

Travelling with children

  • Free children's club
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • Safari
  • Horse riding/hire
  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference centre

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Pool loungers

Facilities

  • Built in 1998
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • An indoor pool
  • Arcade/games room
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Mini fridge
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the lodge's full-service spa. 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. Children under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

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

Awards and affiliations

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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Air conditioning is available for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 13 years old are only allowed with adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; 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.

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).

Policies

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

Frequently asked questions

Is Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa currently open?
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.
How much does it cost to stay at Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa?
As of 29 Nov 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa on 21 Dec 2022 start from £255, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and an indoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as horse riding. Additional recreation on-site includes helicopter/aeroplane tours, a wildlife and game drive and a safari. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa also has an indoor pool and a sauna, as well as a steam room and an arcade.
Are there restaurants at or near Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Komkyk Restaurant (6.7 mi) and Steers (7.4 mi).

Overall score and ratings

8.0

Very good

8.2/10

Cleanliness

8.1/10

Staff & service

8.7/10

Amenities

8.1/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.7/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Nigel, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
Kevin, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

G J, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Claire, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
Lauren, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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
2-night romance trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

4/10 Fair

Miranda, 2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review