Aquila Safari Lodge

Aquila Private Game Reserve, just under a two hour scenic drive via the N1 from Cape Town, is named after the rare and endangered Black Eagle that thrives in the area. Proclaimed a Private Nature Reserve in 1985, this 4 star, Big 5, malaria free, 10,000 hectare conservancy is steeped in Boer War history and boasts 3 pristine biomes of vegetation set in the magnificent Karoo mountains, valleys, rivers and kloofs. Aquila has been recognized alongside major tourist attractions such as Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch and Robben Island as a must-see Cape destination. Accommodation: 4 Star accommodation is available in Cottages and a Lodge. Aquila sleeps a total of 168 guests sharing and 81 single occupancy in 77 rooms.

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rands • Subject to Availability

Details 1 May 19 -
31 Oct 19
1 Nov 19 -
19 Dec 19
20 Dec 19 -
15 jan 20
Single
Supplement and
Minimum REQS
Luxury Cottages - Karoo
(20) Sleeps Max 2 guests   
R2 465 R3 385  R3 745 50% of Rate
Family Luxury Cottages  
4 Sleeper
R2 565 R3 695 R4 005 Min of 2 Adults
& 1 child
Family Luxury Cottages  
8 Sleeper
R3 695 R4 005 Min of 4 Adults
& 1 child
Premier Cottages
(5) Sleeps Max 2 guests  
R4 070 R4 310 R4 715 50% of Rate
Aquila Lodge Standard Lodge Rooms R1 930 R2 255 R2 515 50% of Rate
Aquila Lodge Premier Lodge Rooms R2 710 R4 005 R4 250 50% of Rate
Please Note:  The Standard and Premier Lodge rooms can be sold individually or combined  as a Luxury Family SuiteRR
Aquila Lodge Family Lodge Suites  1st & 2nd Adult R2 710 R4 005 R4 250 50% of Rate
Aquila Lodge Family Lodge Suites  3rd & 4th Adult R2 255 R2 515 N/A
Children Aged 4 - 11 R 970 R1 130 R1 255 N/A
Details 16 Jan 20  -
30 Apr 20
1 May 20 -
31 Oct 20
  Single
Supplement and
Minimum REQS
Luxury Cottages - Karoo
(20) Sleeps Max 2 guests   
R3 385 R2 615 50% of Rate
Family Luxury Cottages  
4 Sleeper
R3 695 R2 715 Min of 2 Adults
& 1 child
Family Luxury Cottages  
8 Sleeper
R3 695 R2 715 Min of 4 Adults
& 1 child
Premier Cottages
(5) Sleeps Max 2 guests  
R4 310 R4 310 50% of Rate
Aquila Lodge Standard Lodge Rooms R2 215 R2 045 50% of Rate
Aquila Lodge Premier Lodge Rooms R4 005 R2 875 50% of Rate
Please Note:  The Standard and Premier Lodge rooms can be sold individually or combined  as a Luxury Family SuiteRR
Aquila Lodge Family Lodge Suites  1st & 2nd Adult R4 005 R2 875 50% of Rate
Aquila Lodge Family Lodge Suites  3rd & 4th Adult R2 255 R2 045 N/A
Children Aged 4 - 11 R1 130 R1 025 N/A

 



  

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AQUILA LODGES
Situated adjacent to the restaurant is the newly built Aquila Lodge, comprising 3 levels, accessible by a glass panelled lift with magnificent Karoo vistas, with 22 rooms facing the reserve and the mountains and another 22 rooms facing away from the reserve. Modern Afro-chic interior design is used in the lodge

Room configuration:

  • Rooms (uneven numbers) 1ST FLOOR: 101, 103, 105, 107, 109, 111. 2ND FLOOR:201, 203, 205, 207, 209, 211 -  3 RD FLOOR: 301, 303, 305, 307, 309, 311
  • Sleeps 3 – 2 adults and 1 child under the age of 12.
  • Twin beds can be combined to a queen sized bed and sleeper couch for child under 12.
  • Smallest Room Size: Room 23.6m2, Balcony 10.8m2, Bathroom 7.5m2
Standard Lodge Rooms

Standard Lodge Rooms have twin beds which can be made up to Queen size beds, they look away from the reserve and have a shower en suite. These rooms do not have a view.
Activity Included: 2 x Big 5 game drives, lunch, dinner & breakfast.

Room configuration:
  • Rooms (even numbers) 1ST FLOOR: 102, 104, 106, 108, 110, 112.-  2ND FLOOR: 202, 204, 206, 208, 210, 212 - 3RD FLOOR: 302, 304, 306, 308, 310, 312
  • Sleeps 2: Twin beds which can be combined to a queen sized bed.
  • Room size: Room 16.8m2, Bathroom 3.65m2
Premier Lodge Rooms

Premier Lodge Rooms have large balconies overlooking the reserve with magnificent views. Full bathrooms with separate showers and views from the baths. 2 x twins beds which can be made up to Queen size beds
Activity Included: 2 x Big 5 game drives, lunch, dinner & breakfast.

Family Lodge Suites

The Standard Lodge Room and the Premier Lodge rooms are connected by a common passageway. The entrance to the passageway may be locked (as can both bedrooms) forming a private and safe place for families.
Activity Included: 2 x Big 5 game drives, lunch, dinner & breakfast.
AQUILA COTTAGES

Aquila's four-star cottages are built largely from rock, thatch and wood to blend with the environment and offer every comfort like roaring log fires, air conditioning, crisp percale linen, rock bathrooms and, in some, alfresco rock showers and in some cases wooden viewing decks.

Luxury Cottages

In keeping with the design and flow of the architecture at Aquila, the Standard Cottages do not compromise the experience nor standard. Each has its own patio, corner bath and outdoor rock shower. Cottages are equipped with mini bars (on request), fans and feature “coal‟ stoves for that extra bit of warmth and cosiness in the colder months.
Activity Included: 2 x Big 5 game drives, lunch, dinner & breakfast.

Room configuration:
  • Luxury Cottages 11 – 30: Sleeps 2 (Twin sharing)
  • Sizes: Room 16.6m2, Bathroom 3.9m2, Patio 12m2
Family Luxury Cottages

These units are semi-detached and are situated in close proximity to the children’s play area. Units are equipped with mini bars (on request), tea and coffee making facilities and feature indoor fireplaces for that extra bit of warmth and cosiness in the colder months. They are under thatch and feature exterior stone work using raw materials from the area. Children sleep tucked away under the eaves in a charming loft area overlooking the main bedroom below.
Activity Included: 2 x Big 5 game drives, lunch, dinner & breakfast.

Room configuration:

  • Luxury Family Cottages 31 & 38: Sleeps 8 (2 bedrooms with king size beds and 2 en-suite bathrooms, upstairs
  • contain 4 three quarter beds)
  • Luxury Family Cottages 32 – 37: Sleeps 4 (2 downstairs in a queen size bed and 2 upstairs in three quarter beds).
  • Please note the children’s loft area looks over the bedroom downstairs and is accessed by a wooden staircase.
  • Average room sizes: Family Balcony 12m2, Family Room 30m2, Family Bathroom 6m2
Premier Luxury Cottages

The Premier Cottages are positioned on the hillside to offer privacy and have been built in harmony with the rock, which is a principle focal point in the large bathrooms and alfresco showers. They are constructed from wood, stone and thatch and feature fans, air conditioners and fireplaces.
Activity Included: 2 x Big 5 game drives, lunch, dinner & breakfast.
 
Room configuration:
  • Premier Cottage 6: Sleeps 4 (Twin sharing and double bunks)
  • Premier Cottage 7: Sleeps 2 (Twin sharing)
  • Premier Cottage 8: Sleeps 2 (King size bed)
  • Premier Cottage 9 (Honeymoon Suite): Sleeps 2 (King size bed)
  • Premier Cottage 10: Sleeps 2 (Twin sharing)
  • Average cottage sizes: Balcony 8m2, Bedroom 40m2, Bathroom 20m2

  
Aquila Game Reserve in Cape Town is a luxury four star establishment. Accommodation options at Aquila are premier, luxury or standard cottages.

There is a 300 pax restaurant and smaller outdoor boma restaurant. Both serve steamy buffet-style meals, cooked by world class culinary fundies. Extending from the restaurant is a cosy cigar bar and lounge. Aquila has a 35 meter salt water swimming pool, with a trendy pool bar. There is also a conference centre, children's entertainment area, library, and curio shop.

Accommodations

Aquila Safari Lodge accommodation options include premier, family or luxury. All options contain the ruggedness necessary to capture the essence of the bush environment, without compromising on luxury and comfort.

Tranquila SPA

Join us in our of our newly opened African spa using natural products that harness the medicinal powers of indigenous plants, flowers and herbs and are free from petrochemicals, synthetic ingredients, colourants and preservative

Aquila Restaurant

The triple volume restaurant is perfectly situated to offer breath-taking views of the reserve. The upstairs viewing area enables guests to enjoy cocktails while watching the sun set behind the magnificent Karoo Mountains

Infinity Pool

The swimming pool has a length of 35 meters, and features a rim flow as well as ample decking for lounging in the African sun. A wet bar which is well-used in the summer months, finishes off this special area at Aquila. This is situated next to the restaurant.

Cigar Lounge

A sumptuous yet intimate colonial style Cigar Bar that offers one the opportunity of enjoying one of the quality cigars on offer and an after dinner night cap.

Public Lounge

Aquila’s public lounge is situated adjoining the Cigar Bar, Large roaring log fires, comfortable seating in which to relax, read a book or catch up with friends. There are DSTV facilities in the public lounge.

Wet Bar

Situated adjacent to the swimming pool and restaurant, the Pool Bar enjoys the same architecture and African design as the restaurant and seats approximately 20 guests.

Curio shop

The boutique style curio shop is situated close to reception and offers various African souvenirs for sale, as well as locally manufactured items and Aquila branded apparel.

Children's Play Area

Aquila offers an indoor and outdoor children’s play area, with a variety of activities aimed at toddlers to pre-teens.

Conference Centre

Aquila is an outstanding South African conference venue with a host of wildlife safaris. Safaris include full course buffet breakfasts, picnics at rock pools, and etched-in-memory animal encounters. Aquila is an ideal executive getaway close to the city.
Self Drive

Follow the scenic N1 out of Cape Town CBD towards Worcester and through the Cape Winelands.
Situated under two hours from the CBD, guests will take the R46 Ceres turnoff from the N1 and find the Aquila entrance to the left (about 3km).
 

Transfer Terms & Conditions
  • A minimum of 2 pax apply to all options of transfer and travel / flight times are estimates as travel is per route, and not time.
  • Aircraft and vehicles may change due to availability or number of pax.
  • Helicopters are operated by Silvercross SX.
  • Flights are weather dependant and may be changed to road options should flights be cancelled.
  • Standard payment and cancellation terms apply.
  • In the unlikely event of a cancellation of a booking, travel insurance must cover our cancellation terms.
  • In the event of any flight delays or cancellations, Aquila Private Game Reserve is in no way responsible for any loss whatsoever. Please ensure adequate travel insurance is taken out to cover any eventualities.
Standard Transfer

Aquila offer schedule departure mini-bus transfer services from most CBD hotels to the reserve. This is an economy class option, sharing with 10 guests and offering day and overnight options.
Day visitor return: R890.00pp
Overnight stay return: R1 360.00pp

Private Transfer

Enjoy an intimate Luxury Private Transfer that offers a white glove service with air conditioning. This service accommodates from one to 4 people, we pick up from all Cape Town hotels to Aquila Private Game Reserve.
Day return trip: R2 900.00pp
Overnight return trip: R3 780.00pp
 

Luxury Private Transfer

Enjoy an intimate Luxury Private Transfer that offers a white glove service with air conditioning. This service accommodates from one to 4 people, we offer a from all Cape Town hotels to Aquila Private Game Reserve.
 

 
Fixed Wing Fly-in

The most romantic fly-in safari option from Cape Town – including luxury private transfers from most CBD hotels and welcome drinks on arrival. With a minimum of two people, the 25 to 50m scenic flight over the Cape Winelands will leave you breathless.

 Helicopter  Fly-in

An unforgettable 40min helicopter fly-in experience from Cape Town, over the hex River Pass – including complimentary luxury private CBD transfers and welcome drinks on arrival. Minimum 2 people to fly.
Return flight minimum 2pax: R14,375.00pp

Transfer Terms & Conditions
  • Standard transfers have no minimum pax. Minimum pax applies to private, luxury and air transfers. Transfer times are estimated as external conditions may impact times. Flight times are per route and not time. Vehicles of aircraft type might change due to availability or number of pax. Standard cancellation policy applies. Transfer rates exclude safari options at Aquila.
  • A minimum of 2 pax apply to all options of transfer and travel / flight times are estimates as travel is per route, and not time.
  • Aircraft and vehicles may change due to availability or number of pax.
  • Helicopters are operated by Silvercross SX.
  • Flights are weather dependant and may be changed to road options should flights be cancelled.
  • Standard payment and cancellation terms apply.
  • In the unlikely event of a cancellation of a booking, travel insurance must cover our cancellation terms.
  • In the event of any flight delays or cancellations, Aquila Private Game Reserve is in no way responsible for any loss whatsoever. Please ensure adequate travel insurance is taken out to cover any eventualities.
Rates are pp Sharing- unless otherwise stated

 DAY TRIP PROGRAMME
16 Jan 19 -
31 Oct 19
1 Nov 19 -
19 Dec 19
20 Dev 19 -
15 Jan 20
16 Jan 20 -
31 Oct 20
FULL DAY
MORNING SAFARI: s 09h00 to 16h00 1 870 1910 2180 1910
HORSEBACK SAFARI s 09h00 – 16h00 2 210 2340 2565 2340
QUADBIKE SAFARI s 09h00 – 16h00 2 545 2695 2875 2695
COMBO SAFARI s 09h00 – 16h00 3 100 3285 3590 3285
HALF DAY
*EARLY MORNING SAFARI:  07h00 to 12h00 1 220 1290 1410 1290
AFTERNOON SAFARI:  11h45 to 16h00 1 400 1490 1630 1490
*SUNSET SAFARI:  15h00 to 18h00 965 955 1125 955
FLY IN
Fly-In Helicopter (add on to the day trip rate, min of 2 Adults) TBA 13 800 13 800 13 800
 
FULL DAY
Arrival at 09h00, Welcome drinks, buffet breakfast, 2hr to 3hr game drive , buffet lunch, enjoy our premises with time at leisure, depart for Cpt at 16h00

TRANSFER RATES


R900 pp return transfer Cape Town/Aquila/Cape Town - Add this rate onto chosen day activity. NB Departure times from the reserve are strictly adhered to.
• Transfers offered with all programmes with the exception of the Early Morning and Sunset safari. These transfer rates do not apply to Fly In Option.
• Pick-ups & drop-offs from all city centre accommodation establishments, contact reservations for other pick up points.
• Duration of transfer: approximately 2 1⁄2 hours depending on pick-up and drop-off points.
• Private Transport, EXTRA cost of R2 870 for 10-seater vehicle - NB add on the per person rate to the R2 870 (10-seater rate)
ITINERARY
FULL DAY HALF DAY
MORNING SAFARI, HORSEBACK SAFARI AND QUADBIKE SAFARI
09h00 – 16h00
Welcome Drinks - Breakfast – Game Drive – Lunch – Eco-Synergy
Tour – (Optional Extra Visit Spa)
EARLY MORNING SAFARI 07h00 – 12h00
Welcome drinks (Tea, Coffee & Rusks) – Game Drive – Pre packed
Continental Breakfast (Optional Extra Visit Spa after Game Drive)
COMBO SAFARI 09h00 – 16h00
Welcome Drinks – Breakfast - Game Drive – Lunch - Horseback or
Quad bike Safari
AFTERNOON SAFARI 11h45 – 16h00
(Optional Extra – Arrive early to Fit in a visit to the SPA)
Welcome drinks – Buffet Lunch – Game Drive
The duration of the Game Drives are 2 – 3 hours.
Time at leisure is allowed for in all Day trip Itinerary times
SUNSET SAFARI 15h00 – 18h00
Welcome drinks – Tea & Snacks – (Optional Extra Visit Spa before
the Game drive) Game Drive
FLY-IN HELICOPTER DAY TRIP ITINERARY - Transfer from hotel, 45 to 60 minute flight followed by itinerary purchased
SPA VISITS ARE OPTIONAL EXTRAS AND SHOULD BE PREBOOKED IN THE RECOMMENDED TIME SLOTS
During leisure time please make use of optional extra activities such as Spa Treatments, Quadbike, Horseback Safari

PRIVATE SAFARIS can be arranged at an additional Cost of R2 800 per vehicle per safari.

  

The Aquila overnight safari doesn’t spare on spoiling our guests. Welcome cocktails are served on arrival, either outside, around the pool, or in front of a log fire in the cigar bar. The overnight safari boasts an early morning safari as well as a late afternoon safari with an Aquila Game Reserve specialist and 3 meals daily.  Aquila has a variety of accommodation options to choose from to suit every taste and budget.

Star Safari
The Aquila overnight safari doesn’t spare on spoiling our guests. Each evening (weather conditions permitting) after dinner we invite you to join us at the Boma to view the stellar sights of the Karoo skies!


AQUILA SAFARI OVERNIGHT RATES

STANDARD LODGE ROOMS
2 x Big 5 game drives, lunch, dinner & breakfast.

Winter 16 Jan 2019 to 31 Oct 2019
R1 930 per person sharing
1 Nov 2019 to 19 Dec 2019
R2 255 per person sharing
20 Dec 2019 to 15 Jan 2020
R2 515 per person sharing
16 Jan 2020 to 30 Apr 2020
R2 255  per person sharing
1 May 2020 to 31 Oct 2020
R2 045 per person sharing
 
PREMIER LODGE ROOMS
2 x Big 5 game drives, lunch, dinner & breakfast.

Winter 16 Jan 2019 to 31 Oct 2019
R2 710 per person sharing
1 Nov 2019 to 19 Dec 2019
R3 775 per person sharing
20 Dec 2019 to 15 Jan 2020
R4 250 per person sharing
16 Jan 2020 to 30 Apr 2020
R3 775 per person sharing
1 May 2020 to 31 Oct 2020
R2 875 per person sharing
 
LODGE FAMILY SUITES
2 x Big 5 game drives, lunch, dinner & breakfast.

Winter Winter 1 May 2019 to 31 Oct 2019
R2 710 per adult person sharing (Min of 2 adults)
R 970 per child between the ages of 4–11 person sharing
1 Nov 2019 to 19 Dec 2019
R4 005 per adult person sharing
R1 130 per child between the ages of 4-11 person sharing
20 Dec 2019 to 15 Jan 2020
R4 250 per adult person sharing
R1 255 per child between the ages 4-11 person sharing
16 Jan 2020 to 30 Apr 2020
R4 005 per adult person sharing
R1 230 per child between the ages of 4-11 person sharing
1 May 2020 t 31 Oct 2020
R2 875 per adult person sharing
R1 025 per child between the ages of 4–11 sharing
Maximum 4 people per family lodge room 
LUXURY COTTAGES
2 x Big 5 game drives, lunch, dinner & breakfast.

Winter 16 Jan 2019 to 31 Oct 2019
R2 465 per person sharing
1 Nov 2019 to 19 Dec 2019
R3 385 per person sharing
20 Dec 2019 to 15 Jan 2020
R3 530 per person sharing
16 Jan 2020 to 30 Apr 2020
R3 745 per person sharing
1 May 2020 to 31 Oct 2020
R2 615 per person sharing
 
FAMILY LUXURY COTTAGES
2 x Big 5 game drives, lunch, dinner & breakfast.

Winter 16 Jan 2019 to 31 Oct 2019
R2 565 per person sharing
1 Nov 2019 to 19 Dec 2019
R3 695 per person sharing
20 Dec 2019 to 15 Jan 2020
R4 005 per person sharing
16 Jan 2020 to 30 Apr 2020
R3 695 per person sharing
1 May 2020 to 31 Oct 2020
R2 715 per person sharing 
PREMIER COTTAGES
2 x Big 5 game drives (one game drive can be replaced with a horseback safari), a complimentary bottle of wine, lunch, dinner & breakfast.

Winter 16 Jan 2019 to 31 Oct 2019
R4 070 per person sharing
1 Nov 2019 to 19 Dec 2019
R4 310 per person sharing
20 Dec 2019 to 15 Jan 2020
R4 710 per person sharing
16 Jan 2020 to 30 Apr 2020
R4 3100 per person sharing
1 May 2020 to 31 Oct 2020
R4 310 per person sharing 

Transfers Nov 2018 to 31 Oct 2019 R1360 per person extra, return Cape Town only
Stays of 2 nights may substitute a game drive for a horseback safari
A 3-night stay may substitute two game drives with a horseback and quad bike safari.
2- & 3-Night stays have free access to the Spa Facilities - Treatments are optional at an additional cost.

All of the above are subject to availability.

Fly-In Helicopter (add on to the overnight rate, min of 2 Adults) – R 22 800 pp return
SWOP ONE OF THE GAME DRIVE BY INCLUDING – A Quad - bike Safari at R1 260.pp or a Horseback Safari at R1 030. pp.
Quad bike Safari depart daily from 8h00, 10h00, 13h00 and 15h30 and Horseback Safari depart daily from 8h00, 10h00 and 13h00
 Rates Include
  • Rates are quoted per person per night (sharing)
  • Rates are quoted in ZAR and include VAT
  • Private safaris can be arranged 
Rates exclude
  •   all beverages, telefax, laundry, mini bar, optional excursions on request
* All Children welcome, under age 4 no charge, 4-11 years 1/2 price & 12+full rate.
* Itinerary & Collection times are guidelines & subject to change to allow for seasonality
* All rates quoted in ZAR (SA Rand) Vat inclusive and are quoted per person sharing
* No Shows, 100% of full amount payable
 
 
Payment and Cancellation Policy
  • Full payment is required 30 days prior to arrival (subject to peak period dates)
  • Late arrivals/early departures, No refunds will be given for meals or services not taken up.
  • Group Bookings: a non-refundable deposit may be requested and specially negotiated cancellation policy will apply to any bookings which exceeds 25% of our capacity (day trip and overnight)
  • Cancellations within 0 - 14 days of date of arrival, 100% payable
    Cancellations within 15 - 45 days of date arrival, 50% of full amount payable
    No refunds will be given for late arrivals/early departures or for meals or services not taken up.
    Group Bookings: a non-refundable deposit may be requested and specially negotiated cancellation policy will apply to any bookings which exceeds 25% of our capacity (day trip and overnight) 

NB: AQUILA DOES NOT CHARGE A SINGLE SUPPLEMENT FOR GUESTS OVER THE AGE OF 60.

PORTERAGE POLICY
  • Porterage is included in the contracted rates.
CHECK IN/OUT TIMES:
Accommodation & Day Trips: Please refer to times as per the rate sheet.

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