AQUILA PRI­VATE GAME RE­SERVE SA­FARI & SPA

REAL AFRICA. REAL CLOSE TO CAPE TOWN

Tourism Tattler - - Contents - Re­view by Des & Chase Langkide

Set in the pris­tine South­ern Ka­roo High­lands against a back­drop of dra­matic moun­tains, the four star Aquila Pri­vate Game Re­serve & Spa of­fers an ex­cit­ing taste of real Africa just two short hours from Cape Town by road. Home to an enor­mous va­ri­ety of game, in­clud­ing the Big 5, two- to three-hour game drives at Aquila are a per­fect way to see the an­i­mals from four-wheel-drive ve­hi­cles, quad bikes or on horse­back.

Aquila’s afro-chic Aquila Lodge is com­prised of 3 lev­els, ac­ces­si­ble by a glass pan­elled lift with mag­nif­i­cent Ka­roo vis­tas. The Lodge has an out­door swim­ming pool, a pool bar, a cigar lounge and a large din­ing room where the chef presents a rich va­ri­ety of au­then­tic South African cui­sine. The four-star cot­tages are strate­gi­cally placed for pri­vacy and built largely from rock, thatch and wood to blend with the en­vi­ron­ment and of­fer ev­ery com­fort like roar­ing log fires, wooden view­ing decks, air con­di­tion­ing, crisp per­cale linen, rock bath­rooms and, in some, al­fresco rock show­ers. The Tran­quila Spa fea­tures two large heated in­door pools, steam room, sauna, nail bar, ten treat­ment rooms, a cou­ples or group treat­ment room and an out­door pool.

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