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History Of Aquila

Acclaimed for service excellence, renewable energy, social responsibility efforts and conservation programmes, Aquila is more than just an unforgettable wildlife experience, it is an experience in luxurious African hospitality, traditional culinary delights, service excellence and the restoration of pride to the indigenous people and the land.

Named after the endangered black or verreaux eagle (Aquila verreauxii), Aquila’s story began in 1999 when its owner, Searl Derman, driven by a desire to share his passion for the wild with Cape Town, set about searching for the perfect piece of land to re-introduce the Big 5 to the Western Cape. He was fortunate enough to come across a nature reserve that would later become Aquila Private Game Reserve. 

Situated in the historic town of Touws River, in a valley between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains in the Karoo, the 10,000 hectare conservancy has evolved from its early days of being residence to various antelope species only to becoming the home of the Big 5 – elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard - as well as a significant amount of other wild game, which roam freely on the reserve.

Aquila’s purpose is to protect and preserve Africa’s increasingly threatened wildlife and is fully committed to social upliftment, job creation, skills development and various sustainable empowerment programmes. Creating the ideal, sustainable balance between nature conservation and the empowerment of the local community of Touws River is at the core of how Aquila operates.

Today, Aquila’s guests can experience a day or overnight safari experience. Aquila offers its guests a unique opportunity to experience the reserve’s natural flora and fauna by vehicle, quad bike or on horse-back. Guests have the option of tailor making their overnight packages or choosing from 4 different day trip safari packages.

Address
307 Mount Curtis Building, Floor 1, Sea Point, 8005
Distance from Town
113
Price Range Per Unit
Above R800
Price Range Per Person
R800+
Telephone
021 430 7260
Fax
021 433 0684
E-mail
B&B
Self Catering
In Town
Out of Town
People
198
Double bed
10+
Pet Friendly
Child Friendly
yes
Wheelchair/Disabled Friendly
yes
Aircon
yes
Braai facilities
Swimming(Pool, Dam, River)
yes
Swimming in river
TV in room
TV in lounge
yes
M-Net & DSTV
yes
Safe Parking
yes
Credit Card Facilities
yes
Wi-Fi
yes
Meals Offered
yes
Licensed
yes
Picnic Site
yes
Open on Sundays
Venue Hosts: Weddings
Venue Hosts: Functions
Venue Hosts: Conferences
Venue Catering: Arrange Own
Venue Catering: Arrange Own or Inhouse
Venue: Multimedia Available