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Aquila Safari Lodge and Game Reserve, Touws River, Karoo

Aquila Private Game Reserve, Touws River, Karoo, Big 5

If you want to see the big 5 in a malaria free area, close to Cape Town, then the 4-star Aquila Safari Lodge is only ninety minutes away, near the small Karoo town of Touws River. This reserve has been published in the, “World’s 21 favourite things to do in Cape Town,” and is considered one of the top 10 day trip destinations by Sawabona Magazine.

Aquila Private Game Reserve, Touws River, Karoo Wildlife

The beautiful setting, wedged between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains, is the perfect safari backdrop, be it for the day or a longer stay. Aquila has gone to massive efforts and expense to source and re-introduce wildlife into the Cape region. A great emphasis is placed on a wildlife conservation educational experience. Aquila offers visitors a complimentary educational introduction to our cheetahs. Cheetahs are captive bred and strictly controlled in the interest of cheetah survival worldwide.

Aquila Private Game Reserve, Touws River, Karoo AccommodationAccommodation options at Aquila Private Game Reserve are premier, luxury or standard chalets. All chalets are neatly tucked away in the Karoo bush. There are two large swimming pools, each with a pool bar overlooking the reserve; spacious dining areas, cosy cigar bars and lounges complete the picture. Aquila has a library, curio shop and children’s entertainment area. As it can get cold in winter, so take warm outers.

Aquila offers a wide variety of safaris – day trip, horseback, quad bike, overnight and fly-in safaris. All safaris are lead by experienced guides. Other activities like 4 x 4 trails, fishing and golf are on offer.

Aquila Private Game Reserve, Touws River, Karoo, LodgeAquila is the proud finalist of an Imvelo Award for their Social Involvement Programme. Aquila provides over 300 jobs to the previously disadvantaged community of Touwsrivier. Aquila also sponsors the local cricket team and a full time school teacher.

Over the past 4 years, Aquila has invested a staggering R20 million into the reserve and in doing so has been in a position to benefit the local community.

Aquila Reservations, Cape Town: Tel:+27 (0) 21 430 7260: 0861 7373 783: EmailWebsite.

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