CLICK HERETO VIEW DAY SAFARI TOUR AND ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTIONS WITH PHOTOGRAPHS
According to Aquila's Head Ranger, Memory Khumalo, they've been tracking a male, female and their 6-month-old cub for some time. "On Thursday the 15th of December, I heard from Divan that there was a fresh leopard kill and went to investigate. At this time of the year, male springboks are more often targeted by leopard, as females are about to drop their young" he said.
"The female leopard has clearly expanded her territory as is evidenced by her kill, thousands of hectares from where we first tracked her and her cub. Aquila is privileged to have them as they do natural culling, which is a good sign of a balanced ecosystem," he concluded.
Cape Leopards are an endangered species, so we are overjoyed that the Aquila property is providing a source of food and a sustainable future for leopards.
Aquila Game Reserve # Breaking News
18th December 2017 - Amazing Leopard Sighting at Aquila ... Click Here
17th December 2017 - Surprise rhino birth to read more about this ... Click Here
6th December 2017 - Elation as New Wildlife arrive at Aquila ... Click Here
DATE: 18TH DECEMBER 2017 - AMAZING LEOPARD SIGHTINGS AT AQUILA
The teams at Aquila have been tracking leopard for some time, monitoring their behaviour, kill patterns and movements. This week, we captured the most stunning footage of the most recent kill!
Aquila’s live-in conservationist, Divan Grobler, shares that “Brandon Lynx, the guide on the morning horseback safari, noticed that there was a dead springbok. I went out to investigate and noticed that there were leopard tracks and fresh saliva on the springbok’s neck where the puncture wounds were. We strategically positioned two camera traps at 1.5 and 6 metres respectively, away from the carcass. When we retrieved the camera traps the next morning, we found incredible footage of mom and her cub, who’d returned for their kill.”
CLICK HERETO VIEWDAY SAFARI TOUR AND ACCOMMODATION RATES - 1st NOV 2018 - to - 31st OCT 2019
CLICK HERETO VIEWDAY SAFARI TOUR AND ACCOMMODATION RATES - 1st MAY 2019 - to - 31st OCT 2019
CLICK HERETO VIEW ACCOMMODATION - "REDUCED RATE" - SPECIALS - 1st MAY 2019 - to - 31st OCT 2019
Cape Town Safari Tours - Aquila Reserve & Spa - Big 5 Safari - Pickups from your hotel or Self Drive to the Reserve
Aquila Game Reserve & Spa - (1, 2, 3 or 4 Day) - Hotel Pickups or Self Drive to the Reserve
This exquisite African Spa offers treatments using natural products that harness the medicinal powers of indigenous plants, flowers and herbs and are free from petrochemicals, synthetic ingredients, colorants and preservatives.
Aquila Safari Lodge is a 4 star establishment in the Southern Karoo. The reserve is a 10,000 hectare conservancy in the southern Karoo, and home to the big 5 legends of the wilderness - elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino.
Aquila Game Reserve has two large swimming pools, each with a pool bar overlooking the reserve. There are large dining areas, and cosy cigar bars and lounges. Aquila has a library, curio shop and children’s entertainment area.
Aquila Game Reserve is the closest private game reserve to Cape Town, being a short drive from the city. Aquila is located in the historic Touws River town, in a valley between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains in the Karoo.
The Karoo is on the national garden route. Setting the scene are spellbinding landscapes, carpets of wild flowers and wildlife. It is a place of wide spaces, immense horizons, craggy mountain ranges, jutting hills, an ancient seabed, and a massive clear sky at night.
Aquila Game Reserve is recognized as a major Cape Town tourist attraction. Aquila has been published in the “World’s 21 favourite things to do in Cape Town,” and considered one of the top 10 daytrip destinations by Sawubona Magazine.
Aquila offers a wide variety of safaris - day trip safaris, horseback safaris, quad bike safari, overnight and fly-in safaris. There are other activities on offer like 4 x 4 trails, fishing and themed weekend breakaways.
Aquila Private Game Reserve 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 is the proud finalist of an Imvelo Award for our Social Involvement Programme. Aquila provides over 300 jobs to the previously disadvantaged community of Touws River. Aquila also sponsors the local cricket,soccer and rugby teams as well as a full time school teacher. Over the past 4 years, Aquila has invested a staggering amount into the Reserve and in doing so has been in a position to benefit the local community.
Aquila Spa & Treatment Complex
CLICK HERE - For more info on Aquila Private Reserve Tour Options
CLICK HERE - Request a Booking for Aquila Safari Game Reserve & Spa
The Spa at Aquila adds to already exceptional services and facilities on offer. A masterpiece in luxury, defined by its serenity and the creative use of natural elements. Featuring 2 large heated pools, outdoor pool, steam room, sauna and relaxation area, nail bar, 10 treatment rooms and a domed group therapy room.
FREE SPA OPTION - For 2 & 3 Night stays you will have free access to the Spa Facilities- Treatments are optional at an additional cost. For all other guests the access fee is R250 per person per day and the first treatment booked will be discounted by this amount. Additional treatments on offer at the spa or if you book one of the treatments, the entrance fee, is then included in the treatment. The Tranquila Spa is a place of peace and serenity and as such access is subject to availability. Aquila Spa Opening Hours are from 8am to 10pm.