It was our first real holiday experience alone without the kids and although we did miss them, the time away was so calming and relaxing.
Also getting away from the hustle and bustle of our normal daily lives in Cape Town was the best. The 2 hour drive from Cape Town wasn’t bad at all (obviously no kids asking “are we there yet?”) but we also got to stop at a few cute farmstalls along the way.
Aquila Private Game Reserve has been on our bucket list for a while and we thought it would make for the perfect romantic getaway to celebrate a decade of marriage!
And we were right! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Aquila, here’s why:
The big 5
I mean – obviously – getting up close and personal with the big 5 and a few other furry friends is just breathtaking. This was my very first time to go on a game drive and it has really been one of the most memorable experiences!
The excitement of spotting an animal in the distance and then slowly but surely getting close to them is just the best feeling ever.
We spotted giraffe, lions, tigers, wildebeest, elephants, ostrich, rhino, zebra, springbok, and more.
Getting up close to the Rhino seemed surreal!
Luxurious And Relaxing
I absolutely loved our Premier Lodge Room, especially the little details reminding us to unwind and enjoy the surroundings!
There’s no TV’s (not like we watch much) however there is a cigar lounge for those who are desperate to get in that screen time.
We spent our anniversary day in the beautiful Tranquila Spa.
After our massage treatments, we got to enjoy some snacks and thoroughly enjoyed lounging in and around the heated pool. There’s also a sauna!
We’ll be back to Aquila
We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our stay at Aquila. The food, the hospitality and the safari experience were just amazing! We loved it so much so that we are already thinking of planning a family trip as we know the kids will love it as much as we did!
Our trip was booked through Afristay, who arranged a few special touches to make our 10 year anniversary even more special!
Have you ever visited Aquila Private Game Reserve?