Named for the endangered black eagle (Aquila verreauxii), Aquila’s story began two decades ago. Owner, Searl Derman, came across a nature reserve in the Western Cape, now known as Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa.
Situated near Touws River in the Southern Karoo, the 10 000 hectare wildlife conservancy is now home to the Big Five – elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard – as well as other wild game.

Aquila offers the opportunity to experience natural flora and fauna by vehicle, quad bike or on horseback. There are also a variety of day trip safari options.
The lucky family of four will stay in a thatched family cottage which has en suite bedrooms, fan, air conditioner and a fireplace. These cottages also have private patios with expansive views. All meals and game drives are included in the prize.
After dinner the winner and family can join the other guests around the fire in the boma while a ranger highlights the magnificent Karoo stars. For more information visit


To enter, SMS AQUILA, your name, e-mail and postal address to 48406. Each SMS costs R1,50. Free SMSes don’t apply.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 1. The first correctly completed entry to be drawn will win the prize. 2. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 3. The prize isn’t transferrable and can’t be exchanged for cash. 4. Employees of Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa, CTP Caxton, their advertising agencies and immediate families may not enter the competition. 5. Accommodation is subject to availability and excludes peak travel periods. It is valid from 1 May 2019 to 30 April 2020. 6. The prize excludes transport costs to Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa and all other sundries not mentioned, such as alcoholic beverages, gratuities, etc. 7. Entries close on 30 April 2019. 8. The competition is only open to South African residents over the age of 18. 9. The winner will be notified telephonically. 10. To comply with the Consumer Protection Act, postal entries will no longer be allowed and the winner will be required to supply their ID number. 11. E-mail addresses are not mandatory. 12. By entering the competition, you give Caxton Magazines the right to present other Caxton offers to you.