Aquila Private Game Reserve Awards Attained

Over the years, Aquila, ARC and Saving Private Rhino have been honoured to have received  the most prestigious South African job creation, conservation and social upliftment awards.

These awards acknowledge the passion and commitment of the Aquila team and highlight Aquila’s dedication to conservation, social upliftment and responsible tourism.

Searl Derman
Owner of Aquila receiving award from the MInister and Deputy Minister of Tourism, for Best Economic Impact by a large tourism establishment in South Africa promoting the local economic development of communities for ensuring industry sustainability.
  • Winner: 2014 National Lilizela Imvelo Award for best economic impact by a large tourism establishment in South Africa for 2014
  • 2015 & 16 winner of the Lilizela Provincial Service Excellence Award
  • Winner: 2015 National Lilizela Imvelo Award for sustainable development
  • National Finalist: Best single resource management program - Energy
  • Winner of the 2014/15/16 and 2017 World Luxury Hotel Award for best Luxury Eco Safari Lodge in Africa
  • Top Destinations national award winner: best Game Lodge category
  • 2017 Provincial Lilizela winner for Best Game Lodge.