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Askari Game Lodge

4* Luxury Game Lodge in the Plumari Private Game Reserve in the Magaliesberg,



Askari Game Lodge & Spa is situated on the Plumari Private Game Reserve in the Magaliesberg, just over an hour from Johannesburg or Pretoria and offers guests the opportunity to view the Big 5 within a malaria free environment. Plumari Private Game Reserve is set within a pristine wilderness area of over 5000 hectares with natural African bushveld and an abundance of flora, fauna, birdlife and wildlife. Two game drives, each approximately 2 – 2,5 hours in duration, are scheduled daily. Elephant interaction includes an educational talk followed by a ‘touch and feed’ experience. The main lodge, which is in fact the old Bodenstein family farmhouse, overlooks the Elephant Dam and invites guests to take a step back in time while admiring South African décor pieces dating back to the 1800’s. Slipper baths, wash stands, luggage chests, antique Oregon cupboards and tables are subtly placed within the four-star surrounding, to emphasize the captivating history of the Magaliesburg area.

Askari Game Lodge & Spa has one of the largest private collections of ox wagons, carts and other animal drawn vehicles from the period 1800 to 1900. A variety of stone and iron-age arte facts, items from the Boer War and San Bushmen rock carvings tell the history of the area, which is also known for the nearby Battle of Nooitgedacht. Examples are available in the museum and guided bush walks take guests through areas where many stone carvings can be found.

Where the Legend Lingers

Askari Game Lodge & Spa caters for romantic getaways, conferences, teambuilding initiatives, training courses and weddings in its 48 rooms, the main lodge and Day Visitors Centre. Nature lovers and birding enthusiasts will find the experience most rewarding, while stressed city dwellers will leave feeling rejuvenated and well-rested.

Askari Lodge & Spa is within easy access (approx. 40km) from Maropeng where Homo Naledi, a species of human relative, was discovered in a cave in The Cradle of Humankind, South Africa.
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Rates valid from 1st October 2019 – 30th September 2020
Deluxe Rooms Standard Rooms
Weekend Rates (Fri – Sun)
Single DBB (1 night stay) R1 670 R1 550
Single DBB (2 night stay) R1 620 R1 500
Sharing DBB (1 night stay) R1 345 R1 225
Sharing DBB (2 night stay) R1 405 R1 165
Week Night Rates (Sun – Thu)
Single DBB R1 595 R1 465
Sharing DBB R1 260 R1 140

Look at our Special Offers for SA Residents under our special offers section!

The interior of Askari Lodge & Spa manages to capture the romance and essence of ‘Africa meets Antique Dutch’ with décor pieces dating back to the 1800’s. Slipper baths, wash stands, luggage chests, antique Oregon cupboards and tables are subtly placed within the luxury four-star surrounding, to emphasize the captivating history of the Magaliesburg area. Of the 48 suites, some have thatched roofs and wooden patios, while the family units are tin-roofed with rough plaster and a distinct farmhouse look. The Chalets and Suites all have unique configurations and cater for individuals, groups and families. The eight new units consist of two Garden Cottages and twelve Garden Suites. All units overlook a sparkling pool and the Magalies mountain range in the distant. This brings the total of conference or leisure guests which Askari Lodge can accommodate at any given time to 48 singles or 96 guests, sharing. The dark grey exteriors blend effortlessly with the natural surrounds while spacious patios (stoeps) provide a respite from the warm day after a game drive
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GARDEN COTTAGES

2 Garden cottages leads onto a patio with stunning views of the swimming pool and Magalies Mountain range and include:

  • Each garden Cottage has 3 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • King Size Beds
  • Built in Bath
  • Shower
  • Double Vanity
  • Tea/Coffee making facility
  • Kitchenette with fridge and stove
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Television with selection of DSTV channels
  • Mini bar stocked on request
GARDEN SUITES

  • 6x garden suites with Shower only and 6 x garden suites with both a bath tub and a shower
  • Double vanity
  • Tea/Coffee making facility
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Television with selection of DSTV channels
  • Mini bar stocked on request
DELUXE CHALETS

6 Deluxe Chalets lead onto a small patio with stunning views of the Elephant dam and Magalies Mountain range and include:

  • King size bed
  • Built in oval tub
  • Shower
  • Double vanity
  • Underfloor heating in the room
  • Tea/Coffee making facility
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Overhead fan
  • Television with selection of DSTV channels
  • Mini bar stocked on request
EXECUTIVE CHALETS


7 Chalets lead onto a small patio with stunning views of the pool and Magalies Mountain range and include:
King Size bed that can turn to twin beds
Slipper bath
Shower
Vanity
Tea/Coffee making facility
Safety Deposit Box
Overhead fan
Television with selection of DSTV channels
Mini bar stocked on request
STANDARD CHALET

4 Standard Chalets

  • King Size Bed
  • En-suite bathroom with bath & shower
  • Tea & Coffee Making facilities

DOUBLE DELUXE CHALET

2 double chalets leads onto a small patio with stunning views of the Elephant dam and Magalies Mountain range and include:

  • Each Double Deluxe chalet has two separate bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and lounge area
  • King size bed in one room and 2 single beds in second room
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Double vanity
  • Tea/Coffee making facility
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Overhead fan
  • Television with selection of DSTV channels
  • Mini bar stocked on request

Askari Game Lodge & Spa is situated within a pristine wilderness area of over 5000 hectares with natural African bushveld and an abundance of flora, fauna, birdlife and wildlife on the Plumari Reserve. Two game drives, each approximately 2 – 2,5 hours in duration, are scheduled daily. Elephant interaction includes an educational talk followed by a ‘touch and feed’ experience.

Zemvelo Adventures – Activities in and around Magaliesburg

Zemvelo Adventures offers an array of exciting activities at Plumari Private Reserve. Activities include Big 5 game drives, Elephant touch and feed interaction, Hiking trails and 4×4 trails at Warthogs Bush Camp to name but a few.

Their mission is to have fun and enjoy nature
Their goal is to help you write your African story

Indulge in one of our unforgettable experience special offers.

  • Elephant Experience
  • Game Drives    
  • Horseback Riding    
  • 4×4 Trails

Motivate your team with one of our fun team building activities.

  • Game Drives
  • Survival Skills
  • Horseback Riding

Explore the beautiful surrounding area on one of our daytrips.

  • Game Drives
  • 4×4 Trails
  • Horseback Riding    
  • Mountain Hikes

This Big 5 game lodge situated on the Plumari Private Game Reserve in Magaliesberg, just over an hour from Johannesburg or Pretoria, offers guests a memorable wildlife experience within a malaria free environment. A range of wildlife-based teambuilding experiences makes this venue stand out from the rest, and is within easy reach of both Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Askari Game Lodge & Spa caters for meetings, conferences, teambuilding initiatives and training courses in both the main lodge and Day Visitors Centre. Spa relaxation is available to conference delegates after or during a day of meetings, or as a spa voucher reward for later use.

Capacity & Seating Chart
Seating Capacities Room Dimensions Area
Room Name U-Shaped Scool Room Theatre Banqiet Length (M) Width (M) M2
Akira 80 150 180 0 24.4 12.8 261.1
Akira can be subdivided into three venues depending on requirements
Akra 1 30 40 60 0 6.8 12.8 87
Akra 2 30 40 60 0 6.8 12.8 87
Akra 3 30 40 60 0 6.8 12.8 87
Amin 10 16 20 0 4.8 8.6 41.3
Fikira 20 30 50 0 7 8.6 60.2
Hakima 20 30 50 0 7 8.6 60.,

Askari Game Lodge offers a variety of packages to go with your Wildlife Conference Experience including:

IN-HOUSE :
  • Spa Treatments
  • Teambuilding
  • Game Drives
  • Elephant Experiences
  • Guided Nature Walks
  • Potjiekos competition
  • Bush survival Course
  • Museum

Conference Portfolio
This Game Lodge situated on the Plumari Private Game Reserve in Magaliesburg, just over an hour from Johannesburg or Pretoria offers guests a memorable Big 5 wildlife experience within a malaria free environment.
A range of wildlife-based teambuilding experiences makes this venue stand out from the rest, and is within easy reach of both Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Askari Game Lodge & Spa caters for meetings, conferences, teambuilding initiatives and training courses in both the main lodge and Day Visitors Centre. Spa relaxation is available to conference delegates after or during a day of meetings, or as a spa voucher reward for later use “While frequenting Askari and hosting a national conference we could not have asked for much more” Michelev892 from Midrand describes her conference experience on Tripadvisor. “From the reception, functions, meals, menus and every staff member encountered, we couldn’t have asked for more. The staff were exemplary.
Can’t wait to come again”.
Plumari Private Game Reserve is set within a pristine wilderness area of over 5000 hectares with natural African bushveld and an abundance of flora, fauna, birdlife and wildlife. Two game drives, each approximately 2 – 2,5 hours in duration, are scheduled daily. An elephant ‘touch and feed’ experience will make your conference unforgettable.
The main lodge, which is in fact the old Bodenstein family farmhouse, overlooks the Elephant Dam and invites guests to take a step back in time while admiring South African décor pieces dating back to the 1800’s. Slipper baths, a coal stove, wash stands, luggage chests, antique Oregon cupboards and tables are subtly placed within the four-star surrounding, to emphasize the captivating history of the Magaliesberg area.
Askari Lodge has one of the largest private collections of ox wagons, carts and other animal drawn vehicles from the period 1800 to 1900. A variety of items from the Boer War and San Bushmen rock carvings tell the history of the area, which is also known for the nearby Battle of Nooitgedacht. Examples are available in the museum, which is a popular venue for teambuilding or pre-dinner drinks. The Day Visitors Center is abundant with African symbology, rich earthy colours and unique African décor focal points. All conference venues are based at the Day Centre and afford great views of the Magalies mountain  range and reserve.
We look forward to hosting you and your team. Conference Tariffs
Day Conference Package R595 per person per day
  • Tea and Coffee on Arrival
  • Mid-morning and/or Afternoon tea, coffee and chef’s selection of Snacks Lunch
  • Conference venue hire
  • Standard equipment including data projector
  • All rates are subject to change
24-Hour Conference Package R1880 per person sharing / R2180 single occupancy
  • Tea and Coffee on Arrival
  • Mid-morning & mid-afternoon tea / coffee; chef’s selection of snacks; lunch and dinner; accommodation
  • Breakfast the next day
  • Conference venue hire
  • Standard equipment including data projector
Conference Special
  • Stay for free on Sunday night if you book a 24 hour conference package for Monday and pay only for meals & beverages.
  • Terms & Conditions apply
Indulge in a range of dishes from traditional fare to international cuisine at our Main Lodge and Azima restaurant. Our first class chefs invite you to experience a culinary world where Pan African meets traditional South African cuisine while watching the elephants play in the dam in front of the main lodge.

Lodge Restaurant & Terrace
Outdoor dining at its finest

Opening hours
Breakfast: 07h00 until 10h00
Lunch: 12h00 until 16h00
Dinner: 19h00 until 21h00

Bar
Mix, mingle & enjoy our extensive wine list & signature cocktails

Opening Hours
Monday through Sunday: 10h00 until late

Dress Code
Smart casual

CHAPEL WEDDING VENUE
The 120-seater chapel with its thatched roof, stained glass windows and bell tower was built with the input from historians. It’s a unique and beautiful space for special weddings, ceremonies of all kinds as well as for quiet reflection.

AKIRA WEDDING VENUE
Akira Wedding venue, which is situated in the Day Visitors Centre, accommodates up to 150 guests. It is abundant with African symbology, rich earthy colours and unique African décor focal points.  This upstairs wedding venue opens up on to the Azima Restaurant and Enzi Bar which has a beautiful wooden deck with view over the Magaliesberg mountain range. It is ideal for pre-wedding drinks or entertainment.

FOREST CHAPEL
The magical Forest Chapel is popular for couples with a yearning to get married in the outdoors. Surrounded by a lush forest and the hippo dam not too far away, this rustic venue has wooden benches and provides a blank canvas for creative bridal touches.

THE LAPA
Overlooking the Elephant Dam, The Lapa accommodates small groups of up to 40 people. With its central roaring fireplace, it is ideal for intimate Boma-type weddings. The beauty of The Lapa is that it is designed for socialising rather than sitting at one table for the entire wedding reception –  your guests will enjoy mingling around.

PLUMARI HERITAGE MUSEUM
The extremely elegant and adaptable Plumari Heritage Museum is a cultural and historical hub. Situated within the Gala Hall at Askari Lodge & Spa, the museum boasts one of the largest private collections of ox wagons, carts and other animal drawn vehicles from the period 1800 to 1900. Having transformed itself throughout the years, the Plumari Heritage Museum is  the perfect venue for weddings, product launches and corporate events.

BUSH BOMA
The Bush Boma situated in a forest is a lovely rustic set up inviting you to sit down and immerse yourself in the stillness. Red rocks from the farm were used to demarcate the area with a hip-height wall all around. The fire pit is surrounded by cut tree trunks and benches. The Bush Boma is great for year end functions and informal weddings.

Wedding site inspections:  We would love to show you our beautiful wedding venues and ask if you could let the wedding co-ordinator know in advance should you wish to view the venues over a weekend.
Includes:
  • Rates are per person per night rate and includes breakfast and / or dinner.
  • All of the above Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
  • All rates include a 15% VAT.
Child Policy:
  • Askari welcomes children,
  • subject to availability of suitable accommodation.
  • Maximum 2 children, including babies,
  • sharing a bedroom with one or 2 adults are permitted.
Where bedrooms cannot accommodate children sharing with adults, 2 rooms need to be booked in which case the single rate would apply to children’s room.

Cancellation Policy
  • 100% cancellation fee applies, for any reservation cancelled 0 – 07 days prior to arrival.
  • 50% cancellation fee applies, for any reservation cancelled 08 – 14 days prior to arrival.
  • 0% cancellation fee applies, for any reservation cancelled more than 14 days prior to arrival.
  •  In the event of a no-show, or should you not arrive on the stated arrival                  date, a full cancellation fee at the reserved room rate will be charged.
  • A 10% admin fee will be retained for cancellations made after the card has been charged.
  • During periods of high / low demand some hotels may reserve the right to apply a 100% cancellation and any deposit paid would be non-refundable in the event of cancellation.
Deposit Policy
  • For all bookings made within 30 days of travel
  • Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).
  • For all bookings made more than 30 days of travel
  • A 50% deposit Is required within 48 hours of your booking and the balance 30 days prior to arrival. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).
Askari Spa at Askari Game Lodge reflects the environment that surrounds it – African veld and wildlife rise up to meet the African sky and majestic Magaliesburg mountain range.

FACILITIES
Located in the heart of the lodge, the spa complex boasts 4 treatment rooms with a double outdoor shower and a separate men’s and ladies change rooms. The entire spa opens up on outdoor relaxation areas and private gardens.

PHILOSOPHY
Our core philosophy of natural health is based on nurture, inspiration and the use of mother Earth’s ingredients, to provide you with the most invigorating treatments imaginable. For centuries, African women have utilized natural herbal concoctions, creams and oils to enhance natural beauty and to maintain health. Found on our reserve the Wild Olive Tree, Artemisia Afra (Wormwood) and Aloe Vera have been well known for centuries for its healing properties. We now combine both ancient and contemporary techniques in a natural manner, designed to bring balance and harmony catering to the needs of every Individual.

Soothe away the stress of modern life and dissolve impurities, under the gentle fingers of our therapists. The benefits to body and spirit will be truly rewarding.

Askari Spa is a proud member of the South African Spa Association and strives to align itself with the principles and guidelines set by the association.

SPA CAFÉ
Nothing beats your own private little picnic after a relaxing Spa treatment. Let us spoil you with a picnic basket of your choice set up on the Spa lawn, complete with your own umbrella and picnic blanket. Click on the links below to view the menus and choose your picnic treat:

MASSAGE
Indian Head & Scalp (30min) R 390
Relaxing pressure point massage
Khoi Khoi Back (30min) R 390
Medium to deep back, neck & shoulder massage
African Touch (60/90min) R 630 / R 780
Signature African calabash massage
Rolling Sands (60/90min) R 630 / R 780
Medium to deep pressure massage
Ancient Scent (60/90min) R 630 / R 780
Pre-blended aroma oils
Kalahari Sun (60min) R 630
Deep therapeutic massage using heated basalt stones
Bellabaci (60min) R 630
Ancient cupping therapy
Pre-natal (60min) R 680
Relaxing pre-natal massage
Reflexology (30min) – subject to availability R 420
Stimulating pressure point treatment on the feet

FACIAL
Tailor made facials to suit your skin type
Classic Facials (60min) R 600
Hydrating, Balancing or Detoxing Skin treatment.
Advanced Facials (90min) R 720
Age defying, uplifting and youth enhancing
Facial Enhancers
Eye Slices Treatment R 150
Firming, Anti-aging mask R 100
BODY
African Cocoon (60min) R 560
A healing wrap to soothe, hydrate and nourish the skin
Desert Glow Body Exfoliation (30min) R 340
A gentle exfoliation to soften, remove dead skin cells,
hydrate and nourish.

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