Askari Game Lodge and Spa

Magaliesburg, Gauteng

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Amenities & Facilities

Bar Coffee and tea making facilities Game viewing Luggage Storage Nature or Scenic Area Onsite Parking Restaurant Rooms Satellite TV Spa

Askari Game Lodge & Spa is situated on the Plumari Africa Game Reserve in the Magaliesberg.

Welcome to Askari Game Lodge and Spa
Askari Game Lodge & Spa is situated on the Plumari Africa Game Reserve in the Magaliesberg, just over an hour from Johannesburg or Pretoria, Askari Game Lodge offers guests a memorable Big 5 wildlife experience within a malaria free environment.

Plumari Africa 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 Experiences include bush walks and interaction with the elephants, which include 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, a coal stove, 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 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 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.

In contrast with the rich Boere and Afrikaner history depicted by the main farmhouse decor, the Day Visitors Center is abundant with African symbology, rich earthy colours and unique African décor focal points. The two contrasting décor themes pay homage to the Afrikaner history while highlighting the significant influence of the indigenous African tribes of the area.

Askari Game Lodge caters for romantic getaways, conferences, teambuilding initiatives, training courses and weddings in both 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 – the legend lingers.


The Askari Lodge interior 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. All chalets have thatch roofs and wooden patios and include king size (or twin) beds, mini-bars, complimentary tea/ coffee, safes, hairdryers, radio alarm clocks, cooling fans, en-suite with Victorian bath and shower.

Delux Chalets- 45 m2 Luxury chalet with:
en-suite bathroom

Executive Chalets- 35m2 Luxury chalet with:
en-suite bathroom

Double Chalet - 45m2 plus 25m2 Luxury chalet with:
2 luxury bedrooms (beds can be split for conference delegates)
interconnecting lounge
en-suite bathrooms
underfloor heating

Standard Chalets - 25m2 Luxury chalet with:
and en-suite bathroom


Askari Lodge provides excellent facilities, dedicated staff and superb cuisine set in a tranquil bushveld environment, steeped with history.
2012 Conference rates portfolio

Day Visitors Center

The Circular Lapa
The brand new Day Visitors Center, which houses four of the six conference venues, is abundant with African symbology, rich earthy colours and unique African décor focal points. This brand new addition to Askari Lodge is ideal for groups between 20 and 150 delegates. The upstairs conference venue opens up onto the Azima Restaurant, viewing deck and Enzi Bar, while the ground floor venues have a breathtaking view over the Magaliesberg mountain range.

The Circular Lapa with roaring fireplace in the middle, is set on pure river sand under a giant thatch roof structure and accommodates up to 40 people . It is ideal for 'outdoor' meetings and conferences which call for a ‘bosberaad’ feel. Overlooking the elephant dam, this venue is open-sided with drop down canvas, ensuring your privacy, while affording an
expansive view over the Game Reserve.

ON-SITE Facilities and Services

A list of facilities and services available at the establishment.

Braai / BBQ area(s) Housekeeping Security (fenced) Camping / caravanning
(with electrical point) Business facilities

Bar (fully licenced) Laundry service Security (guard) Conference facilities

Restaurant Childcare service Parking (garage) Camping / caravanning
(non electrical point) Wedding facilities

Dining room Parking (off-street)

Guest lounge Garden(s) Transfers (airport) Ablution block(s) Wheelchair friendly

Shop Gym / fitness centre Tour assistance Family / Child friendly

Health spa

Gay friendly
Reception desk
Pet friendly
Safety deposit box
Swimming pool
Wake up calls TV / games room

ACTIVITIES On-site / Nearby

Activities that are on-site or within close proximity.
Climbing (mountain / rock) (On-site)
Swimming (On-site)
Big 5 game drives (On-site)
Ox-wagon collection (On-site)
Galleries / museums (On-site)
Plumari Heritage Museum (On-site)
Hiking trails (On-site)
Cultural experiences (On-site)
Health spa (On-site)
Game viewing (On-site)
Bird watching (On-site)
Farm activities (5 km)
Horse riding (10 km)
Hot air ballooning (15 km)
Golf course(s) (30 km)
Boat trips (30 km)


Services that are within close proximity.
Restaurants / Eateries (15 km)
Grocery Store (15 km)
Post Office (15 km)
Bank and/or ATM (15 km)


Location Doornhoek Road (Off the R560), Doornhoek, Magaliesburg, Gauteng
From OR Tambo International Airport
Follow sign to Johannesburg until you reach the interchange with the N1 highway. From there follow the sights N1 North / Roodepoort or N1 Pretoria. In other words, keep going straight initially, but then get into the left hand lane to take the slip road that turns hard to the left, do not continue on the main R24 road to Johannesburg.
The road will then turn in a circle and take you onto the N1 north, where you should follow it to Roodepoort past Sandton. Take the 14th Avenue off-ramp. At the next intersection (Hendrik Potgieter) turn right and go on the on-tamp onto Hendrik Potgieter and head towards Krugersdorp. Follow this road past Makro all the way to the N14 / R28 traffic lights (Sasol garage will be on the far left hand side of the intersection).
Continue straight over until you reach a T-junction. Turn right at the T-junction heading on the R563 to Hekpoort. Remain on the right hand side, do not take the N14 to the left. Follow the R563 over the Hekpoort hills towards the Magaliesburg. When you reach a T-junction, turn left onto the R560. Remain on this road for about 8km (5 miles) until you see the Doornhoek turn-off to the right. Take this turn-off and continue on the road for about 6km (3 miles) until you reach the Askari Game Lodge & Spa on the right hand side.

Extras Costs

* Game Drive: charged per person per drive/Guided walk (2 types of experiences)
* Elephant Experience (3 types of experiences): charged per person per experience

Rates from:

Deluxe, Executive, Standard or Double Deluxe Chalets
R 1 480 person sharing per night
R 1 820 per single guest per night
Valid 01 Feb 2017 to 31 Mar 2017
R 1 530 person sharing per night
R 1 880 per single guest per night
Valid 01 Apr 2017 to 31 Aug 2017

Rate Includes:

* Accommodation
* Dinner and breakfast

Rate Exclude:

* All Extras

Term & Conditions:

* Rates are subject to change and availability

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