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

Askari Game Lodge & Spa

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

The Reserve is set within a pristine wilderness of 6800 hectares with natural African Bushveld and an abundance of flora, fauna, bird and wildlife.

The Main Lodge overlooks the Elephant Dam and invites guests to take a step back in time while admiring South African décor pieces dating back to the 1800s. Slipper baths, wash stands, luggage chests, antique Oregon cupboards and tables are subtly placed within the 4* 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 – 1900. A variety of stone and iron-age artefacts, items from the SA War and San Bushmen rock carvings tell the history of the area, which is also known for the Battle of Nooitgedacht. Examples are available in the Museum and guided Bush Walks take guests through areas where many stone carvings (petroglyphs) can be found.

Askari Game Lodge Spa caters for romantic getaways, conferences, teambuilding initiatives, training courses and weddings in its 48 rooms, the Main Lodge and the 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.

Located in the heart of the Lodge is the Spa which opens up on to an outdoor pool and private garden.


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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rands • Subject to availability•
Rates valid from 1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021
Minimum 2 nigts required Friday to Sunday
Room Category Single
Adult Rate
Sharing
Adult Rate
De Luxe x 6 - (Sleep max 2) - Per Person Night Sharing with dinner and breakfast R2 750 R1 650
De Luxe x 6 - (Sleep max 2) - Midweek - Per Person Night Sharing    R2 650 R1 550
Family room (now Garden suite rooms) - Per Person Night Sharing with dinner and breakfast R2 500 R1 500
Family room (now Garden suite rooms) - Midweek - Per Person Night Sharing   R2 450 R1 400
Garden Suite rooms,  Executives and Standard x 19 - (Sleeps max. 2) -  Per Person Night Sharing with dinner and breakfast R2 500 R1 500
Garden Suite rooms,  Executives and Standard x 19 - (Sleeps max. 2) -  Midweek  - Per Person Night Sharing  R2 450 R1 400
  • Kid 1-5 year: Stay Free
  • 6-17yrs sharing with parents pay half price.
We also have 2 night packages available : BASED ON DE LUXE ROOM TYPE
Rates valid from 1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021
Two Night Packages Single
 
Per Person
for 2 Nights
Option 1 - DBB & Game Drive R5 640 R3 550
Option 2 - DBB; Elephant Experience & Full Body Massage  R6 440 R4 350
Option 3 - DBB; Game Drive & Elephant Experience R6 240 R4 150
Option 4 - DBB; Game Drive; Elephant Experience & Full Body Massage R6 840 R4 750

For and extra R 350.00pp you can add another game drive to your 2 night package.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT SELF CATERING WE CAN OFFER WARTHOGS BUSH CAMP R 950.00 PER ROOM PER NIGHT.

Alternatively :

3 bedroomed Garden Cottage unit R 9 500.00 per night self catering (this option only available to guests with special dietary requirements) or R 1 650.00 per person per night with dinner and breakfast (min 6 guests)

For spa bookings you can contact our spa manager Amanda on 014 577 2658/9 ext 417 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – unless you are booking one of the packages.

SEE INFORMATION BELOW and attached:-

NB: Please be informed that a reservation can only be considered as secure & confirmed once the required 

50% deposit has been paid and we are furnished with proof of such payment (*see payment options below). We reserve the right to release any reservations not confirmed within 72 hours.

We also offer the following activities:

Game Drives

  • We have the complete BIG FIVE which can be viewed at R  425.00 per person
  • The approximate duration is ±2½ hours
  • Daily Times are 06:30am or 09:30am & 16:00hrs.
  • Winter 09:30am & 15:00hrs

No Self-drive permitted

  • Family drives are available for group with children under 12yrs R 325.00 per child / R 425.00 per adult
  • Sunday after lunch drive R 325.00 (14:00hrs)

The Plumari Elephant Experiences

  • We have two Elephants on the reserve with which adults guests can enjoy a of highly interactive Experiences at R  750.00  per person.
  • 7-12yrs R 600.00 each
  • (Regrettably no children under the age of 7yrs permitted)

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

LEISURE

 Rates from R1350.00 per person per night sharing (depending on the room type) and is inclusive of dinner & breakfast.

ACTIVITIES

All our activities are now open and subject to COVID protocol
  • Game Drives @R350.00 pp
  • Elephant Experiences @ R550.00 pp
  • Mountain Hike @ R350.00 pp
  • Petroglyph Hike @ R250.00 pp
RESTAURANT
  • Our restaurant is open.
  • Sunday Lunch – unfortunately no buffets are allowed under COVID Protocol, but we have put together a great Pub Menu to enjoy while watching the elephants play.
SPA
  • Our Spa is open on Sat & Sun from 10h00
  • Bookings must be made in advance.
LEISURE PACKAGES:

1 Night

R2095.00 pp sharing – DBB + Game Drive

R2750.00 pp sharing – DBB + Elephant Experience + Full Body Massage

R2630.00 pp sharing – DBB + Game Drive + Elephant Experience

R3230.00 pp sharing – DBB + Game Drive + Elephant Experience + Full Body Massage

2 Nights

R3560.00 pp sharing – DBB + Game Drive

R4250.00 pp sharing – DBB + Elephant Experience + Full Body Massage

R4120.00 pp sharing – DBB + Game Drive + Elephant Experience

R4730.00 pp sharing – DBB + Game Drive + Elephant Experience + Full Body Massage

Please be advised that the Packages above are based on Deluxe Rooms.
Minimum 2 night stays required Friday to Sunday…..from 1 June we will include Saturday pub lunch. (weekend stay only)
De Luxe
  • Rate R 1 650 per person per night sharing with dinner and breakfast.
  • Single occupancy R 2 750 per night with dinner and breakfast per night.
  • Children under 5yrs stay and eat free.
  • 6-17yrs sharing with parents pay half price.
  • Midweek : R 1 550 per person per night sharing
  • R 2 650 per person per night single
Garden Suite rooms,  Executives and Standard
  • Rate R 1 550 per person per night sharing with dinner and breakfast.
  • Single occupancy R 2 500 per night with dinner and breakfast.
  • Midweek : R 1 400 per person per night sharing
  • R 2 450  per person per night single
Family room (now Garden suite rooms)
  • Rate R 1 550 per person per night sharing with dinner and breakfast.
For spa bookings you can contact our spa manager TINA on 014 577 2658/9 ext 417 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – unless you are booking one of the packages.
Executive Rooms (Standard)

  • Stand-alone units - closest to restaurant – overlooking the pool and dam.  
  • King size beds – bath tub, shower, basin & toilet – aircon – sleeps 2 people
  • TV, Safes, Hairdryers, WiFi & Mini Bar stocked on request
Deluxe Rooms (Deluxe)

  • Stand-alone units - closest to restaurant – overlooking the pool and dam.  
  • King size beds – bath tub, shower, basin & toilet – aircon – sleeps 2 people
  • TV, Safes, Hairdryers, WiFi & Mini Bar stocked on request
Standard Rooms (Standard)

  • Smallest rooms overlooking the dam.
  • King size beds – bath tub, shower, basin & toilet – aircon – sleeps 2 people
  • TV, Safes, Hairdryers, WiFi & Mini Bar stocked on request
Garden Cottages (Deluxe)

  • 3 Bedroom units – great for families
  • King size bed in each room – bath tub, shower, basin & toilet – aircon – sleeps 6 people
  • TV, Safes, Hairdryers, WiFi & Mini Bar stocked on request
Garden Suites (Standard)

  • Newest rooms – each unit is split into 2 rooms (A & B)
  • A – shower, basin & toilet and looks over the pool
  • B – shower, bath tub, basin & toilet – aircon - does not have a view – sleeps 2 people per room
  • TV, Safes, Hairdryers, WiFi & 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

Valid from 15 August – 30 November 2020 (Mon – Thu)

Day Conference Package: R550.00 pp + 50% discount on an activity of your choice

  • Conference Room
  • Lunch
  • Morning and Afternoon Teas, Coffees and Snacks
  • Standard equipment including data projector

24-Hour Conference Package R1880 per person sharing / R2100 single occupancy

  • Tea and Coffee on Arrival
  • Mid-morning and 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

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

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:


SPA HOURS
Monday – Sunday 08h00-17h00
Rates 2021/2022

MASSAGE  

Indian Head & Scalp
(30min) R 430
Relaxing pressure point massage

Khoi Khoi Back (30min) R 430
Medium to deep back, neck & shoulder massage

African Touch (60/90min) R 695 / R 860
Signature African calabash massage

Rolling Sands (60/90min) R 695 / R 860
Medium to deep pressure massage

Ancient Scent (60/90min) R 695 / R 860
Pre-blended aroma oils

Kalahari Sun (60min) R 695
Deep therapeutic massage using heated basalt stones

Bellabaci (60min) R 695
Ancient cupping therapy

Pre-natal (60min) R 695
Relaxing pre-natal massage

Reflexology (30min) – subject to availability R 465
Stimulating pressure point treatment on the feet

FACIAL
Tailor made facials to suit your skin type

Classic Facials
(60min) R 660
Hydrating, Balancing or Detoxing Skin treatment.

Advanced Facials (90min) R 795
Age defying, uplifting and youth enhancing

Facial Enhancers
Eye Slices Treatment R 165
Firming, Anti-aging mask R 110

BODY

African Cocoon (60min) R 620
A healing wrap to soothe, hydrate and nourish the skin

Desert Glow Body Exfoliation (30min) R 375
A gentle exfoliation to soften, remove dead skin cells, hydrate and nourish.

Kiddies Spa
Valid Monday to Friday only. Excluding public holidays.
Adult supervision. Ages 4-12yrs

Classic Treatments
Mini Massage (20min) R 230ea
  • Back, neck & shoulders
  • Indian Head & Scalp
  • Foot & Lower Leg
Mini Facial with chocolate mask (25min) R 250

Mini Grooming
(30min) R 200ea
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
Spa Gift R 80
Birthday Package (1hr 30min)
minimum 5 children R 680\child
  • Mini facial with chocolate mask
  • Mini Pedicure
  • Mini Manicure
  • Fruit Juice
  • Spa Gift
GROOMING TREATMENTS

Hands
Hand Treatment (30min)
Exfoliation & massage   R 285
Hand Grooming
(60min)
Includes buff & shine R 310
Spa Manicure (60min)
Full Hand Grooming that includes polish R 330

Feet
Foot Treatment (40min)
Exfoliation & massage R 310
Foot Grooming (40min)
Includes buff & shine R 330
Spa Pedicure (60min)
Full Foot Grooming that includes polish R 375
Deluxe Pedicure (75min)
Includes foot peel R 420

Grooming add ons

Paraffin Mask R 90
Medi Heel Peel R 165
Gelish Polish (application only) R 220
Soak off & buff R 110

WAXING & TINTING TREATMENTS

Lip, Chin, Brow wax R 90ea
Eye Lash Tint R 100
Eye Brow Tint R 90
Lash & Brow Tint R 165

Other waxing on request. Subject to availability
 
SPA JOURNEYS

The Legend Lingers (2 hrs) R 1 250 pp
  • 30 min Khoi Khoi Massage
  • 30 min Express Facial
  • 30 min Express Manicure
  • 30 min Express Pedicure

Journey to Africa (2hrs) R 1 375 pp
  • 30 min Desert Glow Exfoliation
  • 30 min Indian Head & Scalp
  • 60 min Rolling Sands Massage
  • Light lunch

Penda Couple’s Treat (3hrs) R 3220\couple
  • 90 min Rolling Sands Massage
  • 60 min Classic Facial
  • 30 min Foot Treatment
  • Light Lunch

African Romance Package (4hrs) R 4 840\couple
  • 60 min African Cocoon
  • 60 min Massage of choice
  • 60 min Skin Specific Facial
  • 60 min Spa Pedicure OR Spa Manicure
  • Light Lunch
  • Home Treat
Overnight Experiences

Ndlovu Overnight Spa Package R 3890pp sharing
(Sun-Thurs only) R 5090pn single
  • 1 Night stay- incl dinner & breakfast Spa Treatments
  • 60min Rolling Sands Massage
  • 60min Classic Facial
  • 60min Spa Pedicure
  • Light lunch
  • Game Drive OR Elephant Experience
Ukulala Overnight Spa Package (Sun – Thurs) R 2815pp sharing
R 3915pn single
  • 1 Night stay - incl dinner & breakfast Spa Treatments
  • 60min Rolling Sands Massage
  • 60 min Spa Pedicure
  • Light lunch
Ukulala 2 Night Spa Package (Fri – Sun) R 4565pp sharing
R 6765pn single
  • 2 Night stay - incl dinner & breakfast Spa Treatments
  • 60min Rolling Sands Massage
  • 60 min Spa Pedicure
  • Light lunch

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

  • Prepayment is refundable if we are notified (by email or fax) within the time period of the commencement of the say as follows:
  • One month or more – 100%
  • 14 days – 1 month – 50%
  •   1 week – 14 days – 25%
  • Less than one week – no refund
  • All extras are to be settled prior to departure by cash or credit card

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 24 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).

Terms & Conditions

Check in time is from 14h00

Check out time is before 11h00 on day of departure

You will be required to sign an indemnity on arrival

Please inform us timeously of any special dietary requirements

NO alcohol is to be brought on to the premises – we do have a bar

Mini-bars are available on request in your room

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.

  • Two swimming pools
  • Restaurant & Terrace
  • Pub
  • Spa
  • Bush Walks/Hikes
  • Elephant Experiences
  • Elephant Walks
  • Game Drives
  • Museum
  • WiFi
  • Chapel
  • Curio Shop
  • Conference Centre
  • Airconditioned rooms
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