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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 688 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 form 1 Sep 2020 - 30 Nov  2020
Room Category Single
Adult Rate
Sharing
Adult Rate
Extra
Adult
Kid 2 Kid 3
De Luxe (DLUX) x 6 - Max 2 Pax Per Room R1 740 R1 400 R1 400 R 700 R 700
De Luxe Twin bedded  (DLUXT) x 13 - Max 2 Pax Per Room R1 740 R1 400 R1 400 R 700 R 700
77Executive (EXEC) x 7 - Max 2 Pax Per Room R1 560 R1 270 R1 270    
Standard (STD) x 4 - Max 2 Pax Per Room R1 560 R1 270 R1 270    
GardenSuite Rooms (GARS) x12 - Max 2 Pax Per Room R1 560 R1 270 R1 270 R1 270 R1 270
Garden Cottage (GARC) x 2 - Max 6 Pax Per Room R1 740 R1 400 R1 400 R1 400 R1 400
Rates valid form 1 Dec 2020 30 Sep 2021
Room Category Single
Adult Rate
Sharing
Adult Rate
Extra
Adult
Kid 2 Kid 3
De Luxe (DLUX) x 6 - Max 2 Pax Per Room R1 900 R1 550 R1 550 R 775 R 775
De Luxe Twin bedded  (DLUXT) x 13 - Max 2 Pax Per Room R1 900 R1 550 R1 550 R 775 R 775
77Executive (EXEC) x 7 - Max 2 Pax Per Room R1 770 R1 390 R1 390 R 695 R 695
Standard (STD) x 4 - Max 2 Pax Per Room R1 770 R1 390 R1 390 R 695 R 695
GardenSuite Rooms (GARS) x12 - Max 2 Pax Per Room R1 770 R1 390 R1 390 R1 390 R1 390
Garden Cottage (GARC) x 2 - Max 6 Pax Per Room R1 900 R1 550 R1 550 R1 550 R1 550

Kid 1-5 year:  Stay Free

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.
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:

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.

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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