4* Luxury Game Lodge in the Plumari Private Game Reserve in the Magaliesberg
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.
African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa 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.
African Hills Safari 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
|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|
|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|
|Rates valid from 1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021|
|Two Night Packages||Single
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.
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)
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:
Look at our Special Offers for SA Residents under our special offers section!
African Hills Safari 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.
Motivate your team with one of our fun team building activities.
Explore the beautiful surrounding area on one of our daytrips.
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.
African Hills Safari 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 can be subdivided into three venues depending on requirements|
African Hills Safari Lodge offers a variety of packages to go with your Wildlife Conference Experience including:
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 24-Hour Conference Package R1880 per person sharing / R2100 single occupancy
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.
African Hills Safari 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.
African Hills Safari 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.
Valid from 15 August – 30 November 2020 (Mon – Thu)
Day Conference Package: R550.00 pp + 50% discount on an activity of your choice
24-Hour Conference Package R1880 per person sharing / R2100 single occupancy
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
Breakfast: 07h00 until 10h00
Lunch: 12h00 until 16h00
Dinner: 19h00 until 21h00
Mix, mingle & enjoy our extensive wine list & signature cocktails
Monday through Sunday: 10h00 until late
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
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
Eye Slices Treatment R 165
Firming, Anti-aging mask R 110
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.
Valid Monday to Friday only. Excluding public holidays.
Adult supervision. Ages 4-12yrs
Mini Massage (20min) R 230ea
Mini Grooming (30min) R 200ea
Birthday Package (1hr 30min)
minimum 5 children R 680\child
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
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
The Legend Lingers (2 hrs) R 1 250 pp
Journey to Africa (2hrs) R 1 375 pp
Penda Couple’s Treat (3hrs) R 3220\couple
African Romance Package (4hrs) R 4 840\couple
Ndlovu Overnight Spa Package R 3890pp sharing
(Sun-Thurs only) R 5090pn single
R 3915pn single
R 6765pn single
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4* Luxury Accommodation
At Finfoot Lake Reserve we are passionate about the work we do. We can custom design a unique conference experience for your delegates incorporating a variety of specially supervised team building exercises. As well as canoeing, fishing, barge cruises, game drives, guided bush walks or simply relax in our beautiful rock pool. Let us tempt you with a selection of superb home-made cuisine which you can enjoy under the stars next to a roaring fire, or in one of our cool thatched dining areas.
All this just 90 minutes from Johannesburg and 30 minutes from Sun City.
With 8km of pristine water frontage on our 3500 hectare reserve, we are uniquely situated to offer unforgettable experiences. We can accommodate 50 guests in our comfortable chalets plus there are two five star luxury self-catering villa's which can accommodate 8 and 10 guests respectively. Conference facilities are available for up to 60 delegates. Enjoy abundant wildlife and extraordinary bird watching (over 400 species) at Finfoot. We invite you to come and explore the possibilities with us.
|Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rands • Subject to availability•|
|Plan||Room Type||1 Apr 2020 to 31 March 2022
|Chalet||Per unit: 2 pax||R3 040||R3 490|
|Bush Chalet||Per unit 4 pax (2 adults, 2 kids)||R3 490||R3 940|
|Children 2 to 11 years
old sharing -
with full paying adult - on sleeper couch
|Children 12 - 18 years in separate room||R1 210||R1 350|
|Villa||Per unit: 10 pax (8 adults & 2 kids)||R4 295||R4 745|
|Comp Breakfast &
|Luxury Tent||Per unit: 6 pax (4 adults & 2 kids)||R5 630||R6 100|
Look at our Special Offers for SA Residents under our special offers section!
CHECK IN AND OUT TIMES, DAY USE ROOMS
Guests can now relax and unwind by taking advantage of a variety of treatments at the on-site health spa located at Finfoot Lake Reserve.
Our conference centres cater for all requirements of the modern corporate team. Fully equipped, they offer the best facilities for an effective presentation. There are 2 air-conditioned conference rooms seating from 10 to 60 delegates, as well as breakaway options. Tea and coffee is served on the deck, overlooking prime bushveld.
Centrally situated and equipped with a large deck our swimming pool is a must during your stay.
Our games room is equipped with a variety of activities ranging from pool to chess. Make time for some friendly competition.
Enjoy bush braais; the magnificent stars in the night sky; and the company of everyone around you.
Luxury in a bush setting making for great a experienceAccommodation
The accommodation at Finfoot is outstanding. Up to 50 guests can be accommodated in shared units. Our air-conditioned chalets are furnished with en-suite bathrooms with both shower and bath facilities to provide maximum comfort while still retaining the feel of the African bushveld. Private and secluded, they offer the best of both worlds.
Bush Chalet – 4 sleeper
The eight 4 sleeper Bush
chalets (2 beds, 1 x sleeper couch) on site have dressed thatch
ceilings, earthy print fabrics and indigenous wood furniture which make
for a pleasurable experience. Each unit has an two en-suite bathroom
with a shower and bathtub respectively. Air-conditioning provides hot
or cold air depending on your requirements; or if you just want to
breathe in the fresh bushveld air, just step out onto the private deck.
Chalet – 2 sleeper
We have eighteen 2 sleeper chalets with have dressed thatch ceilings, earthy print fabrics and indigenous wood furniture which make for a pleasurable experience. Each unit has an en-suite bathroom with a shower only. Air-conditioning provides hot or cold air depending on your requirements; or if you just want to breathe in the fresh bushveld air, just step out onto the private deck.
Self catering luxury villa
Our luxury self-catering villa is situated 200 meters from the
banks of the Vaalkop Dam.
The Villa has four bedrooms, with four bathrooms and a guest toilet.
The main bedrooms have on suite bathrooms, each with a large bath, double basin, toilet and an outside shower.
The two corridor bathrooms across from the second bedrooms each have a shower, basin and toilet.
The Villa has a large open plan kitchen, lounge and dining room area which opens up onto a wooden wrap around deck.
Above the lounge area there is a loft with a top deck overlooking the dam.
The bottom deck has a medium size pool and braai area.
The Villa also has a pantry, oven , fridge / freezer combo and microwave.
The Villa can accommodate 8 to 10 pax comfortably, which of 8 adults max and two kids under 12 years.
Each bedroom is furnished with a wardrobe, dresser table, small lounge area and either a king size bed or two single beds.
One of the second bedrooms has two extra single beds.
Luxury Safari Tent
There is no skimping on space, as each luxury tent includes 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a timber viewing deck. The bedrooms incorporate an authentic outdoor shower, while each luxury tented safari camp features a medium size pool and a private, shaded boma braai area.
At Finfoot Lake Reserve, you can hop on one of our two-wheeled, self-balancing personal transporters. A great activity for the whole family, Segways are the coolest way to meander around the area without breaking a sweat. After a quick 15-minute training session to get used to it, you’ll set off on your adventure with your qualified Segway guide to enjoy a smooth ride with your best Segway smile.
If you’re an avid birder (and even if you’re not), you will delight in waking up to the cheer of our happy local choristers. This lodge setting near Johannesburg provides a stunning backdrop for bird sightings as a myriad of species congregate around the surrounding bush and lake area during the day. Keep your eyes peeled for African skimmers and Kingfishers and listen out for the unmistakable call of the Fish eagle that can sometimes be heard.
All aboard for our unforgettable sunset barge cruise. Bring your sundowner drink of choice as we cruise out over the water just before heading up to the restaurant for dinner. The scenery illuminated by the last light of the day makes for excellent photography.
If you’re looking for action of the paddling variety, you’re in for a treat. Hop into one of our canoes where you can explore the aquatic ecosystems of the lake. This is an easy activity for all of our guests to try during their stay. Lifejackets are also provided..
Finfoot Lake Reserve is the perfect safari break near Johannesburg for those wanting to see South Africa’s wildlife. You won’t come across most of the larger prowling predators that you would in the Kruger, but there are a number of happy herbivores and fascinating creatures scattered throughout the reserve that are still unique and just as fascinating to see out in the bush
Guided Bush walks
Experience the delight of a guided nature walk after breakfast, which offers an up-close perspective of the surrounding landscape. This is an easy way to stretch your legs while staying at Finfoot Lake Reserve. You’ll definitely learn a thing or too as our qualified walking guides teach you about the smaller creatures of the reserve as well as the medicinal uses of significant plants, herbs and trees.
Bring along you bike and enjoy our trails which will accommodate any skill level from beginner to the more advanced rides
One thing you will find yourself doing at Finfoot Lake Reserve, is getting lost in the blanket of stars that will surround you each night of your stay. Far enough from Johannesburg’s city lights, you will truly appreciate the night sky.
Clay pigeon shooting is a way for you to wind down a relax while shooting all the stress of the city away.
Make sure not to forget all your gear so that you may take advantage of our amazing offering on the lake
Offering various leisure time activities from snooker to darts
Finfoot Lake Reserve offers conferencing facilities and accommodation for delegates, as well as tailor-made teambuilding itineraries. From interactive drumming, creative thinking and Amazing Race challenges, to potjiekos competitions and orienteering, our team can foster a little fun-filled competition amongst your group.
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