Askari Game Lodge & Spa - Magaliesburg, Western Gauteng

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Magaliesburg Accommodation
Magaliesburg, Western Gauteng

Askari Game Lodge & Spa

Magaliesburg, Western Gauteng - Accommodation

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Askari Game Lodge & Spa in Magaliesburg

Situated on the Plumari Africa Game Reserve in 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 4000 hectares with natural African bushveld and an abundance of flora, fauna, birdlife, and wildlife. Two game drives, each approximately two to two and a half hours in duration, are scheduled daily. Elephant experiences include bush walks and interaction with our 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 4 Star surrounding, to emphasize the captivating history of the Magaliesberg 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 artefacts, 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 Boer and Afrikaner history depicted by the main farmhouse decor, the Day Visitors Centre is abundant with African symbolism, 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 & Spa caters for romantic getaways, conferences, team building 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.

Located in the heart of the lodge, the spa complex boasts with an individual treatment room, a couples room with a double outdoor shower and a couples hydrotherapy bath. Separate men's and ladies change rooms each with a unique steam room which opens into one.

The entire spa opens up on outdoor relaxation areas and private gardens. Numerous pathways throughout the beautiful surrounding gardens allow for leisurely walks pre- and post-treatment. The spa also incorporates a Pedicure and Manicure Lounge, juice Bar, swimming pool with day beds and a retail area.

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 to cater 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.

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Facilities available at Askari Game Lodge & Spa,Magaliesburg, Western Gauteng

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  • Conference Venues
  • Swimming Pool

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 27° 30' 8.3" E / 25° 53' 27.7" S

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Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport
Address: O.R. Tambo International Airport, O R Tambo Airport Rd, Johannesburg, 1627, South Africa
Distance: 6.3 km / Duration: 1 hour 31 mins
1.Head northwest0.5 km
2.Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 46, follow signs for R21 N/City Center/Kempton Park/Pretoria and merge onto R21
Partial toll road
36.8 km
3.Take exit 134 for N1 S toward Johannesburg
Toll road
1.2 km
4.Merge onto Danie Joubert Fwy/N1
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7.9 km
5.Keep right to continue on Danie Joubert Fwy1.0 km
6.Continue onto N1441.4 km
7.Turn right to stay on N1410.9 km
8.Slight right onto R56321.8 km
9.Turn left onto R5608.3 km
10.Turn right onto R465
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6.3 km

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OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in South Africa and Africa, with about 17 million passengers coming through every year. Johannesburg International as it was known previously, was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of Oliver Reginald Tambo, contributor to the liberation of South Africa.

OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.

Reviews for Askari Game Lodge & Spa

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Went on a weekend, break fast and dinner was great. Game drive was also very good.

review by Rudolph van Wyk

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A class of its own .professional and friendly .spa was amazing .make u feel at home .what a pleasant experience

review by Client quantum

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Askari Game Lodge & Spa rating

A nice place to visit when you need a break from everything and spend time with your family at a place with breath taking natural site views. It comes with one of the greatest game drives I've ever experienced, along with massage spas to get you feeling easy like Sunday mornings.

review by Lucas Mgagane

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Great venue! Great food! You can see animals as you're driving in. Saw wildebeest, springbok and even a hippo! (And that was just on the drive in and out of the venue)

review by Dean Crichton

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It's a great weekend breakfast spot, wonderful game viewing, the deck where the restaurant is makes you feel like you're in the Bush. Very reasonably priced buffet breakfast, always a good experience

review by Shane Erlank

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Askari is absolutely beautiful! My wife and I went there on honeymoon. The honeymoon suite is more than comfortable. On the day we arrived we went for dinner at the in house restaurant. The food was good and the service was excellent. Upon our return to our room, a fruit basket with biltong and champagne was left for us along with rose petals on the bed. A beautiful touch! We went for the elephant encounter the following day. It was incredible and very educational. We then went for a game drive, Becky the game ranger was phenomenal! She just has so much knowledge and I loved her sense of humor! We saw 4 out of the big five. The 5th animal being the leopard wasn't spotted but we weren't expecting to see one as it was a day drive. We did see a rhino that was the only 1 left out of 12 due to poaching, and she had also disappeared for a while beforehand, so we were very lucky to see her. We had a tap leaking in our bathroom, we reported it and it was sorted out quickly. The estate manager personally made the effort to come and apologize, which turned into quite a lengthy pleasant chat. We will definitely be back and can HIGHLY recommend that people go to Askari!

review by Kyle Reeler

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Spent Mother's Day 2015 at Askari and the food and service were magnificent. The variety was excellent as was the presentation. Highly recommend it. Spent a night and went on the most amazing game drive. Just love this place.

review by Laureen Raftopulos

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Great, friendly client care. Beautiful, healthy, well-cared-for animals. Safe enclores for the predators and great safety measures for potentially aggressive animals. The restaurant serves the most lovely meals and the hotel is just fabulous. A perfect get away from the city yet just a few kilometers away from the cities.

review by Mpapadi Monyela

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We had a wonderful time at Askari. Friendly staff and excellent food. Our room was clean and well maintained. Loved the wildlife and especially our Elephant Experience and oh, yes.... the spa treatment.... well worth the money. We will be visiting soon and bringing friends.

review by Kerry Lindsey Field

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Very special place . Staff are extremely helpful. Game drive was great. Ranger very knowledgeable. Food was excellent

review by Glynnis Rolfe

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Spent an exciting 2 nights at Askari. Room was comfortable and clean, of the best linen and pillows that I have encountered in a hotel. Period furnished rooms.Meals were adequate for buffet style. Staff are attentive and friendly. Animals wondered past our room on a regular basis, do go on the elephant experience and the game drives were most informative with our guide Ian. Visit the museum on site and the large collection of ox wagons. They do have conference facilities, spa, and wedding venue as well. Highly recommended.

review by Errol Sanders

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Spent Mother's Day 2015 at Askari and the food and service were magnificent. The variety was excellent as was the presentation. Highly recommend it. Spent a night and went on the most amazing game drive. Just love this place.

review by Laureen Raftopulos

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Quiet, peaceful place. Great food and wonderful staff. Game drives are organized daily but the game reserve is small. Take a nature walk with the tour guide at the lodge and get to learn more about the history of the lodge, plants, insects and animals in the area. There are insects and bats in the rooms near the dam at night but the game lodge staff are very helpful and they spray the rooms in the evening and can come help even late at night. If insects and bats dont bother you then youll have a wonderful night sleeping in the well furnished and cozy rooms!

review by Maggie Njenga

"Great peaceful venue"

Lovely few nights away , a bit of confusion on the extension of our stay but otherwise lovely friendly staff a great guided walk, awesome spa treatment

review by Danni Shaw

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Just being honest about my vacation at Askari Lodge, Chalets have lots of ants crawling on you even when you asleep, rooms are not cleaned, there were items left from the previous visitors in the rooms, no air conditioner, carpets are not vacuumed, no toilet paper in the toilets, kettle in the room is old and have white stuff inside, cleaners come into your room at night when you are at the supper venue, bird droppings are on your pillow and all over the room when you are asleep, mosquitos are bad, even peaceful sleep won't help, flies are all over the buffet food on the tables which they expect you to eat, Sir juice is diluted with water which is served for breakfast, bread is stale, food from the previous day is given for breakfast the next day, there is no big 5 as we only saw big 5, I will never go to this place again, if you think I am joking go and see for yourself

review by On Point Electrical Switchgear , South Africa

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