Askari Game Lodge & Spa is situated on the Plumari Africa Game Reserve in the Magaliesberg, within easy access of Johannesburg or Pretoria. Askari Game Lodge offers guests a memorable Big Five wildlife experience within a malaria-free environment.
Set within a pristine wilderness area of over 5000 hectares with natural African bushveld, there is an abundance of flora, fauna, birdlife and wildlife. Game drives are available daily.
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, a coal stove, wash stands, luggage chests, antique oregon cupboards and tables are subtly placed within the luxury four-star surrounding, to emphasise 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 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.
In contrast with the rich Boere and Afrikaner history depicted by the main farmhouse décor, 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 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.