DESCRIPTION

Askari Game Lodge and Spa is situated on the Plumari Private 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.

Plumari Private 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. Elephant interaction includes an educational talk followed by 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, 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 stone and iron-age arte facts, 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 Boere and Afrikaner history depicted by the main farmhouse decor, the Day Visitors Center is abundant with African symbology, rich earthy colours and unique African décor focal points. The two contrasting décor themes pay homage to the history while highlighting the significant influence of the indigenous African tribes of the area.

Askari Game Lodge & Spa caters for romantic getaways, conferences, teambuilding initiatives, training courses and weddings in its 48 rooms, the main lodge and Day Visitors Centre. Nature lovers and birding enthusiasts will find the experience most rewarding, while stressed city dwellers wil leave feeling rejuvenated and well-rested.

Askari Lodge & Spa is within easy access (approx. 40km) from Maropeng  where Homo Naledi, a new species of human relative, has been discovered in a cave in The Cradle of Humankind, South Africa.

Askari Lodge – the legend lingers.

VENUE ADDRESS

Askari Game Lodge & Spa, R560, Hekpoort, Magaliesburg, South Africa

LOCATION

Askari Game Lodge & Spa, R560, Hekpoort, Magaliesburg, South Africa

VENUE DETAILS
  • Reception Capacity

    150

  • Chapel Capacity

    120

  • Accommodation (Rooms)

    48

  • Accommodation (People)

    96

RECEPTION HALL

All reception venues are within a short stroll from the chapel. The Lapa, overlooking the Elephant Dam, accommodates small groups of up to 40. With its central roaring fireplace it is ideal for intimate Boma-type weddings.

Akira Wedding venue, which is situated in the Day Visitors Centre, accommodates up to 150 guests. It has a beautiful wooden deck with views over the Magaliesberg mountain range and is abundant with African symbology, rich earthy colours and unique African décor focal points. The upstairs wedding venue opens up onto the Azima Restaurant, viewing deck and Enzi Bar, ideal for pre-wedding drinks or entertainment.

The magical Forest Venue is popular for brides 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. Being outdoors, the use of this venue is subject to weather conditions.

 

CHAPEL

he 120-seater chapel with its thatch roof and bell tower was built with the input from historians. Accommodation options include 48 suites and invite guests to take a step back in time whilst admiring the South African décor pieces dating back to the 1800’s. Slipper baths, wash stands, luggage chests, antique Oregon cupboards and tables are subtly placed within the luxury 4-star surrounding, to emphasize the interesting history of the Magaliesberg area.

ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION
The Askari Lodge interior manages to capture the romance and essence of ‘Africa meets Antique Dutch’ with décor pieces dating back to the 1800’s. Slipper baths, wash stands, luggage chests, antique Oregon cupboards and tables are subtly placed within the luxury four-star surrounding, to emphasize the captivating history of the Magaliesburg area. Of the 48 suites, some have thatch roofs and wooden patios, while the newly added self-catering family units are tin-roofed with rough plaster and a distinct farmhouse look. The Chalets and Suites all have unique configurations and cater for individuals, groups and families. Mini-bars are filled on request  and complimentary tea/ coffee, safes, hairdryers and cooling fans are available for your comfort and enjoyment.

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FAMILY UNITS
The eight new units consist of two Garden Cottages and six Garden Suites. All units overlook a sparkling pool and the Magalies mountain range in the distant. This brings the total of conference or leisure guests which Askari Lodge can accommodate at any given time to 48 singles or 96 guests, sharing. The tin-roofed, rough plaster units have a distinct farmhouse look. The dark grey exteriors blend effortlessly with the natural surrounds while spacious patios (stoeps) provide a respite from the warm day after a game drive. Braai facilities are included at each unit.

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