Askari Game Lodge & Spa

Doornspruit Road, HekpoortMagaliesburg0001South Africa
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About Askari Game Lodge & Spa

Guests can get back to nature in the South African bush at Askari Game Lodge & Spa. Found on the secluded Plumari Private Reserve outside Magaliesburg, this upscale resort offers encounters with elephants and lions. There’s also an outdoor swimming pool and a spa offering massages, pedicures and manicures.

All the elegantly decorated accommodations feature private bathrooms and flat-screen TVs. Traditional rooms in the main lodge feature period antiques, while the self-catering family units have kitchens and barbecue areas. There are also chalet units, some with thatched roofs and patios. Selected quarters add mountain views and fireplaces.

Besides conference facilities and Wi-Fi access, amenities include free parking and an on-site museum of vintage farm machinery. Guests can also enjoy activities like mountain hikes and photography courses.

A buffet breakfast is available. The on-site restaurant serves barbecued meats as a speciality. There’s also a relaxed bar.

The Cradle of Humankind Visitor Centre, part of a World Heritage Site, lies roughly 35 minutes’ drive from Askari Game Lodge & Spa.

Contact

Doornspruit Road, Hekpoort, Magaliesburg, 0001, South Africa
Telephone: +27(11)791 1870 | Fax: +27(11)792 7723 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organized activities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Massage

Accessibility

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' club

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Guests love being in the lap of nature

With beautiful scenery all around them and plenty of opportunities to get up close to big wild animals like lions and elephants, this property offers a special location in the South African bush. Guests who go on the daily game drives especially enjoy getting to feed the elephants in the company of knowledgeable rangers. City slickers say they really feel they are getting back to nature when they stay here because the surroundings are so wild and peaceful. The spa is another aspect of a stay here that reportedly helps guests to relax in the lap of nature.

Clean and comfy rooms

There is frequent praise from reviewers for the cleanliness and comfort of the various room types on offer here. There are special mentions for features like the appealing period decor and cosy beds.

Tasty food

On the whole, diners are impressed with the food served at the restaurant in the main lodge of this resort. There is a plentiful buffet breakfast each day, and guests also have positive things to say about lunch and dinner. Those trying the bush braai barbecued specials are usually pleased with their food, too.

Negative Reviews

Unwanted wildlife grumbles

There are claims in reviews that bats and insects can turn up in some of the rooms from time to time, especially at night. Members of staff are, however, usually on hand to come and help remove any of these unwanted nuisance visitors.

Limited Wi-Fi network range

It disappoints guests that the range of the Wi-Fi network is rather poor. There is limited coverage available beyond the reception area, making it hard for guests to access online services as easily as they would like to.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 46 reviews across the web
8.2 /10
  • Expedia
    9.2 /10
  • Hotels.com
    9.2 /10
  • SafariNow
    5.0 /10
  • ebookers.com
    10 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.7 /10
8.2 out of 10 based on 46 reviews