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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in one of the self catering cottages. Very practical and well furnished. Flat screen with limited DSTV in lounge and another flat screen in room. Ceiling fans with no aircon. The units are cool inside as we did not require aircon during the hot day we spent there. Game drive with Dumesani was n nice experience and abundant... More 

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ShipwayG, General Manager at Askari Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

thank you for your great review we really do appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to Askari Lodge. kind regards Graham Shipway More 

Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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7 reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016

It was great. We booked with a last minute winter special. It is very beautifull. There was a function going on, but we had no problems of noise. The food was delicious, the spa formidable and the environment fabulous. Quite, no rush, no noise, only some birds.

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ShipwayG, General Manager at Askari Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

We are so glad that you took the time to visit us and that we are able to help you relax and unwind. Thank you for you great review ! Please have a look at our facebook page for our summer specials. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Kind regards Graham... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Less than I expected. Rooms were quite basic - no dressing table or chairs, tired and dusty looking. Huge old fashioned TV. Much more modern rooms at Glenburn Lodge - also Guvon. Food mediocre. Ridiculous having to be out your room at 9 in the morning! I don't believe that there is a line of guests waiting to come in... More 

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ShipwayG, General Manager at Askari Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Stevens I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at Askari lodge. I will try to respond to your feedback ! Our rooms are not meant to be modern the room that you booked on line is meant to reflect the theme of the history of Askari. I am not sure where you received the... More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great place to unwind. Had a very productive meeting whilst feeling totally relaxed. The staff left nothing unturned when it came to service delivery. The accommodation is spacious and the furnishings well appointed.

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ShipwayG, General Manager at Askari Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

My Team and I thank you for your for your superb review it has left them feeling highly motivated! We do hope that it wont be too long before your next visit kind regards Graham Shipway More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We had such a lovely time at Askari yesterday and I just personally want to take the time to tell how impressed we were with the game drive, not only did we see loads of animals but our field guide Dumisane is such a dear and pleasant person. He made us feel very comfortable and is very informative! Thank you... More 

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ShipwayG, General Manager at Askari Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Wow thank you for your stunning review ! I have passed on your excellent comments to Dumisane and he is over the moon. It is with feedback like yours that really motivates the team to go above and beyond. The team and I hope that it wont be too long before we can welcome you back to Askari Lodge again... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The view from the lodge is breath taking - And I'm not just talking about the landscape. There are Blessbok walking around the villas at night which, certainly gives one a start. (Don't worry though Blessbok are harmless) The hotel grounds are scattered with old Voortrekker relics. Complete with a museum and lots of information regarding the protection of wildlife... More 

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ShipwayG, General Manager at Askari Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! the Team and I are so glad that we could assist your company with a memorable team building. We hope that you will choose us again for the next one. look forward to hosting you soon Kind regards Graham Shipway More 

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We had an awesome time at Askari! A perfect getaway from the stress of the city, as soon as you arrive you are welcomed and feel part of the family. From porters to rangers you can see everyone is proud of their lodge and want you to fully experience this tranquil setting. The rooms are beautifully decorated with all the... More 

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ShipwayG, General Manager at Askari Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. The Askari Team is thrilled at your comment.It is reviews such as yours that really motivates the Team to go the extra mile. We do hope that it wont be too long before you visit us again. Kind regards. Graham Shipway More 

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Reasonably priced. The whole experience from check-in to check-out is completely service oriented. From the manager to the porter to the cleaners, everyone is friendly, competent and completely attentive. Truly the best service I have experienced anywhere. The spa is well worth a visit, better than any day spa I have been to in over 10 years.

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ShipwayG, General Manager at Askari Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Wow thank you for your wonderful review and your excellent e-mail. The staff is thrilled at your comments and it has really motivated them. we really hope that it will not be too long before we can welcome you back to Askari Lodge kind regards Graham Shipway More 

Rustenburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I rate 4/5 as 5/5 would mean that there is no room for improvement, and one can always improve. Basil with the elephant experience was a jol. one of you waiters makes the most amazing cappuccinos - did not get her name, and to the chef that also went out of his way - that all is very good service... More 

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ShipwayG, General Manager at Askari Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent feedback ! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back very shortly kind regards Graham Shipway More 

Pretoria
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This was our first time to Askari, and we were pleasantly surprised. We had treatments at the Spa (the whole family) and had two family game drives, we enjoyed it so much. The food was great, and was much more than we expected. Can really recommend this as a very nice weekend or mid week break away for the family.

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ShipwayG, General Manager at Askari Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

We are so glad that you chose to come to Askari Lodge and that we were able to surprise you. Thank you for your wonderful recommendation and we look forward to hosting you back at Askari Lodge in the very near future kind regards Graham Shipway More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Askari Game Lodge & Spa is situated on the Plumari Africa Game 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 Africa 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. Elephant Experiences entails 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 decor 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 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 decor focal points. The two contrasting decor themes pay homage to the 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. Askari Lodge - the legend lingers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Askari Game Lodge & Spa

Address: 1 Doornspruit Road | Magaliesberg, Hekpoort 1791, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Hekpoort
Price Range: RM706 - RM2,747 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Askari Game Lodge & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 48
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“make sure you are not sharing unless you want to”
 of 5 bubbles 985lindib, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the pool or the Dam where you will see wildlife”
 of 5 bubbles malmelmarais6, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Newly appointed rooms are very comfortable and great for family interaction”
 of 5 bubbles bronweng2016, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The chalets next to the spa and restaurant are quaint and cosy, but clean and modern and very well appointed.”
 of 5 bubbles , 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“most rooms are overlooking the forest with animals and the mountain.Spectacular view”
 of 5 bubbles patriciadX6898ST, 2 May 2016 | Read review
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