Askari Game Lodge provides an unique African safari experience with The Big 5, in a Malaria free area superb Sunday lunches, Elephant Experiences, which includes touch and feed interaction with our elephants, a private museum with ox wagon collection as well as relaxation therapy at our spa.
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ELEPHANT EXPERIENCESOur two elephants, Damara and Nzewe are both sub-adult males who arrived at Plumari in Sept 2006. They were born and living as wild elephant on a private game reserve in Limpopo Province which at the time was about 50% overpopulated with elephants. Threatened with being culled, Damara and Nzewe were acquired by Elephants for Africa Forever ("EFAF") and put into their licensed training programme. Upon satisfactory completion, they were relocated to Askari Lodge
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GAME DRIVESThe Plumari Africa Game Reserve, in which Askari Lodge is situated, comprises a pristine malaria free wilderness area of over 5000 hectares. The Reserve boasts an amazing natural African bushveld with an abundance of flora, fauna, birdlife and wildlife. Two game drives, each approximately 2 hours in duration, are scheduled daily. Choose your game drive beverages before the game drive at the bar and we will keep them cold for you during your game drive. Food and beverages are not included in the game drive rate.
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NATURE WALKSOur accompanied bush walks offer guests an ideal opportunity to learn more about the fauna and flora of the region, as well as discover some of the smaller inhabitants of our reserve. Allow our guides to point out the finer details of the reserve. Which plants may be used for medicinal purposes and which are preferred by the animals in the reserve. Discover rock carvings along the way, in an area alongside what is said to be the oldest mountain range on earth, the Magaliesberg. The variety of insects and birds is astounding - don't forget your camera!
MUSEUMSituated within the Gala Hall is our museum. Askari Lodge boasts one of the largest private collections of ox wagons, carts and other animal drawn vehicles from the period 1800 to 1900. Tools and other collectibles from that era are also on view in our museum. The Main Lodge building was built in the mid 1800's. Every effort has been made to restore this wonderful building to the splendour it was some 150 years ago. No structural changes are permitted.
DININGOur first class chefs invite you to experience a gastronomical world where Pan African meets traditional South African cuisine. Dishes are designed to complement each individuals specific palate. Items which can be expected from the dinner buffet include amongst others, rich casseroles and the finest cuts of meat from our carvery. They are in return complemented with mouth-watering light and fluffy desserts. Sunday lunches are enjoyed while watching the elephant play in the dam in front of the main lodge. Breakfasts are served up to 10h00 on Sundays and are very popular with sport car and biking clubs - a special rate is available for group bookings.
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SPAAskari Spa at Askari Game Lodge reflects the environment that surrounds it – African veldt and wildlife rise up to meet the African sky and majestic Magaliesberg mountain range. 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.
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BUSH BOMA BRAAIJoin us for a Bush Boma Braai and Game Drive at Askari Game Lodge and Spa
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OTHER ACTIVITIESCradle of Humankind
Glenburn Lodge falls within the Cradle of Humankind – an area which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999.
A natural wonder 2.2 million years old with 15m high formations, cave pearls, rim stone pools and stalactites.
Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve
A total of 600 head of game and 30 species including rhino, lion, buffalo, cheetah and wild dog can be seen during game drives.
Wild Cave Adventures
Young at heart and looking for adventure? Various abseils from 17-30 meters are available as well as 2-6 hour caving expedition all with experienced guides.
This cave was home to the most complete skull known as Mrs. Ples found in 1947. 500 fossil specimens of both adults and children have been discovered.
Hot air ballooning
A number of reputable hot –air balloon companies operate in the area and offer guest the opportunity to quietly drift over the Cradle of Humankind. If you want to impress your VIP’s, propose mid-air, or indulge in a reflective experience, hot air ballooning comes highly recommended.