African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa

African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa

R560, Doornspruit Road, Magaliesburg 1790 South Africa
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#1 of 14 lodges in Magaliesburg
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa is situated on the Plumari Private Reserve in the Magaliesberg, within easy access of Johannesburg or Pretoria, offering guests a memorable wildlife experience within a malaria-free environment. Set within a pristine wilderness of 6800 hectares with natural African Bushveld and an abundance of flora, fauna, bird and wildlife, one can choose from an array of exciting activities including game drives, elephant touch and feed interactions, elephant walks, and hiking trails. We have a range of accommodation options including standard and deluxe rooms as well as twelve garden rooms. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing bush getaway surrounded by the African wilderness, planning a unique bush wedding, or need a refreshing conference venue not far from Jo’burg or Pretoria, African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa looks forward to welcoming you.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Patio
Kids stay free
Business Centre with Internet Access
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Michael L wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Warthogs is a lower-cost part of Askari Lodge, but the quality of the rooms and the service are equally as great as you would expect in the main lodge, while giving even greater privacy and a sense of real peace. Our dogs were welcomed, the staff gave us great support on everything we needed, and the bathtub - and bathroom itself - is big enough for a romantic experience. The outdoor shower is really a great touch too.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Tania F wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just as a read up for new visitors
I am a travel agent and I get around quite a bit, mostly to experience what I am selling.
Askari lodge wow...
From the time we arrived ( myself and my two girls 13&6)
It was raining terribly, We were given coffee and hot chocolate and made comfortable and so welcome.
Brenda Karen and Pat at reservations was the first interaction and helped and were so patient with me.

Lunch: Sunday carvery was amazing. food for every taste bud.
Rooms:The rooms were cosy and very well decorated, the linen wow. feather down, under floor heating, Toiletries. The slipper bath was my favorite.
Sherry in the rooms wow...

Breakfast was great A la carte and buffet on certain days.
Dinner: wow Compliments to the chef. I felt like I was overseas. 5 course meal including amuse bouche sorbet etc etc. Everything very well served and garnished like a 5 star restaurant. Joshua served us most of the evenings with a smile. Elias was great as well.

Nandipha at reception, loved your service and willingness to help.
Thuli at housekeeping for bringing us blankets, putting hot water bottles in the beds and a heater so we were comfy ( without asking)
Rangers were also great and made sure we had a game drive before we left, We saw animals up close and had an amazing experience.

Thank you to all at Askari for making our trip memorable. We will be back soon

Thank you
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Must have heating can get very cold on the water side
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Response from AskariTeam, Public Relations Manager at African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa
Responded 06 Jan 2020
Dear TaniaF1046 Wow thank you for the amazing review, It warms my heart to receive such wonderful feedback, it was a pleasure catering to you furthermore, we are very happy to hear that our staff and service exceeded your expectations. I will be sure to let our staff know how much of an impact they made on your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to the lodge in the near future. Kind Regards
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luciamO4854HG wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was kept clean and neat all the time. The staff was always readily available to assist with an emergency we had. Loved the setup in the room which ensured that we rest and enjoy our sleep.

The food was scrumptious and out of this world. Enjoyed the Elephant feeding time and also interacting with the gentlemen who guided us in feeding them. The place is serene and would not mind visiting the place again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If tranquility is what you are after, then this is the place to visit
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Response from AskariTeam, Public Relations Manager at African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Wow thank you for the amazing review, We ecstatic to receive such a wonderful response, it was a pleasure catering to you Furthermore, we are very happy to hear that our staff and service met your needs and expectations. We are also very excited to hear about your interaction with our wonderful Elephants. We look forward to welcoming you back to the lodge in the near future. Warm Regards
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Kdogtravel2021 wrote a review May 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I made a booking to stay at Askari Game lodge through Booking.com. I checked the images on Booking.com and verified the images on the Askari website. When i made my booking I specifically requested a room with a fire places as the images on both Booking.com and Askari website show inviting warm rooms with a fireplace.

To my horror when I arrived I was told that all the rooms have no functional fireplace and have been fitted with conditioning units. I informed the manager that i specifically wanted a room with a fireplace and that was the only basis for my booking. The manager made little effort to address my concerns. I further explained that the air conditioner also wasnt working and they provided a Gas heater. I spent two nights of what i had hoped would be a romantic few days in a room with no fire place and all the mood and romance that a gas heater can provide.

I normally dont review accommodation but i think anyone booking at Askari must have a fair indication of what to really expect in the room. The rest of the place is lovely and the food is great but a lodge is meant to provide what they advertise and Askari Game lodge definitely doesn't do that.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: May 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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itujosi wrote a review Oct 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great exceptional experience with Spa & game drive activities to help you relax and be close to nature. The dining and kitchen stuff puts a lot of effort to make you feel at home. Would come back and invite others to visit.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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sharding2016 wrote a review Sept 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa33 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Askari Game Lodge & Spa is a must visit. The accommodation is superb. The waiters and other staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Bernard is an asset to the establishment. He is hands on in the kitchen and does not shy away from helping when he sees that assistance is needed. The food was delicious, especially the 28 day matured steak and the chips. We were supposed to be at Askari during April 2020 but with the lock down our visit was postponed to the long weekend in September. It was well worth waiting for.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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carelgreeff2023 wrote a review Sept 2023
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The facility is easily accessible with a tar road right up to the reception area - so no dirty car or dust.
All the areas are well kept, clean and rooms are fairly private. Staff are friendly and distant enough so that you can enjoy a bit of space but close enough to assist when required.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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rrathi2023 wrote a review May 2023
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The property's location is excellent, away from the busyness of the city; however, it frequently experiences power outages. During my stay of five days, there were no generator backups for three days. This caused a sense of unease as I had to spend the nights in complete darkness, occasionally hearing sounds from the surroundings. While the rest of the property was well-lit, my room remained pitch dark at night. Moreover, there was no power or hot water available even during nighttime. This issue started from the day I checked in and persisted throughout the following night. The staff didn't offer any solution except to wait for the power to be restored from the main grid. After multiple inquiries and escalations, I finally received power backup on the third night, which functioned well for three nights before encountering another outage on the night prior to my check-out. Additionally, the availability of Wi-Fi depended on whether the room had power or not.
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Date of stay: April 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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lynnebuys wrote a review Mar 2021
East London, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a treat to spend some time at Askari Game Lodge & Spa. The resident elephants were an absolute highlight, second to the really great game drives. There are so many interesting things to see and do with a museum that has an amazing collection of ox-wagons and antiques as well as a chapel for weddings. Although I did not make use of the Spa, it really is a beautiful relaxing space to have your treatments. The conference centre is perfectly situated above the Lodge with spectacular views. My room was extremely spacious, comfortable and I am just sorry I couldn't stay longer in my bed. The food was really delicious with so many options that I wanted to try everything on the menu. Service was great with friendly staff. Just to note that if you do need wifi - it is only available in the lounge area and not in the rooms.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Ryno wrote a review Mar 2021
Centurion, South Africa111 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went to Askari on Saturday for the Elephant interaction and bush walk with the Elephants. Amazing experience and I will highly recommend this activity. During the interaction the Elephant were told to kick a ball, which it did and it was better than any kick from a striker playing soccer, the elephant was then asked to pick the ball up and throw it which it also did. We then gave the Elephants 1 apple which it took from our hands, there after a piece of apple was put in your mouth where after the elephant took it from your mouth with its trunk and thereafter a big kiss from the elephant with its trunk straight into your face, our faces required a clean up afterwards, luckily they had wet wipes. The elephant was then told to lay down which it did, we were allowed to touch the elephant which was awesome. After the interaction we took the Elephants for a bush walk to the lodge, we walked at their pace and it took us about an hour and a half to get to the lodge, amazing yet again to walk with them.

Once you get to the lodge they give people the opportunity to feed the Elephants which is also a great experience.

The reserve is open for day visitors, there is a nice restaurant and over lunch times over the weekend the Elephants will be at the lodge over lunch time where people can feed them, the restaurant overlook a water hole and the Magalies Mountains as well as the area where the people can feed the Elephants.

Fantastic experience and would definitely recommend Askari, even if you just visit for the day and relax at the restaurant.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from Saleen R
Johannesburg, South Africa
Good Morning dear Guest, We do offer different overnight including spa treatments, You're welcome to provide us with your email address and we will be happy to send the different packages to you, Many Thanks Reta Coetzee Guvon Hotels & Spas Central Reservations Manager
Answer from Boschie
Johannesburg, South Africa843 contributions64 helpful votes
Hi There We are close to Magaliesburg and have a beautiful small Spa. I have asked the Lodge to get in touch with you to expand on what we can offer over and above the Spa, game drives, lunch, dinner, and comfortable accommodation. Enjoy !!
Scott T asked a question Jul 2016
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom43 contributions9 helpful votes
Hi, Are you able to cater for a Coeliac diet?
Answer from Boschie
Johannesburg, South Africa843 contributions64 helpful votes
With advance notice they can definitely make a plan to have gluten free meals available. Your suggestions will also be appreciated.
Carol R asked a question Jul 2014
Wexford, Ireland3 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi,,is this Lodge wheelchair friendly....the room and bathroom and the outside are please.?
Answer from AskariLodge
Magaliesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Hello Carol, yes it is - a specially adapted chalet is available and the main lodge / dining area is also wheelchair friendly.
Carol R asked a question Jul 2014
Wexford, Ireland3 contributions1 helpful vote
Is this Lodge wheelchair friendly....inside the room and bathroom and outside please?
Answer from Christa B
Randburg
Dear Carol Executive suite no 1 is totally wheelchair friendly, with enough space around the bed as well as the bathroom, which has been adapted for wheel chair use. The bedroom in suite no 10 is wheelchair friendly, but the bathroom has not been changed and the person in the wheelchair will need assistance to move into the shower. The restaurant, spa and museum are all easily accessed by wheelchair - all on level, but there are cobblestone paving which may be tricky to deal with. If we could assist you with a booking, kindly contact Reta at Central Reservations directly 08611 48866 and please advise her of the special requirements. Thank you for your enquiry, we appreciate the business.
Mika wrote a tip Mar 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Arrive 30 minutes before maps say you'll arrive as it's about a 10 minute drive from their gate to the reception "
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SureTravel24-7 wrote a tip Dec 2022
Boksburg, South Africa92 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early for Christmas Day lunch its definitely worth it and it fills up quickly. "
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Hazel T wrote a tip Feb 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa11 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you prefer to watch animals rather than people, go for a room overlooking the waterholes"
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DAVID wrote a tip Mar 2021
Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa167 contributions83 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Please remember to book for Sunday lunch. Also be careful and selective when going on a game drive."
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Nicole wrote a tip Nov 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms either face the bush or the pool; both stunning!"
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,648 - R 3,941 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Askari Game Lodge & Spa
LOCATION
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgMagaliesburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
48
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Frequently Asked Questions about African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Sable Ranch Hiking Trail (6.1 km) and Rising Rocks Farm (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Black Horse, Heksies Hideaway, and Melon Rouge Eatery & Art & Antiques.
Are there opportunities to exercise at African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
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