I got engaged with the amazing elephants sooo awsome and all the staff is professional and friendly. Wild life a d rooms are stunning, had hippos in front of our room the entire stay and wildlife all arou nd. An definition of a relaxing yet exiting experience. More...
The staff was very friendly from the receptionist to the restaurant to room service. The rooms were very clean. The bedding was luxurious felt like a real life princess. My kids cannot get over seeing a real elephant and a buffalo at a very close range (from the restaurant). The guides were very knowledgeable about the elephants. More...
Great place. Friendly service and great views. Recommended for a romantic getaway.
If you are looking for a place to escape that is not to far from jhb but still has a feeling of being way away... Then Askari lodge is the place. The venue is breathe taking and the staff are welcoming and friendly. They also have some amazing animals to see More...
Amanda van der Westhuizen
Wild animals only a touch away
Loved the natural aspect of being away from the concrete jungle
Breakfast run with bikers special
Amanda van der Westhuizen
Being able to watch the wild animals while eating adds a special vibe to the delicious food and excellent service.
Everything from the SPA to the Elephant experience. Will come again
Great ambience, efficient service
Johan du Toit
A great destination for breakfast and lovely views, after a bike run.
Lovely buffet breakfast with view
Good nature reserve Lodge
Lovely lunch. Great place to get up close to elephants and appreciate the gentle giants.
Nicky le Jay
Really lovely weekend away, and only an hour away from us .. only comment... please get aircons;)
Beautiful people very hospitable
Chrissie ten Krooden
Lovely place to unwind
Away from the crowd's!
Armeaú Emil du Bois
What a beautiful place! You can also touch the elephants on one of their experiences.
Wow who would have known there is a place so close to JHB with big 5 offerings. Great service great place great management. Just wow wow wow. Great value for money More...
SASHA ANN Bierman
Beautiful.. it's a must
Great service and views. Lots of game and knowledgeable guides.
Great breakfast and atmosphere
Best reception, house keeping, service, food by far
I planned an adventure at Askari for my international grp of 10. They had no idea what incredible, memorable and truly unforgettable experience it was going to be. ||Family cottages were perfect for my grp, the bush braai experience was perfectly arranged and managed by Askari's team. My grp absolutely loved their game drives, elephant experience and overall experience. Did I exceed their expectations.....Absolutely. A weekend they will never forget. Thank you again Askari, Pat, team and of course Lovemore. More...
Amazing place to visit
Super awesome wildlife
1st experience of Askari lodge, attending our management conference for 2 days was awesome. Loved the facilities, food, staff, the game and then the game drive. Your game ranger shared so much more knowledge than what I thought I already knew. Was absolutely the best game drive ever More...
Shania de andrade
The staff was so welcoming and absolutely friendly!!! I loved my experience thanks to them!! Would 100% go back
Great vibes and location is excellent
Lovely little lodge in Hekpoort, big 5 on property however lions and elephants are in an enclosure.||Chalets are rather close together so for couples it takes away from the intimate feeling most would associate with a game experience. ||Dinner was fantastic set menus great portion size well made highlight of the stay.||Great reception and conferencing enjoyed spa but can have improvement on staff training to create a better experience.||Potentially a great wedding venue More...
Wayne James Stewart
Great stay for our annual conference in July 2019. Conference facilities good estate great. Game drive fun. Food very average to a bit disappointing.
Wat n pragtige rustige plek vir n naweek of selfs net n ete en n lekker koffie! Staff was profesioneel en uitsig n lafenis.....
Very nice and clean, best food ever
Escape from the city. Excellent menu and service.
Miguel de Lima
Sunday lunch amazing with elephants at your door step
Beautiful place in Magalies with good conference facilities
For nature lovers. Great spot for a weekend gateway. Not as child friendly though, especially the rooms.
While at a conference at another property, we went on a game drive at Asakari. The guide was friendly and efficient during the drive. ||||We saw an impressive number of general game as well as the elephants and lions. It's a short trip from most hotels in the area and worth looking at as an outing More...
We stayed at Askari Game Lodge and Spa during the weekend as a surprise birthday weekend away!||What an amazing weekend we had. From our arrival,getting to our room,the service at the restuarant,the food,the spa treatment and all the friendly faces as well as the animals that we were able to see....an unforgettable weekend!Thank you Askari Game Lodge. More...
It was so amazing to escape the pressures of life and work, just 30 outside the city. I realized again how beautiful our country is and how lucky we are to life in Africa. These animals are looked after with great care. Loved the experiance More...
wonderful experience.||Reception staff very friendly, and accommodating.||Room was clean, and nice and cool on arrival.||Game drive was fantastic, guide very knowledgeable, and interesting. ||The dinner was extremely tasty, and decor in the restaurant appealing.||Breakfast was also of good quality.||Definitely enjoyed our stay, just a pity it was only for one night! || More...
Fabulous here, a must visit, lovely service, food and welcoming staff, thanks for a lovely day.
What an amazing place, just an hour away of the city. The rooms are amazing, staff are ver helpful and friendly and take pride in their work, but the is not the only thing, the food is the best! And best you come hungry..its alot.||||Game drives are great, but the elephant experience is a must!||||For the hickers, you dont want to miss the mountain hike, you will be amazed at the views and the guides knowledge is out f this world More...
We stayed in Aug, the Askari lodge was a great base to visit the local Anglo war battlefield of Nootigedacht which is very close to the property. The rooms, service and food at the restaurant were first class. But it was our guide Rob Milne (robmilne.com) historian and geologist who really made the visit a must do for anyone interested in South African modern and ancient history. Thanks Rob and thanks Askari for a great weekend. More...
Location and being with nature. The game drive was amazing.
Amazing place and they have big 5
Great place for a getaway
Baie lekker gewees.
What an amazing place, just an hour away of the city. The rooms are amazing, staff are ver helpful and friendly and take pride in their work, but the is not the only thing, the food is the best! And best you come hungry..its alot.||||Game …Read more on TripAdvisor More...
george alan Blumrick
My wife and I had lunch on Saturday. What amazing service. Bernard and his team were awesome
We had a wonderful stay at Askari. We discovered this place under Romantic Getaways on the internet and went there to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. From the Elephant encounter, Game drive, Accommodation, Awesome food and Spa, everything was tasteful and well organised. More...
We came for day visit with my colleagues. The service was out of this world. From the massage staff, restaurant and the game drive. Wow
James Sello Baloyi
Wonderful peaceful would recommend to everyone
Wow wow wow outstanding!!! And that's just the venue, the activities are superb and the staff are one of a kind. The best experience ever thanks to the amazing staff that treat you with the highest respect and go way way beyond. Excellent work guys you are all amazing and thank you. More...
Most beautiful place
Wonderful place for a peaceful getaway.
We were guests at a wedding here, and had the absolute best time. The food was exceptional (from the toasted sandwiches at the restaurant to the reception dinner). The staff are friendly and helpful. 5/5 well deserved stars. More...
Attention to detail and excellent service delivery in all disciplines offered by the lodge made it an good experience
Lovely place away from the city noise.
A great place to relax. It has everything you need to do so. It is clean, friendly, professional. The view from the room is so good. The animals pass by to feed and drink. Sometimes you can almost touch them. The restaurant provides good food in a warm environment. More...
Good location. Lots of animals to see on the lodge. I will never forget the elephant experience. The staff were professional and the rooms were clean. The nice touch was the good night chocolates and the hot water bottles before bed. More...
The tranquility and the sound of nature, just 1hr 30 mins drive from home (Johannesbur), the best investment we've made in months. The room and bathroom was spacious and clean. The room overlooked the waterholes and provided the perfect …Read more on TripAdvisor More...
Great little spot outside of Johannesburg. Very peaceful and great to be in nature. The food and service is great and you see a lot of game on your game drive. Stayed for one night and it felt like I had been on holiday for a week. More...
Loved the game drive that was arranged for us with some drinks. Animals are so relaxed and well looked after. Love the rooms and how they make sure your room is the right temp for the night and all the small details. Makes you feel taken care off just for those few days. More...
We went to Askari to celebrate my husband 's 50th Birthday. Our room was perfect and the Romantic turndown was perfect (100%). All the staff members are very nice and professional . Food is to die for and hubby got a nice cake . Elephant Experience was out of this world. It is a very nice place for nature and animal lovers. More...
We were invited to our cousins' wedding. What an amazing experience. Food quality was excellent, rooms were well equipped and friendly staff where ever we went. Beautiful venue with abundant views of wild animals. Walking distance from …Read more on TripAdvisor More...
We stayed in Aug, the Askari lodge was a great base to visit the local Anglo war battlefield of Nootigedacht which is very close to the property. The rooms, service and food at the restaurant were first class. But it was our guide Rob Milne …Read more on TripAdvisor More...
Our stay couldn't have been better, the room was beautiful, the food awesome (breakfast and dinner) and we were lucky to have 2 elephants visiting us in front of our balcony ! We will definitely be back !
It was awesome and I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family. The only issue I had was the food, breakfast and dessert were the only meals we enjoyed. Everything else was beyond great..
Excellent venue, situated in paradise, brilliant service and real value for money. received top qaulity service from all staff we engaged with. Room was top notch. The location of the restuarant with its view over the dams and wildlife, what an experience. More...
What a beautiful place to stay with such friendly staff always smiling and always ready to assist. The food was a treat specially the breakfast. We had an amazing stay and will go back soon as we can. More...
We were invited to our cousins' wedding. What an amazing experience. Food quality was excellent, rooms were well equipped and friendly staff where ever we went. Beautiful venue with abundant views of wild animals. Walking distance from rooms to all amenities. Beautiful views across the bush. From Elephant coming to visit by the pools to a wonderful bush wedding setting. More...
We enjoyed our stay tremendously. It was peaceful and quiet. The spa was an amazing experience.
From the moment we arrived we were greeted by friendly smiles. Going for dinner and having the staff asking if you need anything else, all the time carrying the smiles and professionalism. The food is to dieeeee for. Entering your room you are taken back to olden days. Coming back from dinner to find warm water bottles with turn down service in your bed. Next day meeting the two resident elephants, receiving a kiss from Elephant, Damara. Watching the antelope drinking water at waterhole, right in front of your house. Tonight is our last night here, but booked again for December. I am truly going to miss the peaceful haven. Until We see you again, thank you all at Askari Game Lodge. You guys are awesome. More...
The lodge was amazing with wildlife roaming freely outside the rooms. Very peaceful and an interesting museum. We loved the elephant experience. Lots to see and do at the lodge. We could sit outside for hours watching the wildlife. We will definitely be back!. More...
The tranquility and the sound of nature, just 1hr 30 mins drive from home (Johannesbur), the best investment we've made in months. The room and bathroom was spacious and clean. The room overlooked the waterholes and provided the perfect sundowner setting whilst watching the different game gathering at the waterholes. The underfloor heating being switched on every night by the staff was such a treat as the room was warm and cosy when we returned from dinner. The wagon museum on the premises was informative. The spa and services were impeccable. The services during our stay was faultless, the staff went beyond the call of duty. Even the music at dinner was as if they knew what we needed, soulful. Thank you all at Askari for contributing to our lifelong memories.We will definitely return. More...
Beautiful place fantastic staff
We would like to congratulate Dave Atherstone and his wonderful team at Askari for a wonderful experience. We were lucky to be invited as their guests and they went out of their way to make our stay exceptionally special. Furthermore, we would recommend the spa managed by Amanda who made us feel very welcome and special. We highly recommend anyone who would like to be touched by the African Magical experience. Regards, Monika More...
Izak van den Berg
Above average! Good people and excellent hospitality
The ambiance and food were amazing. The museum was very interesting.
Another fantastic breakfast run to Askari this morning! Fantastic tasty buffet breakfast with everything your stomach could desire, excellent service with a smile all in beautiful surroundings with great views of the bushveld. What more could one ask? Plus the elephants came to visit. Thank you Askari and staff for a special day! More...
Toller Game Drive!
Great place, go and visit, you won't be sorry
We loved it. Great place if you have kids
Tshepo Person Morwane
The best experiance of wild life
Great place, great service, great food
Amazing to see wild animals! A definite Yes to try!
Antoinette Du Plessis
Absolutely wonderful. Professional and friendly staff.
Best massage and manicure ever.Wish to do that again.
Exceptional sunday Buffet with friendly staff. The assortment of food available in the buffet is extraordinary and the price is really affordable. The view is pure game reserve even with elephants visiting. Great experience! More...
My wife took me to the lodge for my birthday this year. Had a fantastic time
Beautiful with big game inc 2 elephants who come down to the restaurant at lunchtime , beautiful wedding venue and great food well run. Def worth a visit.
Wow wow wow!!!! What's an amazing place!!! Its so beautiful! We as a family had such an amazing time. The service received from all the staff was amazing. They were always friendly and greeted you when you walked past them. The food was out of this world. Every day there was something new and different to eat!. The game driver we had for our game drive was so informative made the game drive amazing to be on. It's a pity I didn't get his name as I would like to give him the shout out needed!. This is a place that I will be going to again in the near future soon!! More...
Great service,beautiful rooms and animals everywhere. I really enjoyed my stay
really a fantastic location with excellent views,a nice spa and a large buffett for dinner ,lunch and breakfast.We had a very nice tretament in the spa and slept very soundly in a large and luxurious room
Perfect place for a winter girls' getaway. Double Deluxe family room was simply a pleasure, clean, well-maintained and comfortable with lovely bathroom, heater and underfloor heating to make the cold winter mornings and evenings more …Read more on TripAdvisor
The whole place was beautiful,from when you drive in,the rooms, the staff was friendly and the food great. I will surely visit again but in summer this time. The elephant viewing was also great but i missed a spa treatment because it was fully booked. More...
Game drive with a 5 year old was excellent. Accommodation was super with a good view of watering point. Early evening relaxing with a glass of wine and watching warthog and a buck or two saunter past . Nothing to beat it
+Breakfast was served buffet style, in a 'restaurant' setting where you could choose to sit either indoors or outdoors. The food was of a high standard with a …. ..-To be honest there was nothing we didnt like. The property was everything it advertised to be and more. If we really need to nitpick, the rooms were kept a bit …...Read more on Booking.com More...
+Staff were helpful and friendly Facilities were good Game drive excellent. -Dinner was ok but not great.
+the food, staff, rooms everything was great. I have to visit again in summer. -Leaving .
What a beautiful venue. From the warm welcome of check-in to the amazing staff in the restaurant - everything was just perfect. Loved the animals that roam the property and enjoyed sun-downers at the dam watching the animals coming down for water. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, highly recommended. More...
This was the perfect break from city life. We felt spoiled and all the little touches (slippers, heater, hotwater bottles) made this an unforgettable experience. Breakfast, lunch and dinner offered a wide variety to choose from wide. Game rangers are extremely knonwledgable. Rooms had everything and more we needed. More...
+Lovely venue. Friendly staff. -Maybe cater more veg or halaal options.
Perfect place for a winter girls' getaway. Double Deluxe family room was simply a pleasure, clean, well-maintained and comfortable with lovely bathroom, heater and underfloor heating to make the cold winter mornings and evenings more comfortable. Stunning patio view overlooking watering hole with plenty of game to view at all times of the day and even during the evenings. Breakfasts and dinners are top class as well as all the friendly waiters and staff. Joshua was very helpful and so friendly. Entertaining and informative game drive offered by the witty Sanele. Overall, a magnificent place! Thank you to all. More...
The bed was exta comfy.
Was there for the day.. The endocarditis were awesome to see so close..
Tanya De Langen
Best place to be
The game lodge is amazing
What a beautiful Lodge ,most friendly staff ! The food was absolutely wonderful! The game drive was great as the game ranger was extremely knowledgeable and shared so much with us ! Can’t wait to make another booking ! More...
Louis Markus Du Preez
Best lodge in SA .everything a absolutely amazing
Sunel Van Rensburg
What a lovely place. Wouldn't recommend that you take your kids with. Awesome break away for a romantic get away.
The service... The people... The food... Wine.... Exquisite .... I how can I forget the elephant experience...
Illana De Reuck
Friendly service, informative interactions & beautiful surroundings ❣️
This is without a doubt one of the most memorable experiences. The attention to detail was highly appreciated. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Elephant kisses being the highlight.||Thank you for the treasured memories. More...
Really enjoyed our stay! The food was great and had a nice range of options. Our rooms were cosy and had a great game drive. I do feel the fireplace shouldn’t be mentioned as it is not allowed to be used, and the room service was a bit lacking but otherwise it was great! More...
Our team from BBL visited this beautiful lodge for our strategy sessions. I was really impressed with how modern the lodge is particularly because it’s in the bush. Excellent food and service from the waiters. Rooms are spacious and …Read more on TripAdvisor More...
Three nights with you was the perfect conclusion to our wonderful albeit busy holiday in South Africa . Our family rooms were wonderful and warm. The staff were wonderful and met all our needs and requests . Day spa was lovely ! Food was …Read more on TripAdvisor More...
The experience we recieved made us feel like royalty in the bushveld! The staff and facilities were out of this world and the only negative I could find is the fact that we had to leave! !!||Great venue, wonderful staff and a beautiful setting!! More...
From the minute we checked in, we felt like at home. The whole place is made to look like years ago. The gardens and whole area is well-kept and very neat. Rooms very spacious and comfortable. All staff is so professional, quick, kind and …Read more on TripAdvisor More...
The overall service received was amazing||Loved that you guys put the heaters on in the rooms ||The location of the venue is easily assessable||All staff was helpful and very friendly||We absolutely loved out stay
The stay was excellent. Food was excellent and seeing many animals from our room balcony was a treat. Interacting with the elephants was special and the game ranger on the game drive was very entertaining.
From the minute we checked in, we felt like at home. The whole place is made to look like years ago. The gardens and whole area is well-kept and very neat. Rooms very spacious and comfortable. All staff is so professional, quick, kind and very friendly. Every single one of the staff were incredibly polite and helpful. Food was excellent and had a nice range of options. Both breakfast and evening meal are included in the price and there is an amazing range of dishes available at both breakfast and dinner. Big Selection South African dishes. We saw many animals from restaurant terrace and from our room balcony. Interacting with the elephants was special. The elephants are well looked after. The head keeper was informative and knowledgeable but also cares very much about them and is very passionate about his work! The interaction is a must for any elephant lovers. Feeding them including some surprises like kiss from elephant! The Game ranger on the game drive was very entertaining, good humor and passionate about hes work and knew a lot about the animals.We also enjoyed a nice massage package at the Spa, was professional and a treat. There is also interesting museum. More...
Three nights with you was the perfect conclusion to our wonderful albeit busy holiday in South Africa . Our family rooms were wonderful and warm. The staff were wonderful and met all our needs and requests . Day spa was lovely ! Food was great ( although all I would say is some variations in main courses over the 3 nights would have been great especially for the teenagers ). We throughly enjoyed the wildlife around the lodge, especially at sun down. Picked some some last minute gifts from the gift store. We really didn’t want to leave More...
Our team from BBL visited this beautiful lodge for our strategy sessions. I was really impressed with how modern the lodge is particularly because it’s in the bush. Excellent food and service from the waiters. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. This is really a gem in the bush and I would strongly recommend that you give it a chance. Thank you goes to Pat for assisting with our reservation and ensuring our team was taken care of. ||Only criticism is that the rooms are extremely cold. Notwithstanding that there is a gas heater, when you switch it off the room becomes cold again. I would recommend that the hotel invests in heated blankets in the interim, heated floors and maybe thicker sliding glass doors and curtains. We’re from a warmer climate and I was quite a challenge to cope with the cold. ||Thank you Team Askari! I will be back notwithstanding the cold More...
It was fabulous enjoyed everything about it. The food was fantastic and the staff was very friendly and very helpful.
Wonderful staff members and facilitators.Lodge had diverse animal species, varying from elephants, lions, hippos, monkeys etc. The greatest moments was actually touching and being in close contact with an elephant. More...
Restaurant has an amazing view of wildlife. Very relaxed
Its a beautiful lodge surrounded by nature...its a good place to be away from the city
Incredibly accommodating staff. Incredible views and peaceful ambiance. Will definitely visit again
A bit too commercial,but understandable considdering itiş location near the big cities
Wow, what a relaxing place. Love the atmosphere, friendly staff, food and the services. Thank You for hosting us. See You Soon.
What a great experience we had this Sunday! We booked for our Sunday Lunch and Game drive before hand, when we got there, the staff was friendly, professional. The food was outstanding, not to mention those CAKES! Solomon, you are a great waiter! The Elephants was adorable to see, and it makes for a picture perfect outing! On our way to the game drive at 14:00 our ranger - Hope i got your name right - Desmondi... You were funny, kind and awesome! You've shown us, almost all of the animals, and you always smiled! Thank you Askari for giving us a great experience and great service! Well done! More...
Very professional and friendly service from the staff. Beautiful place.
Gerda V Wyngaardt
Great place,great food really pleasant environment,really really good
Stunning, Tranquil and beautiful venue. Restaurant was disappointing though.
Warm and welcoming atmosphere, food is absolutely amazing and staff is so friendly. Lovely place for a Sunday drive.
+Le colazioni, la posizione.
Great conference venue with stunning views
Everything very neat and clean. Original thinking in the decor is very good
Stabby van Oudtshoorn
Awesome spot if you want to get up and close with some elphants. Food leaves a little to be desired but overall it's a fantastic experience. The elephant encounters are pretty unique and you can find out all about who, why and how these elephants came to be on their website. More...
Jeanette Van Heerden
We had a lovely wedding.
The place is nice for an outing and the food is nice but iy needs more budget
Great Sunday out
Askari Lodge is absolutely breathtaking. The place and environment is very tranquil. There are animals walking around which leaves for great viewing on your doorstep. Plenty of activities from hame drives to elephant viewing and feeding. An absolute treat and would definitely come back. More...
Great for a quick breakaway or a longer stay!
A must see, great experience, especially elephants, good service, ideal wedding location
+Wauw! Als je echt tussen de wilde dieren wilt verblijven in een veilige omgeving dan is dit je kans. Mooie ruime huisjes om te verblijven met de apen, herten en …. ..-Vloerbedekking in de huisjes is toe aan vervanging.Read more on Booking.com More...
We spent the weekend at this lodge.|Beautiful place for nature lovers, allowing us to just relax. The game rangers were VERY passionate about their work and knew A LOT about the animals. We also enjoyed a nice massage at the spa.|Few …Read more on TripAdvisor More...
Facilities service and Staff excellent. Plenty of game. Rangers very knowledgeable. Food of a very high standard and very large portions. Rooms very spacious and comfortable. Interaction with the elephants very memorable More...
Excellent service, good food, fantastic game drives and lots to see. Some animals come close to your rooms and surroundings. Peaceful and serene. Looking for some quiet time, definitely the place to be. More...
This few days was exceptional. Your venue and service is excellent. Zanele is a standout between your staff. All staff is so professional en really goes the extra mile. Just loved Zanele.||Will bring my family for a gamedrive with Zanele as ranger. More...
Amazing service and great food. Will definitely be coming back for an even greater experience. Although there were ants the atmosphere and quality of the rooms was superb. And great scenery. Would have loved to see more animals from the …Read more on TripAdvisor More...
Wauw! Als je echt tussen de wilde dieren wilt verblijven in een veilige omgeving dan is dit je kans. Mooie ruime huisjes om te verblijven met de apen, herten en bokken om je heen. Vanuit je huisje zie je de buffels, olifanten en nijlpaarden lopen. De olifanten kwamen zelfs drinken uit het zwembad terwijl wij erin zaten! Het restaurant is ook prima.. More...
We spent the weekend at this lodge.|Beautiful place for nature lovers, allowing us to just relax. The game rangers were VERY passionate about their work and knew A LOT about the animals. We also enjoyed a nice massage at the spa.|Few observations: |The workers were VERY loud on both Saturday and Sunday mornings, maybe it was because our cottage was very close to the workshop, kindly advise the employees to be aware of the noise volume of their chats, I woke up just after 6 both mornings as it sounded like someone was fighting outside our window.|I found inconsistencies in the dinner preparation, the kinglip dish my husband had on Friday night was completely different to the Saturday one I had, mine had no miso glaze and no aubergines.|My favorite thing:|Sitting on the stoep and watching the elephants passing by - priceless More...
Amazing service and great food. Will definitely be coming back for an even greater experience. Although there were ants the atmosphere and quality of the rooms was superb. And great scenery. Would have loved to see more animals from the game drive, but the overall experience of nature was lovely. Not to mention the game drive instructor Themba, who was patient and informative. A big thank you once again More...
Great spot for a weekend getaway. Well located (90 mins from Joburg or Pretoria)
Excellent food. Loved the 6h30am game drive. Beautyful area/farm. Needs faster WiFi and aircon in rooms, but still thouroughly enjoyed our stay!
We enjoy the stay very much. The service and people was very good. Will recommend the place to other people.
Paul van Heerden
Lovely place!Great food, wonderful service, peaceful atmosphere. The elephants are amazing you can even feed one of them truly a wonderful experience!
would definitely be coming back.
Tyron Le roux
Great if you just need to get away from the city for the weekend
Fantastic overall experience!
Very good service friendly staff
Ian Van Der Vyver
Great service and amazing activities
Absolutely Perfect!! The service was spectacular. So many activities to do. We are photographers and the photo opportunities are amazing. The elephant experience is so special and the spa is so tranquil. Friendly and professional staff who go the extra mile for you. I asked for a special romantic request at dinner and in the room and they were very accommodating. We had an issue with the horse riding in that we weren't informed until the day of that it takes place outside Askari, so we arrived late, but luckily we were the only riders that morning. I'm definitely going back there. A piece of heaven. More...
Tony De Villiers
The hospitality here is endless.....friendly staff and buffet lunch...World Class food.
Beautiful place,viewFriendly stuffBest chefsSpacious roomsNature at its bestDefinitely coming back
It was an amazing experience. Just beautiful.
Just had a 3 day stay here , which was for my brothers 50th birthday. From the minute we checked in , we felt at home. Checkin was easy , help by Zanle. We parked up and were helped to our room with our bags. The rooms were massive see …Read more on TripAdvisor More...
We stayed at Askari for our honeymoon and from the moment we arrived, we were not disappointed. Firstly, the check in process was so easy and smooth, the check in staff were very friendly and welcoming and gave us all the information we …Read more on TripAdvisor
Decided to celebrate my 50th birthday in the best way possible, with family, friends and the African bush and Askari did not dissapoint. Stunning venue with excellent food and staff. Bush braai after an amazing game drive where Sanele …Read more on TripAdvisor More...
Wonderful stay. Friendly staff. Beautiful environment. A place to Relax. Game drive is well organised and game rangers well informed and friendly. Spa is professional and a treat. We will definately be back. More...
We stayed at Askari for our honeymoon and from the moment we arrived, we were not disappointed. Firstly, the check in process was so easy and smooth, the check in staff were very friendly and welcoming and gave us all the information we needed. ||Upon check in, we were upgraded as a honeymoon treat which was such a lovely gesture and surprise from the lodge! When we arrived at our chalet, we were greeted with petals and champagne! Again a nice touch for the staff to go out of their way!||The chalet amenities were fantastic and it came with a great range of facilities in the room including WiFi and a fridge which was great in the 30 Celsius heat! ||Every single one of the staff were incredibly polite, friendly and couldn’t have done enough for us. The restaurant staff especially were so incredibly attentive and gave exceptional service. We especially would like to recognise Joshua as he was our waiter for every single day of our stay and he was very professional. He even went out of his way to reserve us the same table with great views every evening!! He is an absolute credit to the resort and we really enjoyed his company! We wanted to say a big thanks to Joshua in particular but to all the restaurant staff. ||The food available was also of a high quality. Both breakfast and evening meal are included in the price of your stay and there is an amazing range of dishes available at both breakfast and dinner. The menu changes nightly and it was so refreshing to be able to try some traditional South African dishes! ||Askari is situated in a truly stunning location on the Plumari gaming reserve and the views are idyllic! The views of the mountains and scenery makes for a truly amazing escape and we felt so cut off from the outside world which really made it a special trip for us! ||The game drives on offer are an absolute must. We went on both the 6:30am and 4:00pm drives and it was amazing to have 2 very different experiences and by far it’s the most amazing thing we’ve ever done! The knowledge of the rangers makes the 2.5 hours fly by, it’s the best thing to see animals in their natural habitat and the animals are the #1 concern of the rangers which is incredible to see. We cannot recommend them enough!||We also paid to do the elephant interaction experience which was also a once in a lifetime opportunity! The elephants are so well looked after the head keeper (Basil) was so informative and knowledgeable but also cares very much about them and is very passionate about his work! The interaction is a must for any elephant lovers as we loved feeding them including some surprises which I won’t spoil! ||Overall, we cannot recommend Askari highly enough, there is absolutely nothing we would change about our stay and we were sad to have to come home! It’s truly a paradise for safari and spa lovers, and we would definitely return there again when we’re next in South Africa! Thank you to everyone at Askari for an unforgettable honeymoon! || More...
Decided to celebrate my 50th birthday in the best way possible, with family, friends and the African bush and Askari did not dissapoint. Stunning venue with excellent food and staff. Bush braai after an amazing game drive where Sanele looked after us was exquisite. Katlego, Joshua and rest of staff are brilliant. Midweek evening dinner buffet and morning breakfast buffet was plentiful and yummy. Excellent cooking from lodge to bush. Thank you to all. More...
Just had a 3 day stay here , which was for my brothers 50th birthday. From the minute we checked in , we felt at home. Checkin was easy , help by Zanle. We parked up and were helped to our room with our bags. The rooms were massive see pictures 3 & 5 & 6. The whole place is made to look over 100 years old and they do a great job. There is a museum see photo 7, which is very interesting. The food is excellent, we had the breakfast and evening meal deal and the food was 1st class. There was plenty of it and a big choice. We had the same waiter for most of our stay Katlego , he was very helpful. The elephants were great to see up close. We did one game drive which was awesome. There is good wi fi , but not in all the rooms. This is a great place to relax, it’s fab seeing some animals just walk pass your room. Will be back More...
The service and staff was excellent, food and presentation very good. We had chalet 11 and although I appreciate the furnishings are in keeping with the ambience I feel garden chairs on the verandah would have been nice as these could be moved under the trees. We enjoyed a game drive with Dumisani and were very impressed with his knowledge More...
We always love it at Askari and I am a local and live ten minutes away ! The best place to take our guests ! And also wonderful experience with the tame elephants , they only have two ! Magaliesburg was known for their animals long long time ago , however humanity decided they love tusks ... now Askari has brought two elephants into the game reserve and they are absolutely stunning !!! More...
+Tolle Lage mit vielen Tieren. Aufmerksames Personal. Hervorragendes Essen!.
Your staff is excellent. Premises need. Rooms clean with everything you need. Food was really good and well presented. Really a good experience and will easily tell anybody to go and visit this place.
Staff were extremely responsive and supportive. A quick response to any requests and to solving any emerging challenges during the conference. A great environment for team sessions and for getting away from the city. Close and easy to access. More...
The staff were so friendly and welcoming. The food was excellent and the cabins were charming, beautifully furnished and clean.
hippos in front of my door - elephants drinking out of the pool . What a treat. The people bookng are not the sharpest so you need to stay on top of them but our waiter was fantastic and really took care of us.
We always love it at Askari and I am a local and live ten minutes away ! The best place to take our guests ! And also wonderful experience with the tame elephants , they only have two ! Magaliesburg was known for their animals long long …Read more on TripAdvisor More...
Clean fresh air beautiful views, connecting with nature.
Walk with the elephants was amazing. Great friendly staff
Kutlwano Ruth Maduse
My hiding place, I have been here three times already and each time feels like the first time. The serenit, you feel connected to nature. I love it
Lovely place with great food. The rooms however are very rustic and does not have air-conditioning
Excellent in all areas
Every aspect very good
We spent our anniversary weekend and the lodge. It was the best experience. The dinner is top of its class and veeerry tasty. Staff welcoming warm and ever smiling. Good place for a Romantic getaway More...
Well recommended, the resort is clean, organised and runs as a well oiled machine. The rooms are comfortable, clean and well appointed, the restaurant is highly recommended, the menu well thought out, prepared and served with slick execution. I have no hesitation in recommending this establishment. More...
Lovey weekend breakaway not too far from jhb/pretoria. Wildlife experience was great and even though the hotel was full, we didnt notice the crowds. This was the best Spa Massage I've had....will definately suggest coming here! More...
This place is beautiful and just what you need to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There's good food, the rooms are wonderful and there's WiFi. I just think they should invest in aircons to replace the fans. More...
Great place to visit.
Love love love it!!! The customer service was excellent. So many activities. Enjoyed taking pictures with the elephants and the game drive. Friendly and professional staff who go the extra mile for you. We had a bat issue in our room. We were immediately transferred to another room. I'm definitely going back there More...
Was blown away by this place. The accomodation was first rate - underfloor heating made you forget it was the middle of winter - and you walk out on your patio, straight unto the riverside, with antelope and elephants walking past. Staff were fantastic, especially those handling the game drives. Food was top notch. Serious wins in all columns. More...
Beautiful ,the animals were an amazing sight
Wow what a Game Park. I actually fell in love with the place. Wudnt mind going back every year
Amazing place. Staff very friendly. Beautiful place for time out.
it was hubby's birthday and was a spur of the moment trip but it exceeded our expectations, dinner was super nice, hubby got a free birthday cake, and the staff at the restaurant went all out to make it memorable for him. unfortunately it …Read more on TripAdvisor More...
This lodge offers wonderful service and is definitely a place to visit. The food is exquisite and presented as a work of art. You can expect to be treated like royalty from the moment you enter the gate to when you check out. Thanks to all for a memorable experience More...
WOW! My hubby and I just stayed at Askari. The food was lovely, the staff were amazing and the game drive was exceptional. We were celebrating a special occasion and the staff went out of there way to make us feel special and even made the room special. More...
We loved our recent trip to Askari. The rooms are tastefully decorated (I especially loved the bath tub), the setting is impeccable and the service top notch. The small museum was very interesting. The gardens & whole area is well-kept and very neat. The spa was amazing and the personnel very professional. We will be back! More...
it was hubby's birthday and was a spur of the moment trip but it exceeded our expectations, dinner was super nice, hubby got a free birthday cake, and the staff at the restaurant went all out to make it memorable for him. unfortunately it rained on the day of the game drive and we had to cut it short but I was very impressed with the ranger as he told us in advance based on the behaviour of the animals that it was going to rain. we had a room with a view of the lake which was nice but we had to move to another one as the roof was leaking. we did short spa treatments, it was divine. I would highly recommend askari More...
Awesome watch out for the monkeys close your door
Do yourself a favour and spoil yourself to this beautiful and majestic place, it's beyond amazing !!! From the beautiful views to the great customer services.... all too exceptional
Great place to just get away from the city life, although it could be revamped as the fecilitied are a little old, the rooms are top class amd modern but could use aircons
Brilliant staff, amazing food, awesome atmosphere, feels like a holiday all on its own even if it was just a few hours. You just can't put money on an experience like this, so worth it.
The best long weekend I've ever had. Love their rooms. Very neat and tidy. The food is out of this world. If you are looking for 5 star treatment this is the place to go
Most beautiful tranquillity ever
What a great experience.. We were out for a girls weekend and had Full dat spa package for all of us booked. The made each and everyone relax to the max. The staff accomodated every request and treatments were exquisite.. Great value for money and the food was just as good..! More...
Darryl de Villiers
Somewhat expensive for locals, but a fine experience. Will go there again...
Lovely place, busy with renovations right now but beautiful...
Robert van der Spuy
Went to the spa only. Friendly staff, amazing massages. Awesome experience.
Good but really pricey
Beautiful scenery, able to walk with elephants. Go on game drives with the big 5.Lovely pool, lekker boere kos
Place to stay for weekend
Game driving - Askari Lodge
Nice venue. If you love animals and history this is a must go place. From the spa to the lovely view at the dining section just amazing..
Amazing and very serene place. Awesome food!
Rudolph van Wyk
Went on a weekend, break fast and dinner was great. Game drive was also very good.
This is a very lovely place and makes very good food but to expensive for the working class.
great place good food ...always nice to come back here...
It is a beautiful place.