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Askari Game Lodge & Spa

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Askari Game Lodge & Spa

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S
29 December 2019

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...

D
28 December 2019

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...

H
27 December 2019

Great place. Friendly service and great views. Recommended for a romantic getaway.

K
27 December 2019

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...

A
22 December 2019

Wild animals only a touch away

F
22 December 2019

Loved the natural aspect of being away from the concrete jungle

T
22 December 2019

Breakfast run with bikers special

A
22 December 2019

Being able to watch the wild animals while eating adds a special vibe to the delicious food and excellent service.

W
15 December 2019

Everything from the SPA to the Elephant experience. Will come again

M
15 December 2019

Great ambience, efficient service

J
15 December 2019

A great destination for breakfast and lovely views, after a bike run.

G
8 December 2019

Lovely buffet breakfast with view

G
8 December 2019

Good nature reserve Lodge

K
8 December 2019

Beautiful!

K
8 December 2019

Lovely lunch. Great place to get up close to elephants and appreciate the gentle giants.

N
8 December 2019

Really lovely weekend away, and only an hour away from us .. only comment... please get aircons;)

E
29 November 2019

Beautiful people very hospitable

C
28 November 2019

Lovely place to unwind

D
26 November 2019

Away from the crowd's!

A
25 November 2019

What a beautiful place! You can also touch the elephants on one of their experiences.

N
24 November 2019

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...

S
23 November 2019

Beautiful.. it's a must

A
22 November 2019

Great service and views. Lots of game and knowledgeable guides.

N
21 November 2019

Very nice

M
14 November 2019

Great breakfast and atmosphere

R
14 November 2019

Best reception, house keeping, service, food by far

Y
14 November 2019

Beautiful venue.

T
14 November 2019

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...

J
14 November 2019

Amazing place to visit

T
7 November 2019

Super awesome wildlife

T
31 October 2019

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...

S
28 October 2019

The staff was so welcoming and absolutely friendly!!! I loved my experience thanks to them!! Would 100% go back

J
28 October 2019

Great vibes and location is excellent

T
28 October 2019

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...

W
28 October 2019

Great stay for our annual conference in July 2019. Conference facilities good estate great. Game drive fun. Food very average to a bit disappointing.

V
28 October 2019

Wat n pragtige rustige plek vir n naweek of selfs net n ete en n lekker koffie! Staff was profesioneel en uitsig n lafenis.....

B
28 October 2019

Beautiful

T
28 October 2019

Very nice and clean, best food ever

B
28 October 2019

Perfect

B
28 October 2019

Escape from the city. Excellent menu and service.

M
28 October 2019

Sunday lunch amazing with elephants at your door step

R
28 October 2019

Beautiful place in Magalies with good conference facilities

N
28 October 2019

For nature lovers. Great spot for a weekend gateway. Not as child friendly though, especially the rooms.

T
28 October 2019

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...

T
28 October 2019

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...

T
28 October 2019

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...

T
28 October 2019

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...

D
28 October 2019

Fabulous here, a must visit, lovely service, food and welcoming staff, thanks for a lovely day.

T
28 September 2019

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...

T
28 September 2019

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...

V
28 September 2019

Location and being with nature. The game drive was amazing.

C
28 September 2019

Amazing place and they have big 5

M
27 September 2019

Great place for a getaway

C
23 September 2019

Baie lekker gewees.

R
23 September 2019

Excellent

T
23 September 2019

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...

G
22 September 2019

My wife and I had lunch on Saturday. What amazing service. Bernard and his team were awesome

T
22 September 2019

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...

M
22 September 2019

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

J
15 September 2019

Wonderful peaceful would recommend to everyone

D
8 September 2019

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...

B
8 September 2019

Most beautiful place

C
1 September 2019

Wonderful place for a peaceful getaway.

B
1 September 2019

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...

A
1 September 2019

Attention to detail and excellent service delivery in all disciplines offered by the lodge made it an good experience

M
1 September 2019

Lovely place away from the city noise.

T
29 August 2019

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...

T
29 August 2019

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...

T
29 August 2019

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...

T
29 August 2019

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...

T
29 August 2019

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...

T
29 August 2019

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...

T
29 August 2019

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...

T
29 August 2019

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...

T
29 August 2019

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 !

T
29 August 2019

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..

T
29 August 2019

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...

T
29 August 2019

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...

T
28 August 2019

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...

H
28 August 2019

We enjoyed our stay tremendously. It was peaceful and quiet. The spa was an amazing experience.

T
28 August 2019

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...

B
28 August 2019

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...

T
28 August 2019

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...

M
27 August 2019

Beautiful place fantastic staff

M
24 August 2019

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...

I
23 August 2019

Above average! Good people and excellent hospitality

R
23 August 2019

The ambiance and food were amazing. The museum was very interesting.

M
16 August 2019

Amazing place!

K
9 August 2019

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...

G
9 August 2019

Toller Game Drive!

G
9 August 2019

Great place, go and visit, you won't be sorry

F
30 July 2019

We loved it. Great place if you have kids

T
30 July 2019

The best experiance of wild life

D
30 July 2019

Great place, great service, great food

A
30 July 2019

Amazing to see wild animals! A definite Yes to try!

A
30 July 2019

Absolutely wonderful. Professional and friendly staff.

T
30 July 2019

Best massage and manicure ever.Wish to do that again.

D
30 July 2019

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...

D
30 July 2019

My wife took me to the lodge for my birthday this year. Had a fantastic time

Z
30 July 2019

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.

J
30 July 2019

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...

P
30 July 2019

Great service,beautiful rooms and animals everywhere. I really enjoyed my stay

T
29 July 2019

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

T
29 July 2019

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

T
29 July 2019

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...

T
29 July 2019

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

S
29 July 2019

+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...

K
29 July 2019

+Staff were helpful and friendly Facilities were good Game drive excellent. -Dinner was ok but not great.

P
29 July 2019

+the food, staff, rooms everything was great. I have to visit again in summer. -Leaving .

T
29 July 2019

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...

T
29 July 2019

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...

R
29 July 2019

+Lovely venue. Friendly staff. -Maybe cater more veg or halaal options.

T
28 July 2019

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...

N
28 July 2019

The bed was exta comfy.

J
30 June 2019

Was there for the day.. The endocarditis were awesome to see so close..

T
30 June 2019

Peaceful

E
30 June 2019

Best place to be

X
30 June 2019

The game lodge is amazing

F
30 June 2019

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...

L
30 June 2019

Best lodge in SA .everything a absolutely amazing

S
30 June 2019

What a lovely place. Wouldn't recommend that you take your kids with. Awesome break away for a romantic get away.

A
30 June 2019

The service... The people... The food... Wine.... Exquisite .... I how can I forget the elephant experience...

I
30 June 2019

Friendly service, informative interactions & beautiful surroundings ❣️

T
29 June 2019

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...

T
29 June 2019

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...

T
29 June 2019

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...

T
29 June 2019

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...

T
29 June 2019

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...

T
29 June 2019

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...

T
29 June 2019

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

T
29 June 2019

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.

T
28 June 2019

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...

T
28 June 2019

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...

T
28 June 2019

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...

S
30 May 2019

Excellent plc

G
30 May 2019

It was fabulous enjoyed everything about it. The food was fantastic and the staff was very friendly and very helpful.

B
30 May 2019

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...

V
30 May 2019

Restaurant has an amazing view of wildlife. Very relaxed

M
30 May 2019

Awesomeness

L
30 May 2019

Its a beautiful lodge surrounded by nature...its a good place to be away from the city

C
30 May 2019

Incredibly accommodating staff. Incredible views and peaceful ambiance. Will definitely visit again

R
30 May 2019

A bit too commercial,but understandable considdering itiş location near the big cities

S
30 May 2019

Simply fabulous!

K
30 May 2019

Wow, what a relaxing place. Love the atmosphere, friendly staff, food and the services. Thank You for hosting us. See You Soon.

M
30 May 2019

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...

J
30 May 2019

Very professional and friendly service from the staff. Beautiful place.

G
30 May 2019

Great breakaway!

G
30 May 2019

Great place,great food really pleasant environment,really really good

S
30 May 2019

Stunning, Tranquil and beautiful venue. Restaurant was disappointing though.

D
30 May 2019

Warm and welcoming atmosphere, food is absolutely amazing and staff is so friendly. Lovely place for a Sunday drive.

A
29 May 2019

+Le colazioni, la posizione.

M
30 April 2019

Great conference venue with stunning views

J
30 April 2019

Everything very neat and clean. Original thinking in the decor is very good

S
30 April 2019

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...

J
30 April 2019

We had a lovely wedding.

V
30 April 2019

The place is nice for an outing and the food is nice but iy needs more budget

S
30 April 2019

Great Sunday out

V
30 April 2019

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...

B
30 April 2019

Great for a quick breakaway or a longer stay!

R
30 April 2019

A must see, great experience, especially elephants, good service, ideal wedding location

J
29 April 2019

+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...

T
29 April 2019

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...

T
29 April 2019

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...

T
29 April 2019

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...

T
29 April 2019

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...

T
29 April 2019

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...

J
28 April 2019

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...

T
28 April 2019

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...

T
28 April 2019

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...

S
30 March 2019

Great spot for a weekend getaway. Well located (90 mins from Joburg or Pretoria)

R
30 March 2019

Excellent food. Loved the 6h30am game drive. Beautyful area/farm. Needs faster WiFi and aircon in rooms, but still thouroughly enjoyed our stay!

P
30 March 2019

We enjoy the stay very much. The service and people was very good. Will recommend the place to other people.

P
30 March 2019

Lovely place!Great food, wonderful service, peaceful atmosphere. The elephants are amazing you can even feed one of them truly a wonderful experience!

K
30 March 2019

would definitely be coming back.

T
30 March 2019

Great if you just need to get away from the city for the weekend

M
30 March 2019

wow!

J
30 March 2019

Fantastic overall experience!

S
30 March 2019

Fabilous

D
30 March 2019

Very good service friendly staff

I
30 March 2019

Great service and amazing activities

S
30 March 2019

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...

T
30 March 2019

The hospitality here is endless.....friendly staff and buffet lunch...World Class food.

V
30 March 2019

Beautiful place,viewFriendly stuffBest chefsSpacious roomsNature at its bestDefinitely coming back

G
30 March 2019

It was an amazing experience. Just beautiful.

T
29 March 2019

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...

T
29 March 2019

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

T
29 March 2019

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...

T
29 March 2019

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...

T
28 March 2019

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...

T
28 March 2019

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...

T
28 March 2019

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...

H
28 February 2019

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...

T
28 February 2019

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...

M
28 February 2019

+Tolle Lage mit vielen Tieren. Aufmerksames Personal. Hervorragendes Essen!.

T
28 February 2019

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.

T
28 February 2019

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...

E
28 February 2019

The staff were so friendly and welcoming. The food was excellent and the cabins were charming, beautifully furnished and clean.

T
28 February 2019

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.

T
28 February 2019

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...

S
28 February 2019

Clean fresh air beautiful views, connecting with nature.

M
28 February 2019

Walk with the elephants was amazing. Great friendly staff

K
28 February 2019

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

L
28 February 2019

Lovely place with great food. The rooms however are very rustic and does not have air-conditioning

A
28 February 2019

Excellent in all areas

S
28 February 2019

Every aspect very good

P
28 February 2019

Wowderful

J
28 February 2019

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...

C
28 February 2019

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...

M
30 January 2019

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...

T
30 January 2019

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...

T
30 January 2019

Great place to visit.

M
30 January 2019

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...

H
30 January 2019

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...

D
30 January 2019

Beautiful ,the animals were an amazing sight

A
30 January 2019

Wow what a Game Park. I actually fell in love with the place. Wudnt mind going back every year

C
30 January 2019

Amazing place. Staff very friendly. Beautiful place for time out.

T
29 January 2019

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...

T
29 January 2019

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...

T
29 January 2019

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...

T
29 January 2019

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...

T
28 January 2019

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...

K
30 December 2018

Loved it

J
30 December 2018

Awesome watch out for the monkeys close your door

Z
30 December 2018

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

N
30 December 2018

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

A
30 December 2018

Fantastic

P
30 December 2018

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.

M
30 December 2018

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

D
30 December 2018

Most beautiful tranquillity ever

L
30 December 2018

Nice one

M
30 December 2018

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...

D
30 December 2018

Somewhat expensive for locals, but a fine experience. Will go there again...

R
30 December 2018

Lovely place, busy with renovations right now but beautiful...

R
30 December 2018

Went to the spa only. Friendly staff, amazing massages. Awesome experience.

E
30 December 2018

Good but really pricey

M
30 December 2018

Awesome experience

L
30 December 2018

Beautiful scenery, able to walk with elephants. Go on game drives with the big 5.Lovely pool, lekker boere kos

Q
30 December 2018

Place to stay for weekend

G
30 December 2018

Game driving - Askari Lodge

A
30 November 2018

Nice location

I
30 November 2018

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..

N
30 November 2018

Amazing and very serene place. Awesome food!

R
30 November 2018

Went on a weekend, break fast and dinner was great. Game drive was also very good.

C
30 November 2018

This is a very lovely place and makes very good food but to expensive for the working class.

B
30 November 2018

great place good food ...always nice to come back here...

O
30 November 2018

It is a beautiful place.

N