ACTIVITIES AT ASKARI LODGE
Askari Game Lodge provides a unique African safari experience with The Big 5, in a Malaria free area. Activities include Elephant Experiences, which includes touch and feed interaction with our elephants, game drives, a private museum with ox wagon collection as well as accompanied bush walks
Game Drives | R295 per person | Click here to read more
The Plumari Africa Game Reserve, in which Askari Lodge is situated, comprises a pristine malaria free wilderness area of over 5000 hectares. The Reserve boasts an amazing natural African bushveld with an abundance of flora, fauna, birdlife and wildlife. Two game drives, each approximately 2 hours in duration, are scheduled daily. Late afternoon drives will involve a sundowner, with a fantastic view towards the end of the drive.
Elephant Experiences | R490 per person | Click here to read more
Our two elephants, Damara and Nzewe are both sub-adult males who arrived at Plumari in Sept 2006. They were born and living as wild elephants on a private game reserve in Limpopo Province which at the time was about 50% overpopulated with elephants. Threatened with being culled, Damara and Nzewe were acquired by Elephants for Africa Forever (“EFAF”) and put into their licensed training programme. Upon satisfactory completion, they were relocated to Askari Lodge
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Petroglyph Hikes | from R125 per person | Click here to read more
Our accompanied bush walks offer guests an ideal opportunity to learn more about the fauna and flora of the region, as well as discover some of the smaller inhabitants of our reserve. Allow our guides to point out the finer details of the reserve. Which plants may be used for medicinal purposes and which are preferred by the animals in the reserve. Discover rock carvings along the way, in an area alongside what is said to be the oldest mountain range on earth, the Magaliesberg. The variety of insects and birds is astounding – don’t forget your camera!
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Museum | No entry fee
Situated within the Gala Hall is our museum. Askari Lodge boasts one of the largest private collections of ox wagons, carts and other animal drawn vehicles from the period 1800 to 1900. Tools and other collectibles from that era are also on view in our museum. The Main Lodge building was built in the mid 1800’s. Every effort has been made to restore this wonderful building to the splendour it was some 150 years ago. No structural changes are permitted.