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We spend a weekend at the beautiful Askari Lodge

We spend a weekend at the beautiful Askari Lodge

If you love big game viewing you will love Askari, although that is not the only draw card. Peace and quiet and the sweetest little stone cottages complete with slipper baths, antique washstands and old-world charm await you. If you love to read and enjoy the view, then ask for a cottage overlooking the dam – the bird life is incredible, and the comfy chairs (or even the window seat in the bay window) are the perfect spots to read a good book and sip on a glass of wine.

Two and a half hours game drives are the perfect opportunity to get your fill of game viewing and there are also elephant interactions too.

The main lodge, which is in fact the old Bodenstein family farmhouse, overlooks the Elephant Dam and invites guests to take a step back in time while admiring South African décor pieces dating back to the 1800’s.

Another interesting aspect about the property is the rather cool museum on the property that features one of the biggest private collections I have ever seen. From ox wagons, carts and other vehicles from the 1800’s to stone and iron-age artefacts, as well as a number of Boer War items this is really worth a walk around.

Askari is really a versatile venue and is great for a couple’s romantic escape to conferences, teambuilding initiatives, training courses and weddings, or if like me you love to spend time on your own watching nature and revelling in the peace and tranquillity that the bushveld brings then this is for you.

Askari is perfect for a bit of a city escape, or if you are exploring the Magaliesberg and Cradle of Humankind area’s this is a great base to start from.

The have some great special offers available as well, so do yourself a favour and get some rest in at Askari!

Find out more online on their website…

 

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