• Elephant Care Association of South Africa, ECASA, Image John Matychuk via Unsplash

African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa, Magalisberg

Elephant experiences in a 5,000 wilderness area of the Magaliesberg

African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa is situated on the 5,000 Plumari Private Game Reserve in the Magaliesberg, and offers offers elephant interactions as well as various Big Five game viewing experiences within a malaria-free environment, just over an hour from Johannesburg or Pretoria.

African Hills Elephant experience, elephant touch-and-feed interactions (managed by Zemvelo Adventures) take place at Warthogs Bush Camp in the Plumari Reserve. These activities offer visitors a chance to learn about African elephants, both wild and habituated, as they interact and feed these gentle giants. 


Askari offers accommodation for up to 96 guests in garden cottages and suites, and in standard, deluxe, executive and double chalets. Weddings, conferences, spa, a restaurant, and other services are also available. More information


  • Address: R560, 1 Doornspruit Road, Magaliesburg, Gauteng Province
  • GPS Coordinates: 25°55’35,68″S, 27°32′.46,29″E
  • Email : reservations@askarilodge.co.za 
  • Telephone: +27 (0) 14 577 2658/9
  • Askari Game Lodge & Spa is a member of the Guvon Hotels & Spas group
  • Guvon Head Office telephone: +27 (0) 11 791 1870



African Hills Safari Lodge and Spa is proudly associated with these research papers and articles:

  • Animal-visitor interactions: Ethical Reasoning and Participatory Approach Towards Achieving Regulatory Processes For Animal- Visitor Interactions (AVI) In South Africa: ECASA’s response to the call by the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, for submissions to a High-Level Panel constituted to review policies, legislation, breeding, hunting, trading, and management of elephants, lions, leopards, and rhinoceroses in captivity. Published: June, 2020. Download this report here (pdf, 850 kb)

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