Experience the Plumari Private Reserve

African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa is situated within 6800 hectares of pristine wilderness known as the Plumari Private Reserve. Awe-inspiring African bushveld abounds and an abundance of flora and fauna call the area home, including over 80 different types of mammals and over 350 bird species.


Game Drives

Our guided game viewing drives take place each day in the morning and afternoon, as this is when the animals are most active. You will be accompanied by a skilled ranger and guests can expect to encounter a diverse range of animals and bird species in a short period of time.

Wildlife on the reserve includes the giraffe, eland, brown hyena, sable, hippo, buffalo, kudu and blue wildebeest. You may also see lion – these are however situated in a separate camp. Some of the smaller creatures you may encounter are aardvarks, porcupine, jackal, warthogs, mongooses and honey badgers.

Cost: R510 pp (Valid until 31 Oct 2024)

Bird List Mammal List



A few nights away in the tranquillity of the African bush affords the ideal opportunity to relax and recharge. At our onsite spa, guests can choose from an array of indulgent treatments in the capable hands of our qualified spa therapists. Tucked away in a quiet corner of the property, the spa complex has four treatment rooms, two mani and pedi stations, an outdoor relaxation area, a private garden and a small pool.

View More

Damara and Nzewe

Elephant Experience

Our once-in-a-lifetime elephant experience is a unique opportunity to see the mighty African elephant up close. Enjoy a “touch and feed” experience with our two resident rescued elephants. Learn all about African elephants, both wild and habituated, as you observe and feed these gentle giants. Closed shoes are recommended and don’t forget your camera!

Cost: R905 pp (Valid until 31 Oct 2024)



Our weekly Sunday lunches are an unforgettable experience as diners gaze upon our two resident elephants while feasting on a mouth watering carvery buffet. The lodge is a short drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, making this an idyllic day trip.

As an added experience, guests have the opportunity to purchase a bucket of feed to give to the elephants.

Cost: R425 pp (Valid until 31 Oct 2024)

Guided Bush Walk

Mountain Hikes

Feel the wilderness underfoot on a guided bush walk with a trained ranger over the varying terrains of the reserve. This experience offers an intimate encounter with nature and wildlife, identifying animal tracks, dung, insects and birds en route, as well as medicinal and other plants. Gain a true perspective of the fauna and flora indigenous to this beautiful area.

Cost: R545 pp (Valid until 31 Oct 2024)

View Video

Geoheritage Tour

A tour around the highest point of the Magaliesberg Mountain Range, one of the oldest Mountain Ranges in the world. This is a hands-on experience of the geology, ancient stone tool workshop and pecked engravings where we visit a rain-making site which features a giant carved statue of a rain bull.

Duration of Tour: 4 hours
Minimum No of Guests: 2
Cost: R765 pp (Valid until 31 Oct 2024)

San Rock Engravings

Petroglyph Hikes

One of the most memorable and authentic experiences at African Hills Safari Lodge is the opportunity to discover San rock engravings (Petroglyphs) between 2000 and 8000 years old! A short guided walk to the top of a hill near the lodge reveals fascinating images of various animals carved into flat rocks.

The Magaliesberg is the oldest mountain range on earth and the artists who created these engravings lived and worked in the Magaliesberg Valley between the Stone Age and Iron Age. Our experts will provide a detailed history of the area, pointing out all the interesting spots along the way.

Cost: R425 pp (Valid until 31 Oct 2024)

Anglo-Boer War

Nooitgedacht Battlefield Tour

Interestingly, the Plumari Private Reserve was the site of The Battle of Nooitgedacht in 1900 – the fiercest battle of the Anglo-Boer War in the Magaliesberg region. Forming part of the guerilla phase of the war, there were losses to both sides totalling 337 killed, wounded or captured.

Led by Senior Guide Rob Milne, the 4-hour tour starts in Colonel Legge’s Mounted Infantry campsite just below the cliffs of Magaliesberg mountains, moves up the summit of Nooitgedacht tracing the progress of the Boer Commandos, and ends at the mountains’ highest point, where the British force held first before retreating.

Cost: R765 pp (Valid until 31 Oct 2024)

Sun – Fri / 08h00 – 12h00 / Min 2 pax / No children U12



African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa boasts one of the largest private collections of ox wagons, carts and other animal drawn vehicles from the period 1800 – 1900. A few are situated throughout the lodge’s gardens, but most are housed in the onsite museum. Here, a variety of stone and iron-age artefacts are displayed, along with a number of relics from the Anglo-Boer War.

Cost: Free

Experience the Bushveld

We are situated on the Plumari Private Reserve in the Magaliesburg, within 1 hour’s drive of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Enjoy a memorable big game experience within a malaria-free environment.

Book Now