African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa is situated within a pristine wilderness area of over 6 800 hectares with natural African bushveld and an abundance of flora, fauna, birdlife and wildlife on the Plumari Private Reserve. Choose from an array of exciting activities including game drives, elephant touch and feed interactions, elephant walks, and hiking trails.
African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa is located on the Plumari Private Reserve, one hour from Johannesburg in the shadow of the Magaliesberg mountains.
Our game viewing drives are available for morning and afternoon trips, 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.
There are more than 20 species of larger animals, as well as several types of antelope and plains game, not to mention smaller species like antbears, hyena, porcupine and honey badgers.
These drives make for spectacular viewing
Feel Africa underfoot on a guided bush walk with a trained game ranger over the varying terrains of the reserve. This experience offers an intimate encounter with nature and wildlife identifying medicinal and other plants en route as well as a variety of insects and birds.
Here you can gain a true perspective of the fauna and flora indigenous to the area. Your guide will point out animal tracks, dung, hiding spots, rare birds and educate you on the history of the area. Discover rock carvings along the way in what is said to be the oldest mountain range on earth – the Magaliesberg. Don’t forget your binoculars!
A memorable and authentic encounter.
Our accompanied hikes to see the petroglyphs (rock engravings) offer you the ideal opportunity to learn about the finest art created in pre-historic times.
The artists who created these images lived and worked in the Magaliesberg Valley between the Stone Age and Iron Age (approx.. 2000 – 500 years ago).
A short walk to the top of the hill reveals the skills of these people in their near perfect images of various animals with little more than a piece of metallic rock and at best, a crudely fashioned iron spike.
Get close and personal with our resident elephants, Damara and Nzewe.
Our experience is a unique opportunity and starts with an educational talk followed by a “touch and feed” experience. It gives you the chance to learn about African elephants, both wild and habituated as you interact and feed these gentle giants.
Closed shoes are recommended and don’t forget your camera! A truly unforgettable encounter.
The Battle of Nooitgedacht – the fiercest battle of the guerrilla phase of the Anglo-Boer War in the Magaliesberg, with losses to both sides totalling 337 killed and wounded.
We start our tour in Colonel Legge’s Mounted Infantry campsite just below the cliffs, where a Victoria Cross was won by Sergeant Farmer of the Cameron Highlanders and Colonel Legge together with several Officers were killed during the first action of the battle.
Moving up to the summit of Nooitgedacht, we trace the progress of the Boer Commandos from west to east as they took one British Outpost after another, often in hand-to-hand combat. During the final moments of their victory over 400 Northumberland Fusiliers the Boers threw some British signallers to their deaths over the cliff above Legge’s Camp.
Descending the kloof next to the stream we get a bird’s eye view of General Clement’s final refuge at Yeomanry Hill where the battered remains of the British Force held firm before retreating to the Rietfontein Army Base near present-day Hartebeespoort Dam.
Valid Sun – Fri (no Sat) / 4 hours 08h00 – 12h00 / Min 2 pax / No children U12