In the 'hood, Doornhoek as a destination

Doornhoek lies in the heart of the Magaliesberg, close to the little village of Hekpoort that nestles on the gentle southern slopes of the mountain range, just north west of Johannesburg. Most of the area is used for agriculture in this corner of Gauteng, which virtually borders on the North West Province, and game farms and large tracts of land given over to farming dominate the landscape ... cont.

Plumari Private Game Reserve, Doornhoek, Magaliesberg, West Rand, Gauteng, South Africa

Directions to Askari Game Lodge

From Sandton:
Travel north on Rivonia or William Nicol until you meet the concrete highway. Turn left heading towards Roodepoort. Follow the concrete highway to 14th Avenue offramp (the next after Beyers Naude).

Turn right into 14th Avenue (underneath the highway). The next intersection is Hendrik Potgieter where you turn right at the traffic lights. Go up the onramp onto Hendrik Potgieter heading towards Krugersdorp. Follow this road past Makro and all the way to the N14/R28 robot (with SASOL garage on far left hand side of this intersection). Go straight over this stop and continue all the way to a T-Junction. (Krugersdorp left and Hekpoort right – a Zenex garage will be visible in front and to the right). Turn right at this T-Junction heading on the R563 to Hekpoort. After 200 metres ENSURE YOU STAY RIGHT (do not take the N14 road to the left). You are now on the R563 to Hekpoort. Follow this road (over the Hekpoort hills) towards the Magaliesberg which you will see in front of you. Eventually you will come to another T-Junction. At the T-Junction turn left onto the R560.

Stay on the R560 for 8.2km until you see the Doornhoek (Plumari Africa / Plumari Game Lodge) turnoff to the right. (If you come to a T-junction with the R24, then you have gone 4kms too far.) Continue on this dirt road for 6.1km until you reach Askari Game Lodge on right-hand side.

From Pretoria Central
(It is approx 80km from Loftus Versveld Stadium)
Travel out of Pretoria on Struben Road towards Pelindaba. Go through the Pelindaba Toll Gate. The highway ends just after the tollgate. At the end of the highway offramp turn left. At the T-junction turn right (R104) towards Broederstroom. Stay on the R512 past Broederstroom and past Peacanwood Golf Estate until you come to a T-Junction. At the T-Junction turn left onto the R560 and go through the village of Skeerpoort.

Stay on the R560 until you see the Doornhoek (Askari Game Lodge) turnoff to the right. (If you come to a T-junction with the R24, then you have gone 4kms too far.) Continue on this dirt road for 6.1km until you reach Plumari Game Lodge on right-hand side.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (10 km)
  • Grocery Store (10 km)
  • Airport (100 km)

Activities

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  • Clay pidgeon shooting
  • Cultural experiences
  • Galleries / museums
  • Game viewing
  • Game viewing (big 5)
  • Health spa / massage
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Swimming

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