The Ant Collection of South Africa offers two unique bush home experiences in the following safari lodges: Ant's Nest and Ant's Hill. Ant's Nest Lodge is on a private game reserve in the malaria-free Waterberg in South Africa.
The reserve is located on a mountain looking out over the Waterberg Plateau in the Limpopo Province, 3 hours north of OR Tambo International Airport. The Ant's Nest is a 3.5 hours drive east of the Madikwe Game Reserve and a 5 hours drive west of the Kruger National Park.
This magnificent Waterberg bush lodge provides excellent wildlife viewing experiences that can be enjoyed on safari drives, guided bush walks, mountain bike or horseback. Ant's Nest possesses 60 horses and offers a superb wildlife viewing experience from horseback catering for both experienced riders and novice riders as well as children.
This Lodge in South Africa's beautiful Waterberg region is an excellent bush getaway for couples and honeymooners alike who can enjoy the romantic options such as bush lunches, private dinners and others at the lodges. Furthermore, Ant's Nest is a breathtaking destination for groups of friends travelling together as they can book either of the lodges on an exclusive basis. For the experienced riders, an exciting riding safari awaits at Ant's Nest. As children of all ages are welcome at Ant's Nest, unforgettable family safaris are available. Children may have their particular activities or are invited to join their parents in all activities.
This safari lodge provides six bedrooms and can accommodate a max of 12 guests which operates on an exclusive basis.
Guests can enjoy Horse Riding up to two times a day on a daily basis and can choose from a herd of 60 horses. If some Families or couples want to separate as some want to ride, and others don't, then they can enjoy different activities. There are also basic lessons for non-riders available at both reserves; many guests learn to ride and gain confidence here.
Guided Bush Walks
For guests who prefer walking, the guides lead them through the bushveld on foot. These walks are informative and interactive, enabling visitors to gain knowledge of the unique African flora and fauna. One can often miss the smaller details of the beautiful environment when on a vehicle or horseback, so guided walks are highly recommended. While these can be in the form of a gentle stroll, the more energetic can hike over the plains and up impressive gorges. While identifying insects and birds and learning about the medicinal uses of various plants, visitors also learn how to track game. Specialised bug hunts are available for children at both bush homes.
The guides drive open 4x4 Land Cruiser on their morning or afternoon safari drives. At night, a spotlight is used to find elusive nocturnal animals, such as the rare brown hyena, aardvark bushbaby and porcupine. The advantage of a safari drive is that you can cover more ground across the reserves.
Animals that can be spotted:
The Lodge's policy is to allow children of all ages to join their parents on all wildlife viewing activities. The lodge provides a selection of ponies catering to both the novice and experienced young riders.
The Lodge takes great pride in their sumptuous home cooking, dining in a variety of places and outside whenever possible. Often morning game activities are ended with a bush lunch while at night one sits around open fires under the stars. The chefs can cater for all dietary requirements, and excellent South African estate wines are served.