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Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest

Gunfontein, Vaalwater 0530 South Africa
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Ant's Nest & Ant's Hill are two private bush homes situated in the malaria-free Waterberg region of South Africa. Approximately 3 hours north of Johannesburg. These two bush homes are on a privately owned reserve and can offer guests game viewing activities which include game drives, game walks and fantastic horse riding. They can cater for all levels of riders and also accept kids of all ages. This is a wonderful destination for couples, honeymooners, families or just good friends travelling together.
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Amy O wrote a review Apr 2020
New York City, New York39 contributions19 helpful votes
We had the privilege to stay at Ant's Nest in January and it was such an amazing and special experience. We traveled with our 3 year old son and I cant say enough words to describe how kind, accommodating, flexible and spectacular the entire staff was to our family. We loved how each day they offered a different and unique experience. There was just enough structure but flexibility to accommodate to each person's needs and preferences. We especially loved Ant, management, and his staff who were so kind to us and the experiences was so one of a kind. We loved riding the horses, seeing the animals, and meeting all the interesting and different people who work and traveled to this reserve. I think if you are traveling as a family, this place is extra special. Lots to do and see,
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Date of stay: January 2020
Jessica wrote a review Mar 2020
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I had an incredible holiday at Ants Nest and could not recommend a trip here highly enough. The reserve and lodge are totally stunning. I stayed for 7 nights as a solo traveller and could not have been made to feel more welcome and at home from the moment I arrived. The lodge has a wonderful relaxed feeling while maintaining incredible attention to detail. The horses are impeccably well trained and cared for by the very dedicated staff. I’m not sure I’ve ever ridden such well behaved, responsive horses! From the long canters amongst the wild animals to swimming with the horses, I enjoyed every moment of the varied riding. The team are really keen to ensure you enjoy the experience and are correctly paired and will happily let you try different horses or stick with a
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Date of stay: March 2020
Vanessa wrote a review Mar 2020
East Grinstead, United Kingdom2 contributions
We have just come back from our stay at Ant's Nest and it was the most amazing place! The location is simply stunning and we felt at home within the first couple of hours. All guides, hosts and other staff are amazing at what they do and very friendly. We spent most of our days riding in the morning and the evenings on some great horses, enjoying long canters and the encounters with the animals. It is amazing how close we could get and the guides were very knowledgeable, always offering a lot of interesting facts about the animals and environment. After a long day it was fantastic sitting together at dinner, always in a slightly different area. All the food was absolutely wonderful! Even if you are not a rider Ant's Nest still offers a lot of other options so definitely
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Date of stay: March 2020
Planetprowler wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles8 contributions
My fiancee and I visited Ant's Hill in October and had the time of our lives! I'm an inexperienced rider but they were patient and helpful in getting me up to speed so I could have an amazing time on this horseback safari. Sarah rides often and was thrilled that you could try different horses each day or find your favorite and stick with them for the entire trip. The rhino sighting was unforgettable as we watched a baby rhino sprinting alongside her mom. The service and hospitality is outstanding and my favorite example was the dinner they set up for us on our private patio and arranging excursions when we weren't riding. Can't recommend them highly enough!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Youlia wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions4 helpful votes
The trip was amazing! The purpose was to ride horses, to relax and to enjoy- and it is all came true and more!!! Staff is very helpful and adaptable to your needs. Fantastic family or friends holiday!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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