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Oakham
Reviewed 28 January 2017

What a place! Luxury coupled with outstanding staff and wonderful horses. Managed to get close to several species including white rhino. Ant and Tess are great hosts and nothing is too much trouble. I'm coming back - absolutely loved it!

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Mittagong, Australia
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The inspirational owners, Ant and Tess Baber are supported by fantastic staff who made our stay a wonderful memory and experience. As a group of 12 riders, we stayed for two days at Ants Nest and visited the stunning Ants Hill accomodation. Both are equally beautiful in layout and design, offering privacy if required, whilst also being able to cater...

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stayed at Ant's Hill in Eagles Nest over the Christmas period. We enjoyed riding every day, jeep safaris, massages, feeding the rhino, the pool, afternoon tea, delicious meals, swimming with horses and sundowners. Every moment was a moment to savour. Staff, guides and wonderful horses made it an exceptional holiday. Chefs Eric, Friday and Everton cook and serve amazing...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Second stay at ''the Hill'' this time pure R&R after an exhausting 7 day walking trek in the Wild on the edge of Kruger. Just love the place, people and flexibility, Horses are amazing and cater for all abilities, getting really close to many different plains game plus the Rhino's and Cape Buff is special. A Leopard was actively feeding...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Worlds view at Ants Hill for 3 nights with our two children aged 9 and 11. We had a truly fabulous stay. The overall atmosphere and friendliness of the staff was excellent. Adam, Aby, Craig and Jan particularly stood out. They were knowledgeable, accommodating and good fun. There was a great amount of flexibility in what activities...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We come to South Africa every year and after many years of wonderful traditional jeep safari experiences, we decided to do something different this year. That's why we chose Ant's Hill with their walking, biking and riding. Although the accommodations were nice, the staff pleasant and the horse riding and bicycling among the animals a real highlight, for the following...

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Antslodges, Manager at Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our establishment. We did want to write to you from the comments you left on your feedback form, however there was no email address to contact you and address all the points you brought up. On speaking to the management at Ant's Hill, I understand our lodge manageress asked...

Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We had a holiday of a lifetime and loved every minute of it. The Guides to the Hosts couldn't be more helpful, they went a extra mile on Christmas Day to make it special. The only problem is the Family wants to go back next year.

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North Cadbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017

It really was a stunning place to stay and enjoy a very beautiful part of South Africa. The staff were extremely welcoming and without exception very good company. I loved the home atmosphere of gorgeous dogs and very friendly people. The horses were all very well behaved and the riding offered was safe with some fun canters viewing game and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We returned as a family of four adults to spend three days at Ant's Nest, where we saw a number of white rhino, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeeste, warthog, eland, sable antelope, impala, nyala, red heartebeeste, kudu, waterbuck, blesbok, baboon and a troupe of banded mongoose - all from horseback. My husband, who doesn't ride, was taken on a game drive...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

It's difficult to put into words how much we all enjoyed the hospitality and overall experience of our stay at ants nest. From the top man down, nothing was too much trouble, biggest problem, the whole family want to go back next year.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest

Address: Gunfontein, Vaalwater 0530, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Vaalwater
Hotel Class:4 star — Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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