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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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Thank Stuart M
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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Thank SophieN685
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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Thank Duncan G
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had high expectations after reading so many positive reviews, but our stay exceeded all expectations. The Family Cottage was enourmous, much larger than it looks on the website. Staff were all amazing - so friendly and helpful, it truly felt like a family. They outdid themselves on Christmas day when they brought a horse dressed as a reindeer into...

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Thank Megan M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The most wonderful holiday, wouldn't change a thing. Everything was perfect from the Horses, Staff, Guides, Wildlife, Accommodation. I travelled to Ants in November 2016 with my Sister. While I am an experienced rider my sister is a novice, we were completely catered for and staff were very skilled at matching you with the right horses. Guides were great fun...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Ant's Hill is a wonderful place to stay. The attention to detail is exceptional, with every want catered for. The riding and game viewing is always brilliant, with a huge variety of wildlife and tracks to ride on. I would highly recommend both Ant's Hill and Ant's Nest to anyone looking for a true 'bush' experience but with all the...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 18 December 2016

This was our 1st time to Ant's Hill, we were part of a 14 person group from the US. The horseback riding was our main draw, to be on horseback & observe the wildlife at Ant's was truly remarkable. Our horses were well trained, strong, capable & took excellent care of us. The wildlife viewing surpassed our expectations. The knowledge...

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  • Breakfast included
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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 

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Address: Gunfontein, Vaalwater 0530, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Vaalwater
Price Range: R10 067 - R11 689 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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