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Antares Bush Camp & Safaris

39 Grietjie, Phalaborwa 1390 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/08/13 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/08/13 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 40 Speciality lodging in Phalaborwa
Antares Bush Camp is a recently refurbished self-catering camp with a maximum of 8 beds in 5 en-suite bedrooms. Each room has an indoor and outside shower. The main entertainment area comprises a large spacious kitchen, and with a dining area that can comfortably seat 10 guests allowing for the hosts to be included at meal times should the guests wish. The open plan arrangement leading into the lounge area with exposed rafters offers you the sense of a very large and spacious building. Leading off the lounge are two decks, one of which is set up for outside dining and the other as a relaxation deck by the small swimming pool both overlook the waterhole where many animals come down for a drink. An underground hide at the waterhole allows guests an opportunity to spend many hours sitting at ground level and enjoying the experience of a herd of elephant just meters from the end of your camera or even a flock of small birds enjoying a drink and a bath. The camp is offered as an elusive unit so you will only be sharing the facilities with your own party which makes it even more appealing in today's troubled times when Covid-19 is at the top of everyone's concerns. Our camp has been sanitised and we have protocols in place to ensure the guests can have complete peace of mind during the stay with us.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Walking tours
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
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Air conditioning
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Walk-in shower
Electric kettle
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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39 Grietjie, Phalaborwa 1390 South Africa
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Phalaborwa Airport25 kmSee all flights
Hoedspruit Airport31 kmSee all flights
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vdmerwejapie wrote a review Jul 2018
2 contributions2 helpful votes
If you need complete relaxation and rejuvenation of body and sole at a most affordable price , Antares is most highly recommended . For all serious nature lovers Antares is a must , especially the Lowveld area during winter! Thank you Ian and Mel and staff for your exceptional kindness and assistance to ensure an experience to remember. Will be back very soon! Japie and Elsa
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Date of stay: July 2018
1 Helpful vote
919mariepierrel wrote a review Aug 2017
Blagnac, France1 contribution1 helpful vote
we enjoy our stay in Ian's place we learn a lot about animals and stars! during a night safari, we look for lions and find 6 lions... no light pollution from this place makes this place fantastic by night also. Ian was very helpfull for the following of our trip.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Henryk A wrote a review Jan 2017
Berlin, Germany16 contributions7 helpful votes
I stayed with two friends of mine at Antares in December 2016 being the only guests at the time. There is space for 12 people there in six basic, put clean double rooms. The kitchen is well equipped, but one should bring all foodstuffs, as the next shop is 30 miles away. Ian apart from being a nice and attentive host, is also a knowledgable interlocutor and guide when it comes to flora and fauna of the area. The game drive and game walk we did were both excellent, with a lot of wildlife to be seen close by. One could also simply sit on the terrace and watch various species of antilopes and even elephants coming to drink at the nearby watering hole. An absolutely terrific place and highly recommended for people, who don't need the excessive luxury of 5-star bush lodges.
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Date of stay: December 2016
1 Helpful vote
japiev2017 wrote a review Jan 2017
Naboomspruit1 contribution1 helpful vote
The natural beauty was absolutely overwhelming, and the stay was equally pleasant. The host was very friendly and helpful. A stay at Antares is highly recommended for the nature lover. Thanks Ian and Mel !
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Date of stay: December 2016
1 Helpful vote
Filip Z wrote a review Aug 2016
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The place simply rocks! Ian despite the late arrival (10 pm!) came to pick us up from the gate with his Defender jeep (by our car it could have take up to 30-40 minutes after crossing the gate to reach the camp area). Thanks to him we've had a night safari through the reserve in his jeep! Very helpful and I'm looking forward to visit the place again hopefully soon! The place itself was so beautiful I really wished I could stay at least 2-3 days and just enjoy it. The common room is really beautiful, the pool area is really nice and the bush around the place is just awesome! In the morning a lion can be staying just out of the rooms - literally behind the rooms door! :) A must on the visit list!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: July 2016
1 Helpful vote
US$94 - US$993 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Antares Field Guide Training Centre - Hostel
South AfricaLimpopo ProvincePhalaborwa
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