What an incredible privilege to be able to stay here. The hide is built in a way to give you an eye level view with the ground. To be so close to wildlife and to be able to hear the amazing sounds of both the animals and the environment is truly something which creates great memories. Thank you Antares for our beautiful stay.
Antares is a refreshingly affordable self-catering, big 5 bush camp. If you enjoy photography you will love spending hours in the state of the art photographic hide putting you at eye level with wildlife coming to drink In the waterhole a few meters from you. The camp is simply laid out and very comfortable perfect for families (2 comfortably in 2 wings) or a single group. Although there are other bish camps and houses in the area around Antares there are great tracts of pristine bush where you head to on drives along the Olifants River and surrounds. A wonderful spot.
I was kindly invited by Ian to visit the newly revamped camp and it was a real treat. I could only stay one night as it was the only time I had, but I will be back. We had Lions and Elephants on the evening drive, with a lovely sundowner at the river. We opted to spend the following morning in the luxurious Umgede hide in the hope of getting one of those magic photos from below eye level, but my time ran out before the gentle giants arrived for a drink. Can’t wait to get back there again. Thanks again to Ian for the lovely stay.
Wow, what an amazing experience. Ian our host is one of the best, so much knowledge and experience. The Lodge is amazing and the Hide is out of this world. Our Kids really enjoyed it and Ian was so informative with them. The swimming pool is just what you need on a hot summer day. The sightings were incredible especially the elephants up close and personal at the hide, the leopard sighting was just unbelievable, the leopard tortoise and boomslang was a bonus just to mention a few. I definitely recommend this for any Occasion. Thanx Ian
We spent a wonderful day and night at Antares Bush Camp with a group of friends. Best of all was the Umgedi underground hide. Whether you're a photographer or not, this is a very special experience, sitting at eye level at the waterhole, enjoying the peace and quiet and bird song, never knowing what might appear next from stage left or right! And best of all, the waterhole and hide are right next to the lodge - so you can keep an eye on what's going on whilst you enjoy your meals on the deck. Remarkably you can also spend the night in the hide if you wish, as it is so close to the lodge! Antares Bush Camp is a magical place to share with a group of friends or family - and as it is self catering it is really great value. A beautifully appointed lodge in the heart of Balule…