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Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

From the welcome as we arrived to when this fantastic experience was sadly over, we could not have asked for more. Ants Nest was the perfect place to start our riding adventure. Getting up close and personal to so much wildlife on horseback was an incredible experience, particularly the endangered rhino. The staff were faultless in their attention to detail and everything was organized perfectly, our every need catered for! The horses are very well looked after and it was a joy to be expertly paired with the right horse, my perfect riding buddy to make this such a memorable adventure. The food was delicious, rooms luxurious and the ambience just right. Thank you to everybody.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank TinaEO
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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!

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Lulu F
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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 for larger families or groups. The horses were exceptionally well cared for and we were able to see game in their natural environment. Their work in spearheading a campaign to prevent poaching of White Rhinos in the Waterberg area is vital and a most worthy cause. A place to relax, a place for families and a great place for a horse safari.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank 344louise
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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 food including local bush game. The room is out if this world - even having seen photographs of it, the real thing took my breath away. You don't need to take too many clothes with you as there is a complimentary laundry service. You can however pack children's clothing that you can leave behind for a local organisation called the Fold which supports local families. An amazing place which has given us many many fantastic memories. A place you simply can't afford to not experience. Thank you to all who made this such a special week.

Room Tip: Eagles Nest is the perfect room with a view for a couple.
  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Les D
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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 when we were there, but as in the real wild bush hard to see, but fun to check the prints and see the red back jackals on the left overs.

Conservation is the game here, its sad but necessary to have armed protection for the White Rhino's and ''Save the Waterberg Rhino and Tusk'' need to be supported, also very interesting to chat to their protector, Echo/Bravo anonymous and passionate about their survival. The breeding Prog' for Sable and Roan Antelope are also very interesting. Actively helping in animal capture also very interesting seeing the vets dart and then the logistics of tracking and re-location. All part of real time conservation and animal protection.

Great place for kids to explore and learn in reasonable safety, one party were chased by the Buff on bike's but that's all part of the experience, and there is always a tree some where to hide behind or climb!

Great staff, if you want to learn about bugs/trees/bushes etc they will teach you.

I would add a ''Game'' menu alternative daily (pre order), its good for us European's to try the local bush meat, my partner and I love it and the Chefs cook it well (Springbok Carpaccio, Wildebeest Schnitzel etc) bring it on.

Ant's Hill/Nest has something for everyone, you wont see the Big Five but you will have an amazing experience and you can choose to hang out with the other guests or live in splendid isolation on your own private terrace.

Go take a look, well worth the experience.
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank michaeldicks
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