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Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

We visited Ant's Hill during January and had an amazing stay.
From arrival to departure the Ant's peeps are always there to assist and entertain.
The top top form of entertainment and relaxation are the outrides with horses perfectly chosen for you. I don't actually ride horses and I must say, I enjoyed it immensly!
The kids LOVED it and were catered for in every way!
he rooms are lovely - the fact that they are tucked away singularly in the bush is divine and the food is good, presented by a whitty chef called Friday.

Room Tip: All rooms are super as they are tucked into the bush, it really depending on size of group.
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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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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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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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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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.
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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest

Address: Gunfontein, Vaalwater 0530, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Vaalwater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 40 Speciality Lodging in Vaalwater
Price Range: R2 505 - R16 238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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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