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Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest
Certificate of Excellence
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Breathtaking Experience”
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Our stay at Ants Hill with Ant and Tess and all of their terrific helpers made for the most wonderful experience. From the reception until (sadly) having to leave was perfect in every respect. Riding across Africa was the most wonderful experience, the horses were a joy to ride and perfectly matched. Being able to see and encounter wild animals from horse back and at close range was breathtaking,
The hospitality was outstanding in every respect and I would highly recommend this place to both families and friends.

  • Stayed January 2017, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Ant's Nest a year ago now and had a fabulous time. The whole team could not have been more welcoming and accommodating. We were there to see the wildlife on horseback which did not disappoint as you can get so much closer. One of the high points was joining a number of riders from the area to follow and watch the vet at work treating a Cape buffalo. And of course sundowners out in the bush each evening after riding was lovely. Ant himself is a great host and takes a fast ride if that is what you like. The team's work with the rhinos is fantastic and being able to see them so close up is amazing.

Stayed March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Pretoria, South Africa
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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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Wantage, United Kingdom
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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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Additional Information about Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest

Property: 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 36 Speciality Lodging in Vaalwater
Price range (per night): R1 817 - R20 620
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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