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Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest
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Rugby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“We really couldn't have asked for anything more - we had an amazing holiday in a unique setting.”
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We stayed at Ants Nest for 7 nights for half term week with an 8 year old and a 12 year old. The whole experience from start to finish was truly magical and we couldn't have asked for anything more. All the staff were amazing, very friendly, helpful, knowledgable and they catered to all our desires. As beginner horse riders we were a little nervous but needn't have been - there are amazing horses that are tailored to match the rider. The rooms were wonderfully furnished and the food was amazing every single day - Kobi is a really talented chef but every single person we met was the same in their area of expertise - there really are too many names to mention but the kids wanted to shout out to Squirry for making them laugh so much. Ant and Tessa really have made a unique facility and the work they do with the white rhinos is amazing. Although a little sore from all the riding - I can't wait to go back next year.

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  • Stayed February 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We had a wonderful stay at Ants Hill. From our arrival at the gate to our departure, we were made to feel like part of the family! The facilities are world class and the entourage of skilled staff do not spare anything to ensure you have the best experience! Highly recommended for all - young, old, single or family there is always something to do.

  • Stayed February 2017, travelled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The staff at Ant's Nest deserves a "6" on a five point scale. The team is amazing, they managed to make us feel at home from the first minute we arrived. Safari's be it riding horses (in our case for the first time) or the walking safaris were fantastic. Staff is very knowledgeable about nature. Food is delicious and not over the top as you often see at upmarket lodges like this. My son loved it!! Ever done a early morning bush run and bumped into giraffes and rhino's? We stayed a long weekend and it felt as if we have been a week away from work. I can only strongly recommend to book now
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  • Stayed February 2017, travelled with family
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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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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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.

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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 872 - R20 660
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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