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Reviewed 9 November 2020 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank JakeSafari
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Ian Owtram, Owner at Antares Bush Camp & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2020

Thank you jake. Hope we can ensure that all your guests have a pleasant stay with us

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Reviewed 9 November 2020 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Ian Owtram, Owner at Antares Bush Camp & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2020

Good to have had you even if it was just one night this time

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Reviewed 8 November 2020 via mobile

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

Date of stay: November 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Culture448131
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Ian Owtram, Owner at Antares Bush Camp & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2020

Thanks so much quintin. We look forward to seeing you guys again on a cooler weekend next year. Thanks for sending the photos too of the boomslang and baby tortoise

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Reviewed 4 September 2020

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 Reserve, open to the Kruger National Park.

Date of stay: September 2020
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Ian Owtram, Owner at Antares Bush Camp & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2020

Thanks Mike and Harriet. It really was good spending time with you. Look forward to your next visit

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Reviewed 31 August 2020

I was lucky enough to be one of the very first visitors to Antares Bush Camp when it opened in August 2020. The camp is surprisingly luxurious and extremely comfortable, and it's the perfect place for a group of friends that want to self-cater in the Greater Kruger.

Umgede underground hide is located walking distance from camp and I spent most of our four days at Antares in it! It's extremely comfortable with a day bed, fridge and kettle as well as super comfy chairs... And the eye-level view is magnificent for photography! We saw giraffes, impalas, koedoes, baboons, elephants AND lions! In fact, I was able to photograph one of the lions below the Milky Way one night...

If you love wildlife photography and you're looking for something new and interesting, this is the place for you.

Date of stay: August 2020
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Thank VilliersSteyn
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Ian Owtram, Owner at Antares Bush Camp & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2020

Thanks so much Villiers. It was such an honour to be able to spend time with you and to appreciate your photographic skills and good company

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