Great location.... amazing host.Ian is very knowledgeable and interacts with guests. If you love a great bush experience I highly recommend this place. The hide gives guest a great way to interact closely with guests.More
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Great location.... amazing host.Ian is very knowledgeable and interacts with guests. If you love a great bush experience I highly recommend this place. The hide gives guest a great way to interact closely with guests.MoreShow less
Gladwin it was an absolute pleasure being able to host you and so glad you had the opportunity to experience some elephants from inside umgede hide
We spent two nights at Antares Bush Camp and from the warm welcome, until the departing goodbye, we really had the most relaxing and enjoyable time.
The Umgede Hide was definitely the highlight of our stay. To spent time up close and personal with nature, in all it’s splendour, is definitely something any nature lover should do. I’m not a professional photographer at all, but really enjoyed myself in this one of a kind, underground photography hide, I can just imagine how a professional photographer would enjoy it!
We also had the privilege to do a game drive with Ian, owner of Antares, and we were amazed about his knowledge and respect for nature. It was amazing to be guided by a guide, that not only cares about the Big 5, but also is keen to stop and discuss the smaller creatures, birds and trees.
Ian and his team has got a lot planned for the future of Antares, keep an eye on his blog and live feeds.
Our overall experience at Antares was extremely pleasant and we will definitely return and would recommend it to any true nature lover!
Thanks so much adel and kobus. It was a real pleasure hosting you and so glad we got to see the elephants from the hide. Look forward to your next visit
What an incredible privilege to be able to stay here. The hide is built in a way to give you an eye level view with the ground. To be so close to wildlife and to be able to hear the amazing sounds of both the animals and the environment is truly something which creates great memories. Thank you Antares for our beautiful stay.
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.
Thank you jake. Hope we can ensure that all your guests have a pleasant stay with us
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.
Good to have had you even if it was just one night this time
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
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