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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Amazing place! Horse riding experience makes safari really special. Even for less experienced ones... Never been so close to rhinos and other animals. Fantastic welcoming team who will make you feel like at home. Great for kids.

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Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at Ants Nest just before the Christmas and New Year break and i'm sorry we didn't have time to stay for the holiday itself. The setting is beautiful and each day can be tailored according to what you want to see or do. The food is amazing (thank you chefs!), good wine and our fellow guests were great...

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Buckinghamshire, UK
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just returned from staying at Ants Hill and Ants Nest and I cant praise these lodges enough. The horse back safaris, the accommodation and food are amazing but what makes these places even more extraordinary is the family feel - nothing is too much trouble. The other unique quality is the passion the team have for the animals...

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Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

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Wantage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest

Address: Gunfontein, Vaalwater 0530, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Vaalwater
Hotel Class:4 star — Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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Ant`s Hill And Ant`s Nest
Ant`s Hill & Ant`s Nest Hotel Vaalwater
Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest Vaalwater, South Africa - Waterberg
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