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Antbear Guest House

Box 525 Estcourt 3310, Drakensberg Region 3310, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at Antbear a couple of years ago and enjoyed our stay so much that we returned with other members of my family this year. We did enjoy our stay this time too but they are in the middle of expanding which left things feeling a little disjointed and less friendly than before plus the new... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Antbear Lodge is a far out place smack in the middle of God's own nature. We regret we had only booked 1 night! Andrew and Connie are doing a beautiful job building a "home" for everyone in this fantastic part of the world. Also Andrew's father deserves credits for his fantastic woodwork in the central house and in the guest... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is just the perfect place to stay when visiting the Drakensberg area. The owners are friendly and very helpful with tips for activities. The guest houses are lovely designed and gorgeous. Breakfast and supper are so good that you might get addicted to it. ;-)

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Calw, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped over for a few days of hiking in the Drakensberg, and it turned out to be the perfect place. Wonderful accomodation in a beautiful setting, excellent food, a very welcoming and warm atmosphere.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only thing I regret about my stay in Antbear Guest House is that I only got to spend one night here. My private bungalow was spacious, clean, with a great view of the valley and mountain range, loads of beautiful woodcraft details and mosaics (as well as a jacuzzi!) in my bathroom. I had a private fireplace with the... More

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Maynooth, Ireland
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30 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We stayed at the Antbear for two nights as part of our honeymoon trip. We stayed in the cave which was very quirky and well appointed (apart from the outside loo) The location is extremely remote with a drive down a dirt track for several kilometres... It is a very unusual place and not what we expected. The communal meal... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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34 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Ant Bear is a labour of love for Andrew and Connie. They have made it as individual as possible and Phumlani (Front of house) adds so much value with his experiences. (Not only at Ant Bear, he was a TV journalist.) The rooms are spacious, and the guests are encouraged to dine together, although you don't have to. It is... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We booked a long time ahead in order to stay in the luxury cave as a special end to our SA trip and really loved the quirky room, the real fire and the wonderful woodwork, not to mention the little bottle of ? sherry in the room! The communal meal times were the highlight of the stay, meeting and talking... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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30 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The views at Antbear are breathtaking and well worth the drive to get there - and the rooms are very comfortable (we really enjoyed the log fires in each bedroom as well!). At mealtimes there is a chance to talk with Phumlani - an amazing and charming man, with a fascinating life story and a very gentle & modest attitude... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

At almost midwinter we spent three fantastic days at Antbear Guest House as convenient base to explore the Midlands and central Drakensberg - in accommodation that was comfortable, aesthetically unique and inspiring - with windows, doors and furniture handcrafted by Andrew and his father and Pumlani - incorporating various features to conserve energy without sacrificing comfort

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Address: Box 525 Estcourt 3310, Drakensberg Region 3310, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #3 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Drakensberg Region
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Antbear Guesthouse is a thatched, whitewashed cottage built high on a natural platform overlooking the Bushmans River and Giants Castle. This cottage is a bit off the beaten track and at the same time perfectly situated to explore all that the Drakensberg has to offer. We offer ensuite double accommodation and luxury suite accommodation. The lasted addition is a luxury cave that includes a jacuzzi spa bath, hammock chairs on the deck and a view to die for. This Drakensberg accommodation option offers an eco tourism experience that will be amongst you South African tour highlights ... more   less 
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