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Antbear Lodge

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Fernhurst Farm | P171 Moor Park/Giants Castle Rd, Central Drakensberg, Estcourt 3310, South Africa
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Randburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The lodge and the decor is very different and unique. We spent our first night hardly saying a word in awe of the decor. The owner did a great job as everything is hand made by him from what we understand from LeeAnn. The rooms are stunning and the cave is also 'different ' which made my other half feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a few days away in a place that is a bit different then this is the right place. Great staff, very good breakfast. Very relaxing and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The work the owners have done building up this place is amazing and they have created one of a kind. The staff running the lodge is... More 

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Thank Jan F
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Hi There Thank you for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Antbear Lodge and we really enjoyed having you here. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Leanne More 

Secunda, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended at wedding at Antbear and stayed over for weekend. What a lovely venue and the accommodation is different and interesting. Every room has its own style and set-up. Wow, we had a wonderful time. The wedding was absolutely amazing and nothing was too much effort for James and Leanne to arrange. The food was fantastic and delicious from a... More 

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Thank Jo_Secunda
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Hi There Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed the wedding and your stay with us at Antbear Lodge. We enjoyed hosting the wedding and having such a happy fun group of people celebrating together. We look forward to having you come back for many more visits. Have a look at our Facebook... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Antbear is a little difficult to get to initially given the bad state of the roads. Budget at least 30min from the highway. But once you are there its a lovely little place to stay. The number of guests are limited and as such it feels cosy and intimate. Its serene with some great views. The manager Leigh-Ann is lovely... More 

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Thank Arun V
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Hi There Thank you so much for the lovely review and kind words. It was wonderful meeting you and having you stay with us. Happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to have you come and visit again one day. Kind Regards Leanne More 

Durban, South Africa
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We booked here for our anniversary. For the amount we paid we were really expecting luxury. We had a warm welcome on arrival and were shown to "the cave". It was not quite a cave, but a room on the side of the hill which was sort of built into the hill. It was unique and interesting, but a little... More 

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Thank MonPeach
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Hi There I'm sorry that we didn't live up to your expectations. We do try to use our own chickens eggs, however if they are not producing enough when we are busy we do need to buy in extra from town, the same goes for the vegetables and fruit and due to the drought (the worst in the last 100... More 

pacific ocean
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We were so relaxed here and loved The Cave with it's breathtaking view and sounds of birds and horses that came by. The shower was fabulous--it's the first shower that hasn't flooded the floor because Andrew knew how to angle it properly and there was plenty of water pressure. The whole Lodge is unusual with handmade furniture that begs to... More 

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Thank oceansailor077
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Thank you for your wonderful review. It was great to have you stay with us and so happy you enjoyed staying with us as much as we enjoyed having you here. Hope to have you come and visit us again in the near future. Kind Regards Leanne More 

Watlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The word unique is so often misused, not for Antbear. The cave is a wonder commanding spectacular views, the individual lodges are uniquely decorated as is the whole place. Eccentric figures, individualistic furniture and paintings all made on site contribute to an air of mystery. Out of the way yet in fairly easy reach of many important sites. But best... More 

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Management response:

Hi Peter and Dee Thank you for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure meeting you both and spending time with you. I hope we can meet again - either in SA or when I visit the UK. You are an amazing couple and I'm glad that our paths crossed. Take care and keep in contact. Fond Regards Leanne More 

East Sussex, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Andrew and his wife Connie have created a real quirky piece of heaven here at Antbear. All the furniture has been made by Andrew and is quite unique. The communal pre dinner drinks and canapes and then dinner make for a very amicable stay - you feel as if you are staying with friends. for me the star of the... More 

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Thank T B
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Hi There Thank you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate it and loved having you and your wife staying with us. It was wonderful meeting you both and we hope to have you come and stay with us again when you next visit SA. Kind Regards Leanne More 

Noordwijk, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The incredible views from the Ant-bear, the incredible woodwork, their meals, the silence, the remoteness are all reasons to detour you from your Johannesburg- Durban trip This has been my third visit to the site.

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Thank 281ludyg
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Thank you for your kind words, we really enjoyed having you stay with us. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Leanne More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The website simply can't show off what a lovely place this is, you have to go there. The whole lodge is full of lovingly wrought, handmade details - the cupboard in our room was something out of a DaVinci exhibit. All the woodwork - the chandeliers, the doors the windows - you have to see it for yourself, the owners... More 

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1 Thank Aquias_Spies-Jackson
Management response:

Thank you for your wonderful review!! It was such a pleasure having you stay with us and we are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us at Antbear Lodge. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Leanne More 

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