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3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Gunfontein, Vaalwater 0530, South Africa
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Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at Ant's Nest for 3 nights recently and had a wonderful time. Both of us like riding, which was superb at Ant's, although we enjoyed a whole range of included activities in our 3 days there. The accommodation and food is first rate, but the staff and organisation is really the stand out feature here.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It has been a long term dream of mine to ride with wild game in Africa. But as I am not getting any younger and have a partner who is not a horse person, I was beginning to think it would never happen. Ant's Nest changed all that. We spent four days there in early September. My partner arrived thinking... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem. Ant's Hill is upmarket yet homely. Our lodge had all the comforts one would need and the views across the gorge were exquisite. Management and staff were fun-loving, attentive and highly knowledgeable of the bushveld, which was stunningly beautiful even at the end of the dry season. Best of all - this was an action-packed weekend. What... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 5 including Luke 12 and Thomas 9 had an amazing and unexpected riding safari! Having no experience of horses I can't believe the wonderful 4 days we have just had. Twice a day we rode on horseback amongst buffalo, zebra, giraffe, wilderbeest, numerous deer, baboons, warthogs etc. etc. They were beautiful horses in superb condition, who live... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the second consecutive visit to this reserve and have become totally hooked on the experience. One of the most important aspects for me is the commitment of the staff to its guests and livestock. In all of my riding holidays, I have never seen such dedication to the care and wellbeing of their many horses. I am also... More

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Geelong, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of ten adults and ten children (ages 4-11) had a simply wonderful stay at Ants Hill. It was the trip of a lifetime. We fell in love with Africa. The stunning location, wonderful meals, attentive staff, beautifully appointed apartments were just the start. The children, big and little, thoroughly enjoyed the horse riding with the fantastic guides where... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ants Hill was the 2nd part of our safari holiday. 6 adults and 4 children aged 7 to 11. Having spent 4 days in trucks searching for the big 5 (amazing) Ants Hill was the perfect choice. We could all get out and be active in the bush still seeing loads off animals and learning so much about trees and... More

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Callington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We've just come back from Ant's Hill and had a magical, relaxing and luxurious time. The staff think of everything; the food is amazing; the attention to detail covers everything from the accommodation to the matching of horses to riders. The 'family lodge' provides privacy and family space with jaw- dropping views across the bush. We enjoyed close encounters with... More

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A marvellous experience - my 'Look Out' accommodation had fabulous views, huge bed, plus a bath with a window to the world of game & birds and a 'Tarzan & Jane' fun shower! Great rides with sure-footed fun horses and great guides - close up encounters with giraffe, rhinos, buffalo, wildebeest, sable, nyala, impala - and on the night drives... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stayed for 3 days with the family in the sable suite. You keep on being impressed in how many ways the staff will try to accomodate all your needs: the food is excellent, you choose when and what activities you desire. The horses live amongst the game so while riding you get very close to the game. We came... More

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

Address: Gunfontein, Vaalwater 0530, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Vaalwater
Hotel Class:3 star — Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest 3*
Also Known As:
Ant`s Hill & Ant`s Nest Hotel Vaalwater
Ant`s Hill And Ant`s Nest
Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest Vaalwater, Waterberg, South Africa

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