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Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest

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Gunfontein, Vaalwater 0530, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Tel-Aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent 6 days at Ant's Nest in August 2015 and had the time of our life !!!! The lodge is very beautiful and spoiled us 24/7. The stuff is incredible and we had lots of interesting and nice conversations with the people. One of the highlights was that the African chorus of the lodge sang beautiful African songs for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ant's is really special. The setting and accomodation are amazing but what really sets it apart is the individual service and personalisation. Everything was organised to suit our wishes, with complete flexibilty. We combined horse riding amongst giraffes with driving within meters of rhinos. I hope I'll be lucky enough to return one day.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights in July and had a marvellous safari experience and a good rest too. Riding in the bush on horseback was a great way to get around the property and see the abundant wildlife. Food was brilliant and the hospitality of the staff and owner Ant was very generous. There was a great variety of activities... More 

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Antslodges, Public Relations Manager at Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review. We were however wondering if there were any other issues that you wanted to raise seeing as you submitted a rating of "terrible" but the rest of your review seemed like you had enjoyed your stay. Please let us know if there was anything else we could improve on We do hope... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It just dawns upon me that I have been going to Ant's Nest and Ant's Hill for many years now -- and several times a year -- and never written a review about the place... Well I hope I can pay some kind of justice to Ant and Tessa and their staff in these few words! Ant's Nest/Hill are first... More 

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Antslodges, Public Relations Manager at Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your amazing review and how lucky are we to have such a loyal guests who keeps on coming back to visit us. We appreciate each visit and all the support you give us and we would like to see you coming back even more. Thank you for taking the time to write such a great... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really lucky to secure a booking at the very last minute before a long weekend and were given a generously low rate for the room called Eagle's Nest. Offering spectacular vistas of the bushveld, the room was nice enough, but when I found out the regular rate, I would have expected more luxury, especially as the bathroom was... More 

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Antslodges, Public Relations Manager at Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We really do appreciate all the positive feedback and also value any constructive feedback. We do apologise if you feel that the room was slightly awkward and cold. The room you stayed in is called a standard room so does come at a much lower rate than the... More 

Kirkland, Washington
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently 9 of us, 5 adults and 4 children, stayed at Ant's Nest for 3 days. It was THE highlight of our trip across Botswana and SA. The staff were amazing and the experience phenomenal. We experienced the bush in many different ways - by horseback, by mountain bike, by foot and by open drive vehicle. We visited many different... More 

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly unique property with an amazing ambience. Delightful accommodation with incredible views and facilities, delicious food and wine, knowledgeable and friendly staff. The bush rides were memorable, the braai superb, To arrive at the waterhole on horseback and see the braai cooking and tables laid for lunch was a surreal highlight. If you have any reservations about horse riding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Ants Hill, only wished we could stayed longer. There were 7 of us in our group, including 3 children, 13 and 8 year old twins. We had a fantastic time. All the staff were so attentive and friendly,the accommodation is amazing, atmosphere so relaxing, the children could be children, the... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our fourth stay at Ant's Nest and the longest at 6 nights and still we had to drag ourselves away! This is a wonderful place to stay for so many reasons. The warmth of the hospitality creates a lovely atmosphere, the bush setting and game add excitement and interest to everything and of course fantastic responsive horses are just the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As unanimously agreed this place is very special. Wonderful staff who look after you and thoroughly spoil you, superb, spacious and interesting accommodation with breath-taking views - wake up to a Warthog on your lawn (they are so funny) or herd of Antelope (but which ones ??) across the valley. Food top quality and served in many locations from inside... More 

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