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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 Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

    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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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    They really know how to spoil you at Ants Hill! I traveled with my husband and 2 adult children. Although the "boys" are less experienced riders, we all had an amazing time. On our first afternoon, we were riding amongst giraffes within minutes. After 2 hours riding we finished on top of a ridge. A safari vehicle met us there... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    Some of the staff may change from year-to-year and some of the horses may change but the riding, hospitality, service and entertainment remain superb. We split our time equally between Ant's Hill and Ant's Nest, and while there are many similarities, there are also a few differences that make it worthwhile staying at both places. Having said that, if you... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Wow, just spent seven wonderful days at Ant's Hill in the Eagle's Nest by myself. I have always wanted to do a horse riding safari, and after doing some research, I felt this would be my best option. I'm an experienced rider, but as another guest put it, "not riding fit" -- meaning that I only ride about once a... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We (two families including total of four kids and grandma) spent three nights too short at an amazing bush lodge called Ant's Hill near Vaalwater South Africa. (3 hours from Johannesburg) The lodge and overall accommodations were fantastic! Extremely clean and spacious. Open spaces for the kids to run and play as well as swim in a large heated pool.... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I stayed 8 days at Ant's Nest and didn't want to leave. The owners have created a truly unique place, their passion for horses and the reserve is communicative. The staff is wonderful, everyone is so sweet and lovely, the level of service at the lodge is outstanding but never "over the top". The food is delicious and the staff... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    From the moment we arrived my husband John and I were made to feel welcome. Our lodge was Honeymoon 1 at the Hill. It was stylish - the views from the balcony were stunning. The way the lodges were situated they were hidden away from each other so were very private. The food was first class - John and I... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

    We stayed in Ants Hill. Our lodge was gorgeous the welcome by Penni and her team was warm and welcoming. The horses were excellent and the guides were knowledgeable very friendly and professional. We laughed and relaxed from the minute we arrived to the second we left. The food and hospitality was second to none. I would recommend Ants Hill... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

    All the wonderful things had been rightfully mentioned about Ants' Nest. My 10 year old daughter and I had the most amazing 3 days of our lives at Ants' nest, everything that we ever needed and much more was all provided for. The guides love what they're doing and the horses were just amazing. We especially love the bush lunch... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

    My boyfriend and I spent the weekend at Ant's not knowing what to expect... our GPS got a little confused and we arrived about 3 hours after we were supposed to (note to self: don't be stubborn - just read the easy directions they provide!!!). However a warm welcome and a gin & tonic had us quickly relax!! We stayed... More 

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