You won't go wrong choosing Ant's Nest and this was an enjoyable part of a lovely family holiday. Lots of good things to say about it which echo the many previous reviews. So why the 'very good' rating rather than 'excellent'? A couple of niggles where things fell short of my expectations - a very cursory assessment of our (differing) riding abilities at the outset and a first ride which felt geared to the others in the party rather than to us; one of my subsequent rides not much fun because the only horse caught and saddled for me had just had a vaccination and was limited to gentle walking - for which no explanation given or acknowlegement of a mess up; and sometimes the 'whatever you'd like to do' declaration turned out out to be more about fitting in with the arrangements of the day - actually that's fine because the arrangements were usually very satisfactory but just say so upfront. This is set against a lot of positives so we certainly did have a good time overall and I have recommended it to other people.
We visited Ant's Hill and it looked superb. Amazing views and beautiful new pool. The caveat is that there are gaps and drops so not suitable for small children.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ant's Nest & Ant's Hill are two private bush homes situated in the malaria-free Waterberg region of South Africa. Approximately 3 hours north of Johannesburg. These two bush homes are on a privately owned reserve and can offer guests game viewing activities which include game drives, game walks and fantastic horse riding. They can cater for all levels of riders and also accept kids of all ages. This is a wonderful destination for couples, honeymooners, families or just good friends travelling together. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ant`s Hill And Ant`s Nest
- Ant`s Hill & Ant`s Nest Hotel Vaalwater
- Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest Vaalwater, Waterberg, South Africa