I've recently returned from a fantastic stay at Ants Hill (4 nights) and Ants Nest (2 nights) and can thoroughly recommend them both. They are quite different - Hill is on the side of a hill with fabulous views, luxurious accommodation and more privacy. Nest is more family oriented, being the original bush farmhouse, it has a large lawned area with pool and several different eating spots, If you want peace and quiet in your downtime, I would suggest choosing Hill over Nest.
The riding was wonderful, they take care to get the right horse for you and then ensure that you are on the right ride (experienced, family, novice etc). There is nothing better than cantering along and coming across a herd of buffalo or giraffe! If you are experienced, you can expect lots of lovely long canters and willing, sure footed horses. The guides are all friendly and helpful.
Food was tasty and good, full cooked breakfast for those who wanted it. One of the many highlights is cantering along to your sundowner spot in the bush and then enjoying a cool G&T and snacks - heaven!
I don't often return to the same places on holiday, but I feel that this may be one of the few!
- 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 & Ant`s Nest Hotel Vaalwater
- Ant`s Hill And Ant`s Nest
- Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest Vaalwater, Waterberg, South Africa