Ant's Hill has been built on a ridge overlooking a gorge in a private game reserve in South Africa's Northern Province, offering magical views of plains, and distant hills as far as the eye can see. Not only offering a fabulous game viewing experience and a wide variety of activities, it is a superb place to just relax.
Ant's Hill can be booked non-exclusively or exclusively to one party. The emphasis at Ant's Hill is on offering guests a truly personal and flexible safari. There is no specific wake up times, and guests can do what they want when they want.
The reserve is home to a wide and diverse variety of wildlife, flora and fauna, all of which can be explored in a variety of ways - on horseback, in the comfort of an open 4x4 land cruiser, or on an informative and interactive guided bush walk. Game drives to a neighbouring Big 5 reserve can be arranged at an additional cost.
Set in boulders on the edge of the cliff, the heated swimming pool cascades over the lip of the gorge, inducing you to relax there for hours.
The accommodation consists of a variety of cottages - World's View has 2 bedrooms and a private pool; Hideaway has a 4 poster bed and a private plunge pool and garden; there is a Family Cottage with 3 bedrooms; and the Lookout Cottage has a 'bath with a view'. There is also Eagles Nest, which is a standard room in the main lodge.
The main lodge area boasts a vast living area and dining room, both with fireplaces. A spacious verandah and deck overhang the gorge so are ideal for early morning breakfasts and evening sundowners. To top it all, it overlooks a waterhole frequently visited by a variety of game.
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General Information For Guests
All rooms are en-suite and have a fan, safe and a hair dryer.
The Worlds View has a double en-suite bedroom with a private balcony/outdoor bath, and a downstairs en-suite bedroom which can either be a twin, double or triple room. There is also a private pool.
The Hideaway has a 4 poster bed, with space to accommodate 2 children in extra beds, plus a private garden and plunge pool.
The Family Cottage has a 4 poster bed in one bedroom, and a second bedroom with twin beds (whcih can be converted into a double bed). There is also a loft bedroom.
The Lookout Cottage has a 4 poster bed and a day bed for one child. It has a bath with a view, a waterfall shower and an outdoor shower.
Eagles Nest is in the main lodge and can be made up with twin beds or a double bed.
Wi-Fi is available in the main lodge area.
There is a heated swimming pool.
The day normally starts with tea and coffee brought to your room as your wakeup call at a time of your choice, followed with a continental or fully cooked breakfast. Around midday they serve a light lunch, with a variety of salads and other delicious dishes, followed by high tea prior to your afternoon game viewing. A
scrumptious 3 course dinner or barbeque rounds off the day.
Activities include game drives on the reserve (no big cats or elephants), guided walks/walking safaris, horse riding, fishing, snake and reptile talks/handling, mountain biking, swimming with the horses, archery, rhino tracking, Big Five safaris in a neighbouring reserve (additional cost and prebooking is essential), night sky safaris, and visits to a local children's home.
Guests wishing to go horse-riding have to wear hard hats - there are no exceptions. Should a guest refuse to wear a hard hat they will not be able to ride. Guests will also be required to sign an indemnity prior to their first activity as well. Should you wish to receive a copy of this we would be happy to forward it to you. The lodge does have hard hats which guests are welcome to use but if they are regular riders and have their own well fitted hat we would recommend that they bring their own.
The water is filtered and safe to drink.