Waterberg Region, South Africa
On a private game reserve in the Waterberg region of South Africa’s north-westerly Limpopo province, Ant’s Hill is three hours’ drive north of Johannesburg. With a dramatic setting on the edge of an escarpment, the main lodge’s rooms, veranda and deck overlook a gorge and a waterhole popular with game.
Thanks to the relaxed and comfortable décor and the friendly and welcoming staff, family-owned Ant’s Hill feels more like an informal bush home than a safari lodge.
Guest accommodation is provided in four cottages and a double room above the main lodge. Four-poster beds, sunken baths and waterfall showers provide those much-needed comforts after a day among the creatures.
Ant’s Hill aims to blend into the bush, with a thatch roof and huge doors folding all the way open. Outside, a dramatic natural infinity pool is set into boulders on the cliff-edge, cascading over the lip of the gorge.
Horse riding is a big feature of a stay at Ant’s Hill, with a team of horse managers and guides ready to get even the most inexperienced guest into the saddle. Whether you choose horseback or prefer a guided walk or game drive, the Waterberg area’s outstanding range of flora and fauna is reliably rewarding.
Ant’s prides itself on its family friendliness, with a unique policy of allowing children of all ages to join the adults on game-viewing activities, whether on foot or horseback. In addition to two two-bedroom cottages, Ant’s Hill also provides a trampoline, sand pit, and a good range of toys and books, and the Waterberg region is malaria-free.
Ants Hill Information
- Location:Waterberg Plateau, Limpopo Province, 3-hours drive north of Johannesburg International Airport, 3.5-hours drive east of Madikwe and 5-hours drive west of the Kruger National Park.
- Accomodation:2 Honeymoon cottages, 1 family cottage, 1 two-bedroom cottage, 1 twin/double bedroom situated above the main lodge.
- Facilities: Heated swimming pool, equipped gym.
- Activities: Horse-riding, game drives, guided walks, mountain biking, massage.
- Weather:November to March – the days can get quite warm but it is a dry heat. June to August – days are warm, evenings and early mornings very cold with average early morning temperatures 5-12 degrees.
- Children: Welcome and extremely well catered for. Safari experiences, guided bug walks, heated swimming pool, toys and games, pony rides.