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HORSE RIDING HOLIDAY IN AFRICA WITH ANTS

Only a 3 hour drive from Johannesburg, you will find arguably the best horse-riding in Africa. Situated on a private game reserve in the spectacular, malaria-free Waterberg region of South Africa, Ant’s offers the very best experience of the bush, either at one with wildlife on horseback, in the luxury of a privately-guided game drive or at more intimate level on foot. For over 25 years, it has won a reputation for a homely and friendly welcome that offers guests of all ages an unforgettable adventure.

HORSE SAFARIS

Our herd of over 90 horses live a blissful life on our private game reserve amongst the wildlife. As the horses are seen as part of normal daily life by the other animals, our riding guests can get closer to the game than probably anywhere else in Africa. There is no such thing a typical riding day during an Ant’s horseback safari.

The Ant Collection is one of the earliest pioneers when it comes to offering horse safaris in Africa, successfully running them since 1996. Horses are our passion, and our incredibly dedicated and long-standing team ensure that our horses are as well looked after as our guests.

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HORSEBACK SAFARIS

TAILOR-MADE SAFARIS

The Ant Collection prides itself on making each day of your stay a memorable safari experience, to suit all ages, young or young-at-heart, for those travelling as a family, as a group of friends or as an intrepid solo traveller. You can choose your own pace, whether that is galloping through the bush on horseback alongside a herd of giraffe or viewing game in more relaxed fashion from a vehicle.

At the end of the day, enjoy magical sundowners from incredible viewpoints or take a refreshing dip in the lodge pools or your own private plunge. The beautiful selection of rooms at Ant’s Nest or Ant’s Hill each have a distinctive style providing a peaceful haven from which to enjoy your stay.

At Ant’s there is a safari for everyone, choose your own way.
YOUR EXPERIENCE

12,500 Acres of Wild, Unspoiled Bushveld

PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Away from the madding crowd, you’ll find peace at The Ant Collection private game reserve. Twelve distinct ecological zones span thousands of pristine acres within the malaria-free Waterberg area.

Only three hours from both Johannesburg International Airport and the Kruger National Park, The Ant Collection is both remote yet easily accessible.

escape to your own piece of heaven.
THE RESERVE

ANTS SAFARI LODGES

Explore our classic and spacious bush homes – Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill. Owner-designed and built using local materials, they purposefully and seamlessly blend into the reserve surroundings.

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OUR STORY

The Baber family has a long history in the Waterberg area, handing down both name and land from generation to generation, culminating in what is now The Ant Collection.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW (& MAYBE SOME STUFF YOU DON'T)

SAFARI INFO