Hosted by a wonderful team, Ant’s Hill safari lodge has an open and friendly atmosphere which creates a home from home feeling. Built on the edge of a cliff, it enjoys breathtaking views, with spacious rooms and vast folding doors. The thatched roof of the lodge helps it blend into the bush, while exotic furniture and brightly coloured African fabrics make it both sophisticated and comfortable. The separate cottages are uniquely designed and the individual bathrooms are spectacular, offering guests sunken baths and waterfall showers. Set in boulders on the edge of the cliff, the heated swimming pool enjoys a fabulous panorama across the reserve, encouraging you to relax there in between your horse rides. Ant’s Hill can cater for up to 16 guests and can be booked non-exclusively or exclusively by one group at a time. Whether you are on a horse safari as an individual or on honeymoon, or travelling with a group of friends or family, the lodge has the perfect accommodation to suit all and with varying budgets.
The main lodge boasts a spacious living area and dining-room, both with fireplaces. A large verandah and deck overhang the gorge creating an ideal setting for early morning breakfasts and evening sundowners. To top it all Ant’s Hill overlooks a waterhole frequented by a variety of game.
Ant’s Hill safari lodge has a variety of cottages ranging from standard to superior deluxe, all scenically appointed and with an eye for detail. Scroll down for more details on each cottage and take your pick.
Built with luxury and privacy in mind, World’s View cottage is the ultimate bush retreat. Perfect for families of up to five people or two couples travelling together. The ensuite double bedroom upstairs with bath and shower opens up on to a private balcony with an outside bath overlooking the stunning valley below.
The spacious bedroom downstairs – setup either as a twin, double or triple – opens on to the private pool and has an ensuite bathroom featuring a bath with a view, a shower and an outside waterfall shower. The covered verandah has comfortable daybeds to escape the heat of the day, leading to the pool area with sunbeds. On chilly winter evenings you can cosy up next to the open fire in the sitting-room with a glass of wine.
Secluded and private, this luxury cottage is perfect for honeymooners or couples looking for a romantic getaway, but is large enough to accommodate beds for two children too. The king-size four-poster bed has stunning views across the valley with French doors that open up onto the outside deck and verandah. There is a carved day-bed for relaxing in the shade while wooden steps take you down to a private garden and plunge pool. For those winter evenings there is a cosy seating area inside with an open fire.
The open plan ensuite bathroom features a sunken bath and French doors which open out to the deck to bring the outside indoors. There is a waterfall shower inside and an outside shower overlooking the valley. The room has a mini-bar with tea and coffee making facilities.
Ideal for families or a riding group of up to six people, this is a home away from home. The spacious ensuite master bedroom features a king size four-poster bed and open bathroom including a bath with a view and waterfall shower. The second bedroom, a twin with two four-poster beds that can be converted to a king-size bed should there be two couples travelling together. This room shares a bathroom with the loft bedroom, nestled under the thatched roof which is perfect for children.
A large sitting room with open fireplace and dining area opens onto a decked balcony with views over the valley. The rate for the whole cottage is for up to 5 people with extra beds available at an additional cost.
This stunning cottage is ideal for either a couple or two singles, with a king-size four poster bed which can be converted to two ¾ beds for singles sharing. The bedroom features a fireplace to keep you cosy on winter evenings and opens out onto a deck with carved day-bed, overlooking the valley and a waterhole where animals often come to drink.
The ensuite bathroom features a bath with a view, a waterfall shower and an outdoor shower overlooking the valley for that ‘in the bush’ feeling. The room has a mini-bar with tea and coffee making facilities on the verandah.
Located above the main lodge, this delightfully appointed room has some of the best views on offer at the Hill. It can be booked as either a twin or double room and is ideal for the single horse riding safari traveller. It has an en-suite bathroom and spacious outside balcony with carved day-bed which is the perfect place to chill out after a long morning ride. There is a mini-bar with tea and coffee making facilities.