Ant’s Nest safari lodge is where it all began. Lying in a natural amphitheatre the original homestead, with its wide verandah and thatched roof, has a classic, relaxed African atmosphere. A wide variety of game frequent the waterhole in front of the bush home bringing wildlife viewing to your door step. Ant’s Nest not only enjoys lovely views down the valley but is also surrounded by open plains where horses and other game graze in extremely close proximity. Don’t be surprised to have rhinos grazing 10 metres from your pool lounger. Our team at Ant’s Nest safari lodge are exceptionally hospitable and will go above and beyond to exceed your expectations to ensure your stay is a memorable and a life-changing safari experience.
The main lodge’s six classic ensuite bedrooms accommodate a maximum of twelve guests. There is a 15 metre heated swimming-pool in the garden, ideal for those needing some exercise or for cooling off after an active day of riding in the bush. Extensive lawns with indigenous plants surround the pool and there is a wonderful thatched chill-out spot with vast sofa beds where you can relax during the heat of the day or enjoy a massage to ease those weary riding muscles.
Like Ant’s Hill, Ant’s Nest features different room types from standard to deluxe. Rooms can be booked individually. However, should you be looking for a very private stay, Ant’s Nest can be booked exclusively, making it ideal for multi-generational family bookings, horse riding friends traveling together, for specialised interest groups or perhaps for a special occasion.
Situated upstairs in the main house, this is a very spacious luxury suite, perfect for families or riding friends travelling together. The master bedroom features a king-size four-poster bed with incredible views overlooking the gardens and bush beyond. This leads through to an exceptionally large bathroom and dressing area with bath and shower.
Located beside this is an en-suite twin (which can be converted to a double). There is a spacious sitting room with comfortable sofas and a fireplace, alongside a dining area and full bar with tea and coffee making facilities. This opens up on to a very comfortable private verandah with shady seating
This is without doubt our largest double room (which can be converted into a twin room). With its private verandah and expansive views out over the bush, this room has a king-size four-poster bed as well as a large four-poster day-bed and still lots more room for an extra bed. The ensuite bathroom has a bath and separate shower.
The spacious verandah is perfect for relaxing in the heat of the day and is ideal for private dinners. There is also a mini-bar with tea and coffee making facilities.
As its name suggests this charming double room (that can be converted into a twin) is built in the traditional African circular form with a high thatched roof, and is set to the side of the main house. The outside verandah offers a private seating area with chill-out day-bed, leading into the bedroom with rustic four-poster bed.
The room also contains a four-poster daybed, making it suitable for twin occupancy. Leading off the bedroom is an en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and an outside shower. There is also a mini-bar with tea and coffee making facilities.
Two comfortable bedrooms located downstairs in the original homestead, which are ideal for couples, solo travellers or small family group.
The double room has a four-poster bed (which can be converted into a twin) and en-suite bathroom, with doors opening up onto a private verandah area with outside seating. Located next door is a twin room (which can be converted to a double), also with en-suite bathroom and doors opening out to the shady terrace.
These rooms can be booked individually or by a family group as the rooms are adjacent to one another. The two rooms are connected by a passage to a cosy sitting-room with an open fireplace, perfect for relaxing on those chilly evenings, and an indoor dining and bar area.