Check In and Out Times:

Check In: 14H00

Check Out: 11H00

Although we state these times, you are welcome to arrive earlier and in time for lunch, but we can’t guarantee that your room will be ready prior to 14H00.  Likewise you can have lunch with us on departure and depart as late as 16H00 but we cannot guarantee being able to offer you a day room.


We welcome children of all ages at Ants & have a variety of activities to keep them entertained during their stay. Both lodges have trampolines, sandpits, board games, toys, books, rackets and balls etc. At Ants we also provide baby sitting and children’s meals can be specially planned.


Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill are located in the Waterberg region of the Limpopo province in the northern part of South Africa. This beautiful area is malaria-free and at an altitude of 4,500 feet above sea level offers a wonderful temperate climate and can be visited all year round. Please click for specific seasons.

Summer (November to March) – the days can get quite warm (up to 28-32 degrees on average) but it is a dry heat. We do get summer rainfall, normally in the form of thunder storms. These rarely affect activities and are usually in the evening, however, the African climate is still always unpredictable.

Autumn (April to May) – days can still be warm but the evenings cool down. Average day time temperature 22-28 degrees. Evenings 10-15 degrees.

Winter (June to August) – days are warm (temperatures in the mid-twenties) evenings and early mornings very cold with average early morning temperatures 5-12 degrees. It very rarely rains at this time when the bush is golden and dry.

Spring (September, October) – days start getting hotter, evenings and mornings could still be crisp but not as cold. A very slim chance of rain. On occasion we can get very hot days.

Country specific information:

Official Language: English, Afrikaans and a variety of local African languages.

Electricity: We have large round-pin plugs with AC 220V voltage at all lodges. Plugs vary from country to country, so do travel with a set of adapters to ensure your ability to charge and use your appliances on safari. We do stock English and European adapters.

Facilities: Wifi available at both lodges, heated swimming pools, laundry, English and European adapters, safes, hairdryers cellular signal (best cellular network is MTN).

Game List:

White rhino, Buffalo, Zebra, Giraffe, Warthog, Blue Wildebeest, Sable Antelope, Roan, Waterbuck, Impala, Red Hartebeest, Blesbok, Kudu, The Rare Livingstone Eland, Oryx, Mountain reedbuck, Bushbuck and Nyala, Steenbok, Mongoose, Springhare, Chacma Baboon, Vervet Monkey, Duiker, Black Backed Jackal, Scrub Hare, Lesser Bush Baby, Tree Squirrel, Rock Hyraxes.

We sometimes spot nocturnal species such as:

Leopard, Carcal, Aardvark, Brown Hyena, Porcupine, Bush Pig, Bat eared Fox, Stripped Polecat, Honey Badger, Serval Cat, African Civet, Genets, Wild Cat and Klipspringer.

* Please contact us for an up to date bird list.


The reserve is situated on an escarpment looking out over the Waterberg Plateau in the Limpopo Province, 3 hours north of OR Tambo International Airport (formally known as Johannesburg International Airport) We are 3.5 hours east of Madikwe and 5 hours west of the Kruger National Park.

Getting here:

We can arrange private road transfers or air charters between any destinations but let us know if you would rather hire your own car. See directions at bottom of page, for any other directions not listed please contact us.

Airstrip co-ordinates:

Surface: Grass

Elevation: 3780 ft,

Length = 1000 m

Direction = 03/21

Co-ords: S 241208 E 280558