Ant's Nest

Ant's Nest is one of two properties on a private game reserve in the magnificent malaria-free Waterberg region of South Africa, just three hour's drive from Johannesburg Airport.

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The reserve itself offers grassy plains, thick montane bush and savannah bushveld, home to over 40 species of game including giraffe, white rhino, sable and Roan antelope, buffalo wildebeest, leopard, brown hyena and many many more. Guests are offered the unique opportunity to join in on some of the management activities of the reserve including game capture and relocation, treating injured animals and game census on horseback.

Ant's Nest welcomes all ages and caters for individuals; couples; riders, families or groups of friends traveling together. It offers a home from home experience, delicious al-fresco dining and a vast variety of safari activities including horse riding, guided walks, day and night game drives and children's activities (Ant's is one of most child-friendly lodges in Africa). The lodge's knowledgeable guides will accompany guests on game viewing experiences; tailoring the day around their needs with no fixed times.

Guests are accommodated in the original colonial homestead overlooking a waterhole and surrounded by the Waterberg's dramatic scenery. Very much a home away from home, the atmosphere here is relaxed and friendly. The property is surrounded by open plains where horses, rhino and other game frequently graze in extremely close proximity, sometimes 10 metres from your pool lounger!

Ant's Nest has six classic en-suite bedrooms accommodating a maximum of twelve guests. There are different room types from standard to deluxe family rooms. Rooms can be booked individually, or Ant's Nest can be booked exclusively, ideal for multi-generational family bookings, friends traveling together or for specialised interest groups / special occasions.

Getting There

Approximately a 3 hour drive from OR Tambo International Airport. Air charters can also be arranged.


Horse riding, specially designed children's activities, guided walks and game drives.

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