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. One of the best child-friendly lodges in Africa, Ant's Nest offers a true 'home-from-home' experience.
Ant's Nest has six classic bedrooms in the original colonial homestead overlooking a waterhole and surrounded by the Waterberg's dramatic scenery. 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 large families or special occasions. Expect delicious al-fresco dining and a vast variety of safari activities including horse riding, mountain biking, fishing, guided walks, game drives and children's activities.
The lodge's knowledgeable guides will accompany you on game viewing experiences; tailoring the day around your needs with no fixed times. The atmosphere here is relaxed and friendly. The property is surrounded by open plains where horses, rhino and other game frequently graze within sight of your sun lounger.
- The chance to join in on some of the management activities of the reserve
- Guides who tailor your day around your needs with no fixed times
- A relaxed and friendly atmosphere
- Unique activities like horseback riding, mountain biking and rhino tracking
- One of the most child-friendly safari lodges in Africa
At a glance
- 6 Rooms and Suites
- All Ages
- Open All Year
- Family Rooms
- All Inclusive
"You can be creative on safari too. Why not learn to sculpt, draw or do a photography course in the middle of the African bush."
This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.
Guided Walking Safari
Star Gazing/Star Bed
Take a journey through Ant's Nest to get a flavour of its unique style and character, designed to enchant every guest.
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HOW TO BOOK
At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.
Call us or inquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.
Your dedicated travel expert will be in touch within 24 hours to start designing your bespoke African itinerary.
We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.
Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!
We routinely go the extra mile to ensure that we not only plan the perfect itinerary but ensure that you're in good hands at every stage of your journey. That's why we are especially proud to maintain an overall client satisfaction rating of 98%.
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We absolutely loved this trip. The lodges were all fantastic and well located and our guide with Predators Safari Club always made us feel safe, cared-for and welcome. The experience of being on safari with so few other travelers was a once in a lifetime experience.Read full review
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Incredible trip! It was the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. My husband and I would have never been able to plan such a well organized trip like this on our own. It seems like Mahlatini works with such amazing companies that you can't go wrong! From the accommodations to the personal guides…Read full review
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A trip of a lifetime. The planning truly planned off. We will have these memories forever.Read full review