Ant's Riding Safaris
Spotting giraffes on horseback Seated area at a camp
Spotting giraffes on horseback
Seated area at a camp

Ant's Riding Safaris

Winner, 'Best Riding Operator in Africa' 2011, The Ant Collection caters for all riding abilities with no more than 6 guests of similar ability in any group, and led by two highly-qualified guides. Guided mountain biking, game drives and walks to spot the 40 species of game are also a favourite.


South Africa


'This is's too good to be true'; 'Definitely the best possible conclusion to our honeymoon.'; we couldn’t agree more. Ant's guests recognise excellence when they experience it and so do we, from the cuisine to the terrain Ant's wants for nothing.

Need to Know

With magnificent views into the gorge, each secluded and spacious room is perfect for enjoying private meals and massages, and comes equipped with the little luxuries like tea and coffee making facilities and mini bar. Ant's Hill is seven bedrooms, Ant's Nest is six.


Driving, walking, riding, cycling, hiking. With no more than six guests of similar ability in any group, and led by two guides, riding safaris are a speciality. The highly qualified guides can also lead mountain biking, game drives and walks to see the diverse topography and over 40 species of game.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Guests will often see white rhino, zebra, giraffe, warthog, blue wildebeest, sable antelope, nyala, waterbuck, impala, red hartebeest, blesbok, kudu, buffalo, livingstone eland, oryx, to name but a few. There are also over 300 recorded species of birds in the area.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Elephant back safaris
Farm tour/cultural tour with Ant Baber's father
Visits to local church/schools and charities
Shopping in the local town for traditional arts & crafts
Big 5 game drive in nearby reserve


Pool, bar, library, internet access, mobile phone access, room service, laundry, electricity, massages, gym, standing fans, mosquito nets


Total of 5 thatched stone cottages all en suite at Ant's Hill and 6 en suite bedrooms at Ant's Nest


Good Safari Guide Awards:
Runner up Best Riding Safari in Africa (2010)


Low Season: 1st May - 30th June

Mid Season: 9th January - 24th March,
1st September - 14th December

High Season: 15th December - 8th January,
25th March - 30th April, 1st July - 31st August

Average StayAverage Stay

3-5 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)


Children PolicyChild Policy

Children are welcome. Under 4 years old cannot join a ride but will be led on pony around the lodge.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Ant's Riding Safaris's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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