Antbear Lodge
Deck in front of Luxury Cave View from Antrbear Lodge
Deck in front of Luxury Cave
View from Antrbear Lodge

Antbear Lodge

Antbear Lodge is a small owner run eco lodge that just oozes hospitality. What makes us special is that we are offering accommodation in a luxury cave. Glass doors open onto a wooden deck with hammock chairs and an uninterrupted view of the Drakensberg Mountains. There is also the choice between 15 mountain view and garden view suites. This upmarket Eco experience is a responsible and sustainable business with an organic vegetable garden,  own eggs, own milk, home baked bread and even home made cheese. The wood work is hand crafted , artistic and inspiring. Perfect base to explore the Drakensberg

Country

South Africa

Highlights

What makes our lodge particularly special is that we offer accommodation in a luxury cave. This is an accommodation unit built under a rock. Glass doors open onto a wooden deck with hammock chairs and a spectacular view of the Drakensberg Mountains. This is a luxury eco experience. The cave is cozy and comfortable with features like a Jacuzzi spa bath and a fireplace and even has rock art on its walls. We also offer a private dining experience where we setup a table on the deck of your cave and you dine by candlelight under the stars. And guys if you cant get her to say yes here she is just not going to say it

Sustainability and responsible tourism are a huge part of the ethos of our lodge. And we try to do just about everything ourselves. It starts with our alternative structures and ends with the cheese on your breakfast table. Every single piece of furniture is made here at the lodge by ourselves. The furniture is artistic and inspiring.  We have created huge mosaics, whimsical stain glass windows and even our own wooden hinges. People listen to me. The woodwork alone makes this lodge a destination in its own right.
 

Need to Know

Directions to Antbear Lodge for Johannesburg. Exit N3 at 2nd Escourt  tun off (175) signposted Wembezi. Turn right and cross over the N3. After 500 meters turn left onto a dirt road signposted Zulu waters / moor park. travel for approx 8 km. At the Y junction take the left fork signposted Zulu Waters / Moor Park. Continue on this road for 15km. The lodge is on the left signposted Antbear Guest House 5 km after you cross the metal bridge. Drive up the farm road for 2 km

Directions to Antbear Lodge for Durban. Travel along the N3. Take the off ramp 152 between Estcourt and Mooi River. Travel in the direction of Hidcote. After 7 km you will encounter a T-junction. Turn right towards Giants Castle. After 14 km turn right towards Moor Park onto a dirt road. After 5.3 Km you will pass a right hand turn off called “The Rise”. 300 meters passed this road is the farm entrance on the right signposted Anberar Guest House.  Antbear Lodge is 2km along the farm road up the hill and is the thatched cottages that you can see from the road.
 


SafarisSafaris


Antbear Lodge is a sustainable agritourism product and does not offer safaris itself. However Guests have the option to participate in game drives at Zulu Waters, horse trails in the game reserve, vulchre hide at Giants Castle as well as microlight flying safaris over the game reserve.


Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

We offer hot air ballooning, horse trails and hiking trails as well as a labyrinth right here at the lodge.

Antbear is situated in the centre of the Drakensberg, overlooking the Bushmans River Valley with a view of Giants Castle, right over to Royal Natal National Park. There are many spectacular sites to visit in this area, from day trips into the mountains, exploring the various Rock Art (Bushman cave drawings that are 300 to 2 000 years old) to Horse trails and White Water rafting. The Karkloof Canopy Tour offers a spectacular cable slide with unforgettable rides and awesome views of the forest canopy - something for the more adventurous.

If you have a serious head for heights, then the hike to the top of Mont-aux-Sources to the top of the Tugela falls (950m - the 2nd highest waterfall in the world) is well worth it.
Quad bikes and trails, Hot-air balloon flights and Battlefield tours can also be arranged. We are part of the Midlands Meander, should you wish to explore our craft route, as well as take in some Game viewing at the Weenen Game Reserve or Zulu Waters Private Game Reserve.

FacilitiesFacilities

Free WIFI is available at the lodge. The lodge caters for all dietry requirements with pleasure

The meals prepared at the Antbear are distinctive and are themselves as much a reason to stop by as are the many attractions of our area. We try to produce as much of our own ingredients as possible. With an organic vegetable garden, free range chickens and our own cows, we are even able to offer our guests homemade cheese. Bread, jam, vegetables, eggs and milk all originate from our little farm.

The lodge is both pet friendly and child friendly

AccommodationAccommodation

All our rooms have double beds and en-suite bath rooms. On request, we are able to add an extra single bed into the rooms. We also offer a family unit which has a double bed downstairs and 2 single beds in an upstairs loft. All rates include a 3-course Dinner as well as Breakfast.

Our garden view suite are the smaller more affordable options and have either a jacuzzi spa bath or a fireplace.

The Mountain view suite include a jacuzzi spa bath and a fireplace in an own private lounge.

Antbear also boasts a unique accommodation experience in our luxury "Cave" (see pictures on our website at: http://antbear.co.za/luxury-cave/ ).  The luxury Cave includes a jacuzzi spa bath, king-sized double bed and fireplace in the bedroom. The front of the Cave is glassed in and opens on to a wooden deck with hammock chairs and a spectacular view.  This is a luxury eco experience. we also offer an option of private dining where we setup a table on the deck of your cave and you dine by candlight under the stars. This accommodation is ideal for those intimate romantic getaways, honeymoons and special anniversaries.

 

AccoladesAccolades

Recognised by EcoAtlas as an Ecostar property for nour contribution to sustainabloe practices. Tripadvisor recognises Antbear Lodge as the best accommodation option in the region.

SeasonSeason

Open all year round

Average StayAverage Stay

Generally guests stay 3 nights which gives them 2 full days to do things. They all feel they should have stayed longer.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

STO Rates are RACK rates less 20%

STO Valid from 01.11.2016 - 31.10.2017
Garden View Suite – R1000 per person per night which includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Luxury Cave – R1320 per person per night which includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Mountain View Suite – R1320 per person per night which includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

STO Valid from 01.11.2017 - 31.10.2018
Garden View Suite – R1080 per person per night which includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Luxury Cave – R1400 per person per night which includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Mountain View Suite – R1400 per person per night which includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

STO Valid from 01.11.2018 - 31.10.2019
Garden View Suite – R1160 per person per night which includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Luxury Cave – R1480 per person per night which includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Mountain View Suite – R1480 per person per night which includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Extras
Single surcharge: 50%
children under 11 years are 50 % of room rate
babies under 2 years are not charged for

Terms and conditions
Payment is required 30 days prior to arrival

 

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children welcome. Children under 11 are half price and babies under 2 are not charged for. We do have a baby cot and a high chair available if needed. Children with paws also welcome in our pet freindly unit.

Contact and Social Media

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

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