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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Antberg lodge for a nice stay. We were amaized for what you have made this place into, from nothing. All is made with respect for wood crafting and with amazing nature as long we could se. Especially your wood "nerds" and funny creating I wood amazing us.

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Frankfort, South Africa
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We had a water problem. The water was very dirty we couldn't take a bath, but what was worse is we didn't get an apology because of it! We got an upgrade on the room that was nice.Otherwise it was not too bad.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Not to bad at all.A very different experience and i will recommend it to other people.It is very well situated to get to the Berg Resorts.I will return when i am in the Region.I was very impressed with the way in which the resort has been built.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

A home from home destination with relaxed and friendly environment - we appreciated having our dog with us - we were made to feel at home with him - the food was good, special thanks to kitchen staff for preparing vegan meals! Water was not great but with a drought on could not be helped! The lodge is extremely well...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We spent 3 night at Antbear Lodge over Christmas 2016 and it was absolutely amazing. This was the most relaxing and distress holiday we had. The lodge is in tranquil surrounds in the Drankensburg Mountains. The chalet is pretty big so the kids had ample space to play. The bathroom was very clean, although borehole water is used for the...

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Thank SholinH
Augsburg, Germany
Reviewed 4 January 2017

A very nice place with very nice service and owners. The lodges were beautiful designed with lots of love to Detail. The location on top of a Hill gives the visitors a stunning view over the scenery. Very nice

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Gauteng
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Wonderful helpful managers and employees that will go the extra mile to make you as comfortable as possible. An environment to relax completely. Breakfast and Dinners are beautifully served and all fresh produce and freshly baked every day. Very clean and surrounded by exceptional scenery. We enjoyed the farm and the mountains and to be not close to the city....

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The hospitality and warm atmosphere provided throughout our stay by our hostesses, Adiel and Esmé are excellent. As I don't eat red meat, an alternative is provided without hesitation. These two hostesses really are doing their utmost best in dealing with any queries. A lot of candles and excellent wood work create a relaxing atmosphere in the dining room. As...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 December 2016

First of all we would like to thank you for the most enjoyable stay which we had at your lodge. Esme was such a good hostess and looked after us so well, catering to our every need. The rooms were well appointed with interesting décor. You even arranged good weather for us! . We would, without doubt, recommend your lodge...

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Mtunzini, South Africa
Reviewed 8 December 2016

A gorgeous venue with big rooms, fireplaces, jacuzzi spa baths and amazing views! Fantastic hospitality and great food! A lovely place for a romantic getaway or family weekend! Thanks so much for making such wonderful memories

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  • Free Parking
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  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Antbear Lodge is situated in the Drakensberg Mountains and is a perfect base to explore the very best of what this region offers. The Drakensberg Mountains are renowned for their dramatic natural beauty spectacular mountain scapes, waterfalls and sunsets. And don't forget about the bushman rock art paintings made by the San people over a period of 4000 years. Come and be inspired by their history and spirituality. Essentially we are an accommodation provider offering 15 individually styled units as either en-suite doubles, family units or luxury suites. Our most unique accommodation is our luxury cave which blends into its environment to create an atmosphere of privacy and seclusion. Glass doors open on to a wooden deck with hammock chairs with an uninterrupted panoramic view of the Drakensberg Mountains. You could even consider a romantic private dining experience on the deck of your cave under the stars. The natural setting is stunning and we have managed to make the accommodation fit in with ease. Each of the units are different and are separate from each other creating a feeling of generosity. The rooms are smartly appointed and individually designed for comfort. And have the features like fireplaces and jacuzzi spa baths. We have put a huge amount of effort into making our own wooden furniture which includes tables, chairs, headboards, windows, doors and light fittings. In fact you will discover unique and eccentric wooden furniture everywhere in the lodge. Artistic design is captured through wooden hinges, engraved glass and mosaics. And if you feel like seeing how we make our furniture feel free to put your nose into our workshop. We are one of those places where everyone dines together. It makes for great conversation and is a perfect opportunity to plan your next day. We use our own organic vegetable garden. We have our own chickens for eggs, cows for milk, make own cheese. Butter and yogurt and bake our own bread. Sustainability is a huge part of the ethos of our lodge. We have used alternative materials like straw bales to build the place and use solar for heating water and a reed bed filter cleaning waste water. There is plenty to do here besides relaxing. I have a pilots license and a microlight at the lodge. If the weather is good I love to take guests with me. To glide together with the vultures or fly along the Drakensberg escarpment is often considered as the highlight of a tour. We practice the softer horse whispering techniques to train our horses and offer out rides that are particularly suited to beginners and first timers. There are hiking trails to fit every level of fitness, even guided. The vulture hides at Giants Castle are perhaps the best options available anywhere to see and photograph these birds. Or add a bit of adrenalin with a canopy tour. Visit the Nelson Mandela Capture site while you explore our local arts and craft route with cheese tastings, chocolate dipping and meeting some of the artists themselves. So if you're looking for a place where art, beauty and time away are important then Antbear Lodge is worth a second look. We invite you to came and share some of our dream, some of our alternative, sustainable and relaxed way of life. We look forward to welcoming you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Antbear Lodge

Address: Fernhurst Farm | P171 Moor Park/Giants Castle Rd, Central Drakensberg, Estcourt 3310, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Estcourt
Price Range: $189 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Antbear Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Get the "cave room/chalet"”
 of 5 bubbles SholinH, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The luxury cave has a nice view and is amazing to be in”
 of 5 bubbles 749johanb, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cave room but all rooms are special”
 of 5 bubbles , 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Views galore from where ever you are”
 of 5 bubbles DaleF477, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“"The Cave" is superb.”
 of 5 bubbles DonPackett, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
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