We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Management photos
Ant\\
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

466 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest
See the most recent reviews
Showing 382: English reviews
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Cant thank everyone at Ants Nest enough. Another fabulous trip. Lovely lovely staff, more family! Beautiful and well trained horses. Delicious food and drink. Every need thought about and catered for. Just excellent.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Madward
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing place! Horse riding experience makes safari really special. Even for less experienced ones... Never been so close to rhinos and other animals. Fantastic welcoming team who will make you feel like at home. Great for kids.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Fabien D
Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We stayed at Ants Nest just before the Christmas and New Year break and i'm sorry we didn't have time to stay for the holiday itself. The setting is beautiful and each day can be tailored according to what you want to see or do. The food is amazing (thank you chefs!), good wine and our fellow guests were great...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 12nat2016
Buckinghamshire, UK
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We have just returned from staying at Ants Hill and Ants Nest and I cant praise these lodges enough. The horse back safaris, the accommodation and food are amazing but what makes these places even more extraordinary is the family feel - nothing is too much trouble. The other unique quality is the passion the team have for the animals...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank SarahMorganFreeman
Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We stayed at Ants Nest for 7 nights for half term week with an 8 year old and a 12 year old. The whole experience from start to finish was truly magical and we couldn't have asked for anything more. All the staff were amazing, very friendly, helpful, knowledgable and they catered to all our desires. As beginner horse riders...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nicky M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had a wonderful stay at Ants Hill. From our arrival at the gate to our departure, we were made to feel like part of the family! The facilities are world class and the entourage of skilled staff do not spare anything to ensure you have the best experience! Highly recommended for all - young, old, single or family there...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Trish P
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The staff at Ant's Nest deserves a "6" on a five point scale. The team is amazing, they managed to make us feel at home from the first minute we arrived. Safari's be it riding horses (in our case for the first time) or the walking safaris were fantastic. Staff is very knowledgeable about nature. Food is delicious and not...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank joostvlaanderen
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Our stay at Ants Hill with Ant and Tess and all of their terrific helpers made for the most wonderful experience. From the reception until (sadly) having to leave was perfect in every respect. Riding across Africa was the most wonderful experience, the horses were a joy to ride and perfectly matched. Being able to see and encounter wild animals...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank infoH2958GB
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Ant's Nest a year ago now and had a fabulous time. The whole team could not have been more welcoming and accommodating. We were there to see the wildlife on horseback which did not disappoint as you can get so much closer. One of the high points was joining a number of riders from the area to follow...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Judith F
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We visited Ant's Hill during January and had an amazing stay. From arrival to departure the Ant's peeps are always there to assist and entertain. The top top form of entertainment and relaxation are the outrides with horses perfectly chosen for you. I don't actually ride horses and I must say, I enjoyed it immensly! The kids LOVED it and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 198heike007

374 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (326)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (60)
Viewed
Dining (16)
Viewed
Room/Suite (29)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (4)
Viewed
View from Room (11)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (200)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (48)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (43)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Vaalwater
40.2 km away
Kololo Game Reserve
Kololo Game Reserve
#2 of 36 in Vaalwater
370 reviews
27.4 km away
Waterberg Game Park
Waterberg Game Park
#16 of 36 in Vaalwater
23 reviews
15.2 km away
Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge
Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge
#7 of 36 in Vaalwater
51 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
12.6 km away
Bushwa Private Game Lodges
Bushwa Private Game Lodges
#5 of 36 in Vaalwater
68 reviews
30.3 km away
Clifftop Lodge
Clifftop Lodge
#3 of 16 in Welgevonden Game Reserve
246 reviews
31.7 km away
Jembisa Bush Home
Jembisa Bush Home
#3 of 36 in Vaalwater
109 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ant's Nest & Ant's Hill are two private bush homes situated in the malaria-free Waterberg region of South Africa. Approximately 3 hours north of Johannesburg. These two bush homes are on a privately owned reserve and can offer guests game viewing activities which include game drives, game walks and fantastic horse riding. They can cater for all levels of riders and also accept kids of all ages. This is a wonderful destination for couples, honeymooners, families or just good friends travelling together. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest

Address: Gunfontein, Vaalwater 0530, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Vaalwater
Hotel Class:4 star — Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotwire, South African Hotels and HotelQuickly so you can book your Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ant`s Hill And Ant`s Nest
Ant`s Hill & Ant`s Nest Hotel Vaalwater
Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest South Africa/Vaalwater, Waterberg
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest staff and other travellers.
11 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (11)

Questions? Get answers from Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Go the Hideaway room - it was amazing and the pool is perfect.”
AussieTraveller1313, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ant's Hill for the views, Ant's Nest to be closer to the animals”
jonathangQ6503PT, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Can take 22 guests in private lodges or excellent en suite rooms in main building”
_canongordon_oliver, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All excellent”
Madward, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ants Hill - The Look Out, Ants Nest - The Weaver Suite”
SarahMorganFreeman, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
5 of 5