About Ants Hill
Situated on its own private game reserve, The Ant Collection comprises 12,500 acres of pristine Waterberg bushveld, the perfect place to see wildlife on foot, in a game vehicle, or on horseback.
The reserve is made up of 12 different ecological zones from open grassy plains to thick savannah bushveld, and given our location along an intercontinental divergence zone, we have a wider variety of flora and fauna than elsewhere in Africa.
Ant’s Hill safari lodge has an open and friendly atmosphere which creates a home from home feeling. Built on the edge of a cliff, it enjoys breathtaking views, with spacious rooms and vast folding doors.
The thatched roof of the lodge helps it blend into the bush, while exotic furniture and brightly coloured African fabrics make it both sophisticated and comfortable.
The separate cottages are uniquely designed and the individual bathrooms are spectacular, offering guests sunken baths and waterfall showers. Set in boulders on the edge of the cliff, the heated swimming pool enjoys a fabulous panorama across the reserve, encouraging you to relax there in between your horse rides.
Ant’s Hill can cater for up to 16 guests and can be booked non-exclusively or exclusively by one group at a time. Whether you are on a horse safari as an individual or on honeymoon, or travelling with a group of friends or family, the lodge has the perfect accommodation to suit all.
The main lodge boasts a spacious living area and dining-room, both with fireplaces. A large verandah and deck overhang the gorge creating an ideal setting for early morning breakfasts and evening sundowners. To top it all Ant’s Hill overlooks a waterhole frequented by a variety of game.
Ant’s Hill safari lodge has a variety of cottages ranging from standard to superior deluxe, all scenically appointed and with an eye for detail.
The diverse topography of the reserve enables it to naturally sustain over 40 species of game including giraffe, white rhino, sable antelope, roan antelope, buffalo, nyala, gemsbok (oryx), kudu, Livingstone eland, blue wildebeest (gnu), red hartebeest, zebra, impala, bushbuck, duiker, steenbuck, mountain reedbuck, waterbuck, warthog, blesbuck, baboons, bushpig, klipspringer, leopard, jackal, brown hyena, caracal, civet and genet. Get close to the wildlife on horseback, in a game vehicle or on foot.
For those horse riders who are passionate about birds, there are well over 300 species of resident and migrant birds.
Sable and roan antelope are two of the most conservation dependent species in South Africa and are scarcely seen in any National Park. You will have the opportunity of spotting both these rare antelope with us at The Ant Collection.
Guests are always welcome to join in on any management activities which are taking place on the reserve, such as game capture, the relocation and treating of injured animals, all of which can be done on horseback.
An annual game census takes place in June, much of which is carried out on horseback, offering an adrenaline-inducing week of fast riding and a unique opportunity to work closely with wild animals.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Dressing Gowns
- Electrical Outlets
- Hair Dryer
- Lounge Area
- Mini Bar
- Mosquito Nets
- Tea / Coffee
Activities on Site
- Bird Watching
- Game Drives
- Game Viewing
- Game Walks
- High Tea
- Horse Riding
- Horse-back Safaris
- Night Drives
- Rhino Tracking
- Sleep Outs
- Walks (Guided)