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Built on the edge of a cliff, Ant’s Hill Lodge offers breathtaking views across the plains of the Waterberg stretching to the mountains on the horizon.  

With spacious rooms and vast folding doors, the beautifully designed thatched lodge blends into the bush, while exotic furniture and brightly coloured African fabrics make it both sophisticated and comfortable.  

The main lodge boasts a spacious living area and dining room, both with fireplaces. A large veranda and deck overhang the gorge so are ideal for early morning breakfasts and evening sundowners. To top it all Ant’s Hill overlooks a waterhole frequently visited by a variety of game.

The draped four-poster beds are seven foot wide and each bathroom is spectacular, offering guests sunken baths and waterfall showers.  Set in boulders on the edge of the cliff, the heated swimming pool cascades over the lip of the gorge, inducing you to relax there for hours.

Ant’s Hill is a home from home bush experience and a superb option for honeymooners, couples and families.


Bush Home with two privately appointed honeymoon cottages, one which has a private plunge pool, one family cottage with a master bedroom and 2 twin rooms and, a spectacular two bedroom cottage with vast living and veranda areas as well as a plunge pool and lastly, a twin/double room situated above the main lodge with a private veranda overlooking the spectacular gorge.


2 honeymoon cottages, one family cottage, one two bedroom cottage – Total of 16 guests

Open Season

Open All Year

Safari Experience

Activities on offer at the lodge include walks, games drives, badminton, volleyball, mountain biking and excellent horses suitable for all ages and abilities.

Game drives in open 4 wheel drive Land-cruisers, which allow you to cover more ground and experience wildlife in a traditional but less energetic way.

Guided game walks, from a gentle stroll down the plains to a more strenuous hike over rugged hills, which enable you to gain a detailed knowledge of African fauna and flora.

With almost 90 horses, Ant’s Hill can offer some of the most exciting game viewing on horseback in Africa, whatever your age or riding ability.

Flexibility:  your guide will tailor-make each day specifically to suit you and your family – so wake up when you want and enjoy a time of pure relaxation or action packed excitement.  Ant’s Hill will give your children a life-changing experience. Their unique policy is to allow children of all ages to join their parents on all game viewing activities, so you can witness their first encounters with wildlife.

Wildlife & Birdlife

Since the Waterberg lies on an intercontinental divergence zone we have a wider variety of flora and fauna than elsewhere in Africa. The diverse topography of the reserve also enables us to naturally sustain over 40 species of game including giraffe, white rhino, sable 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 to name but a few. For those of you who are passionate about birds, there are well over 300 species of resident and migrant birds. Guests are always welcome to join in on any management activities on the reserves such as game capture and relocation, treating injured animals, burning firebreaks, game census on horseback etc.

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