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Horse Trails

Antbear Lodge offers horse trails right on our eco farm near to Giants Castle which are particularly suited to beginners.

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Hiking

Hike to the top of the hill on a 3 hour round trip where you can enjoy some spectacular views. Take a picnic lunch with you. A shorter 1 hour trail that visits the dams on the property makes for a lovely stroll in the afternoon.

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Stargazing Hammock Camp

A local villager will tell you his Africa folktales while you relax in a hammock looking at the night skies

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Drakensberg Mountains

Drakensberg is famous for its hiking routes, with trails for all abilities. The mountains are also home to many nature reserves with waterfalls and abundant wildlife.Our favorite reserves are Giants Castle in the Central Drakensberg and the Royal Natal in the Northern Drakensberg

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Bushman Rock art

The Drakensberg mountains contain thousands of Bushman Rock Art sites, evidence of the small, primitive San people who practiced a prehistoric life style in the area long ago.

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Midlands Meander

There are weavers, potters, woodcrafters, leather workers, artists, metalworkers, box makers, herb growers, cheese makers, beer brewers and so much more. Whatever you do dont miss out on the spectacular Mandela Capture Site

Central Drakensberg

Central Drakensberg

The Central Drakensberg is famous for it being home to the internationally recognised Drakensberg Boys Choir, whose mountain-top performances have awed all who have heard them perform. The Central Drakensberg includes Monks Cowl, Champagne Valley, Injisuthi and Giants Castle.

Northern Drakensberg

Northern Drakensberg

the Northern Drakensberg includes the famous Amphitheatre, one of the most prominent features of the Dragon Mountains and certainly one of the most impressive in the world. This sheer cliff face, which forms part of the Royal Natal National Park also is home to the Tugela Falls

Southern Drakensberg

Southern Drakensberg

The Southern Drakensberg is big & beautiful and offers an enormous diversity of attractions and activities. The legendary Sani Pass provides the only road link between KwaZulu-Natal and Lesotho, and is the only road crossing the summit of the high Drakensberg

KwaZulu Natal Midlands

Kwazulu Natal Midlands

The Natal Midlands is rich with water - rivers, lakes, dams and waterfalls are abundant - and the landscape is endowed with green pastures, hills and forests, whilst the northern reaches of the Midlands are dominated by the foothills and mountains of the Drakensberg.

Spioenkop Game Reserve

Spioenkop Game Reserve

The Spioenkop Game Reserve offers white rhino, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and a wide variety of antelope grace these plains, and the bird life is prolific. Discovery Trail winds around the Spionenkop Dam’s southern shore

Weenen Game Reseve

Weenen Game Reserve

Weenen Game Reserve presents many scenic and game viewing opportunities for visitors on foot or from their vehicle. The Bushman’s River surges through a spectacular gorge carved into undulating hills and valleys of KwaZulu-Natal thornveld.

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Nambiti Game Reserve

Nambiti is a Big 5 Game reserve which is situated near Ladysmith, in the heart of the battlefields area which is roughly 3 1/4 hours from Johannesburg and 2,5 hours from Durban

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Zulu Waters Game Reserve

Zulu Waters Game Reserve is situated in the peaceful malaria free foothills of the Drakensberg Mountain range. Zulu Waters Game Reserve promises a uniquely intimate experience with the African wilderness and include horse back safari and fly fishing