Secretary birds in the Drakensberg

Secretary bird in the Drakensberg

Secretary birds are one of those special bird sightings that really excite people. These birds are huge. They have long legs, large wing span with a long tail. The secretary bird gets its name from its crest of long feathers that look like the quill pens used in the 19th century. They have black on […]

Pet friendly slack packing in the Drakensberg


Explore the Drakensberg foothills with the company of your dog on this pet friendly slack packing trail. This is a first in South Africa that you can take your dog on a multi day hiking trail. Best is that you can hike without the burden of a backpack walking from lodge to lodge. Your luggage […]

Highmoor Nature Reserve

Highmoor nature reserve looking back

The beautiful Highmoor Nature Reserve lies within the Mkhomazi Wilderness area in the central section of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park. As its name suggests Highmoor is reached by a spectacularly winding road that reaches up towards Mount Lebanon and Cleopatra Mountain. Highmoor Nature Reserve is flanked by Kamberg and Lotheni to the south, and the beautiful […]

Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve

Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve - Kwazulu Natal Midlands

Umgeni Valley nature reserve lies in a spectacular gorge below the Howick Falls, while the upper part is the fringe of a rolling plateau which has an average altitude of about 1 000m. The Umgeni Valley reserve is home to giraffe, zebra and a variety of antelope. There is an indigenous tree trail surrounding the […]

Moor Park and Wagondrift Dam

Drakensberg - Moor Park - Wagondrift Dam

Wagendrift Dam and Moor Park Nature Reserve is situated just off the N3 highway near Estcourt. The reserve is roughly 980 ha in extent and includes a popular picnic and fishing spot. An Iron Age site dating back to AD 1300 is found on Makhabeni Hill overlooking Moor Park and is listed as the first […]

How To Visit The Drakensberg Mountains On A Budget

Hiking at Giants Castle Nature Reserve - Central Drakensberg

How to visit the Drakensberg Mountains on a budget is a question often asked by backpackers. Ask any South African what areas of their country they recommend to travelers, and they will almost always mention the Drakensberg. These mountains are Located KwaZulu-Natal. The Drakensberg Mountains boast some of the most breathtaking views in the country. […]

A family-friendly holiday in the Drakensberg Mountains

Central Drakensberg

The Drakensberg Mountains is one of the top family friendly holiday destinations in South Africa. Not only does it feature some of the most grandeur landscapes and dramatic rock formations in the world. It’s also known for some of the best hiking and cycling adventures in South Africa. A must-do, once in a lifetime experience […]

Drakensberg pet friendly wedding venue

Pet friendly accommodation in the Drakensberg

What about a pet friendly wedding venue in the Drakensberg Mountains? Who wouldn’t love to have pictures of their dog walking down the aisle with them? Is that not the cutest idea ever? Having your dog in your wedding means that you get the opportunity to have some fun with your ceremony! All your best […]

Drakensberg holiday payment plan

Drakensberg holiday payment plan

We know you like to experience the Drakensberg Mountains and that is why we have made booking easier for you with our holiday payment plan Pay your way Antbear Lodge has launched a new holiday payment plan which allows you to pay for your stay at Antbear Lodge in easy installments. You can choose to […]

Highest waterfall in the World

Tugela Falls - Drakensberg Mountains

Its official the Tugela Falls is the tallest recorded waterfall in the world as now recorded in the worlds waterfall database. It was previously thought that the Angel Falls was the worlds tallest waterfall but after the newest data the Tugela Falls at 948m situated in the Drakensberg Mountains is now officially the worlds highest […]

Antbear Lodge as a remote work destination in the Drakensberg

South Africa digital nomad

Antbear Lodge is an ideal remote work destination in the Drakensberg. If you think working from home in a city suburb beats going to the office every day, imagine how much more satisfying and productive you can be working from a magical location in the Drakensberg Mountains. Become a digital nomad its the new way […]