Antbear Lodge is a Drakensberg retreat center offering tranquility in the Kwazulu Natal Midlands. Antbear Lodge host retreats of all kinds and offering genuine hospitality in the tranquility of one of the most beautiful mountain settings in South Africa. Come discover space, luxury and tranquility when you retreat at Antbear Lodge.

Drakensberg Yoga Retreat
Yoga retreat in the Drakensberg Mountains

Our Drakensberg retreat center at Antbear Lodge is magnificently positioned on a high up overlooking the the Central Drakensberg and lush farmlands. Being an owner-run retreat center, you will notice our passion and enthusiasm.

Antbear Lodge is a bit off the beaten track and is more of an insider tip than just another retreat centre. We cater for small intimate groups. It is a laid back lovingly cared for kind of place where you feel a sense of happiness and peace. We can provide all the services and accommodation for your retreat. Situated 4 hours from Johannesburg and 2 hours from Durban with easy access from the N3. Antbear Lodge is easy to get to but has the feeling of being far from the madding crowd where you feel like the middle of nowhere.  This wonderful place for group retreats offers spectacular views, vast spaces, wild winds, rain, sunshine, clouds and rainbows and in all of this inn an atmosphere of tranquillity and peace. Retreat groups can book the whole lodge for exclusive use.

We have hosted yoga retreats, spiritual retreats, mediation retreats, art retreats, reiki workshops to mention but a few. What goes really well with the retreats clients is that we have a labyrinth in the garden.

Antbear Lodge has a spacious dining room with a wood-burning fireplace, a comfortable lounge with a fireplace and spectacular views, a breakaway meeting room, a large veranda and a large function venue for retreats, team building or training activities. We provide excellent meals and will fit our menu to your expectations.

Labyrinth at Antbear Retreat Center

A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own centre and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools. Check out the Labyrinth at Antbear Retreat Center

Eco Retreats

Antbear lodge is a remarkable eco retreat that has an ethos based on sustainability and responsible travel. We try to be mindful about everything we do here. It has a farm to fork concept for dining. We have our own chickens for eggs, cows for milk, we bake our own bread and even make our own cheese.

Self retreats

A self-retreat, as opposed to a group retreat, is obviously one where you go by yourself. You take the time you need to re-group and reconnect with yourself, so as to re-discover how to be happy by deciding what you do or do not need in order to feel fulfilled.

When you take the time to engage in some self-caring and self-nurturing, more self-awareness of your life may emerge. Also, self-reflection may lead to some self-discovery, not to mention self-development, as well as increased confidence and self-esteem. Therefore, the good that can come from spending time with yourself can be self-renewal as well as self-transformation.

Antbear Lodge is the perfect location for reflection and meditation and self rediscovery. It just comes naturally here. We will even cater for special retreat diets just let us know.

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Upcoming Group Retreats

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Hosting your own retreat?

If you are looking for a Drakensberg retreat location to host your next retreat please get hold of us. We make things easy with reduced accommodation rates to make your retreats more affordable. It works for us too as its a group booking. Coma and tell us what you need and I am pretty sure we are the perfect retreat location you are looking for.