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What makes Antbear Lodge such a unique Drakensberg experience!

There are a lot of compelling reasons that make Antbear Lodge such a unique Drakensberg experience. That is why so many tourists choose to stay at our lodge and keep returning again and again and why so many of them post such rave reviews about their stay at Antbear Lodge.

Hospitality, Nature, Adventure & Culture.

Relax in a hammock chair
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Explore the Mountains
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Experience a luxury cave
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Stay differently
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Private dinning by candle light
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Pet friendly accommodation options
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farm to fork
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Hot air ballooning
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  • Overnight in a luxury cave
    Experience something different. Overnight in a secluded luxury cave with a Jacuzzi spa bath and open fireplace. Glass doors open on to a deck with an uninterrupted panoramic view of the Drakensberg Mountains. With hammock chairs on the deck this is the perfect a location for a sun downer.
  • Private dining experience
    You can opt for a private dining experience on the deck of your cave or the balcony of your mountain view suite under the stars. The ideal setting for those special intimate occasions to rekindle that spark in your relationship.
  • Farm to fork
    We use our own organic vegetable garden. We have our own chickens for eggs, cows for milk, make own cheese. Butter and yogurt and bake our own bread. Come and share some of Andrew’s and Conny’s dream of a sustainable lifestyle.
  • Its all about you!
    Antbear Lodge is a small lodge that caters for your personal preferences like dietary requirements, special options for birthdays and arrangements special arrangements for activities. Just ask us and we will find a way to incorporate what you want to experience
  • Pet friendly
    Antbear Lodge is the most pet-friendly place in the Drakensberg. With some units that have fenced in gardens and spectacular walking trails where you can walk off lead this pet friendly lodge really offers the perfect place to bring your child with paws.
  • Star gazing hammock camp
    Let Mlindeni, a local villager, fetch you after dinner and guide you down to his star gazing hammock camp which he prepares with blankets and hot water bottles. Listen to his African folktales of how the sun and moon are in the sky, why the sky is so far away and how the hunters are guided home by a maiden who created the milky way.
  • Drakensberg Slack packing
    The Giants Castle Slack packing trail starts at Antbear Lodge. This luxury hike offering comfortable and varied accommodation for each night including luggage transfers, guide, conservation fees and delectable catering. Trails consist of small intimate groups of max 6 persons.
  • Horse trails for beginners
    Antbear Lodge practices the gentler horse whispering methods to train our horses and offer horse trails ideally suited to beginners.
  • Abseiling
    Drakensberg Abseiling offers a safe and controlled environment for abseiling. Stepping backwards over the edge and descending down the cliff unleashing an adrenaline rush and boosting your self confidence.
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights
    Hot air balloon flights can be arranged that launch from the lawn in front of the lodge. Take off is 10 mins before sunrise so you catch it from the balloon basket as you ascend.
  • Workshops
    Learn a new skill like cheese making or wood working or even building from straw bales. Antbear Lodge has inspired some many guests to try something new out of their comfort zone.
  • Artistic Character
    Let yourself be inspired by the creativity of the artistic character of the lodge. Every piece of furniture has been hand made here at the lodge. You will find wooden hinges and stained glass that you will not find anywhere else in the world.
  • Hiking Trails
    Enjoy the hiking trail options on the property. Hike to the top of the hill on a 3 hour round trip where you can take in some spectacular views of the Drakensberg Mountains. 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.
  • Location
    Perfectly situated to visit the experience all that the Drakensberg and KwaZulu Natal Midlands offers and the area offers a lot with spectacular hiking trails, dramatic views and waterfalls. There is also the spectacular bushman rock art at Kamberg Nature Reserve where you can see some of the best examples in the world.
  • Sustainability
    Our responsible tourism ethos leads to a team that is happy and loves to make your stay perfect. Additionally this has resulted in a crime free and safe environment.
  • Great value for money
    Our accommodation offers very good value for money because we also include breakfast and dinner in our packages.  Ask about our packages and special deals.


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