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About Antbear Lodge

Antbear Lodge is an owner run venue that just oozes hospitality. The wood work is quirky and inspiring and is all hand made on the property. The en-suite rooms are smartly appointed with fireplaces and Jacuzzi spa baths. We also have a luxury cave with glass doors opening on to a wooden deck with hammock chairs and a panoramic view of the Drakensberg Mountains. Meals are prepared with a real South African flare and the organic vegetable garden contributes a lot to the ingredients we use. We have our own chickens for eggs, cows for milk, bake our own bread and even make our own cheese.

We have just the perfect place for a honeymoon or special occasion. We are a small Lodge (only 15 suites) and we let our guests feel welcome in quiet and private surroundings. The cave is such that you can even have a candlelit bath while sipping champagne from the Jacuzzi spa bath right in the bedroom. The room is eccentrically furnished with homemade bed and cupboards. We cook great food which is the finishing touch to a perfect honeymoon or special occasion.

We offer horse riding on the farm as well as hiking on the farm.

We are an easy drive to Giant's Castle and Kamberg Nature Reserve for hiking and Rock Art viewing as well as to the Midlands Meander for arts and crafts.

Wedding Venues: Drakensberg wedding venue including thatched chapel overlooking the Drakensberg Mountains. Ideal for smaller weddings of up to 100 persons. We also cater for alternative lifestyle weddings and can assist with the whole package

Conference Venues: We can host small conferences, meetings and workshops. The conference room can be arranged as a boardroom, U-shape or classroom style and would cope with up to 50 delegates. The Lodge sleeps 40 persons sharing

Family friendly: This lodge is ideal for families with children. Feed the horses, pet the lambs and collect eggs from the chickens. Lots of space to run free in a safe and secure environment. Child friendly meals provided. Cots, high chair and baby sitting available.

Romantic: Overnight in a secluded luxury cave with a Jacuzzi spa bath and open fireplace. Glass doors open on to a deck with hammock chairs on the deck this is the perfect a location for a sun downer. You can opt for a private dining experience

Covid Safety Approved: We are prepared according to the FEDHASA guidelines. Staff have been trained and understand the protocol needed to protect themselves you. Incl. PPE, hand hygiene, social distancing, wearing masks always and cleaning with the mandatory disinfectants.


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • 220 Volt
  • Balcony
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bath
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Central location
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Express check in
  • Fridge
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage storage
  • Lunch
  • House Keeping
  • Mini fridge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Shower
  • Single rooms
  • Special offers
  • Year of construction after 2000
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
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Availability and pricing

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  • Garden View Suite Garden View Suite Sleeps 4 Includes: D B & B Rooms / Units: 7 The Garden View Suite offer comfortable accommodation which is a bedroom with a king size bed and en suite bathroom... see more
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      • Mountain View Suite Mountain View Suite Sleeps 5 Includes: D B & B Rooms / Units: 6 The Mountain View Suites are the more spacious accommodation options offered Suites include a spacious lounge, a large... see more
        • Rooms Adults
          • Luxury Cave Luxury Cave Sleeps 2 Includes: D B & B This unique cave consists of a tastefully decorated en-suite bedroom with a Jacuzzi spa bath adjoining a lounge with... see more Features:  King beds
            • Adults
              • Budget Budget Sleeps 4 Includes: D B & B
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                  Reviews for Antbear Lodge

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                  Chantal Kotze
                  18 October 2020

                  Loved the location and accomodation was cosy and clean.

                  Michael Krasa
                  25 February 2020

                  Perfect Food, Great Hosts, Wonderful accomodation

                  14 February 2018

                  I enjoyed my stay at the lodge. It was situated in a secluded area which was nice because we got privacy. The surrounding atmosphere was peaceful. The view was beautiful. It was nice to be near the dams and springs. It was clean and tidy. Everything we needed was available. The room was comfortable. I just didnt like the fact that my partner and I received 2 single beds instead of 1 king size as advertised. Never the less we enjoyed our stay. The friendliness of the staff was great and so was the service. I would go back again and recommend it to others.

                  05 March 2017

                  A wonderful, peaceful and quiet place. A lot of possibilities to hike. Very familiar. If you like to holiday in the nature, it is a good choice. We had bad weather so the streets were absolutely muddy. It would be better if we had a 4-wheel-drive car.

                  05 December 2016

                  Very friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful scenery and very relaxing.

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                  Antbear Lodge is 16.7km from the centre of Estcourt , the nearest airport 153.7km (King Shaka International Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling