Antbear Lodge
South Africa - KwaZulu Natal - Estcourt (25km)

S -29.14451°  E 29.81628°

 
Drakensberg tranquility and peace
 
  Bed and Breakfast  Catered Catered - Group
Contact 
Willie
Tel nr 
+27 (0)36 352 3143
Fax nr 
+27 (0)36 352 3143
e-mail 
reservations@antbear.co.za
 
Office hours 
08:00 - 16:00
Check-in 
14:00
Check-out 
10:00

 • Information

14 Years ago an antbear lived in ruin on a dilapidated farm in rural Kwazulu Natal. Conny and I discovered this ruin and our journey of sustainable living started. We were sad when the Antbear moved out but its spirit lives on through the name of our lodge.

The Antbear Lodge is situated in the Drakensberg Mountains and is a perfect base to explore the very best of what this region offers. The Drakensberg Mountains are renowned for their dramatic natural beauty spectacular mountain scapes, waterfalls and sunsets. And don?t forget about the bushman rock art paintings made by the San people over a period of 4000 years. Come and be inspired by their history and spirituality.

Essentially we are an accommodation provider offering 14 individually styled units as either ensuite doubles, family units or luxury suites. Our most unique accommodation is our luxury cave which blends into its environment to create an atmosphere of privacy and seclusion. Glass doors open on to a wooden deck with hammock chairs with an uninterrupted panoramic view of the Drakensberg Mountains. You could even consider a romantic private dining experience on the deck of your cave under the stars.

The natural setting is stunning and we have managed to make the accommodation fit in with ease. Each of the units are different and are separate from each other creating a feeling of generosity. The rooms are smartly appointed and individually designed for comfort. And have the features like fireplaces and jacuzzi spa baths. We have put a huge amount of effort into making our own wooden furniture which includes tables, chairs, headboards, windows, doors and light fittings. Infact you will discover unique and eccentric wooden furniture everywhere in the lodge. Artistic design is captured through wooden hinges, engraved glass and mosaics. And if you feel like seeing how we make our furniture feel free to put your nose into our workshop.

We are one of those places where everyone dines together. It makes for great conversation is and is a perfect opportunity to plan your next day. 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. Sustainability is a huge part of the ethos of our lodge.

We have used alternative materials like straw bales to build the place and use solar for heating water and a reed bed filter cleaning waste water

And there is plenty to do here besides relaxing. I have a pilots license and a microlight at the lodge. If the weather is good I love to take guests with me. To glide together with the vultures or fly along the Drakensberg escarpment is often considered as the highlight of a tour. We practice the softer horse whispering techniques to train our horses and offer out rides that are particularly suited to beginners and first timers. And there are hiking trails to fit every level of fitness. Even guided. The vulture hides at Giants Castle are perhaps the best options available anywhere to see and photograph these birds. Or add a bit of adrenalin with a canopy tour. Visit the Nelson Mandela Capture site while you explore our local arts and craft route with cheese tastings, chocolate dipping and meeting some of the artists themselves.

So if your looking for a place where art, beauty and time away are important then Antbear Lodge is worth a second look. We invite you to came and share some of our dream, some of our alternative, sustainable and relaxed way of life. We look forward to welcoming you!

Activities
• 4 X 4
• Bird watching
• Canoeing
• Fishing
• Game drives
• Hiking
• Horse riding
• Mountain biking
• Quad bikes
• Quad bikes (bring own)
• River rafting
• Scenic drives
• Jacuzzi
Facilities
• 24Hr Security
• Cellphone reception
• Conference facility
• Credit cards welcome
• First Aid available
• Internet / Wi-Fi
• Pets friendly
• Telephone / Fax
• Bar
• Ice for sale
• Picnic facility
• Restaurant
• Tea garden
• Wood for sale

 • Accommodation

Bed and Breakfast From R720.00 / per person
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Bed and Breakfast options available. ?

B&B
Bed and breakfast accommodation

15

Units
Number of persons

30

Persons
Number of beds

30

Beds
Amenities
• Bathroom - En-suit
• Bathroom with bath and shower
• Bed - King
• Bed - Queen
• Complimentary Coffee and Tea
• Fridge
• Housekeeping
• Mini bar
• No Smoking
• Secure Parking
Luxury Cave From R1450.00 / per person
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This unique cave is an accommodation unit that consists of a tastefully decorated en-suite bedroom with a Jacuzzi spa bath adjoining a lounge with open fireplace. Glass doors open on to a deck with an uninterrupted panoramic view of more than 180 degrees from Giants Castle right through to the Amphitheatre and including the rolling foothills of the Bushman?s River Valley. Not surprisingly bushman paintings are on the walls, as well as a rocked in Jacuzzi bath, king size bed and open fire place which make for a very luxurious eco experience.

Catering
Catered accommodation (meals included)

1

Units
Number of persons

2

Persons
Number of beds

1

Beds
Amenities
• Bathroom - En-suit
• Bathroom with bath
• Bed - King
Room 1 - Drakensberg Luxury Suite From R1450.00 / per person
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A spacious lounge, large bedroom with a king size bed en suite bathroom and a loft with a double bed. The spacious private lounge has a wood burning fireplace and the bedroom has panel heaters. The bathroom has a jacuzzi spa bath and separate shower. The upstairs loft which is great for an extra person or if you want your children to be in the same unit.

Catering
Catered accommodation (meals included)

1

Units
Number of persons

4

Persons
Number of beds

2

Beds
Amenities
• Bathroom - En-suit
• Bathroom with shower
• Bed - Double
• Bed - King
Room 2 - Drakensberg Luxury Suite From R1450.00 / per person
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What makes this luxury suite special is its spaciousness. It has its own private lounge with a fire place. The bedroom has a a king size double bed and the room opens ont a small veranda with a view to die for. The bathroom is en suite and has a jacuzzi spa bath too. There is also an upstairs loft with 2 single beds which is ideal if you have 2 children.

Catering
Catered accommodation (meals included)

1

Units
Number of persons

4

Persons
Number of beds

3

Beds
Amenities
• Bathroom - En-suit
• Bed - King
• Bed - Single
Room 3 - Ensuite Double From R1050.00 / per person
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This ensuite double even has a jacuzzi bath. The lounge is part of the bedroom and contains an open wood burning fireplace. With a small loft above the bedroom with a dressing table and lovely view of the weaver bird nests in the Jacaranda tree.

Catering
Catered accommodation (meals included)

1

Units
Number of persons

2

Persons
Number of beds

1

Beds
Amenities
• Bathroom - En-suit
• Bed - Queen
Room 4 - Drakensberg Luxury Suite From R1450.00 / per person
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This luxury suite has a queen size double bed with an own lounge with a fireplace and a spacious en suite bathroom. Its a real sun trap with a lovely little veranda to sit and watch the sun set. The bathroom includes has a jacuzzi spa bath.

Catering
Catered accommodation (meals included)

1

Units
Number of persons

2

Persons
Number of beds

1

Beds
Amenities
• Bathroom - En-suit
• Bathroom with bath
• Bed - Queen
Room 5 - Ensuite Double From R1050.00 / per person
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This room has an ensuite bathroom with a jacuzzi spa bath and fire and a fire place in the bedroom. Of course every detail has been attended to with a slant towards arty and unique. Just lay in the queen size bed and look out as the sun rises onto the whole high Drakensberg. A spectical of colour unsurpassed. That is if you wake up early enough.

Catering
Catered accommodation (meals included)

1

Units
Number of persons

2

Persons
Number of beds

1

Beds
Amenities
• Bathroom - En-suit
• Bed - Queen
Room 6 - Budget En-suite Double From R890.00 / per person
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This is the smallest of our rooms which looks out onto the garden. The budget en suite double has a smaller bathroom with a shower. The room is comfortable and has the standard features you expect like hair dryers, tea and coffee trays, a complimentary caraf of cherry and a mini fridge.

Catering
Catered accommodation (meals included)

1

Units
Number of persons

2

Persons
Number of beds

1

Beds
Amenities
• Bathroom - En-suit
• Bathroom with shower
• Bed - Double
Groups From R890.00 / per person
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Option for catering for groups available.

Catering - Group
Catered - Group

15

Units
Number of persons

30

Persons
Number of beds

30

Beds
Amenities
• Bathroom - En-suit
• Bathroom with bath and shower
• Bed - King
• Bed - Queen
• Fridge
• Mini bar
• No Smoking
• Secure Parking

 • Tariffs

Book online here

Tariffs 31 October 2014 - 31 October 2015

Accommodation

Per Person Per Night

Includes Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

En-suite Double
R1 050-00
Luxury Cave
R1 450-00
Luxury Suite
R1 450-00
Standard
R890-00
Children under 11 years
50 % of room rate
Babies under 2 years
Free

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 • Where in the world are we?

Physical Address
Fernhurst Farm
Estcourt
3310
Postal Address
PO Box 525
Estcourt
3310
  GPS: S-29.14451°  E29.81628°
South Africa
KwaZulu Natal