Antbear Lodge offers 15 individually styled units as either en-suite doubles, family units or luxury suites. Our most unique accommodation is the luxury cave which blends into its environment to create an atmosphere of privacy and seclusion. Glass doors open onto 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 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.
The natural setting is stunning and Antbear Lodge has managed to make the accommodation fit gracefully. 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. Huge effort has been put into into making unique and quirky wooden furniture which includes tables, chairs, headboards, windows, doors and light fittings. In fact you will discover unique and eccentric wooden furniture everywhere in the lodge. Artistic design is captured through wooden hinges, engraved glass and mosaics. If you feel like seeing how its made feel free to put your nose into the workshop.
Antbear Lodge is one of those places where everyone dines together. It makes for great conversation is and is a perfect opportunity to plan your next day. They use their own organic vegetable garden, have own chickens for eggs, cows for milk, make own cheese, butter and yogurt and bake their own bread. Sustainability is a huge part of the ethos of this lodge.
Antbear Lodge has used alternative materials like straw bales to build the place and use solar for heating water and a reed bed filter cleaning waste water.
There is plenty to do here besides relaxing. Andrew has a pilots license and a microlight at the lodge. If the weather is good he loves to take guests with him. To glide together with the vultures or fly along the Drakensberg escarpment is often considered as the highlight of a tour. They practice the softer horse whispering techniques to train their horses and offer out rides that are particularly suited to beginners and first timers. 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.