Rates

Rates valid from 15 December 2016 to 14 December 2017

Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill have a variety of rooms available from stunning superior deluxe honeymoon suites with private pool to our deluxe cottages as well as our very comfortable and homely standard rooms. Rooms are charged accordingly and allows us to offer guests with different budgets the opportunity of enjoying our incredible hospitality and unique safari experiences.
The various room types can be viewed on each bush homes page.

We have special last minute rates for South African residents, all year around. Please contact us for details.

Rates Include

  • All Meals – lunch on arrival OR departure
    (Lunch is served between 12 and 2. No lunch will be served after 2. High tea will be served before the afternoon activity. Extra lunch is charged at R250 per person
  • All local drinks (soft drinks, spirits, beers and house wines)
  • Horse riding
  • Game drives and night drives
  • Game walks and walking safaris
  • Mountain biking
  • Rhino tracking
  • Fishing
  • Bug walks
  • Snake & reptile handling
  • Bush lunches and sundowners
  • Guest to guide ratio 4:1
  • Unique flexibility

Rates Exclude

  • Massages
  • Night sky safaris
  • Wine tasting
  • Visit to local children’s home
  • Big 5 game drive
  • Helicopter scenic flights
  • Riding lessons (done as a separate activity)
  • Day trip to visit bushman paintings
  • Cellar wines, Premium spirits, liquors and Champagne
  • Shop/Curio purchases
  • Gratuities
  • Conservation fees (R250.00 per adult and R150.00 per child per night)
  • Any extra activities off the property not listed

* Rates for the above are available upon request and subject to availability. Please contact us

Ant’s Nest Rooms types

The Davidson double and twin:
two en-suite rooms situated in the main house both with verandahs.

Standard room – starting from R4875 per adult per night, R3125 per child per night, extra beds R1875 per night child only

The Rondavel:
a double room with large day bed, private verandah and en-suite bathroom with an outside shower.

SUPERIOR Standard room – starting from R5375 per adult per night, R3125 per child per night, extra beds R1900 per child per night

Weaver Suite:
A very spacious double room with large four poster day bed, ensuite bathroom and vast private verandah.

Sable Suite:
luxurious two bedroom family suite with en-suite bathrooms, large lounge / dining area and fireplace and spacious veranda.


Deluxe Rooms – starting from R5900 per adult per night, R4250 per child per night, extra beds R2125 per child per night

Ant’s Hill Rooms types

Eagles Nest:
This delightful room can be booked either as a double or twin, en-suite bathroom and spacious outside verandah with day bed boasting stunning views across the valley.

SUPERIOR Standard room – starting from R5375 per adult per night, R3125 per child per night, extra beds R1900 per night per child only

Lookout:
privately appointed honeymoon suite with extra king size four poster bed, fire place, ensuite bathroom, outside shower, spacious verandah with a chill out day bed.

Deluxe Rooms – start from R5900 per adult per night, R4250 per child per night, extra beds R2125 per child per night

Hideaway:
secluded honeymoon suite with en-suite bathroom, outside shower, fireplace, spacious verandah with a chill out day bed and a private plunge pool.

Superior Deluxe Rooms – starting from R6875 per adult per night and extra beds R2125 per night per child

Family cottage – starting from R26000 for up to 5 guests – sleeps easily up to a family of 6, one master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a twin bedroom and loft bedroom with shared bathroom, large lounge area with fireplace and verandah.

Worldsview – starting from R28000 for up to 4 guests – the finest cottage we have to offer, the upstairs double room has an en-suite bathroom as well as an outside bath with stunning views on the verandah, the downstairs room can be made up as a double or twin, offers a stunning bathroom, as well as outside shower, spacious living area with fireplace opening up to a large verandah and private pool and garden.

Payment terms

Payment conditions

Bookings made by tour operators or travel agents will only be considered confirmed if the operator responsible is holding a minimum of 20% as a deposit.
Should clients cancel once booking is confirmed, this 20% must be paid to us.
Direct clients bookings will only be confirmed by us once we have received a 20% deposit.
Full payment is required 30 days prior to arrival

Cancellation policy

We do accept Master or Visa cards at the lodge for extras, should you not be able to make a direct transfer for accommodation we are able to offer you this facility at an extra 3%

Payment conditions:

  • Bookings made by tour operators or travel agents will only be considered confirmed.
  • If the operator responsible is holding a minimum of 20% as a deposit.
  • Should clients cancel once booking is confirmed, this 20% must be paid to us.
  • Direct clients bookings will only be confirmed by us once we have received a 20% deposit.
  • Full payment is required 30 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation policy:

  • All cancellations must be made in writing and the 20% deposit will be forfeited.
  • Cancellation 90 days prior to arrival: 50% of total invoice cost will be due.
  • Cancellation 30 days prior to arrival: 90% will be forfeited.
  • We suggest that you take out travel insurance as soon as you have made your booking in the event of an unforeseen cancellation that you are at least covered.

Other Rates

Local residents

Please contact us for rates and last minute specials

Special interest and specialised safaris:

Guests can book a specialised safari/occasion, these could vary from 50th birthday themed parties, sculpture/photography/birding/yoga weeks. Whatever the occasion might be, we will be able to accommodate you.

Private guide

Should guests wish to be guaranteed of a private safari we recommend a private guide (preferably booked prior to their arrival)
The cost of the private guide is per day and regardless of the number of guests.
The rate is based on one activity in the morning and one in the afternoon. The cost is R2000 per day.


We do accept Master or Visa cards at the lodge for extras, should you not be able to make a direct transfer for accommodation we are able to offer you this facility at an extra 3%

Rates valid from 15 December 2017 – 14 December 2018

Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill have a variety of rooms available from stunning superior deluxe honeymoon suites with private pool to our deluxe cottages as well as our very comfortable and homely standard rooms. Rooms are charged accordingly and allows us to offer guests with different budgets the opportunity of enjoying our incredible hospitality and unique safari experiences.
The various room types can be viewed on each bush homes page.

We have special last minute rates for South African residents, all year around. Please contact us for details.

Rates Include

  • All Meals – including Lunch on arrival OR departure
  • All local drinks (soft drinks, spirits, beers and house wines)
  • Horse riding
  • Game drives and night drives
  • Game walks
  • Mountain biking (not suitable for kids 12 and younger due to terrain)
  • Laundry
  • Bush lunches and sundowners
  • Fishing (seasonal)
  • Air rifle and archery
  • Snake and reptile talk (subject to availability)

Rates Exclude

  • Cellar wines, premium spirits, liquors and champagne
  • Shop/curio purchases
  • Massages
  • Gratuities (guideline R150-R250 per person per day)
  • Conservation fees (R250 per adult per night and R150 per child per night)
  • Any extra activities on and off the property not listed (see below)

Extra activities

There is a variety of additional activities on and off the property. These include:

  • Massages
  • Wine tasting
  • Star gazing
  • Big 5 game drive
  • Town visit/shopping/cultural trips

* Rates for the above are available upon request and subject to availability. Please contact us

Ant’s Nest Rooms types

The Davidson double and twin:
two en-suite rooms situated in the main house both with verandahs.

Standard room – starting from R4875 per adult per night, R3125 per child per night, extra beds R1875 per night child only

The Rondavel:
a double room with large day bed, private verandah and en-suite bathroom with an outside shower.

SUPERIOR Standard room – starting from R5375 per adult per night, R3125 per child per night, extra beds R1875 per child per night

Weaver Suite:
A very spacious double room with large four poster day bed, ensuite bathroom and vast private verandah.

Sable Suite:
luxurious two bedroom family suite with en-suite bathrooms, large lounge / dining area and fireplace and spacious veranda.

Deluxe Rooms – starting from R5900 per adult per night, R4250 per child per night, extra beds R2200 per child per night

Ant’s Hill Rooms types

Eagles Nest:
This delightful room can be booked either as a double or twin, en-suite bathroom and spacious outside verandah with day bed boasting stunning views across the valley.

SUPERIOR Standard room – starting from R5375 per adult per night, R3125 per child per night, extra beds R2200 per night per child only

Lookout:
privately appointed honeymoon suite with extra king size four poster bed, fire place, ensuite bathroom, outside shower, spacious verandah with a chill out day bed.

Deluxe Rooms – start from R5900 per adult per night, R4250 per child per night, extra beds R2200 per child per night

Hideaway:
secluded honeymoon suite with en-suite bathroom, outside shower, fireplace, spacious verandah with a chill out day bed and a private plunge pool.

Superior Deluxe Rooms – starting from R6875 per adult per night, R4250 per child per night, and extra beds R2200 per night per child

Family cottage – starting from R26000 for up to 5 guests – sleeps easily up to a family of 6, one master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a twin bedroom and loft bedroom with shared bathroom, large lounge area with fireplace and verandah.

Worldsview – starting from R28000 for up to 4 guests – the finest cottage we have to offer, the upstairs double room has an en-suite bathroom as well as an outside bath with stunning views on the verandah, the downstairs room can be made up as a double or twin, offers a stunning bathroom, as well as outside shower, spacious living area with fireplace opening up to a large verandah and private pool and garden.

Payment terms

Special interest and specialised safaris:

Guests can book a specialised safari/occasion, these could vary from 50th birthday themed parties,
sculpture/photography/birding/yoga weeks. Whatever the occasion might be, we will be able to accommodate you

Private guide:

Should guests wish to be guaranteed of a private safari we recommend a private guide (preferably booked prior to their arrival) The cost of the private guide is per day and regardless of the number of guests.
The rate is based on one activity in the morning and one in the afternoon. The cost is R 2000 per day. This is a NETT rate.

Adult policy:

when couples are travelling on their own they will not be forced to have sundowners or dinners with guests travelling with children younger than 12 year of age.
They can request private sundowners and private dinners.

Children’s Policy:

We have various family units available for families however all deluxe rooms are also large enough for children to share with their parents.
We also have cots available for infants. We have special kids menus available for kids and parents to choose from, alternatively they can also enjoy dinners together as a family.
There are high chairs available at both bush homes. Special activities can be arranged for the kids whilst their parents are out on other activities. These could include bug walks, archery game drives or walks and both bush homes have heated pools, trampolines and toys to keep them entertained. Children of any age can join their parents on activities.
Under 4 year old’s will only be able to go out on a pony/lead rein in the vicinity of the lodge and not on longer outrides

Other Rates

Wedding package:

Every aspect of this special occasion will be taken care of by us. From a very small intimate affair on the mountain top or a more elaborate party where both bush homes can be booked. Please contact us for our wedding package.

Payment conditions:

Bookings made by tour operators or travel agents will only be considered confirmed
If the operator responsible is holding a minimum of 20% as a deposit.
Should clients cancel once booking is confirmed, this 20% must be paid to us.
Direct clients bookings will only be confirmed by us once we have received a 20% deposit.
Full payment is required 30 days prior to arrival.

We do accept Master or Visa cards at the lodge for extras, should you not be able to make a direct transfer for accommodation we are able to offer you this facility at an extra 3%

Cancellation policy:

All cancellations must be made in writing and the 20% deposit will be forfeited.
Cancellation 90 days prior to arrival: 50% of total invoice cost will be due.
Cancellation 30 days prior to arrival: 100% will be forfeited.

We suggest that you take out travel insurance as soon as you have made your booking in the event of an unforeseen cancellation that you are at least covered

Facilities:

Both bush homes are equipped with two 4×4 game drive vehicles each, just over 90 horses between the two to be able to cater for all levels of riders,
8 mountain bikes, heated swimming pools at both bush homes, trampoline and toy boxes.All rooms are equipped with the necessary amenities such as safes, fans, hair dryers and mini bars

Riding policy:

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO GUEST WILL BE ALLOWED ON AN ACTIVITY WITHOUT ADEQUATE MEDICAL & TRAVEL INSURANCE
You will be required to sign an indemnity form which includes certain guidelines while out on horseback. You must be fully aware and understand that there are risks involved when around horses, in riding generally, and in visiting and staying in areas in Africa due to the presence of wild animals. By signing our indemnity form you are confirming that you are riding on our safaris entirely at your own risk and that you have adequate insurance for all eventualities (ensure your insurance policy covers riding and medical evacuation).
It is compulsory to wear a riding helmet and although we have a selection of sizes, we do recommend that if you have your own well fitted hat to bring it with you.
If you plan to spend many hours in the saddle, we recommend that you do some riding prior to your visit, in order to avoid aching muscles.
Both Mclellan and English saddles are available and each guest will receive a water bottle which fits into a bottle holder attached to the saddle. We do recommend bringing bum bags to carry items such as phones and cameras.
A list of recommended clothing and other items to bring can be found on our information page.
Guests do not need to be able to ride to go out on our riding safaris. Our herd of over 90 horses allows us to cater for all levels of riders.
Our rides operate to a maximum of 6 riders and 2 guides to ensure guests’ safety and for a more controlled ride. Riders of different abilities will not be put on the same ride unless they are part of the same family/group and wish to do so. Riding hats are compulsory for all riders. We do stock a selection of sizes but we recommend if you have your own well fitted hat to bring it with you. Our weight limit is 120kg.
For more detailed information on our rides, tack etc please contact us.