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Drakensberg Accommodation

Welcome to the Drakensberg Mountains and the Natal Midlands region. The accommodation offered at the Antbear Guest House is set in the middle of a network of dirt roads with a spectacular view over the Central Drakensberg. No big resort hotels to be found here - you'll have the mountains to yourselves. The Antbear Guest House is ideally situated for your day trips into the central Drakensberg, southern Drakensberg and northern Drakensberg. The guest house ovelooks the Bushmans River Valley, Giants Castle and White Mountain peak. 30kms from Mooi River and 30 kms from Estcourt makes the guest house still very easily accessible.

Spectacular views, seclusion, tranquillity and nothing more intrusive than the sound of a tractor in the far distance. People comment on the peacefulness of our location however its far from silent with the dawn and evening chorus of crickets, birds, the occasional hoot of an owl, the bleat of a reedbuck and the call of a jackle. Yes we live in an unspoiled rural mountain landscape.

Homemade biscuits, jams, preserves, breads, muffins. And farm-style candlelit dinners. With a touch of artistic flare to boot. This is more of a boutique hotel than just another country farm house.

Drakensberg accommodation - Comfort and perfect privacy

Our guest accommodation all has seperate private entrances. Rooms are clean and cosy as well as generously spacious, comfortable beds and mattresses and crisply laundered linen. We only accommodate 14 persons at a time so every guest enjoys our warmest, personal attention. We supply you with the all the hiking trail information you need and give you a Drakensberg tourist map which make exporing the Drakensberg region even easier.

Drakensberg accommodation - Really great food

Food matters here. We are passionate about our cooking and have developed our own fusion style. Plan for slow and decadent dinners by candlelight. Sometimes it’s a Moroccan spread including a genuine Moroccan tagine prepared on wood coals or maybe it’s a surprise of just how delightful Chinese food can be. Everything is cooked from scratch and is created fresh. no stock cubes will be found here.

Breakfast is served with freshly baked bread and scones and often it becomes a 2 hour affair. Organic free-range eggs are from our own chickens and much of the produce is from our organic garden. We make our own jams. Our secret is to use the freshest and best ingredients and do as much as possible ourselves.

Drakensberg accommodation-whats there to do while you are here

The short answer of what the Drakensberg and Natal Midlands offers is a lot. The Drakensberg is special for its hiking trails with Giant's Castle as the centerpiece of the Drakensberg World Heritage Site. Giant's Castle is also home to some of the biggest populations of lammergeier and eland worldwide. Kamberg offers the best examples of rock art galleries that are accessible to tourists. Alternatively, go fly fishing, horse riding, or play a round of golf. Or perhaps you'd like a trip up Sani Pass? The Midlands Meander is the biggest arts & crafts route in South Africa. Then for the history buffs there are Anglo Boer War Battlefields Tours. And if you are here on a wednesday dont forget that the Drakensberg Boys' Choir offers a concert that will be rememerable.

 

 

 

 

Contact Details

Email: info@antbear.co.za
Tel: 036 3523143
Fax: 036 3523143

 

Why choose the this Drakensberg Guest House?

1. The Antbear guesthouse is unique. its an inspiring experience that is likely to be one of your most remembered South Africa accommodation

2. Value for money. Our luxury accommodation is very affordable and while we are not the cheapest option we are by far the best value to be found.

3. The Antbear offers an intimate and personal experience. Just friendly and welcoming hospitality with excellent home cooked food, superb walks and hikes, reading infront of the fireplace, playing board games and pleasant company.

4. A perfect base from which to experience everything that the Drakensberg and Natal Midlands has in store for you.

5. An ideal retreat for individuals and groups, a place to rest, reflect and take stock of life.

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