“While being on a horseback I look around. This place is utterly beautiful, even in drought! A herd of buffalo’s stares at me and I slowly make my way back to Ant’s Hill. The beautiful Hide Away cottage amidst nature awaits me, and the pool looks so refreshing I immediately dive into its cold water. I never want to leave this place…”
Coming home, that’s how it felt at Ant’s Hill. Their two beautiful bush homes are located on their own private game reserve, nestled in the folds of the magnificent Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province. I really wanted to sleep here mostly because they have a lot of horses. In the morning I found myself on a horseback riding in between the giraffes and buffalos and I ended each day with a gin & tonic and the resident rhinos right at my feet. Ant’s Hill (and the other accommodation called Ant’s Nest) have emerged in a way that I respect: two travel enthusiasts settled themselves down in this place in the bush and have built up everything themselves, step by step.
We stay at Ant’s Hill and get an upgrade to a huge cottage in the middle of nowhere called Hide Away, we feel so spoiled! The cottage is beautiful having two lounges, several sleeping places, two bathrooms, a private swimming pool and a top deck with an outdoor bath and endless views. What a fantastic place! The lodge itself sits on a cliff and looks far into the Waterberg area. Their knowledgeable guides accompanied us on game viewing experiences; tailoring our day to suit us, there are no fixed times, wake up when you want and leave on your activity of choice when it suits you!
Why I absolutely love this place and feel it’s an Boho spot: it doesn’t feel ‘posh’ at all – it just feels as if I were at someone’s home. In the public lounge area you grab your own drink from the bar and flop down on the big couches, surrounded by dogs, the lovely employees and other guests, having a good conversation about life and eat together at a large table (optional of course!). It was so much fun.
We slept here for two nights and enjoyed the outdoor lunch, the dinners, the conversations, the game drives, the Sundowners, the horse riding tour and meeting the Rhinos. Absolutely recommended!