Category: Waterberg Biosphere

Waterberg Biosphere

Ants Nest

Waterberg area, Limpopo

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Amenities & Facilities

Air conditioning Childcare Bar Game viewing Laundry service Restaurant Rooms Swimming Pool

Ants Nest is where it all began.

Lying in a natural amphitheater the original homestead, with its wide verandahs, has a classic, relaxed, African atmosphere. A wide variety of game frequents the waterhole in front of the bush home bringing game viewing to your door step. Tessa, who grew up in Kenya, brought a stylish warmth to the colonial house using classic furniture fashioned from local fabrics, timber and stone.
Ants Nest not only enjoys lovely views down the valley but is also surrounded by open plains where horses, rhino and other game frequently graze in extremely close proximity, don’t be surprised to have a rhino grazing 10 meters from your pool lounger. Our team at Ant’s Nest are exceptionally hospitable and will go above and beyond to exceed your expectations to ensure your stay is a memorable and life changing experience.

Wining and Dining

Dinning at Ants is always a memorable experience, our fusion of scrumptious home cooking and fine dining is carefully prepared by our chefs, using the best fresh produce available.  One of Ants highlights is the incredible number of dining rooms we have, you may find lunch laid out in the bush, dinner around a fire in the boma or next to the pool, breakfast on the deck or under a tree in the garden. We pride ourselves in ensuring each meal is in a different location, weather dependent of course.  Guests can eat together in a relaxed atmosphere, alternatively should you be on a romantic getaway or family safari you are welcome to have private dinners.   The chefs can cater for all dietary requirements from Celiacs to vegans as well as simple childrens menus, should you require this. We also serve a selection of excellent South African wines.

Safari Experiences

From horse riding and mountain biking to game drives and guided walks, we have a variety of activities, at Ants, that will appeal to the intimate couple to families alike.

Family Safaris

Ants has got to be one of the most child friendly safari lodges found in Africa,  we will give your children and family a life-changing experience from grandparents right down to babies. Our unique policy is to allow children of all ages to join their parents on all game viewing activities, so you can witness their first encounters with wildlife. At Ants – family safaris are our speciality, we have an abundance of exciting and thrilling safari activities to offer kids of all ages, allowing them to leave with an intimate knowledge of the bush.

Horse Riding and Riding Safaris

Both Ants Nest and Ant’s Hill offer the opportunity for some of the greatest game viewing in the African bush – from horseback. You can canter along open sandy tracks or traverse high ridges with spectacular vistas. The pace can be as fast or relaxed as the riders would like. Often we can get so close to the game that the experience remains unforgettable.

Guided walks and Walking safaris

For those who prefer walking, our guides will lead you through the bushveld on foot. These walks are informative and interactive, enabling you to gain knowledge of African flora and fauna. One can often miss the smaller details of our beautiful environment when on a vehicle or horseback, so guided walks are highly recommended.  These can be in the form of a gentle stroll to, identify insects and birds, track animals through the bush, and learn the medicinal properties of various trees and plants. Alternatively the more energetic traveller can hike over the plains and up impressive gorges. Specialised bug hunts and learning to track game are available for children at both bush homes.
Should you be an avid walker, you may also choose to do a full day walking safari, stopping in a scenic location to enjoy a bush lunch or even a dip in one of our many dams.  In addition to this we offer an incredible river walk through mountains and gorges to view bushman paintings on another private reserve in a very different geographical area of the Waterberg.

Day and Night Game Drives

Our guides will be available to take you out in an open 4×4 Land Cruiser either for morning or afternoon game drives or using a spotlight at night to find elusive nocturnal animals, such as the rare brown hyena, aardvark, bushbaby and porcupine. The advantage of a game drive is that you are able to cover more ground across the reserve. Game drives and walks can often be combined to make game viewing and photography more exciting.

Other Safari Experiences

* Mountain Biking
* Local Excursions in and around the Waterberg
* Bush Running
* Massage
* Fishing
* Night Sky Safari
* Wine tasting evenings
* Library and Curio Shop
* Game Census Safari
* Sculpting, Art and Photography safaris
* Special celebrations and occasions

Child Policy:

* Various family units available for families however all deluxe rooms are also large enough for children to share with their parents.
* Cots are also available for infants.
* There are special kids menus available for kids that 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 such as bug walks, game drives or walks and both bush homes have heated pools, sand pits, 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.

Adult Policy:

* Couples travelling on their own have an option to have sundowners or dinners with or without guests travelling with children younger than 12 year of age.

Rates from:

Rondavel Double

R 5 625 per person sharing per night
R 9 045 per single guest per night
Valid 10 Feb 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
R 4 838 per person sharing per night
R 7 650 per single guest per night
Valid 01 May 2017 to 02 Jun 2017
R 5 625 per person sharing per night
R 9 045 per single guest per night
Valid 03 Jun 2017 to 31 Oct 2017
R 4 838 per person sharing per night
R 7 650 per single guest per night
Valid 01 Nov 2017 to 14 Dec 2017

Rate Includes:

* Accommodation
* 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 suiteable for kids 12 and younger due to terrain)
* Laundry
* Bush lunches and sundowners
* Guest to guide ratio 4:1
* Unique flexibility

Rate Exclude:

* Cellar wines, Premium spirits, liquors and Champagne
* Shop/ Curio purchases
* Massages - R500 (one hour) R300 (1/2 hour)
* Gratuities (guideline R150-R250 per person per day)
* Conservation fees (R170 per adult per night and R120 per child per night)
* Any extra activities on and off the property not listed
* All Extras

Terms & Conditions:

* Rates valid for South African residents only
* Rates are subject to change and availability.
* Term & Conditions apply.

For mobile users, you may launch the full service webpage by clicking HERE or launch the CONTACT US page.

Ants Hill

Waterberg area, Limpopo

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Amenities & Facilities

Air conditioning Childcare Bar Game viewing Laundry service Restaurant Rooms Swimming Pool

Built on the edge of a cliff, this bush home offers breath-taking views across the Waterberg.

Ants Hill is hosted by a wonderful team who create an open and friendly atmosphere. With spacious rooms and vast folding doors, the thatched lodge blends into the bush, while exotic furniture and brightly coloured African fabrics make it both sophisticated and comfortable. Each cottage is uniquely designed and the individual bathrooms are spectacular, offering guests sunken baths and waterfall showers. Set in boulders on the edge of the cliff, the heated swimming pool offers fabulous views across reserve, enticing you to relax there for hours. Ants Hill can cater for 16 guests and can be booked non-exclusively or exclusively to one group at a time.

Ants Hill and Ant’s Nest are situated on their own private game reserve which covers 12500 acres of pristine Waterberg bushveld.  The reserve is made out of 12 different ecological zones from open grassy plains to thick montane bush to savannah bushveld.

Wining and Dining

Dinning at Ants is always a memorable experience, our fusion of scrumptious home cooking and fine dining is carefully prepared by our chefs, using the best fresh produce available.  One of Ants highlights is the incredible number of dining rooms we have, you may find lunch laid out in the bush, dinner around a fire in the boma or next to the pool, breakfast on the deck or under a tree in the garden. We pride ourselves in ensuring each meal is in a different location, weather dependent of course.  Guests can eat together in a relaxed atmosphere, alternatively should you be on a romantic getaway or family safari you are welcome to have private dinners.   The chefs can cater for all dietary requirements from Celiacs to vegans as well as simple childrens menus, should you require this. We also serve a selection of excellent South African wines.

Safari Experiences

From horse riding and mountain biking to game drives and guided walks, we have a variety of activities, at Ants, that will appeal to the intimate couple to families alike.

Family Safaris

Ants has got to be one of the most child friendly safari lodges found in Africa,  we will give your children and family a life-changing experience from grandparents right down to babies. Our unique policy is to allow children of all ages to join their parents on all game viewing activities, so you can witness their first encounters with wildlife. At Ants – family safaris are our speciality, we have an abundance of exciting and thrilling safari activities to offer kids of all ages, allowing them to leave with an intimate knowledge of the bush.

Horse Riding and Riding Safaris

Both Ants Nest and Ant’s Hill offer the opportunity for some of the greatest game viewing in the African bush – from horseback. You can canter along open sandy tracks or traverse high ridges with spectacular vistas. The pace can be as fast or relaxed as the riders would like. Often we can get so close to the game that the experience remains unforgettable.

Guided walks and Walking safaris

For those who prefer walking, our guides will lead you through the bushveld on foot. These walks are informative and interactive, enabling you to gain knowledge of African flora and fauna. One can often miss the smaller details of our beautiful environment when on a vehicle or horseback, so guided walks are highly recommended.  These can be in the form of a gentle stroll to, identify insects and birds, track animals through the bush, and learn the medicinal properties of various trees and plants. Alternatively the more energetic traveller can hike over the plains and up impressive gorges. Specialised bug hunts and learning to track game are available for children at both bush homes.
Should you be an avid walker, you may also choose to do a full day walking safari, stopping in a scenic location to enjoy a bush lunch or even a dip in one of our many dams.  In addition to this we offer an incredible river walk through mountains and gorges to view bushman paintings on another private reserve in a very different geographical area of the Waterberg.

Day and Night Game Drives

Our guides will be available to take you out in an open 4×4 Land Cruiser either for morning or afternoon game drives or using a spotlight at night to find elusive nocturnal animals, such as the rare brown hyena, aardvark, bushbaby and porcupine. The advantage of a game drive is that you are able to cover more ground across the reserve. Game drives and walks can often be combined to make game viewing and photography more exciting.

Other Safari Experiences

* Mountain Biking
* Local Excursions in and around the Waterberg
* Bush Running
* Massage
* Fishing
* Night Sky Safari
* Wine tasting evenings
* Library and Curio Shop
* Game Census Safari
* Sculpting, Art and Photography safaris
* Special celebrations and occasions

Child Policy:

* Various family units available for families however all deluxe rooms are also large enough for children to share with their parents.
* Cots are also available for infants.
* There are special kids menus available for kids that 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 such as bug walks, game drives or walks and both bush homes have heated pools, sand pits, 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.

Adult Policy:

* Couples travelling on their own have an option to have sundowners or dinners with or without guests travelling with children younger than 12 year of age.

Rates from:

Deluxe room

R 6 413 per person sharing per night
R 9 675 per single guest per night
Valid 10 Feb 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
R 5 310 per person sharing per night
R 8 370 per single guest per night
Valid 01 May 2017 to 02 Jun 2017
R 6 413 per person sharing per night
R 9 675 per single guest per night
Valid 03 Jun 2017 to 31 Oct 2017
R 5 310 per person sharing per night
R 8 370 per single guest per night
Valid 01 Nov 2017 to 14 Dec 2017

Rate Includes:

* Accommodation
* 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 suiteable for kids 12 and younger due to terrain)
* Laundry
* Bush lunches and sundowners
* Guest to guide ratio 4:1
* Unique flexibility

Rate Exclude:

* Cellar wines, Premium spirits, liquors and Champagne
* Shop/ Curio purchases
* Massages - R500 (one hour) R300 (1/2 hour)
* Gratuities (guideline R150-R250 per person per day)
* Conservation fees (R170 per adult per night and R120 per child per night)
* Any extra activities on and off the property not listed
* All Extras

Terms & Conditions:

* Rates valid for South African residents only
* Rates are subject to change and availability.
* Term & Conditions apply.

For mobile users, you may launch the full service webpage by clicking HERE or launch the CONTACT US page.

Thandeka Lodge

Waterberg Mountain, Limpopo

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Amenities & Facilities

Childcare Game viewing Onsite Parking Restaurant Rooms Swimming Pool

Accommodation takes the form of 20 opulent en-suite tents, each one decorated with unique touches, hidden in the splendour of the bush.

Nestled peacefully in the magnificent Waterberg Mountain Range in the Limpopo Province, Thandeka Lodge is the ideal getaway where the weary traveller can relax and revel in the exquisite natural beauty of the bushveld savannah and its rich wildlife heritage.

Come and experience spectacular vistas and this majestic wilderness in the luxury that is Thandeka Lodge. Only two short hours drive from Johannesburg, this privately owned and run reserve is a must for everyone, from the bushveld connoisseur to the romantic at heart.

Thandeka is a malaria-free reserve that homes an abundant variety of wildlife, with the architecture designed around promoting close encounters with the unspoilt bush. The sleek main building rings of an era of colonialism with a contemporary twist, while the interior is exquisitely decorated in a colonial-contemporary style.

Accommodation takes the form of 20 opulent en-suite tents, each one decorated with unique touches, hidden in the splendour of the bush. Thandeka Lodge is situated 35km from Bela Bela, (formerly Warmbaths), in the Waterberg district of the Limpopo Province and is a private reserve measuring approximately 1000 hectares.

Choose from one of 20 exquisite tented suites. Each tent is tucked away separately in the secluded bush, six with private salas. Thandeka caters for couples and families, with huge, airy double and family suites to choose from.

Each en-suite room has been individually decorated, ensuring a unique experience every time you visit Thandeka Lodge.

Room Facilities

* Baths
* Showers: some rooms include outside showers – please enquire when booking
* Choice of luxury 2-bedroomed family tents or luxury one bedroom tents
* Bar fridge facilities in the tents
* Private viewing deck: some rooms include private salas – please enquire when booking
* Tea and coffee facilities

The Spa

Thandeka Spa offers the ideal environment to unwind and ease away the stress that comes with everyday modern living. Relax, recharge and rejuvenate at our Africology-exclusive spa, which offers an oasis of tranquility to ensure you emerge refreshed in body, mind and spirit.

Child Policy:

* Children under the age of 12 years – 50 percent of the per person sharing rate when sharing with two adults.
* Children under the age of 12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide.
* Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on safari and, where possible, a kiddies safari will be arranged between normal safari times.
* Baby sitting can be arranged at the lodge at an additional charge.

Special:

Last Min Special:

R 1 518 per person sharing
Valid 01 Feb 2017 - Until further notice
* Rates include standard accommodation, all meals, Teas and snacks, Two daily safari activities including White Lion viewing
* Rates exclude all extras.
* Rates are subject to a minimum 2 Night stay
* Rates valid for South African Residents only.
* Rates subject to change without notice.

South African Rate From:

Standard Tents
R 2 470 per person per night sharing
Valid from 01 Feb 2017 to 30 Nov 2017

Rate Includes:

* Accommodation
* All meals
* Teas and snacks
* Two daily safari activities including White Lion viewing

Rate Exclude:

* All drinks
* Items of a personal nature
* All extras

Term & Conditions:

* Rates valid for South African Residents only.
* Rates are subject to change and availability.
* Kosher meals option ; kosher meals are offered at an additional R500.00 nett per person supplement per day.

For mobile users, you may launch the full service webpage by clicking HERE or launch the CONTACT US page.

Legend Golf and Safari Resort

Waterberg, Limpopo

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Amenities & Facilities

Air conditioning Bar Game viewing Onsite Parking Restaurant Rooms Spa Swimming Pool

Spend Valentines Weekend at Legend Golf and Safari Resort, boasting a Big 5 Game Experience and Health Spa with not one but 2 Golf courses.


Set against the backdrop of the Waterberg, Legend Golf and Safari Resort, boasting a Big 5 Game Experience and Health Spa with not one but 2 Golf courses, is an ideal setting for a unique getaway.

The Legend Golf and Safari Resort is situated within the Entabeni Safari Conservancy in the malaria-free Waterberg Region of the Limpopo Province of South Africa, where the Big Five roam free. This unique resort sets new standards in exclusivity and tranquillity. It reflects the rich cultural legacy of this ancient part of Africa. An exceptional residential estate, where the Big Five roam free, epitomises a wholesome family lifestyle in the bushveld.

At the heart of the Legend Golf & Safari project are the unique resort suites. Designed and furnished to an exceptional standard the rooms are the absolute epitomy of luxurious bush living. These rooms form the backbone of the accommodation at the resort for visitors and homeowners alike. Equipped with modern telecoms in addition to luxurious furnishings and fittings, the resort suites are the perfect place from which to explore all that Legend Golf & Safari Resort has to offer.

Rates from:

Bed & Breakfast Option (Resort Room)

R 1 945 per person per night sharing
R 2 915 per single guest per night
R 975 per child (02 - 12 yrs) sharing
Valid 01 Feb 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
R 1 555 per person per night sharing
R 2 330 per single guest per night
R 780 per child (02 - 12 yrs) sharing
01 May 2017 – 31 August 2017
R 1 945 per person per night sharing
R 2 915 per single guest per night
R 975 per child (02 - 12 yrs) sharing
Valid 01 Sep 2017 to 31 Oct 2017

Full Board Safari Package (Resort Room)*

* Includes: Accommodation, 3 Meals and 2 Game Drives
R 2 880 per person per night sharing
R 4 320 per single guest per night
R 1 440 per child (02 - 12 yrs) sharing
Valid 01 Dec 2016 to 30 Apr 2017
R 2 307 per person per night sharing
R 3 460 per single guest per night
R 1 155 per child (02 - 12 yrs) sharing
01 May 2017 – 31 August 2017
R 2 880 per person per night sharing
R 4 320 per single guest per night
R 1 440 per child (02 - 12 yrs) sharing
Valid 01 Sep 2017 to 31 Oct 2017

Signature Golf Course

- 18 Holes - Green Fees includes Cart, Water, Halfway House R650
Caddy Ranger (Caddy meal Included) R120
Tribute Course - 10 Holes par 3 Course Green Fees R250

Extreme 19th Hole Event: Per Person

(Includes: 6 balls, cap, glove, certificate, helicopter flight up and down - Weather permitting)
1 Golfer R 6 150 per golfer
2 Golfers R 3 550 per golfer
3 Golfers R 2 685 per golfer
4 Golfers R 2 250 per golfer

Rate Includes:

* As indicated above

Rate Exclude:

* All Extras
* Drinks, meals and activities not mentioned above, Rates exclude beverages, laundry and telephone calls.

Term & Conditions:

* Rates valid for South African Residents only.
* May only be booked 7 Days or less in advance

For mobile users, you may launch the full service webpage by clicking HERE or launch the CONTACT US page.

Jembisa Bush Home

Waterberg Plateau, Limpopo Province

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Amenities & Facilities

Air conditioning Childcare Game viewing Laundry service Nature or Scenic Area Onsite Parking Restaurant Rooms Spa 

Jembisa is an idyllic exclusive use safari lodge, located within a private game reserve in the heart of the beautiful Waterberg Plateau.

The reserve is a beautiful un-spoilt wilderness of rivers, cliffs, gorges, woodland and open savanna that has been preserved through careful conservation management.

Lodge accommodation and facilities

Jembisa Lodge has 5 en-suite bedrooms and a childrens bunkroom. The total capacity of Jembisa is 10 adults and 4 children. Arrangements are flexible, to suit guests needs. Cots are available for infants.
Library - including special Africana section.
A tranquil wooden deck overlooking the Palala River, plus a swimming pool with thatched shade and a floodlit tennis court.
Wi-fi is available at the lodge as well as a small curio shop.

Activities

Jembisa offers guided game drives and bush walks, night drives and magical star-gazing. Private visits to Bushman painting and Iron Age sites on the reserve, bush dining, sleep outs, fishing, swimming, tennis and cycling.
Fun activities for the children include spoor identification and tracking, bug and frog hunting and basic bush survival skills.
Other local activities include a scenic helicopter flips, horse riding, quad biking and even an elephant back safaris and visit to a Big 5 reserve – these external excursions can all be arranged at an additional cost.

Child Policy:

* Children of all ages are very welcome at Jembisa, and activities are tailor-made to suit all ages.
* There is a spacious playroom where children’s books, games and wildlife videos are available. Free baby-sitting is provided.

Rates from:

Non Exclusive Use

R 4 450 per adult sharing per night
R 2 750 per child sharing per night (under 12 years)
R 1 000 per infant sharing per night (under 2 years)
Valid 01 Feb 2017 to 31 Dec 2017

Standard Rates from:

Exclusive Use

R 35 000 per house per night - based on 1-8 guests
Valid 01 Feb 2017 to 31 Dec 2017

Rate Includes:

* Accommodation
* Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
* All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
* Private chef, private ranger and personal nanny
* Laundry service
* Game drives and bush walks
* Sundowners
* Camp outs
* All activities on the game reserve

Rate Exclude:

* Road and air transfers to and from Jembisa
* Transport to and from local excursions
* Curios
* Massages
* Telephone calls
* All Extras

Term & Conditions:

* Rates valid for South Africans and International guests
* Rates are subject to change and availability.
* Term & Conditions apply.

For mobile users, you may launch the full service webpage by clicking HERE or launch the CONTACT US page.