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Ant's Nest

 
Ant’s Nest is one of the best places in Africa for a family safari. Arriving at Ant’s Nest, you’re welcomed into the family of owners Ant and Tessa Baber. They built the lodge to show people of all ages the magic of this pristine wilderness environment. It is located in the malaria free Waterberg Game Reserve north of Johannesburg and is surrounded by stunning landscapes of hills, forests, areas of open savannah and rivers.
Interior of lounge at Ant's Nest safari lodge in Waterberg

Family owned safari lodge in Waterberg

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Exterior of Ant's Nest safari lodge in Waterberg Game Reserve

Family owned safari lodge in Waterberg

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Interior of guest suite bedroom at Ant's Nest safari lodge in Waterberg

Family owned safari lodge in Waterberg

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The experience here is private—the lodge accommodates just twelve people at a time. The two-story thatched homestead has six spacious bedrooms, each with en suites. The Sable Suite upstairs features two adjoining bedrooms, perfect for parents with small children. Downstairs is a communal lounge and dining space, comfortably furnished with hand-carved furniture, lots of plush cushions, and a log fire for cooler evenings. By taking the entire place exclusively, every family need is catered to, including the timing and variety of safari activities, menus and excursions further afield.
Kids walking near giraffe herd in Waterberg South Africa

Kid-friendly activities

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Family guides near rhino and calf at Ant's Nest

Kid-friendly activities

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Girl and guide fishing on safari at Ant's Collection safari reserve

Kid-friendly activities

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Ant and Tessa guide a very wide range of safari activities. An open-sided safari vehicle is best to see the largest numbers of animals. For a fresh and enriching perspective, try a walking safari, enabling you to put Africa 'under the microscope'. Your guide will teach you the medicinal uses of plants, how to identify animals based on tracks and dung, and even show you how a column of army ants can raid and decimate a six foot tall termite mound.
Horseback safari near galloping zebras

Riding safaris for all ages

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Girls on swimming horses

Riding safaris for all ages

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Horseback safari near buffalo

Riding safaris for all ages

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Ant’s Nest has a herd of over 90 well-schooled horses, so there’s a mount here for riders of all levels. The horses here are unique, living and grazing in the bush amongst zebra, giraffe and antelope—this gives them the perfect temperament for even the youngest riders to enjoy a horseback safari. The focus at Ant’s is on safety and every ride is accompanied by two guides. Enthusiastic riders can choose to take two rides per day, trotting through the wild alongside buffalo, eland, sable and even rhinoceros.
cycling near rhino and calf Waterberg

Venture further to see the Big Five

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Playing elephant calves

Venture further to see the Big Five

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Game drive near leopard in Kruger

Venture further to see the Big Five

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One of the reasons that this place is particularly suitable for young children is that the Waterberg area does not have big cats or elephants. However if you’re keen to spot all of the Big Five, you have the option to enjoy an excursion to the neighbouring Kaingo Reserve for part or all of the day. At Kaingo, the terrain is different with a wider variety of animals, including lion and leopard, elephant, herds of buffalo and many other species.
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