The Ant Collection

Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill 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.

Since the Waterberg lies on an intercontinental divergence zone we have a wider variety of flora and fauna than elsewhere in Africa. The diverse topography of the reserve also enables us to naturally sustain over 40 species of game including giraffe, white rhino, sable antelope, Roan antelope, buffalo, nyala, gemsbok (Oryx), kudu, Livingstone eland, blue wildebeest (gnu), red hartebeest, zebra, impala, bushbuck, duiker, steenbuck, mountain reedbuck, waterbuck, warthog, blesbuck, baboons, bushpig, klipspringer, leopard, jackal, brown hyena, caracal, civet and genet to name but a few. For those of you who are passionate about birds, there are well over 300 species of resident and migrant birds. Guests are always welcome to join in on any management activities on the reserves such as game capture and relocation, treating injured animals, burning firebreaks, game census on horseback etc.

Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill are owned and run by Ant and Tessa Baber. The Baber family, one of the earliest pioneers in the area, settled here in 1886. They carry with them a love for Africa’s wide-open spaces, for adventure and a passion for its wildlife. The two beautiful bush homes are located on their own private game conservancy, nestled in the folds of the magnificent malaria free Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province, a mere three hours’ drive from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport . The classic and spacious bush homes are owner-designed and built using local stone and thatch.  We welcome all ages and cater for individuals, couples, riders, families or groups of friends travelling together.  Ant’s specializes in a home from home experience, delicious al-fresco dining, ultimate flexibility and a vast variety of activities which include viewing game from horseback, game drives, game walks and mountain biking.  With our string of over 90 horses we are able to cater to all levels of riding ability. Each day is tailored to to suit your needs, there are no fixed times, so wake up when you want and begin your activity of choice when it suits you.

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