The Drakensberg MountainsThe Drakensberg Mountains offer a lot and you will need to make some choices here. The choice is made depending on how far you would like to walk trail or hiking trail to be. Giants Castle offers some of the most dramatic hiking trails and view in the Drakensberg and lets you experience a Northern/Central Drakensberg aspect of the mountains. And this is probably the main reason you have traveled to this area. Kamberg Nature Reserve offers a Southern Drakensberg aspect also a stunningly beautiful part of the Drakensberg Mountains.Drakensberg Bushman Rock ArtAttractions and Activities in the Drakensberg and Natal MidlandsBushmen paintings can be seen in the countless caves and overhangs of the Drakensberg.By far the best bushman rock art available to tourists is found at Game Pass Shelter at Kamberg Nature Reserve. The walk to the art takes 3 hours return and is easy. The quality of the rock art is exquisite and in good condition and there is a rock art guide to explain the bu
Antbear Drakensberg Lodge offers various Drakensberg accommodation options in en suite double rooms, luxury suites, family units and also boasts a luxury cave too. Antbear Drakensberg Lodge is one of those smaller intimate kind places which has been lovingly put together. The natural setting of the accommodation is stunning and we have managed to encase all this beauty with an atmosphere of comfort and ease. The cottages are smartly appointed and individually designed and the fact that we are a small place makes for an intimate and personal accommodation experience. Each of the accommodation units are different and are decorated with uniquely eccentric and artistic wooden furniture. All our rooms are comfortable and have the standard features you expect like fireplaces, hair dryers, tea and coffee trays, a complimentary carafe of cherry and a mini fridge.Luxury Suite accommodationluxury suite longe luxury suite bedroom Funiture and fireplace in one of the luxury suitesThe luxury suites have jacuzzi baths and private lounges with their own fireplaces. The beds are king size double beds with a spacious bedroom and generous lounge. The bathroom includes has a jacuzzi spa bath as well as a separate shower. The all have stunning views looking out onto the rolling hills of the Natal Midlands and the Drakensberg Mountains En suite Double accommodationensiuite double bathroom ensuite double bedroom artistic wooden sculture and furnishingsSome of the en suite doubles have jacuzzi baths in the bath room others have only a shower. The lounge is part of the bedroom and contains an open wood burning fireplace. What makes the en-suite double rooms special is that they are spaciousness. The bedroom has a queen size double bed and the rooms open onto a small veranda. Luxury Cave accommodationluxury cave bedroom luxury cave deck in front of caveThis unique cave is an drakensberg accommodation unit that consists of a tastefully decorated en-suite bedroom with a Jacuzzi spa bath adjoining a lounge with open fireplace. Glass doors open on to a deck with an uninterrupted panoramic view of more than 180 degrees from Giants Castle right through to the Amphitheater and including the rolling foothills of the Bushman's River Valley.Our home and guesthouse lies in the middle of a network of dirt roads where the traditional way of life is, for the time being, preserved. A place where your soul can find peace and spirit become recharged. That rustic country feeling has been kept without losing any comfort. Candles are used extensively for atmosphere, as are the fireplaces.And the views are spectacular looking out onto White Mountain, the Natal Midlands and the Drakensberg. We encourage guests to go for walks right here, and picnic baskets can be arranged for a light lunch on the hill. Of course there is plenty to do in the area but if you want to lie back and chill that's a great option too.Family accommodationloft bedroom of family suite Family accommodation unit Loft bedroom of family cottageThe family units have en-suite double rooms with bathrooms that have jacuzzi baths and separate showers. The also have own lounges with fireplaces. There is also an upstairs loft with 2/3 single beds which is ideal if you have you children with you.
The Antbear Drakensberg Lodge believes in a green environment. We have our own garden and produce all our vegetables organically. Building projects have already included 2 straw bale buildings which is eco friendly and labor intensive. Water is recycled using a reed bed filter. Considerable effort has been put into the clearing of alien invader plant species like wattle and hawthorn. So far 2 ha have been cleared and another 4 still loom ahead.We grow our own herbs and vegetables and also keep chickens for eggs. Of course all is done using organic principals and the best conditions for the animals. Conny has a worm farm and compost heap to process any organic material that the pigs or chickens can’t eat. We are proud of our ongoing intention to offer our guests hospitality within sustainable conscious living.
Details / Other Expenses
|Year of Last Renovation:||2014|
|Corridors:||All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways|
|Non Smoking Rooms:||14|
|Room Windows:||Windows Do Open|
|Meeting Rooms:||2 View Spaces|
|Meeting Space:||250000 sq. feet|
|Banquet Space:||Holds 100 people|
|Dist. to Food/Bars:|| On-site |
|Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:|| On-site |
|Dist. to Nearest Gym:|| 20.0 Mi |
|Lounge/Bar Hours:||6pm - 11pm| Policies / Expenses
Cancellations 28 days prior to booking 25% of deposit is forfeited Cancellations 21 days prior to booking 50% of deposit is forfeited Cancellations 14 days prior to booking 100% of deposit is forfeited
|Typical Group Deposit:||50%|
|Total Taxes:|| 0.00%|
|Total Misc Fees:||$0.00 USD |
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
|Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost:||80.00 Per Person|
|Avg. Plated Lunch Cost:||80.00 Per Person|
|Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost:||50.00 Per Person|
|Avg. Plated Dinner Cost:||150.00 Per Person|
|Morning Break Cost:||80.00 Per Person|
|Afternoon Break Cost:||80.00 Per Person|
|Banquet Gallon of Coffee:||10.00 Per Person|
Amenities / Features Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pets allowed but needs to be prediscussed
Airport & Shuttle Information
Pietermaritzburg. 120kmHave own land strip if you wish to fly in
Airport Shuttle? Sorry
airport shuttle available.
Breakfast is included in the rates we offer a full spread of home baked breads, muffins or scones, muli, cornflakes, fruit juice and jogurt. And then there are eggs to order any way you want them and we can include bacon, sausage, mushrooms and tomato.
Internet / WiFI
Wifi is available in the lodge free of charge
Antbear Guest Lodge