Drakensberg Accommodation – Have a look at the Antbear Lodge
Antbear Drakensberg Lodge where we offer South Africa accommodation hospitality at its very best.
Stay in a luxury cave. Enjoy a cosy and comfortable eco experience. With features like a Jacuzzi spa bath, fireplace and king size bed. Glass doors open onto a wooden deck with hammock chairs and a dramatic view of the Drakensberg Mountains.
Antbear Drakensberg Lodge employs local Zulu staff from the local area. Most have no previous work experience or formal training. We provide continues training and skills development with workshops and practical training. Our vision at Antbear Drakensberg Lodge is based on responsible tourism including fair wages and working conditions, fair distribution of benefits, ethical business practice, and respect for human rights, culture and the environment. Perhaps this is why we have such a low staff turnover and also a commitment from all to make this business successful.
We have concept of working together. Everyone here feels part of the team and we all contribute to our lodge in our own ways. Thoko helps out where ever it is necessary from welcoming you to our lodge to making sure the garden is not being neglected or that the raspberries are being cooked into jam. Che, Kanje and Londiwe are the stars in the kitchen. Nomusa and Bongiwe are proud to take care of your rooms. And the rest of us are busy in the background. And we are all thrilled to host you as our guests.
Antbear Lodge is also home to horses, donkeys, a few cows, a flock of sheep, some geese, turkeys, ducks, chickens, dogs and some cats. The dogs love to walk and are always willing to show guests the place. Conny is passionate about her horses and practices the gentler horse whispering methods to train them. Infact everyone here has become passionate about this.
Buasiwe has recently started to learn to spin wool, knit and weave as we slowly start our new home weaving venture.
The 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.
Directions from Durban:
Directions to Antbear Lodge for Durban. Travel along the N3. Take the off ramp 152 between Estcourt and Mooi River. Travel in the direction of Hidcote. After 7 km you will encounter a T-junction. Turn right towards Giants Castle. After 14 km turn right towards Moor Park onto a dirt road. After 5.3 Km you will pass a right hand turn off called “The Rise”. 300 meters passed this road is the farm entrance on the right. Antbear Drakensberg Lodge is 2km along the farm road up the hill and is the thatched cottages that you can see from the road.
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