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South Africa Tourism Awards

Type: Accommodation – Self Catering
Category: Unique Experience

Motivation for award: A unique opportunity awaits for photographers to sit in comfort and capture those amazing shots of wildlife from ground level and within metres of you. Elephants will fill your frame or the abundance of birds will fill your card.

Region: Limpopo / Greater Kruger National Park

Antares Bush Camp & Safaris

Umgede hide, where memories ha

A 3-star graded self catering lodge in the Grietjie Private Nature Reserve, incorporated into the Greater Kruger Park. A unique feature at the lodge is our underground hide, Umgede hide, where you can spend hours comfortably photographing wildlife from ground level as the visit the waterhole. The lodge is sold exclusively and can cater for up to 8 guests. One game drive or walk per day is included in the daily rates.

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Cindy Josephine Caldwell – 26.05.2022

Tshegofatso Nyalungu – 02.05.2022
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Owen Gröbler – 17.03.2022
Antares is an amazing place and a deserving winner I believe.

Trevor Anthony Brown – 17.03.2022
What a great venue .. definitely worth a visit

Ann – 17.03.2022
Amazing place

Michael Rose-Nel – 17.03.2022
As a family we have come from Ireland twice to spend time in heavenly Antares. We are really looking forward to our next stay in the even better and improved camp. No trip to South Africa would be complete without visiting Antares and spending quality time with Mel, Ian and family and enjoying all that the Bush life has to offer.

Andrew Spink – 16.03.2022
Antares Bush Camp and Safaris is so so mazing the place where dreams are truly made. The Umgede hide is out of this world a dream place for photography professional or amateurs, both will be blown away with what they see. The accommodation is first class with all your requirements taken care of. All I can say is enjoy as you will be in heaven.

Tryna – 16.03.2022
The most unique and friendly people I have ever met with a passion and love for nature, are at Antares Bush Camp and Safaris.

Jacki gallagher – 16.03.2022
Loved this place. Top 10 time of my life.

Noah Evans – 16.03.2022
Ian and Mel Owtram are devoted to wildlife and love to share their experience.

Jane Cox – 16.03.2022
Unique experience allowing you to enjoy seeing Africa’s wildlife up close from the comfort of Umgede Hide. Amazing photographic opportunities.

Derek Lane – 16.03.2022
Beautiful place. Well worth the visit!

Lindie Van Der Westhuizen – 16.03.2022
Truly amazing hide which offers opportunity for amazing photos and experiences with animals and nature..

Mel Owtram – 16.03.2022
Dont have words to describe Antares Bush Lodge

Katie – 16.03.2022
Great place to go and chill with a group of friends or family! The hide is an awesome place to spend time.

Rhian twine – 16.03.2022
The hide is absolutely unique

Paul Venter – 16.03.2022
Great stay, great service! Fantastic lodge and hide!

Gerry Cambanos – 16.03.2022
Great place and amazing hide

Trish – 16.03.2022
Absolutely stunning location to see some animals up close with the Umgede hide.

Jens Reverchon – 16.03.2022
Beautiful Lodge

Richard Niemann – 16.03.2022
Amazing place! One in a million

Elisabeth Sicard – 16.03.2022
Antares bushcamp is the better place in the world.

JD Reverchon – 16.03.2022
This hide is an absolute success and probably the most comfortable private roomy hide in the greater Kruger .

Colleen Taylor – 16.03.2022
An absolutely brilliant experience!

Ankie Human – 16.03.2022
This hide is a photographer’s dream.

Mel Owtram – 16.03.2022
FOMO does exist in Umgede Hide at Antares Bush Camp and Safaris!

Shirley Collinson – 16.03.2022
A stunning , unique lodge. Amazing photography and awesome location. Would go back over and over again

Dee Finlay – 16.03.2022
A family run business For romantic get aways , families and friends Budding photographer and professional photographers dream … a must !!

Cherelle Chrystal – 11.03.2022
Antares is the perfect setting to get that perfect close up wildlife photo

Lisa – 10.03.2022
An amazing place to enjoy all that nature has to offer.

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