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South Africa Tourism Awards

Type: Accommodation – Lodge
Category: Eco & Sustainable

Motivation for award: Such a unique place

Region: Kwazulu Natal / Drakensberg

Antbear Eco Lodge

Sustainable accommodation

Antbear Lodge is situated in the Drakensberg region of KwaZulu Natal near to Giants Castle. What makes our lodge particularly special is that we offer accommodation in a luxury cave. This is an accommodation unit built under a rock. Glass doors open onto a wooden deck with hammock chairs and a spectacular view of the Drakensberg Mountains. This is a luxury eco experience. The cave is cozy and comfortable with features like a Jacuzzi spa bath and a fireplace and even has rock art on its walls.

We also offer a private dining experience where we setup a table on the deck of your cave and you dine by candlelight under the stars.

Antbear Lodge is one of those smaller owner run establishments with 15 accommodation units as either Mountain View suites or Garden view suites.

Sustainability and responsible tourism are a huge part of the ethos of our lodge and we subscribe as much as possible to the farm to plate concept. We cook all our meals from scratch and have our own organic vegetable garden. We have our own chickens for eggs, cows for milk and bake our own bread and we even make our own cheese.

Antbear Lodge also offers horse trails ideally suited to beginners. Hot air balloon flights that launch from the lawn in front of the lodge and our newest attraction is our star gazing hammock camp where we tell the Zulu stories of the stars.

The area offers a lot with spectacular hiking trails with dramatic views and waterfalls. And then there is the spectacular bushman rock art where you can see some of the best examples in the world.

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Amantle Mmokwa – 31.05.2022
Highly recommended

Jonez karanja – 26.05.2022
Amazing place to relax and unwind

Christopher Omondi – 26.05.2022

precious – 01.04.2022
i love this place

Cynthia Majafa – 25.03.2022
Highly recommended

David B – 21.03.2022
What a wonderful destination. Highly recommended.

Lucinda Faroo – 10.03.2022
I vote for Antbear Eco Lodge

Dean Wallenkamp – 07.03.2022
what an amazing place with the best view and so much tranquility

Gaynor Lawson – 07.03.2022
A magical place. Their luxury eco cave was a special treat….unique!

Tracey Williams – 06.03.2022
Absolutely amazing

Ingrid Koor – 06.03.2022
Looks like a wonderful place to relax at.

Bridgitt Grobbelaar – 06.03.2022
Absolute wonderful lodge. Very welcoming and friendly staff.

Andrew – 06.03.2022
love this place

Geniene Preston – 06.03.2022
One of the worlds greatest treasures with incredible woodwork and thought provoking activities. Antbear is a tranquil and beautiful setting for you to generate and recharge your batteries.

Ana dos Santos – 05.03.2022
Have had the privilege to stay overnight. What a unique experience; from all the wood furnishings made by hand on the premises, the spectacular mountain views, horseriding, great cuisine & hospitality… I enjoyed nature at its best!

Herrguth – 05.03.2022
Antbear Guesthouse

Thompson Cathy – 05.03.2022
Once in a lifetime experience and the memory will last a lifetime

Okan Burucuoglu – 05.03.2022
Perfect location and owner

Jörg Bongen – 05.03.2022
The Place to be – since years! :-)

Gary Mortimer – 05.03.2022
A wooden wonder that I wouldn’t miss. Wonderful buildings and fine hospitality.

Sharon Gengan – Murray – 05.03.2022
Best in the foothills of the Drakensberg

Dianne Fraser – 05.03.2022
Best accommodation and dining. Peace and tranquility surrounds you.

Elmo O’Reilly – 05.03.2022
Antbear is one of the best and beautiful places, amazing staff!

Norbert Muhmann – 05.03.2022
Beautiful accommodations and people at Antbear

Des Farrar – 05.03.2022
I discribed this lodge on our website as “Heaven on earth”; and that is exactly what it is

Katalin Mercer – 05.03.2022
Good Luck!!

Beverley de Beer – 05.03.2022
Antbear Lodge

Trevor Backman – 05.03.2022
Best Lodge in the Berg

Anna.Schmidder-Ricchiuto – 05.03.2022
Best lodge I know. Nice people, Best food and marvelest view von dragons mountain.

Gerd – 04.03.2022

Irene Seoion – 04.03.2022
If you want accommodation that is peaceful, beautiful, stunning and caring then you will find it at The Antbear Lodge in beautiful South Africa.

Michel girardin – 04.03.2022
And ears has been a pioneer in sustainable tourism initiatives for nearly a decade….both environmental and community based programmers…Andre Connie and team have laid the foundation for many others to follow at Antbear Lodge.

Lorenz – 04.03.2022
An absolute Must in Kwa Zulu Natal! As our wedding venue unforgettable!

Siobhan Yeatman – 04.03.2022
Cannot recommend Antbear enough!

Annemarie Pletzer – 04.03.2022
Antbear Eco lodge is located in beautiful surroundings with stunning views and hosts.

Heron Tina – 04.03.2022
Antbear Eco Lodge by far the best! Stunning views and stunning people.

Michaela Schampart – 04.03.2022
Antbear Lodge ❣

Joy Bubenzer Lewis – 04.03.2022
Beautiful accommodations and people at Antbear!

Mutshidzi Saphenyane – 28.02.2022
Antbear Eco Lodge

Deleene Wagner – 20.02.2022
Situated in beautiful, surroundings. The atmosphere is peaceful!

Seipati Ramapulane – 19.02.2022
I’m very fond of it’s interior design and the tranquility. It happens to be one of the best places I’ve ever visited.

Peter Müller – 17.02.2022
If I ever would visit South Africa, I would visit the Antbear House. In all rooms interior design of outstanding African art, lovely people take care of you and the dragon mountains near by. It’s a dream.

Gail Westphal – 16.02.2022
Stunning Property

Andrew attwood – 16.12.2021

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