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    Antbear Lodge

    Fernhurst Farm | P171 Moor Park/Giants Castle Rd, Central Drakensberg, Estcourt 3310, South Africa
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    • Excellent64%
    • Very good29%
    • Average5%
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    “guest house” (16 reviews)
    “the owner” (20 reviews)
    “luxury cave” (12 reviews)
    Free Parking
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    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I cannot remember when the last time I slept like I did at Antbear. The views, the art, the staff, the company, all of it makes this such a special experience. And you truly have to experience it, because you cannot describe it.

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    Thank Errol M
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    My wife and I planned a trip to Africa from literally the other side of the world (Seattle). We were fortunate enough to book Andrew and Connie's "Antbear Lodge" for half a week. Named for the local Aardvarks (or Ant bear in English), the Lodge...More

    Thank theMewers
    Reviewed 15 October 2017

    If you are looking for a wedding venue with personality and character, Antbear Lodge is the place. We immediately fell in love with the warm, friendly atmosphere of Antbear coupled with the Rapunzel style chapel which instantly creates a fairy tale feel for your wedding...More

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    Thank 953elanag
    Reviewed 7 October 2017

    It is a great location and beautiful lodge full of hand-made furniture and quirky features. The food was great, staff very friendly and helpful. Had a great, relaxing stay and would definitely recommend.

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    Thank paulrB9593IA
    Reviewed 4 October 2017

    Staying at Antbear lodge was a really delightful and relaxing way to spend some much needed time off. The staff were a total delight - we appreciated the food and being spoilt by the chef Jason. Love the fact that so much is locally grown...More

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    • Free Parking
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    • Breakfast included
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    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
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    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
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    • Price range
    • US$155 - US$198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Suites ,
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    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 15
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    • KwaZulu-Natal >
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    U_k_Harvey
    22 September 2017|
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    Response from AndrewAttwood | Property representative |
    That will work fine and lots of our guests do that. The drive from the Drakensberg Boys Choir School takes just about an hour. Please make sure you have directions
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    U_k_Harvey
    20 September 2017|
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    Response from Andrew A | Property representative |
    Antbear is a 2 hour drive from Durban. 180 km. It takes an hour to Drakensberg Canopy tours and can be incorporated with route with a lot of other activities too
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    Peppa0913
    14 April 2017|
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    Response from Andrew A | Property representative |
    hi Peppa Yes most definitely you can get here with a standard car. Most of our guests just have small rental cars. There is a 7 km stretch of dirt road the rest of the way can be reached on paved roads. The dirt road is in... More
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