Our Useful Features & Services

Antbear Lodge offers affordable accommodation in the foothills of the  KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg near Giants Castle in South Africa. The lodge  is an ideal place to base yourself while you discover the Drakensberg and KZN Midlands regions. We invite you to spend time here and share some of our dream. We like to think that the Antbear is a place for feeding your soul and rekindling your spirit. Built in the 1940s the quaint and charming cottage puts its arms around you and reminds you that there are things more important than everyday life.

We have a “luxury cave” built high on a natural platform overlooking the Bushmans River and Giants Castle.  It is a bit off the beaten track and is more of an insider tip than just another lodge.  It is a laid back, lovingly cared for kind of place where you feel a sense of happiness and peace. Honeymoon stays turn into anniversary commemorations just as guests become friends. Even foreign tourists return for a second and
third taste. We also have luxury en-suite units and double en-suite rooms where we  include dinner and breakfast or you can book our self-catering unit.  We are also pet-friendly by arrangement.

The name Antbear comes from its previous resident who lived under the floorboards before its restoration 15 years ago.  The lodge is filled with gorgeous hand crafted furniture, wonderful wooden sculptures and a seemingly never ending collection of artistic aspects to discover.

There is plenty to do in the area including horse riding on our farm, walks in the Drakensberg mountains, visits to bushman paintings, horse trails though a private game reserve, canoe trips, canopy tours and the
Midlands Meander to mention but a few.

Antbear Lodge is also a wedding and conference venue.  We even have our own chapel.

So if you are looking for a place where art, beauty and time away are important then Antbear Lodge is the place to be.

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Features & Attractions

SERVICES:

Airport / Bus Transfer

Driver`s Accommodation

Doctor / Nurse available in the area

Pets Allowed

Baby Cot / Crib

Babysitting

Photo Processing

Electric Adapters / Transformers

Room Service

Backup Power Generator

Fax/Photo Copying

Restaurants

Banquet Facilities

Fitness Gym

Pizza & Wine

Sauna / Steam Room / Spa

Bar(s)

Foreign Currency Exchange

Shopping Centre

Beauty Salon

Function Facilities

Souvenir / Gift Shops

Cafe / Coffee Shop

Hotel Safe

Swimming Pool - Children

Swimming Pool - Outdoor

Internet Access

Laundry / Dry Cleaning / Ironing

Car / Motorbike / Bicycle Rental

Library / Reading Room

Travel Booking / Confirmation

Car Park

Lobby Lounge / Bar

Visa Service

Children`s Playground

Non-smoking Rooms / Floors

Poolside Bar

Conference Facilities

Newspapers / Magazines

AMENITIES:

Air-conditioning

Alarm / Clock Radio

Bathroom - Private

Bathroom - Private Shower Only

Baby Cot / Crib

Coffee / Tea making facilities

Cooking Facilities / Utensils

Dining Area & Settings

Daily Newspapers

Dressing Table

Electricity Adaptors

Ensuite

Fridge

Fan

Fireplace

Hair Dryer on Request

Hot & Cold Water

Iron / Ironing Board

Living Room / Sitting Area

Mineral / Bottled Water

Mosquito Nets

Mini Bar

Room Safe

Shared Bathroom

Sofa

Telephone

Toiletries

TV - Local Only

TV - Satellite

Umbrella

Verandah / Balcony

Wardrobe

Internet Access in Room

RECREATION:

Archery

Basketball

Billiards / Snooker / Darts / etc.

Bird-watching

Board / Leisure Games

Boating / Canoeing

Trail Runs or Walks

Cheese Tasting

Children`s Playground

Chocolate Dipping

Craft Beer Tasting

Cultural Experience

Cycling

Epic Karting

Equipment Rental

Fishing

Gin Tasting

Golf / Driving Range

Health Retreat

Horse Encounters

Horse Riding

Mountain Biking/ Pump Tracks/Hiking Trails

Karaoke

Kite Flying

Massage (foot / traditional / etc.)

Nature & Wildlife

Nursery

Obstacle Course

Paintball

Picnic Spots

Putt-Putt

Sailing / Sailboarding

Sport Arena (Netball,Basketball, Hockey, Chess)

Stain Glass Workshops

Table Tennis

Team Building

Tennis

Working Farm

Wine Tasting

Zip-Lining

Zorb Ball

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:

English

Afrikaans

Zulu

German

SHOPPING:

Bags

Shoes

Accessories (Men & Women)

Gifts

Books

Food Items & Other

Toys

Leather shoes

Leather Bags

Clothing

Kids clothing

Stationery

Home Décor

Furniture

Rugs

Crystals

Beads

Jewellery

Hammocks

Pottery

Bath Salts/Essential Oils/Hand Creams/Room Sprays/Body Butter

Cheese

Cheese Tasting

Art Pieces

Paintings

Bone White Clay Ceramics

Craft Beer