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.