Ant’s Hill and Ant’s Nest Riding
Ant’s Hill and Ant’s Nest are two privately owned properties on adjoining game reserves in the malaria free Waterberg region. The riding here is safe for children and adults and offers the opportunity to see great game in a private reserve. Riding is only one of the activities at Ant’s and the area is also well suited to non-riding guests.
The 40 or so horses are a mixture of thoroughbreds and Arab-Boerperd crosses generally ranging in size between 14.2hh and 16.2hh, although there are also some fabulous smaller ponies for children. The horses are all fit, reliable and responsive providing something for everyone from the most experienced to complete beginners. The pace can be as fast or as relaxed as you would like, giving these safaris a more relaxed feel than an intensive five day safari, for example.
Accommodation & Facilities
All riding at Ant’s Hill and Ant’s Nest is based from the magnificent lodges where guests enjoy beautifully decorated accommodation with a classic African atmosphere. Ant’s Hill, which caters for up to 12 people, is sophisticated and comfortable with spectacular and spacious rooms. Ant’s Nest with six rooms is more of a family home and is perfect for groups of friend or families. There are swimming pools at both lodges where guests can relax during the heat of the day. Non-riders are very welcome here and there is plenty to keep everyone busy, from game drives, walks and swimming, to bird watching and mountain biking.