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.
We also offer pet friendly alternatives 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.
The luxury cave certainly offers something unique. This luxury cave accommodation unit is built under a rock. Glass doors open on to a deck with hammock chairs and an uninterrupted panoramic view of more than of the Drakensberg Mountains. This is an upmarket Eco experience. The cave is cozy and comfortable and has features like a rocked in Jacuzzi spa bath in the bedroom and an adjoining lounge with an open fireplace.
The furnishings are hand made and much has taken influence from the acacia trees in the view with windows that follow the shapes of the trees. Like all caves, it maintains an even temperature, being neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter, an ideal year-round experience. There is even rock art on the walls of the cave
The cave is beautifully private and makes for the perfect honeymoon experience, wedding anniversary, or just that romantic getaway you have been thinking about. Breakaway and escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and get pampered with personalized service in the ultimate tranquil, comfortable and cosy surroundings at the Antbear Lodge, situated in the Central Drakensberg, near to Giants Castle in the uKhahlamba World Heritage site.
We also offer a private dining experience where we set up a table on the deck of your cave and you dine by candlelight under the stars.
Some of our specialised activities include:
- Slackpacking trail
- Horse trails
- Mountain biking
- Abseiling site