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nt’s Nest and Ant’s Hill are two unique bush homes located on a private game reserve set in the beautiful and diverse, malaria free, Waterberg region of the Limpopo province of South Africa. Together, they offer some of the most exciting and quality game viewing and riding on horseback in Africa.

The riding pace on our horseback safaris can vary from fast exciting riding, cantering with giraffe and wildebeest to meandering along high rocky bluffs watching the setting African sun, or quietly riding through a herd of grazing zebra or family of rhino. The reserve is ideal not just for the serious rider looking for a horse riding safari in South Africa, but also their non riding companions or families.

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Reserve and Game

Since the Waterberg lies on an intercontinental divergence zone we have a wider variety of flora and fauna than elsewhere in Africa. The diverse topography of the reserve also enables us to naturally sustain over 40 species of game.

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Typical riding day

A typical riding day would start with a light breakfast followed by a ride which can vary in length according to the riders. Morning rides are normally 2.5 to 3 hours long after which you will return to the lodge.

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For the non rider

We have fit, reliable and responsive horses, providing a choice for both the professional rider and the absolute beginner. (You do not need to have ridden before).

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Why Choose us?

  • We are able to cater for all riding abilities.
  • Magnificent location in Waterberg.
  • A unique safari experience.
  • Wide range of activities.
  • Guides tailor make safaris to specifically suit you and your family.
  • A home away from home experience.

What Guests Say

Just as memorable was an evening ride while the sun tainted the sky as red as the soil.

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