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Description

The Antbear Guesthouse, originally built in the 1940's and recently restored by sculptor Bruce Attwood, gets its name from the previous resident, who lived beneath the floor boards before restoration. Eccentrically refurbished using wood gathered in the surrounding valleys, the Antbear combines comfort with a unique environment.

Using a fifty-year-old outhouse for the basic framework, Bruce created a unique guesthouse and home in the rural hinterland of Kwazulu-Natal. The original structure which belonged to a farmer friend, consisted of two traditional rondavels, or thatch covered huts, connected by a stoep, or veranda with an overhead trellis. Perched on a kind of natural platform overlooking the bushman’s river, the house has panoramic views of the Drakensberg Mountains. Relax, enjoy the view, take walks around the farm and savor the delicious food prepared by Andrew and Conny. There is a lot to be seen and done in the area. Participate in the farm life, feed the calves or watch the milking. Drive up to Giants Castle, the Champagne valley or Mont Aux Sources. Walk in the Drakensberg on day trips or even stay in a cave overnight.

Honeymoon Couples: We have just the perfect place for a honeymoon. We are a small guesthouse and we let our guests feel welcome in quiet and private surroundings. We do have one really special room a touch more romantic than what most places call their honeymoon suites. It’s such that you can even have a candlelit bath sipping champagne with the bath right in the room. The room is eccentrically furnished with homemade bed and cupboards. We cook great food which is the finishing touch to a perfect honeymoon.

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From Mon, 16 Mar 2015
To Sat, 31 Dec 2016

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Pets Allowed*
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
* Please enquire for further details.
ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
  • R450
  • Per Person:
  • R600
  • Per Unit:
  • R1350
  • Minimum Stay:
  • 2 Nights
 
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All rooms are tastefully decorated for a feeling of rural relaxation but without losing that comfortable luxury. All units are setup for two persons and can have an extra bed if needed.
 
Double En-suite
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The room includes an own lounge with fireplace and an extra loft room with a writing desk or it can be used for an extra bed for children. The main bedroom has a king-size bed. The bathroom includes a jacuzzi spar bath and a shower. The entire unit is very spacious with incredible views onto the Drakensberg Mountains. All units are setup for two persons and can have an extra bed if needed.
 
Luxury Suite
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Includes: Breakfast & Dinner
All units are setup for two persons and can have an extra bed if needed.
 
Luxury Cave
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Budget En-suite Double>X 1
Includes: Breakfast & Dinner
Room has en-suite bathroom with shower. The rooms have fireplaces.
 
Budget En-suite Double
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                  Reviews for Antbear Guesthouse

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                  10 April 2012

                  Overall, Antbear is a nice guest house to enjoy a peaceful time away. Although Andrew and Connie were away for the weekend, the staff were accommodating and quite hospitable. I did think that the guest house was a bit overpriced given that it lacks the facilities and location of other resorts in the 'Berg' but carries the same price tag.

                  22 March 2011

                  As always we fell under the charm of The Antbear, of its beautiful views and stunning, handmade wooden furniture and fittings. Welcoming and informative staff and hosts. Delicious food, prepared with the freshest farm produce add to enjoyment. It is easier to reach/find than one wold think, and the perfect location to tour the central Drakensberg or the Midlands Meander.

                  10 January 2011

                  Pleasant stay and set up to interact with other guests.

                  31 August 2010

                  Wow. We stayed at the Antbear Guesthouse for two wonderful nights. We could not have been made more welcome by the friendly hosts. This is the kind of guesthouse where you want to unpack your bags and never leave. Everything about our stay was first class. Our rooms were a delight and full of interesting handmade wooden furniture and fixings as well as extremely well equipped. The food, service and company were fabulous. The setting is ideal for exploring this part of South Africa and we were given plenty of advice and ideas for places to visit. We would have no hesitation in recommending this guesthouse to others.

                  Antbear Guesthouse Map

                  Antbear Guesthouse is 21.9km from the centre of Mooi River , the nearest airport 153.7km (King Shaka International Airport).

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