Our Luxury Lodge at Ant’s Hill, South Africa

Ant's Nest Safari Lodge in South Africa

After around 24 hours of flying and airport stopovers, followed by a 3 hour minibus journey, we finally arrived in South Africa! We flew from Manchester to Dubai, had some amazing sushi at the airport, and then flew to Johannesburg. I felt dreadful but was so excited to be in South Africa.

We were staying at a lodge in a reserve called Ant's Hill in an area called Vaalwater. Vaalwater is to the North East if South Africa, 3 hours north of Johannesburg. We were going to stay here for 1 week and had booked a luxury lodge called 'Hideaway'. Our lodge was beautiful. I think the pictures speak for themselves!

As well as luxurious lodges in Waterberg, there are some wonderful campsites as well that you can stay at. A short drive from Ant's Nest & Ant's Hill is the Matamba Bush Camp which I hear is one of the best campsites in the area..

Ant's Nest Safari Lodge in South Africa
Lizard at Ant's Nest Safari Lodge in South Africa

Lizard just chilling in our bedroom

Ant's Nest Safari Lodge in South Africa
Ant's Nest Safari Lodge in South Africa

That view though!

Ant's Nest Safari Lodge in South Africa

I think I was Instagramming...

Ant's Nest Safari Lodge in South Africa

Bathtub goals

Ant's Nest Safari Lodge in South Africa

Ant’s Nest Safari Lodge in South Africa

Ella at Ant's Nest Safari Lodge in South Africa

Ella at Ant’s Nest Safari Lodge in South Africa

Giraffes at Ant's Nest Safari Lodge in South Africa

Giraffes outside our lodge!

The holiday was a riding holiday, where you go on safari on horse-back. As a horse rider, this was just perfect for me. After having around 2 hours sleep, I wasn't ready to join in an activity that day. Instead we just chilled in our lodge and drank some tea. That evening, we enjoyed a lovely traditional South African meal. We had a meaty stew made using local game meats such as springbok. It was delicious.

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