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Waterberg Safari Lodge


Waterberg Safari Lodge
Waterberg South Africa


Discover exotic game such as rhino, giraffe, zebra, buffalo and Africa's largest antelope, the eland, on professionally guided horseback or jeep safaris, while learning the mysteries of spoor (animal tracks) and medicinal use of the local trees, plants and fruits on the walking safaris. The mountains and gorges create amazing views and vistas in the Waterberg region of South Africa, the perfect backdrop for "sundowner" drinks and bush breakfasts. Located on a stunning private game reserve owned by Ant and Tess Baber, the two luxury lodges are in a very picturesque part of the Waterberg mountains, one nestled in a secluded valley and the other sits atop "the hill." It is home to a large diversity of game, bird life and flora and a first class staff and stable of horses!

Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill are two very unique bush homes, located in the 100% malaria free region of the Limpopo province of South Africa, with architecture and furniture fashioned from local timbers, a creative blend of authentic African style and contemporary twists, its warm fireplaces and crisp plunge pools make this the ideal place to simultaneously unwind and explore. With a fine selection of nearly 65 fit, reliable and responsive horses and ponies and over a decade of experience in making the perfect horse and rider safari connections, here you will find some of the most exciting and quality game viewing on horseback in the country! Due to the varying topography and ecology across the reserve, the bushveld is teaming with an incredible variety of game species from rhino and buffalo to leggy giraffe, the rare sable antelope, herds of massive eland, zebra, wildebeest, the big spiral horned kudu to the fleet footed oryx... just to mention but a few. The riding pace can vary, from cantering alongside the giraffe and wildebeest to meandering at a walk along the high rocky bluffs as we watch the setting sun. Both properties are ideal for not just the serious horseback rider looking for an equestrian safari in South Africa, but will also be enjoyed by non riding companions or families. The lodges offer a wide range of other activities on the property such as jeep game drives, guided walking safaris, mountain biking, clay pigeon and target shooting, as well as a host of different activities in the nearby area such as elephant-back safaris in a Big Five reserve and historical or cultural tours. Some are perfectly pleaseed just relaxing to the dreamy pace of Africa by the pools with a drink and book. Each guest can do as much or as little horse riding or activities as they wish and we pride ourselves in our flexibility!


Safari Ride
Suitable for riders over 210 lbs
Center-based ride

Meeting: Ants Nest
Airport: Johannesburg
Transfer: Johannesburg Airport
Riders: Min 2 riders
Max 6 riders
(per riding group)

Max Capacity 12

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    Waterberg Safari Lodge
    Tour Code: IT-SASR03
    5 days / 4 nights ~$1,655.00
    Dates : Available all Year

    Trip Rating :
    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    ABeginner
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    BNovice
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    CIntermediate
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    EAdvanced
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
       
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
       
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
       
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
       
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
       
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
       
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
    C 2016 01/09 - 02/09 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Ant's Nest (... 2 /6 Reserve
    D 2016 01/09 - 02/09 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Ant's Hill (... 2 /6 Reserve
    A 2016 02/10 - 04/30 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Ant's Nest (... 2 /6 Reserve
    B 2016 02/10 - 04/30 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Ant's Hill (... 2 /6 Reserve
    C 2016 05/01 - 06/03 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Ant's Nest (... 2 /6 Reserve
    D 2016 05/01 - 06/03 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Ant's Hill (... 2 /6 Reserve
    A 2016 06/04 - 06/11 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Ant's Nest (... 2 /6 Reserve
    B 2016 06/04 - 06/11 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Ant's Hill (... 2 /6 Reserve
    C 2016 06/12 - 07/09 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Ant's Nest (... 2 /6 Reserve
    D 2016 06/12 - 07/09 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Ant's Hill (... 2 /6 Reserve
    A 2016 07/10 - 10/31 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Ant's Nest (... 2 /6 Reserve
    B 2016 07/10 - 10/31 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Ant's Hill (... 2 /6 Reserve
    C 2016 11/01 - 12/13 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Ant's Nest (... 2 /6 Reserve
    D 2016 11/01 - 12/13 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Ant's Hill (... 2 /6 Reserve
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    Tack: McClellan saddles and English saddles
    Horses: Boerperd Thouroughbreds Anglo Boerpe...
    Pace: all paces, as little or as much horseb...

    Airport: Johannesburg
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