Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 6
Mammals: 7.5
Birds: 7.5
Reptiles: 7.5
Trees: 8

Lookout for

Livingstone Eland
Porcupine
Bat-Eared Fox
White Rhino
Brown Hyena
Jackal
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Wildebeest
Zebra
Red Hartebeest
Impala
Sable Antelope
Warthog
Baboon

Ants Nest Reserve is located on a 5000 hectare property in South Africa's magical Waterberg region. This is a horse lover’s heaven. Although several other activities (ranging from walks and mountain biking to game drives) are offered, it is exploring the reserve on horseback that makes Ant’s truly special. Becoming part of the natural world around you enables riders and horses to wander amongst game such as zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, buffalo and, if you’re lucky. a white rhino. It is completely different to watching game from the security of a vehicle or getting fleeting glimpses on foot. There are no elephant or lion on the reserve, which takes away the worry of being on horseback where dangerous game occurs. All levels of riders can be accommodated, from beginner to advanced, and there are over 60 horses to match any guest’s personality. The area has a great range of habitats, including rolling hills, ravines, and open plains, creating wonderful vistas.

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 5000 Ha
Reserve Type: Private Game Reserve
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: White Rhino
Malaria Area: No
Nearest Town: Vaalwater

Lodges and Camps (click on the links below)

Lodge Budget Lodge Type
Ant's Hill & Ant's Nest Luxury Full Board

Key Species

MAMMALS
White Rhino
Sable Antelope
Buffalo


BRIDS
Gymnogene
Black-breasted Snake Eagle
Secretary Bird
Jacobin Cuckoo
Lilac-breasted Roller


REPTILES
Puff Adder
Mozambique Spitting Cobra
Leopard Tortoise


TREES
Silver Cluster Leaf
Wild Syringa
Red Bushwillow


HABITAT TYPES
Grassland
Savanna Woodland
Thornveld
Rocky Outcrops