Travel differently

Stay in a luxury cave. Enjoy a cosy and comfortable eco experience. With features like a Jacuzzi spa bath, fireplace and king size bed. Glass doors open onto a wooden deck with hammock chairs and a dramatic view of the Drakensberg Mountains

By day we see the world; by night the Universe.

The Drakensberg Mountains is one of the top star gazing destinations in South Africa. Find a comfortable spot on your veranda and count the shooting stars while watching the universe unfold.

Arrive as a guest, leave as a friend

And let your discovery of the Drakensberg region start here. This is a great location to explore the very best that the Drakensberg Mountains offer. Superb rock art, lots of activities and all with a welcoming smile

Relax - Listen to the sun set

Relax while the sun sets over the mighty Drakensberg Mountains. Listen to the sounds of today change into the sounds of the evening. All you need is your chair, your camera and your cocktail.

Walk, float, ride or fly

Hiking is just one way of exploring these Dramatic Mountains. Floating the skies in a hot air balloon or gliding with vultures in a microlight. There are even horse trails through the foothills suited to beginners.

Welcome to Antbear Lodge

Check out our current “Best of the Drakensberg” special offer

Artistic hand carved chair

What makes this Drakensberg accommodation option so special is that we are offering cozy & comfortable Eco experience in a luxury cave. Glass doors open onto a wooden deck with hammock chairs and sweeping views of the Drakensberg Mountains. We also offer accommodation in thatched cottages.

This Drakensberg accommodation will be an unforgettable stay. The lodge features authentic and inspiring woodwork throughout, hand-crafted on the property by ourselves. The furniture and finishings are artistic, big, and bold. We have created huge mosaics, stained glass windows and even wooden hinges. All of this in a sustainable environment. More …

Who are we

Drakensberg accommodation - Antbear Lodge team

We are very honored to be able to serve you. We love our work at Antbear Lodge and are proud of what we have achieved together. Some of us have been here from the very first day. We support each other and because we know that together we are stronger. Whats more we would love to meet you and host you at our Drakensberg accommodation venue soon. Read more

The Experience…

You will leave us inspired and rejuvenated having experienced a perfect nights rest, food with a real South Africa flare and having seem the very best that the Drakensberg offers. This is an authentic and comfortable Eco experience with milk from our own cows, eggs from our own chickens and vegetables from our organic vegetable garden. We bake our own bread and make our own cheese and yogurt.

The view from the deck of the lodge

Where is Antbear Lodge?

We are perfectly located to explore the very best of what the Drakensberg offers. The most honest description of where we are located is the middle nowhere. Between Estcourt and Mooi River and Giants Castle. Easy access to Kamberg, Monks Cowl and the Kwazulu Natal Midlands. There is a lot to do in the area making this Drakensberg accommodation option an easy choice.  Read more …

The Lodge – Drakensberg accommodation

The lodge is artistic in style and offers 2 lounges, a wine cellar, a small bar and a dining room. We offer the option of hosted dinning at a communal table or if you would prefer you can also sit at an own table. We also offer the option of private dining where we setup a table on the deck of your cave and you dine by candlelight under the stars. Read more…

from our own chickens and vegetables from our organic vegetable garden. We bake our own bread and make our own cheese and yogurt.

The Farm

This  lodge practices small scale farming using permaculture. We have a small flock of sheep, 3 milk cows, some Nguni beef cattle, horses, donkeys, a pig, and a few chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese. For us it is important that the animals are well kept and live a good life. Read more…


There is a cornucopia of things to do in the Drakensberg region. Or you could just chill out. The main attraction is the Drakensberg Mountains so a visit to Giants Castle and some hiking is a great idea. Or you could visit one of the best rock art sites in South Africa at Kamberg. We offer horse trails ideally suited to beginners. There is the option to fly in a hot air balloon, glide with vultures in a microlight or a game drive in the Zulu Waters Private Game Reserve. Read more…

Why Stay at Antbear lodge?

  • Free WIFI and free parking
  • Its a unique Drakensberg accommodation option. Its an inspiring experience and is likely to be one of your most remembered accommodation venues ever.
  • Great value for money. Our comfortable accommodation is very affordable and includes breakfast and dinner.
  • An intimate and personal experience. No big hotels here. Just friendly and welcoming hospitality with excellent home cooked food, superb walks and hikes, reading in front of the fireplace, playing board games and pleasant company.
  • This is an ethical business that is practicing responsible tourism, fair labor practice with Eco friendly policies.
  • A perfect base from which to experience everything that the Drakensberg and Natal Midlands have in store for you.
  • An ideal retreat for individuals and groups, a place to rest, reflect and take stock of life.
  • A spiritual wedding venue with spectacular views and service that excels.

Luxury Cave

Relax on the deck of your luxury cave. The deck looks out onto the Drakensberg Mountains and also has 2 hammock chairs. You could even consider a private dining experince by candlight under the stars. read more …

Mountain View Suites

The mountain view suites are the more generous accommodation units and include bathrooms with Jacuzzi spa baths, fireplaces and own private lounges.  read more …

Garden View Suites

The garden view suites are the slightly smaller units and have their own private garden. They also have a covered verandah with chairs to relax. read more …

Antbear Lodge

Travel differently. Overnight in a luxury cave or comfortable thatched cottage. You will appreciate food with a true South African flair, a perfect night's rest, and be inspired and rejuvenated!
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