5 reasons to visit Drakensberg as a family

Drakensberg’s soaring mountains, plunging valleys, beautiful waterfalls, rock pools and rivulets make it a scenic destination for people of all ages. The Drakensberg Mountains are popular with solo travellers and couples who want to lose themselves in nature by embarking on challenging hikes through the rugged mountains. It’s also a fantastic destination for families, with […]

Living the Digital Nomad Dream in Drakensberg: Work, Hike, and Relax

Introduction  Digital nomads are people who work remotely, typically with a laptop and an internet connection, and travel the world while doing so. This lifestyle has become increasingly popular in recent years, with more and more people seeking the freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere in the world. Drakensberg, a mountain range in South […]

The 10 reasons to include the Drakensberg in your South Africa Safari

Spectacular Views: The Drakensberg Mountains offer some of the most stunning vistas in South Africa, with breathtaking views of rolling hills, lush grasslands and snow–capped peaks. World Heritage Site: In 2000, the UNESCO declared the Ukhahlamba–Drakensberg Park a World Heritage Site due to its unique cultural, archaeological and ecological significance. Wildlife: The Drakensberg is home […]

Three reasons why travelling with your pet is an amazing experience

Pet friendly drakensberg

Going on holiday when you have a pet can be a stressful thought. You may worry about how they will cope without you and debate whether you should put them in a kennel / cattery or pay for a sitter to come check on them. But have you ever considered taking them away with you? […]

An African fairytale of Antbear Eco Lodge

Once upon a time, deep in the Drakensberg Mountains, there was a special place known as Antbear Lodge. The lodge was known for its incredible views and its cozy and comfortable accommodation. Guests would stay in a luxury cave that opened onto a wooden deck with hammock chairs and an uninterrupted view of the Drakensberg Mountains. […]

Winter in the Drakensberg

Travelling for holidays this winter?  Let us help you choose your Drakensberg winter activities Going on a Drakensberg holiday during the colder months of the year can be just as enjoyable as a summer vacation in the Berg. 1.Enjoy the magnificent snow capped vistas of the Drakensberg There are very few sites that are as […]

Why you should book directly with Antbear Lodge and not though AirBnb or booking.com

The team at Antbear Lodge

We dont’t blame consumers for using these platforms because they are choosing from the alternatives available to them that meet their requirements. Its super easy and you get the ilusion that prices are better. Booking.com & Airbnb were taking the industry by storm before Covid, but the change in traveller sentiment during the pandemic has […]

Digital Nomads: 5 Reasons why Antbear Lodge is the perfect digital nomad base

digital nomads Drakensberg

In recent years, structured “digital nomad” programs have blown up with more people around the world able to work remotely. Compounded to this the pandemic crisis has created even more opportunities for remote workers. For those who aren’t as familiar with the term yet, “Digital nomads are a type of people who use telecommunications technologies […]

The Antbear Lodge COVID19 journey

Antbear Lodge COVID 19 Heath and safety

Antbear Lodge  is a small owner run Eco lodge situated in the Drakensberg. What makes this lodge special is that accommodation in a luxury cave is on offer. This is a responsible and sustainable business with an organic vegetable garden, own eggs, own milk, home baked bread and even home made cheese. Our precovid customer […]

Cleaning up our water

red bishop bird in reed bed filter

Antbear Lodge (www.antbear.co.za) has tried to implement as many eco aspects to its infrastructure as possible. Perhaps it’s because I am obsessed with anything alternative and eco or perhaps it’s because I have understood that living sustainability is the most important aspect of any business today. I think that way we treat the environment is […]