Central Drakensberg – Antbear Guest House

If mountains and crystal clear streams are your thing then the meandering dirt roads of the KwaZulu Natal midlands all lead to out-of-the-way places that are food for the soul.

My persistent, haphazard meanderings led me to Antbear Guest House; one of the better kept secrets in the central Drakensberg. For me, its ethereal essence is the reason I look forward to the day I return to this fairy-tale like hideaway. There is a sense of something special surrounding everything from eccentrically hand crafted furniture to the candle lit Jacuzzi spa bath; simply lying on a king sized bed staring through ornate hobbit windows, set in half metre thick hay bale walls magnifies the magnificence of the Drakensberg.

Some resorts offer the sea; game lodges offer wildlife and the big five. Here, in preparation for tomorrow’s activities the snow-capped mountains, the fast flowing streams and bejewelled night skyoffer the quiet, magical solace of Antbear Guest House.