An Amazing First Day

Posted on November 19, 2016

I landed into Johannesburg Airport to be met on arrival by my driver, Jonny. It takes just 2.5 hour to reach Ant’s Hill and I have already seen impala, ostrich and wildebeest on route.

lunch at ant's hill Lunch is served on the verandah with the most incredible view! I already feel at home as the friendly staff introduce themselves.

game viewing on horseback

After lunch we head out on the horses in search of game. I am given Shumba to ride – a beautiful bay gelding.

bath with a view

My room tonight is World’s View – and what a view it has! I’ve never looked forward to having a bath so much. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings…


You can read more about Lucy’s visit to Ants Lodges by following these links:

Through Your Horse’s Ears

A Great Way to Finish The Day

If you wish to read more about Ants Lodges, click here.

Lucy Downes is a travel consultant with In The Saddle and is in South Africa visiting Ants Lodges, Wait A Little, Garonga Lodge and also a beach lodge in Mozambique. It’s an important part of her job and someone has to do it! We will send more reports as she sends them to us.

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