Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Hill

5 star rating   10 March 2023

Suzanne who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Best Holiday! | They divided the groups to riding ability, a fast group & a slower group. You would have 2-6 riders per group (not more than 6, usually 4) with a guide behind. They would move horses around in the group if needed so everyone could get wonderful gallops, not behind a slower horse (or rider). If someone in the group decided they wanted to go a bit slower on some of the long gallops, the back guide would stay with them at the pace they felt most comfortable at. After the morning ride or the sundowner ride, you unsaddle the horses and they life along side all the animals. It was so incredible to be able to ride your horse so close to the animals, just being part of the herds. You had two horses, one for the morning ride and one for the evening ride. They were so cared for. Two of the guides horses were 30 years old, you would have thought they were 7 years olds, so full of life! I just can't say enough about the horses and the riding!
[Becky from In The Saddle replies: I'm so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the riding! The horses are so loved at Ant's.]

The Riding

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The Accommodation

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They catered to every need. They went above and beyond to satisfy any guest. The chef was a master, three-course meals every night. You had a wonderful breakfast, tea time each afternoon w/treats, sundowner w/snacks and an open bar 24hr/day. You never went hungry or thirsty ! At Ants Hill they only have 5 cottages, which were so unique and beautiful, all with a veranda with a beautiful views. We had an outdoor shower, a huge bathtub overlooking the valley and an indoor waterfall shower made with stone. Besides the open bar in the main meeting area, which you could get anything you wanted at any time. Each room had its own little refrigerator stocked with wine, sodas, sparkly water, and plus you had coffee, tea and biscuits in the room. They also had laundry service. They would come to your room in the morning and night for turn up and turn down, you were pampered beyond belief. The whole Lodge is Breathtaking.

Before Your Holiday

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Rebecca was Fabulous! In fact we are in the process of planning our next trip to Africa.

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

We are in the USA so it is a bit more comber some, but after I got everything figured out with the help of Rebecca it was a breeze. Rebecca ALWAYs was so prompt with her responses to any of my emails. We definitely will be booking all our future trips through IN THE SADDLE.
[Becky from In The Saddle replies: Thank you so much for your kind feedback, it was my pleasure to arrange this holiday for you. I look forward to helping you with the next adventure.]

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Keep up the good work