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Antares Bush Camp and Safaris

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Property Description

Antares Bush Camp is an exclusive self-catering accommodation facility that can accommodate a maximum of 8 guests in 5 en-suite bedrooms. 3 bedrooms have twin beds and the other 2 bedrooms are combined into a family unit, a queen bed in one room and in a separate room a bunk bed. There is also a private courtyard attached to the room. The family room has a shared bathroom. Each bathroom has both an indoor and an outside shower.

Connected to the bedrooms via wooden deck is the main living area and kitchen, ensuring that all the main areas in the camp are on one level. Inside the main building a large, fully equipped kitchen allows guests to prepare their favourite meals. The kitchen is connected through to the rest of the building creating the impression that it is separated off but at the same time you are still part of the rest of your group. The large dining area, with a stone-clad fireplace and leadwood trees give a great ambience to an evening setting. Inside the lounge area, beautifully crafted pallet furniture and a curiosity table with various artefacts from the surrounding bush add character to a room dominated by an antique grandfather clock, open rafters and beautiful lights.

Off the lounge are two decks with a view over the waterhole. One is set up for an extra dining area and with steps leading down to the open boma area lends itself to preparing your meals on an open braai. The other deck looks over the small swimming pool and across the reserve to Grietjie Berg which is the most prominent geological feature on the reserve.

The busy waterhole is enhanced by the Umgede underground hide where guests can sit comfortably for hours watching and photographing the continuous stream of wildlife coming to drink, whether it is lions or small birds and butterflies. The hide caters for all your needs, equipped with electricity charging points (2-pin, 3-pin and USB), Wi-Fi signal, a fridge, tea and coffee facilities as well as a long sofa and library. The hide is easily accessed from the camp without the need to leave the safety of the electrified fencing that surrounds the camp.

The camp is located 30kms south of Phalaborwa on the Grietjie section of the Balule Nature Reserve. The reserve is home to all of the big 5 and a wide variety of general game. The reserve also boasts a list of over 300 bird species. The waterhole attracts a wide variety of animals on a daily basis, including large herds of elephant and frequent lion visits. This location makes for an ideal stopover before entering the Kruger National Park via the Phalaborwa gate.

Antares offers you the exclusive use of these facilities at R18000/night excluding the R10/person/day conservation fee which is payable in cash on arrival. There is a minimum 2 night stay but we are sure that you will want more than that if you want to maximise your opportunities at the hide. The rate is for the entire camp and includes one guided activity/day. We can also offer additional game drives and walks on the reserve and these will cost R350/person. We are running an opening special until the end of March 2021 at R3500/night for 2 people, R7000 for 4 people and a pro-rat rate for 5-8 people.

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  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Swimming Pool
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Parking
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Laundry Facilities
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi