Birding or bird watching
The Antbear Guesthouse
Birding or bird watching experiences arranged for you personally
Binoculars and a spotting list are essential items of equipment for bird watches visiting the Drakensberg. There are more than 250 bird species in the region including the natal sugar bird, the rare wattled crane swifts sunbirds, kingfishes and the orange breasted rock jumper. The higher reaches are home for the bold and powerful birds of prey - the lammergeyer, the cape vulture the black eagle and the jackal buzzard. Our Guesthouse offers an excellent base fora magnificent birding experience
The guesthouse was originally built in the 1940's and has recently been restored by sculptor Bruce Attwood. The Antbear gets its name from the previous resident, who lived beneath the floor boards before restoration.
Eccentrically refurbished using wood gathered in the surrounding valleys, the Antbear combines comfort with a unique environment with panoramic views of the Drakensberg Mountains for 160 Km. The guesthouse is perched on a natural kind of platform over looking the Birding or bird watchings river.
Relax, enjoy the view, take walks around the farm and savor the delicious food prepared by Andrew and Conny. There is a lot more than just history to be seen and done in the area. Experience some exquisite Birding or bird watching rock art at Kamberg or drive up to Giants Castle and spend some time in the mountains. Day walks or overnight stays in the caves or mountain huts are both possible and very worthwhile. For those of you who are fanatical about trout then you'll find yourself in the right area. The wildlife feeling can be found in the Weenen or Spieonkop game reserves and a horse trail where you get within meters of towering giraffes is not to be missed. Of course the midlands meander offers plenty of opportunity to buy some local craftwork and just have a nice day drive.
Birding or bird watching arranged for you personally
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