ntares is a small rustic bush camp which is offered as an exclusive facility for small groups or families. Boasting five en-suite bedrooms but only catering for a maximum of eight guests at any one time ensures that you and your friends can enjoy this piece of paradise on your own.
As you walk through the entrance way with a large Baobab tree in the distance you will emerge onto a deck that leads you into the spacious lounge and dining area of the camp and a view through the open doors down to the waterhole. Either side of the deck is a bushveld garden with a variety of aloes and other indigenous plants that promise to attract plenty of birds and butterflies throughout the year.
The dining room, reception and lounge boast portraits of Ian’s family and various other antiques. The open plan of the rafters and elegant lights hanging amongst the beams creates an impression of vast space and is designed to keep the rooms cool in the summer.
The dining area looks across the bushveld towards Grietjie Berg and is easily serviced from the adjoining kitchen area. An indoor fireplace adds to the ambience although there is little need to use it for warmth as our climate is so mild in the winter.
Moving through into the lounge area, the guests are greeted by impressive Leadwood trees incorporated into the design and furniture, along with recycled pallet furniture. Our belief is to try and up-cycle as much as we can while at the same time ensuring a degree of class is achieved. The Leadwood trees were recovered from our own property making use of trees that had been cut down several years ago before we even took ownership.
Two decks lead off the lounge with stunning views down to the waterhole, where our discerning guests can sit and enjoy their traditional G&T so synonymous with Africa. A small plunge pool awaits guests on those hot summer days.
Inside the main building guests can make use of the large kitchen which has all the necessary equipment for them to create a mouth-watering meal. Alternatively Antares offers you the opportunity to request a chef who will come on site and prepare all your meals for you and allow you to relax and enjoy the bush to its fullest. You will still be responsible for providing all the food and beverage requirements for your party. The chef is an optional extra for which there will be an additional fee. Please note that as we are not a licensed facility, all guests will need to supply their own beverages.
Each bedroom boasts an en-suite bathroom with outside shower allowing you to enjoy those starry nights after a magical game drive where you may have been lucky enough to see an elusive leopard. The one bedroom is set up as a family room, a double bed for Mum and Dad and at the other end an adjoining room with 2 bunk beds, ensuring that even families with younger children can enjoy our hospitality.