The Antbear Guesthouse situated just outside Estcourt in KwaZulu Natal South Africa offers hospitable bed and breakfast accommodation. This Estcourt guesthouse was originally built in the 1940's and has recently been restored by sculptor Bruce Attwood. The Guesthouse gets its name from the previous resident, who lived beneath the floor boards before restoration.
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Eccentrically refurbished using wood gathered in the surrounding valleys of Estcourt, the Antbear Guesthouse combines comfort with a unique environment.
Using a fifty-year-old outhouse for the basic framework, Bruce created a unique Guesthouse and home in the rural hinterland of Estcourt Kwazulu-Natal. The original structure consisted of two traditional rondavels, or thatch covered huts, connected by a stoep, or veranda with an overhead trellis. Perched on a kind of natural platform overlooking the Bushman's river, the house has panoramic views of the Drakensberg Mountains for 160 Km.
Relax, enjoy the view, take walks around the farm and savor the delicious food prepared by Andrew and Conny. The nearest town to the Antbear Guesthouse is Estcourt. There is a lot to be seen and done in the area. Experience some exquisite bushman 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 safari feeling can be found in the Weenen or Spieonkop game reserves and of course the midlands meander offers plenty of opportunity to buy some local craftwork or just have a nice drive.
Estcourt is medium sized town in KwaZulu Natal South Africa and serves as the gateway to the Central Drakensberg. Estcourt has much to offer visitors to the region including battlefields sites, Fort Durnford Museum and a factory route.