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Jacana Collection

The Antbear Guesthouse

Accommodation in the Jacana collection in the Drakensberg

Jacana collection accommodation The Jacana collection guide for conntry homes, famstays conference and wedding venues offers a great accommodation collection for discerning travler

Jacana proudly to present you a fine collection of country homes stays. These private homes and farms have been carefully selected, offering the budget conscious, but discerning traveller, tourism holiday maker or week-ender something extra special.

Jacana has been one of the leading companies who have established multi-disciplined adventures and destinations on farms in South Africa.

From a modest beginning of restoring four farmhouses ten years ago to help the city dwellers to get away from it all, the company has grown to being recognized as one of the major role players in Agritourism. Apart from being instrumental in restoring many of our historical building in the countryside, Jacana has put nature lovers in touch with owners of farms and private game reserves throughout South Africa. Having gained the reputation of being one of the few companies who discerningly goes for affordable but good adventure options and accommodations, a very high standard is offered. This has been achieved through personal investigation and evaluation by the owner and staff over the years. 

One of the nicest places is the Antbear Guesthouse with its delightful thatched and wooden interiors.

Relax, enjoy the view, take walks around the farm and savor the delicious food prepared by Andrew and Conny. 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.

Meals are part of the real surprises that the Antbear has on offer, as home made cooking  is an essential part of the menu. We like to use our own home grown organic vegetables and if we haven't got, then we lean heavily on those local providers with similar attitudes to our own. We both like cooking and are up to changing just about anything to suit tastes or philosophies. Our cooking experience is in part a journal, a record of events and memories expressed in recipes. In the course of our travels we have filed away many recipes and with them images of people and places and their lives. How food tastes has much to do with the associations we make and if you would like to hear the tales of our meals we would love to tell them.


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