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      Mount Anderson Ranch

      Adventure in the Drakensburg Mountains in South Africa

      Set in the dramatic highveld of the Drakensberg Mountains of the Mpumalanga Province – which sweep up to the 7,500-ft Mount Anderson Peak – the nearly 20,000-acre Mount Anderson property falls within the rainfall catchment area of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. No less than five major rivers rise on the property. Proclaimed a water catchment nature reserve in 1990, this unique venture gives environmental protection to Africa's high-altitude flora and fauna, housing a remarkable number of indigenous wildlife species, plants and birds. Mount Anderson is booked exclusively with a minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 10 guests. This pink stone, ranch-style homestead situated in the Krantzkloof Valley on Mount Anderson Ranch, is totally secluded and tastefully furnished to the highest standards. Guests have exclusive use of the house as well as a team of competent staff on hand to attend to their every need. The rambling colonial-style farmhouse is more luxury home than hotel. Accommodation is in three luxury double suites and two luxury family rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. In addition, there are two elegant, spacious lounges, a dining room, a terrace overlooking the tiered trout ponds, which offer stunning views, particularly at sunset. Guests at Mount Anderson can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities in the company of a qualified ranger or host. The 24 weirs, large lake and long river catchments provide opportunities for the strong-fighting indigenous fish species commonly referred to as “Yellow Gold”. High-quality fly-fishing rods and reels are available at Mount Anderson. Wildlife safaris, either on horseback, bicycle or in a four-wheel-drive vehicle, are undertaken in the mountains surrounding the homestead. Herds of Africa's less famous antelope including eland, black wildebeest, blesbuck, mountain reedbuck and the very uncommon oribi are likely to be seen, as well as brief glimpses of predators such as elusive leopards, jackals or caracals. Indigenous birdlife includes the brilliant malachite sunbird, the Cape vulture, the fish eagle and numerous species of francolin. The relics of the gold mining era of the 1920s and 1930s still remain on the property. Old miners' houses, a mining press and deep-level shafts bear witness to the harshness of the conditions in which the pioneers worked. Guests may explore these old gold mine workings and shafts and may even try their hand at panning for gold.

      Availability & Pricing

      The availability calendar for this property is not yet connected. Please call one of our safari specialists at 800-995-8689 to request current availability.

      Accommodation Details

      • Price: From $650 per person per night
      • Location: Southern Africa, South Africa
      • Age Minimum: 8 years old
      • # of Beds: 6 beds
      • Amenities: Air Conditioning, Cell Phone Coverage, Ensuite Bathrooms, Hairdryer, Laundry Included, Local Drinks Included
      • Type: Lodge
      • Included: Accommodation on an exclusive use basis for the whole ranch (can accommodate up to 12 people in 5 rooms), all meals, snacks and drinks (house brands only), game drives in 4-wheel drive safari vehicles conducted by an experienced ranger and host, off-road game drives, trout fishing, horse riding, mountain bike riding, clay pigeon shooting and air rifle shooting, hiking trails, camera traps, treasure hunts, zip lines, rowing boats, swimming, picnics, laundry(maximum 10 items per room per day)
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        What lies underneath the water's surface? Wild and wonderous species of fish you may never have seen before.

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        Game Drive

        Head out into the wilderness to see the incredible daily drama of predator/prey and the ancient circle of life.

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        Horseback Riding

        On horseback, animals seem to accept you as part of their natural surroundings a little more. You can spend more time with them…and get a little closer.

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        Mountain Bike Safari

        Cycling amid the wild bush is an awesome, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Mountain bike safaris are tailored to suit the fitness and strength of the riders.

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        Night Drive

        At night, the nocturnal animals awaken and treat you to a show that daylight game drives miss.

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        Off-Road Game Viewing

        In national parks and some other reserves, rules prohibit leaving the designated safari paths. But the wildlife are not always considerate enough to stay nearby. Get better vantages (and better photos) by heading off-road.

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        Scenic Helicopter Flight

        Buzz above the scenic landscape and get a bird's-eye view of wildlife. A scenic helicopter flight is a unparalleled way to experience Africa.

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        Walking Safari

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