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The Nest Hotel is the oldest and most well-known of all the Drakensberg resorts in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Drakensberg, offering award-winning leisure accommodation and world-class conference facilities. This hotel is a unique place of comfort, wonder, and natural beauty. The Nest is a delightful country hotel, which nestled amidst the scenic Drakensberg Mountains. Charming Thatched Rondavels and hotel rooms are on 25 acres of tranquil, park-like gardens.
The resort is a popular getaway destination for families, honeymooners and business delegates alike. An excellent combination of traditional South African country food, spectacular gardens, superb facilities, comfortable accommodation and stunning views over the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site, together with the availability of just about all leisure and sporting facilities imaginable, can be experienced at this unique Drakensberg resort.
The hotel offers a broad range of activities and recreational facilities, such as swimming pool, tennis courts, mountain bikes, croquet lawn, horse riding, river walks and guided hikes into the mountains and championship bowling greens with professional coaching offered. Guests staying here may visit the famous Drakensberg Boys Choir, the Spioenkop Game Reserve and the old Bushman Paintings. Nearby golf, adventure activities and team building activities are also available.
- Executive Suites
- Mountain-Facing - (Rooms 60-63)
- Premier Garden Rooms
- Garden Rondavels
Leisure, Hikes and Sporting
The hotel is renowned as a leading family resort and has numerous recreational activities aimed at making everyone's stay a relaxed and fun experience. Whether guests prefer to spend the day relaxing in the sun on the front lawn of the hotel, playing golf, fishing, shopping for curios, white river rafting, or even taking a scenic helicopter flip in the Drakensberg Mountains, the hotel offers a lot of different activities.
The Resort offers guests cuisine à la Table d'Hotel all included in the tariff. Three carefully selected meals of traditional South African tasty country cooking are served daily.
These include; breakfast, light lunches, and six-course dinners, as well as morning and afternoon tea and coffee on the hotel's veranda overlooking the dramatic Drakensberg, are available to guests. This particular region of South Africa is rich in produce, and therefore the best ingredients are used. Many fresh vegetables come from the hotel's garden.
Activities and entertainment
- Three championship bowling greens
- Resident coach in attendance
- Can be played all year round
- Bowls tournaments, coaching clinics and greenkeeper seminars
Other Activities/Entertainment include:
- Tennis courts
- Croquet lawn
- Horse riding for both beginners and advanced riders
- Beautiful walks along the river with pools and waterfalls
- Guided hikes into the mountains
- Scenic Drives
- Bushmen paintings
- Historic Anglo-Boer War sites
- Drakensberg Boys Choir
- The Alaska Rug Factory
- The Kwa-Zulu Shoe factory
- Meadow Sweet Herb Farm
- Golf course
- Table tennis
- Satellite TV lounge
- Indoor games
- Romantic candlelit dinner dances
Awards and Accolades
This hotel in the Drakensberg is one of the leading resort hotels in South Africa and offers excellent value for money. This resort prides itself on providing outstanding accommodation, facilities, and service at attractive rates. The Hotel and Conference Center has been awarded the following titles:
- BEST SOUTH AFRICAN LEISURE HOTEL the AA Travel Guides American Express Accommodation Awards.
- The Nest Hotel was Runner-Up and Highly Commended AA Accommodation Awards
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