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A special place of comfort, wonder and beauty

Our History

The Nest Hotel is a delightful family run country hotel situated in the Champagne Valley in the Central Drakensberg area of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Since opening our doors in 1933, we have built up a loyal following of guests who return year after year to this special place steeped in history and adventure. Come and stay with us and experience our delicious country style food, spectacular gardens, wonderful facilities, relaxing accommodation, friendly staff and exquisite views over the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site.

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BREATHTAKING DRAKENSBERG VISTAS

Typical view of the Central Drakensberg from the Nest Hotel (Photo: James Seymour)

Typical breathtaking Drakensberg vista from the Nest Hotel (Photo: James Seymour)


The Nest Hotel provides exquisite Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site views. Moreover, the Drakensberg is an area rich in history and adventure. The Nest Hotel is unique. Additionally, it is a much-loved destination in the Cathkin Valley of the Central Drakensberg of South Africa. One of the favourite hotels in the Drakensberg. So many tourists and families from far-flung places are of this view.

The Nest Hotel's Conference Centre (Source: James Seymour)

ESCAPE FROM THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE

The Nest Hotel is set in acres of beautiful park-like gardens. Additionally, our rooms offer a peaceful escape from busy city life. Furthermore, all rooms are neatly appointed and comfy. Including, bath, shower and toilet en-suite. Moreover, radio, telephone, a coffee/tea making facility, are provided.

HEARTY DRAKENSBERG COUNTRY CUISINE

Moreover, The Nest Hotel is one of the few Resort Hotels IN the Drakensberg offering a sumptuous Table d’Hote. This is in your tariff. Including, wholesome six-course traditional dinners, full hearty breakfasts, light country-style lunches and morning and afternoon teas.

So visit the “Grande Old Dame” of the Drakensberg. A fine country hotel.

Directions:

FROM GAUTENG:
Firstly, if you are travelling from Gauteng, take the N3 to Harrismith. At Harrismith turn left onto the N5 to Bethlehem. But don’t forget to turn left onto the R74 to Bergville. Then keep on the R74, travelling past the magnificent Sterkfontein Dam and Little Switzerland. This area is also known as the Oliviershoek Pass.

Carry on along the R74 and travel through Bergville. You will then reach Winterton. At the robots just after the “Pig and Plough” turn right onto the R600. Keep on the R600, for 28km. Then you will see the sign indicating the turnoff to The Nest Hotel.

From Durban or Pietermaritzburg:

In the first place travel on the N3 from Durban. Then keep on the N3 until you see the Loskop/ Estcourt Offramp (179). Then turn left at the intersection towards Loskop. Travel along the Loskop Road. Finally, you will reach an intersection with the R600. Travel 9km on the R600 until you see the sign indicating the turnoff to the Nest Hotel.

FROM THE FREE STATE:
Travel along the N5 through Bethlehem. Turn right onto the R74 just before Harrismith. Then keep on the R74, travelling past the magnificent Sterkfontein Dam and Little Switzerland. This area is also known as the Oliviershoek Pass.

Carry on along the R74 and travel through Bergville. You will then reach Winterton. At the robots just after the “Pig and Plough” turn right onto the R600. Keep on the R600, for 28km. Then you will see the sign indicating the turnoff to The Nest Hotel.

GPS CO-ORDINATES
The GPS Co-ordinates of The Nest are:

-28.9747177, 29.4883883