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A special place of comfort, wonder and beauty

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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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View of the Central Drakensberg from the Nest Source:The Nest Hotel)
View of the Central Drakensberg from the Nest (Source:The Nest Hotel)

The Nest Hotel provides exquisite views over the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site. The Drakensberg is an area rich in history and adventure. The Nest Hotel is a unique and much-loved destination in the Cathkin Valley of the Central Drakensberg of South Africa. It rated as one of the favourite hotes in the Drakensberg for so many tourists and families from far-flung places.

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


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


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