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The Nest - Country hotel in the Central Drakensberg

The Nest is a delightful country hotel set amidst the scenic Drakensberg Mountains. The charming thatched rondavels and bungalows of the Nest are set in 25 acres of trim, tranquil, park like gardens. The Nest offers a wide range of activities with swimming pool, tennis courts, mountain bikes, croquet lawn, horse riding, golf, river walks and guided hikes into the mountains.

The Nest - Country hotel in the Central DrakensbergVisit the famous Drakensberg Boys Choir, Spioenkop Game Reserve and historical Bushman Paintings. Championship bowling greens with professional coaching offered. Tasty country meals and teas are included in the rate.

The Nest offers a wide range of activities and entertainment. Bowls for beginners is encouraged and informal games welcomed. Guests seldom leave without having enjoyed some bowls. With three championship bowling greens and resident coach in attendance, bowls can be played all year round. Many bowls tournaments, coaching clinics and greenkeeper seminars are held.   There are two all weather tennis courts and a croquet lawn. Horse riding is a speciality at The Nest for beginners and advanced riders. There are many beautiful walks along our river with pools and waterfalls as well as guided hikes into the mountains.

The Nest - Country hotel in the Central DrakensbergWe arrange scenic drives, visit Bushmen paintings, historic Anglo Boer war sites, or take you to listen to the famous Drakensberg Boys Choir, Aluka Rug factory, Kwa-Zulu Shoe factory and Meadow Sweet Herb farm.   There is a picturesque golf course, an airstrip for fly-in visitors, volleyball, table-tennis, billiards, pool, darts, satellite TV lounge, videos, library, a variety of indoor games and romantic candlelit dinner dances.  

The Drakensberg are beautiful all year round. Winter is very special with clear sunny days and chilly nights warmed by log fires, the chance to see snow on the mountains or watch graceful gliders rising in the warm mountain thermals.  

So, enjoy your break with us at The Nest and become one of our extended family, we love to have you as our guest



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