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The Nest - Drakensberg Resort Hotel - A delightful country hotel set amidst the scenic Drakensberg Mountains. Charming thatched rondavels and rooms 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, river walks and guided hikes into the mountains and championship bowling greens with professional coaching offered.

We have an amazing inclusive tariff of all three excellent meals as well as morning and afternoon tea or coffee served on our verandah overlooking the Drakensberg range.

The Drakensberg is 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.

Accommodation at The Nest - Drakensberg Resort Hotel:
Set in acres of beautiful and well kept park-like gardens, our rooms offer a peaceful escape from the hustle of city life, which by choice have no televisions in the rooms.

All rooms are neatly appointed, cozy and comfortable with bath/shower and toilet en suite, radio, telephone, coffee/tea making facility.

Mountain View:
Room with private verandas facing magnificent panoramic views of the Drakensberg. There is also under carpet heating.

Garden Rondavels:
Your own cozy cottage set in our magnificent gardens - With them being thatched to give you the African feel.

Premier Garden Rondavels:
Same as above but have recently been refurbished. And have lovely finishes, but no mountain view.


The Nest Hotel 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.

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.

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.

We 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.

Health and Climate:

The Drakensberg experiences hot summer days and refreshingly cool evenings.
However its winters can be quite cold, sometimes with heavy snowfalls on the Mountains.

Rooms and Units Available:

Garden Rondavels (excl high season)
Sleeps 2 Adults

Mountain View / Premier Garden Rondavels (excl hig
Amount of similar units: 5
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Fireplace on the Premises
Parking (off-street - covered)
Other Language
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
Games Room
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Mini Golf
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court

Cancellation Policy:

- cancellations of 30 days and more from the time of arrival: 100% refund
- cancellations between 29 to 15 days from the time of arrival: 50% of total cost be refunded
- cancellations 14 days or less, a no-show or early departure: 0% refund


From Johannesburg:
In Harrismith take the N5 to BethlehemKestell for 4 kms, then the turnoff to BergvilleQwa Qwa for 8 kms. You will then take the R74 Bergville Oliviershoek Pass.
The sign reads Bergville, NorthernCentral Berg resorts. Stay on the R74 past Bergville into Winterton.
As you enter Winterton on your left is an Engen Petrol Station.
Take the first right onto the R600 opposite the Engen Station.
Travel down the R600 for approx. 20Km and you will see The Nest Entrance on the right.

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