The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel & Conference Venue The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel & Conference Venue Description The combination of award winning food, spectacular gardens, wonderful facilities, friendly staff, relaxing accommodation and exquisite views over the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site together with the availability of just about all leisure and sporting facilities imaginable that make The Nest a unique and much loved destination for so many tourists and families from far flung places. A delightful country hotel set amidst the scenic Drakensberg Mountains. Charming thatched rondavels and bungalows 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 is the oldest and most well-known of all the Berg resorts in the Natal Drakensberg. Celebrating its 70th year of welcoming guests in 2003, The Nest has a strong following of guests who make a point of coming year after year, returning to this most special place of comfort, wonder and beauty. ACCOMMODATION: 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 en-suite, have tea / coffee making facilities and radio, and will soon also all have ceiling fans, electronic safes, under carpet heating and heated towel racks. Garden Rondavels are cosy, round and thatched units set individually in magnificent Gardens. Mountain View Units have a stunning view and Premier Garden Rondavels have extra finishes like a ceiling fan, electric u/c heating and heated towel-racks etc.All units are neatly appointed, cosy and comfortable with bath/shower and toilet en-suite, radio, telephone, coffee/tea making facility, Mountain View Units have their own private veranda with spectacular views of the Drakensberg. We offer double, triple and Family units.Some of the Family accommodation consists of two inter-leading rooms sharing a bathroom en suit.Family Mountain View units consist of a room upstairs, room downstairs with steep spiral staircase- also sharing a bathroom. HONEYMOON SUITE: The Nest attracts a lot of honeymooners keen to get away from the madding crowd. We have a beautiful honeymoon rondavel complete with four-poster bed. Our two executive suites are also used by honeymooners. DINING: We are one of the few Resort Hotels left which offer you cuisine A La Table D'hôte all included in our tariff. This means that we serve you daily three carefully selected meals of traditional South African tasty country cooking. Full, hearty breakfasts, light lunches and six course dinners as well as morning and afternoon tea and coffee on our veranda overlooking the impressive Drakensberg. Sunday dinner at Lunch is our grand meal of the week Our region is rich in produce and we can offer you the best ingredients with many vegetables, country fresh from our own garden. We offer enough to choose from at every meal, nutritious and wholesome even for vegetarians, although we do not cater for any specific diet. You are welcome to start at the top and work yourself right through it. If you like something particularly well, then ask your waiter for a second helping. Please also help yourself from the delights displayed at our buffet. We continue to choose well and prepare with love a variety of wholesome meals which in our time have become less and less available. We hope you enjoy the freshness and taste of this tradition. BAR: Our Bar is stocked with all kinds of interesting board games, cards, thinking games and many others. In the evenings the bar is ideal for after dinner drinks and a round or two of your favourite game. WEDDINGS: The Nest have hosted a number of successful weddings and have provided many unique and momentous experiences for the entire group. From the initial planning stages right until the big day, we have a committed and dedicated team of people with experience and an eye for detail. We would be delighted to help you plan your special day and host you and your guests for a memorable event. Please contact our Events Team at The Nest. CONFERENCES: Our Conference Venue is a modern and flexible building for conferencing, functions and more. Up to 200 delegates can be accommodated cinema style with various other configurations available. With a banqueting kitchen and gala seating for up to 130 people, our double-volume hall will make a favourable impression on your guests and ensure a memorable event. A dedicated Video Conferencing Room and various break-away rooms allow for greater communication and networking. A separate lounge, bar and gym will allow relaxation at the end of a day's work. LEISURE & SPORTING ACTIVITIES: The hotel has a number of activities ranging from walks to bridge in the formal lounge. Horse Riding daily; Children's Horse Riding; 3 Professional Bowling Greens; 2 Tennis Courts; Swimming Pool; Badminton; Volleyball; Croquet; Swing Ball; Darts; Table Tennis; Children's Play Ground; Mountain Bikes; Full Sized Billiards Table; Pool Table; Walks and Excursions; Fully licensed Ladies Bar; Candle light Dinner Dance on Saturday evenings; Satellite TV lounge and videos. Contact Details The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort H +27 (0)36 468 1068 +27 (0)36 468 1390 +27 (0)82 732 1369 Enquire now View Rates View Directions Attractions ACTIVITIES AT THE NEST: * Swimming Pool * Tennis Courts * Mountain Bikes * Croquet * Horse Riding * River Walks * Guided Hikes into the mountains * Championship Bowling Green with Professional Coaching offered ACTIVITIES / NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: * Visit the famous Drakensberg Boys Choir * Spioenkop Game Reserve * Historical Bushman Paintings * Nearby Golf * Nearby Adventure Activities * Nearby Team-Building Activities 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. 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. 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. 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 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. So, enjoy your break with us at The Nest and become one of our extended family, we love to have you as our guest. Facilities All rooms are en-suite, have tea / coffee making facilities and radio, and will soon also all have ceiling fans, electronic safes, undercarpet heating and heated towel racks.