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The Nest Hotel

Champagne Valley in the Central Drakensberg

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.
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 at a glance

    Tea / coffee making facilitiesYes
    TVWith selection of Satellite channels
    En-suite With Bath-Shower
    Tea / coffee making facilitiesYes
    TV With selection of Satellite channels
    En-suite With Bath-Shower
    Max Occupants4 Persons
    TV With selection of Satellite channels
  • En-suiteBath-Shower
    Tea / coffee making facilitiesYes
    TVWith selection of Satellite channels
  • Resturant
  • Park-like gardens
  • Revive Spa

The Nest Hotel is one of the few Resort Hotels in South Africa which offer you Table d’Hote all included in our tariff.

Fine dining at the Nest Hotel
  • Our all-inclusive full board packages include:
    • full, hearty breakfast;
    • morning tea and coffee;
    • light lunchesAfternoon tea and coffee;
    • six-course dinners; and
    • a traditional Sunday lunch carvery.


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.

The Nest Hotel Activities are varied.  The Nest Hotel activities include on and off-site pursuits that guests can enjoy.


  • Firstly, Tennis. The Nest has a well-maintained tennis court.
  • Table tennis. Table tennis tables are available.
  • Thirdly, Volleyball. A designated volleyball area exists.
  • Fourthly, Bowls. This is the most popular pursuit at the Nest Hotel. There are a number of well-maintained greens that can be used.
  • Revive Spa . A spa with an extensive range of treatments.
  • Sixthly a Swimming pool. The Nest Hotel has a large clean swimming pool.
  • Hiking trails, including an on-site hike to Hippo Pools
  • Bridge. The Nest hosts a number of tournaments on an annual basis.

The Nest also has a special programme of supervised events for guests over key holiday periods and events.


  • Canopy tour
  • Glass beehive tour
  • Falcon Ridge interactive presentation
  • World-renowned Drakensberg Boys Choir
  • Four Rivers rafting adventures
  • Helicopter scenic flights
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Quad biking 
  • E-Bike Valley Tours
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Hikes and trails
  • Tranquil river walks
  • Arts, crafts and cosy restaurants
  • Two golf courses
  • Horse riding
  • Swimming
  • Ziplining
  • Paint Ball
  • Archery
  • Reptile Centre
  • Scootours
  • Macedonian Cheese factory
  • Interactive chocolate factory
  • Battlefield tours
  • KwaZulu Weavers
  • Didima Rock art centre


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