At The Nest Hotel we are celebrating Christmas in July 26 – 28 July 2024. Located in the Central Drakensberg, The Nest Hotel is a family hotel that has been open for more than 90 years.

The main attraction of the Central Drakensberg is the mighty Drakensberg Mountains, a stunning location with tons of activities and entertainment to enjoy. So why do we celebrate Christmas in July?

The term originated from the fact that Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere is celebrated in Summer. Now, what is Christmas without a chill in the air and snowflakes? Hence, people in the Southern Hemisphere choose to have an unofficial holiday in July, as this is the peak of winter. This is what we know as Christmas in July. At The Nest Hotel we decided on the weekend 26 – 28 July to celebrate Christmas in July.

Take a look at our special offer, available in both our garden rondavels and mountain view rooms. The special includes dinner, bed and breakfast plus tea daily, and our mountain view rooms now offer free WIFI. Of course, we are celebrating with a special Christmas dinner on Saturday evening, 27 July, with all the trimmings!

Come and explore the Central Drakensberg mountains this July. While the night time temperatures drop, the daytime weather is usually very pleasant. Expect blue skies and crisp, clean fresh air. Perfect for outdoor activities! In fact, July is one of the most popular months for hiking in the Drakensberg.

Whatever piques your interest, there is plenty to choose from. Or, if you prefer to sit back, relax and just take in the beautiful scenery around you, do it. We look forward to seeing you in the mountains soon!

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