Join us at The Nest Hotel for a back-to-back weekend of celestial marvels and electrifying discoveries with the renowned Dr. Derek Fish. With an incredible 30-year legacy at the helm of the Unizulu Science Centre in Richards Bay, Dr. Fish brings his wealth of knowledge and passion for science to the majestic Drakensberg. Dr Fish’s presentations will be suitable for children of all ages!


Stargazing with Dr. Derek Fish

Date: Friday, 3rd May

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: The Nest Hotel


“A Universe Ablaze”

Our beautiful dark Drakensberg skies in May are a spectacle of cosmic wonders. Dr. Derek Fish invites you to unravel the mysteries of the night sky. Witness stars, planets, and satellites, and if fortune favors, the fleeting beauty of shooting stars. Discover the lifecycle of stars, the genesis of our solar system, and why the “morning star” and “shooting stars” are celestial misnomers. It’s an astronomical journey you won’t want to miss!


Lightning Presentation with Dr. Derek Fish

Date: Saturday, 4th May

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: The Nest Hotel


“The Sky Ablaze”

Watch the sky come alive as multi-million-volt lightning bolts perform their deadly dance from cloud to earth. Dr. Fish will decode the enigma of lightning — its causes, mechanisms, and protective measures. With intriguing lightning gadgets at his disposal, Dr. Fish’s presentation promises to be as captivating as it is enlightening.


Supporting Conservation

Participation in each presentation is available for a R50 donation, which directly benefits the Cathkin Conservancy, helping preserve the natural beauty of our region.


About Dr. Derek Fish

A seasoned educator and entertainer, Dr. Fish has a flair for turning complex scientific phenomena into an engaging show that delights audiences of all ages, from children to adults. His global experience in delivering science shows and talks has earned him accolades and a following of enthusiastic learners.

Whether you’re a science aficionado or simply curious about the natural world, Dr. Derek Fish’s presentations at The Nest Hotel are an opportunity to fuel your imagination and knowledge. Book your spot for an educational escape where science meets the spectacular backdrop of the Drakensberg.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore the wonders of our universe and the power of lightning under the guidance of a distinguished scientist. Join us in this celebration of science, and let’s spark curiosity together!


For reservations and enquiries, please contact The Nest Hotel.

Embark on a stargazing adventure and unravel the mysteries of lightning with Dr. Derek Fish. This experience is not just about learning; it’s about being part of a community that cherishes the wonders of the universe and the power of knowledge. We look forward to welcoming you to a weekend of discovery!