Ready, Set, Go! Discover a world of mountain biking adventures in the Drakensberg.

It is exciting that more adventure events are opening up now and we are excited to have one in our part of the world next month. The Central Drakensberg Trail Running and MTB Challenge is happening 6 and 7 November. The Nest Hotel will be hosting one of the water tables, and we can’t wait to see you there. For entries and information visit www.roag.org

If you prefer to go your own route at your own pace Cathkin Trails has over 30km of marked trails. These are for both mountain biking enthusiasts and trail runners with the Nest Hotel being one of the starting points.

There are 30km of trails running through forests and over rivers, up and down mountain passes and along district roads. The landscape can be quite challenging in parts but there is something for everyone. After the recent rains everything is so green and the wildflowers are prolific this time of year. The routes are well marked with signage that has been standardised to comply with the International Mountain Biking Association grading system.

We have set up a number of STRAVA segments on the Cathkin Trails traversing the Nest Estate, as well as the neighbouring properties. These segments range from 2.5km (Tunnel – Bridge, via the Nest) to a 350m hill sprint, aptly named ‘HILLDA’. Come and challenge the locals for a position on the various leader boards!

The Nest Hotel is conveniently located in the Central Drakensberg. A popular family hotel, full of charm, offering cosy accommodation, delicious country style food and warm ambience.

Get ready for your adventure and book a stay at the Nest Hotel. Take advantage of our birthday special for the month of November at R880 per person sharing.