“There is no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this” – Unknown. Isn’t it time to escape to the mountains, a place to make you feel alive!

The Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Mountains offer some of the most exquisite views and better yet, some of the most exhilarating climbs. Escape from the hustle and bustle of city life once in a while to take time out and to restore your soul.

Hiking is one of the most popular activities in the Drakensberg and there are so many different hiking trails to choose from. Now that the summer rains are starting to settle, we are heading to one of the best times of the year to hike. Autumn (March – May) is when the temperatures are more moderate with less chance of afternoon thundershowers. They still happen, so don’t get caught!

If you are an avid nature lover, an adventure seeker or a family looking to experience the beauty and serenity that the mountains offer; be sure to add the Drakensberg to your bucket list of destinations to visit.  The Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site is an area rich in history and adventure. For the cultural enthusiasts, there are over 200 000 San rock paintings in the Drakensberg. There are challenges for the adventure seekers and there a quiet spots and waterfalls for the nature lovers.

Hiking in the Drakensberg

For a full list of Drakensberg Hikes, please visit Drakensberg Hikes and while you are there, check out the recommended hiking checklist.

The Nest Hotel is conveniently located in the Central Drakensberg, close to a number of hiking trails. Monks Cowl is a 20-minute drive while the starting point for the popular Blue Grotto is a mere 10 minutes away. We offer cosy accommodation with hearty home cooked meals; beautiful gardens to relax in a swimming pool to refresh in.

Take a look at our March Madness special, minimum stay 2 nights, stay 3 nights and get 50% off the third night. Kids under 12 stay free, sharing with parents. Come to the mountains, breathe in fresh air and discover why the mountains make you feel alive!

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