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Has Winter Come Early?

Some days it does feel like winter has come early! Last week we saw the first Autumn snowfall on the Drakensberg range this year. And while it was just a sprinkling of snow, the temperatures plummeted considerably. Winter only sets in towards the end of June, so we...

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Christmas in July 26 – 28 July 2024

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...

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How to be a Green Traveller

Travelling sustainably has become an important aspect of tourism in recent years. This is because people are more aware of their impact on the environment. The mountains are a beautiful and fragile environment, and as a green traveller, you can make a positive...

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Jukebox Goldies! with Kath McClelland & The Black Velvet Band

Date: 11 May 2024 Location: The Nest Hotel, Drakensberg Prepare to step back in time and immerse yourself in the golden era of music with an exclusive evening that promises to reignite your love for the classics. The Nest Hotel, nestled in the heart of the majestic...

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Thembi Ndaba: A Life of Service and Love

Thembi Ndaba was born on June 9, 1965 in Drakensberg Farm,KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. She grew up in a humble family and learned the value of hard work and kindness from an early age. At the age of 15, she started working at The Nest hotel, a cozy and welcoming place...

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The Nest Hotel: A Pioneer in the Fight Against POMPOM Weed

Nestled in a serene location, The Nest Hotel stands not only as a beacon of hospitality but also as a committed guardian of the environment. In a commendable partnership with local environmentalist Mark Roberton and Mike Frost from the Cathkin Conservancy. The Nest...

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Starry (Cloudy?) Night

The Nest Hotel enjoyed a starry night as they were visited again by Dr Derek Fish, Director of the Unizulu Science Centre on Fri 12th January. Sadly the weather didn’t cooperate and Dr Fish had to show the stars virtually on a screen in the hotel bar! He made use of...

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