Cruising around the Central Drakensberg

We wish we could say we have seen Tom cruising around the Central Drakensberg, but sadly we have not! On the plus side, what a positive boost to KZN tourism and putting the Central Drakensberg on the map, so to speak. “This is an amazing opportunity, not just for the...

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The Curse of the Pom Pom Weed

The pom pom weed (Campuloclinium macrocephalum) was introduced into South Africa from Brazil as an ‘ornamental flower. It has since spread into the wild and established itself in many areas of South Africa. It is a highly invasive weed and becoming a serious threat to...

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Autumn offerings in the Central Drakensberg

With the onset of Autumn and cooler weather approaching, we thought it time to warm you up with some of the offerings in the Central Drakensberg. If you have been planning to get away, now is your chance! Come and experience the beautiful mountains and their fine...

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Exploring the Champagne Valley on Foot

Exploring the Champagne Valley on foot is one of the most popular activities in the Central Drakensberg. From Trail Runs to Park Runs and more! There are a number of options to choose from and you can choose to join a group run, or venture out with friends and family...

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Drakensberg Adventures to Fill Your Soul

Changing seasons in the Drakensberg are a great reason to add a Drakensberg adventures to fill your soul. Summer is heading out the back door and Autumn is here for the next 3 months. Days are generally warm and dry with the days getting shorter. Less chance of rain...

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Take me Home, Country Roads

Take me Home Country Roads, an old-time favourite from John Denver, starts with the words “Almost Heaven”. These words ring true for the spectacular uKhahlamba Drakensberg mountains in the Central Drakensberg. It feels like the closest to heaven you will get! John...

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Mountains To Make You Feel Alive

“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...

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Learning to Slow Dance with Birds…

I often marvel at the great lengths that people will go to in order to see birds. Distance and time become insignificant. Someone the bank balance stretches to fit the birds that need to be added to list. Early mornings. Late Nights. Endless kilometers of tarmac...

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Bowls is synonymous with The Nest Hotel

Many of us know that bowls is synonymous with The Nest Hotel! When you mention The Nest Hotel, the first thing that comes to mind is bowling. But you may not know much about our resident coach, Theuns Fraser. Theuns Fraser, formerly the Protea National Bowls Coach for...

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Cathkin Trails is currently closed

To all our mountain biking enthusiasts and trail runners, Cathkin Trails is currently closed! The Drakensberg has received phenomenal rainfall over the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately, there is damage to some of the bridges with some being washed away. The...

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