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 Denver said on his radio special, The John Denver Show “The mountains aren’t the only majestic things in the high country.”  “There are those incredibly graceful and inspiring birds of prey. ‘The Eagle and the Hawk’ captures my feelings exactly about these magnificent birds, and the way man threatens their existence.”

Have you heard of Falcon Ridge, the Bird of Prey Centre in the Champagne Valley?

If not, add a visit to their centre on your next visit! They are open every day, except Monday and Friday. Gates open at 09h30 with the show starting at 10h30.

The bird show provides an amazing and informative experience – an opportunity to witness beautiful raptors, showcasing their power, speed and intelligence. The team at Falcon Ridge are dedicated to the welfare and rehabilitation of injured birds, they know their birds well.

The Nest Hotel is conveniently located on the R600, a mere 10 – 15 minute drive to Falcon Ridge. Check out our specials and book your stay with us. We offer cozy accommodation with beautiful views of the mountains. We invite you to come and experience our little piece of our heaven!

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