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South Africa Tourism Awards

Type: Accommodation – Hotel
Category: Service Excellence

Motivation for award: Outdoor Activities, View of the Drakensberg Mountains, Food and Bar, Spa, Bowls, Conference and Events.

Region: Kwazulu Natal / Drakensberg

The Nest Hotel and Conference Centre & Spa

Drakensberg Accommodation

The Nest Hotel is a delightful family resort and one of the best places to stay in the Drakensberg. Our family run hotel is located in the Champagne Valley of the Central Drakensberg area of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Since opening our doors in 1933, we have built up a loyal following of guests who return year after year. Come and stay with us and experience delicious country style food, spectacular gardens, wonderful facilities, relaxing accommodation and friendly staff.

We offer great value and are one of the few hotels that offer breakfast and dinner plus morning and afternoon teas at excellent rates. The Central Drakensberg is one of the favourite holidays, wedding and conference destinations in the country. Relax and enjoy exquisite views over the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Mountains or partake in one of the many activities on offer. The Nest Hotel is a special place in the Valley and it is steeped in history and adventure.

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Elsie Benadie – 06.03.2022
The best resort ever.

Noeleen – 03.03.2022
Awesome country escape. Beautiful scenery with lots of history and adventure. I simply lovw The Nest and i love Drakensberg.

Carol Norval – 03.03.2022
A special haven in peaceful, beautiful surroundings. Exceptional meals and friendly helpful staff. A place to totally relax from the hustle of everyday life and recharge and revitalize yourself. My late husband and I celebrated special occasions and relaxing breaks here often and were never disappointed. I will definitely recommend The Nest and would love to visit again.

Graeme Pridgeon – 03.03.2022
A great berg destination

Chris Lombard – 03.03.2022
The Drakensberg is one of our favourite destinations.

Petri Mostert – 03.03.2022
A truly deserving establishment with wonderfully attentive staff in a stunning setting. The hotel cannot be flawed in their attention to detail.

Ayanda Nela – 02.03.2022
The Nest Hotel And Conference Centre & Spa

Holly Alexandra Heesen – 01.03.2022
The Nest Hotel is absolutely amazing. Their accommodation has the best views. The service and meals are exquisite. Love love love!

Chad – 01.03.2022
We have stayed at the Nest Hotel regularly over the past couple of years. We love the old school charm and the friendliness of the staff and management. Our stays have always been pleasurable and we will be back again in the near future. The Spa is always a treat for my wife and usually the highlight of her stay.

Claire Robinson – 01.03.2022
Such a lovely retreat in the Drakensberg and we try to visit The Nest Hotel at least once a year.

Susan Gallias – 27.02.2022
The best accommodation… we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. Our children had so much fun swimming and playing in the garden and walking to the river pool. The food was AMAZING! The service was excellent and all the staff were friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back.

Jilly Knox – 25.02.2022
Great place. Warm hospitality, lovely laid back hotel and run with love

Yolanda Booysen – 25.02.2022
Beautiful Hotel

Sone Visser – 25.02.2022
Very nice and cozy place to relax

Larissa van der Merwe – 25.02.2022
Such a gem. Friendly, clean and amazing food.

Fanie van Jaarsveld – 25.02.2022
The best food and hospitality in Berg. The Bowling green are in top conditions. The staff and the owners are special people. Makes you always feel like Home away from Home.

Nikiwe – 25.02.2022
The place and people/ staff are an absolute gem. You are treated like royalty, happy to have spent my birthday there…. solo traveller

Stella Cowley – 25.02.2022
Perfect place where happy memories are made!

Jenny Woodward – 24.02.2022
We had a lovely family holiday here, it is a beautiful place and so well run. We look forward to coming back again soon!

Robert Were – 24.02.2022
Friendly service, clean rooms, lovely food and beautiful gardens and views

Trevor – 24.02.2022
Beautiful getaway. I wish I could go every weekend

Rouan Kritzinger – 24.02.2022
We stayed at this hotel once and I can promise anyone who decides on visiting the area, this lodge is the best. The views of the mountains all around you, and in winter you can see the snow laying on the mountains. The rooms are very beautiful with all the necessary amenities and treats. The restaurant on the premises is a great place too. Serving only fresh, top quality food. The staff is very well trained and serve with a smile from the start of your holiday, to the very end. The owners are very much involved which makes this place stand out.

Dianne Symons – 24.02.2022
A stunning family run hotel. Delicious food, awesome settings, friendly staff. Lots to keep you busy. Very hands on owners. Immaculate facilities.

Bill Davis – 24.02.2022
The best hotel in the berg and the best value for money and so well run with oodles of old world charm!

Sam Leslie – 24.02.2022
Exceptional service, delicious food and a relaxing slice of heaven for everyone.

JUDY KINGCOME – 24.02.2022
The Nest – Everything a hotel should be – comfortable, beautiful, old-fashioned great standards, friendliness, great food..bliss!

Catherine Harrod – 24.02.2022
Excellent hotel

Pieter Marais – 24.02.2022
Brilliant hotel

Belinda Meyer – 24.02.2022
It’s a beautiful run hotel. Views, food and rooms are amazing. Staff are very friendly and professional and Shelley and Stuart always goes the extra mile.

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