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The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel

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MIDDLEBURY
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Nest is a classic resort with a long history of providing pleasant vacation memories. All meals are provided and each was provided with the elegance of a by-gone era. The food was excellent as was the service. The rondeval we stayed in was older but well maintained. You might have to search for an electrical outlet and suchlike. There...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cosy filled with such tranquillity & breath-taking views of the Drakensberg mountains. Top class hospitality, great staff & management, delicious food, fun activities galore. We had an opportunity to visit during school break & our kids enjoyed the offered holiday programme. THE NEST!! EXPECT US AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE!

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Drakensberg
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is excellent and the view is stunning. the food is of good quality and the service is very good. I would suggest a few more additions in the room as provision is only made for the bear necessities. Hand towels in the toilet area as well as a table in the bathroom and a hairdryer would assist.

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Drakensberg
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little disappointed that there is no night life - there should be some live entertainment either on the Friday or Sat night with good music. The security guard at the gate was extremely friendly opening and closing the boom for us at least 5 times during the day!

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable accommodation. Underfloor heating and electric blanket! Friendly proprietors who come by during meal times to say hello and check if all is well. Efficient staff. All meals provided so all the time to relax and enjoy the scenery.

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TheNestSouthAfrica, Manager at The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Renash We appreciate your support and your review. We are glad you were able to relax, unwind and take in the beauty which surrounds us!

Drakensberg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful stay. Do take a mosquito net with. New management upgrading faculties. Doing a great job. Excellent location, spa, food and surroundings. One of the best views of the Berg. Good value for money.

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TheNestSouthAfrica, Manager at The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dave R What a lovely review for which we thank you and we hope to see you at The Nest Hotel again soon!

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

A level property with fabulous views towards the Berg. Such a lovely verandah where you can make new friends and enjoy drinks, tea and coffee. Lovely dining room where superb meals are served. Excellent service. Children enjoy swimming pool, spacious lawns for games and ping pong table.Staff go out of their way to be helpful. A very memorable trip!

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TheNestSouthAfrica, Manager at The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Good Day dianabO8600JF What a great review, thanks so much! We are indeed lucky to have such an amazing view of the Berg and thank you for your support!

Drakensberg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exceptional food, excellent service and unbeatable value. Safe property for young children. This is The Nest Hotel. Beautiful Views of central Drakensberg. We felt so at home we didn't want to leave and we can't wait to go back!

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TheNestSouthAfrica, Manager at The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear nadinesY9249QF We too enjoyed your visit and thank you for a great review! Do come back for another visit soon!

Drakensberg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, good location and friendly staff. In the process of being up dated but still a lovely place to stay. Wi fi not very good though. Owners presence was a nice touch. Lots of things to do for families when in the season, good mattress so sleep was good, and waking up to the sound of birds was lovely.

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TheNestSouthAfrica, Manager at The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear carolinehM340ND Thank-you for your positive review. We too love the birdlife and our gardens have many plants and trees to attract them. We are investigating better options for our wifi...watch this space!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To begin this is a three star hotel build in the early 1900's. In saying this my wife and I were there for two nights and both of us enjoyed the peace and quiet. The room was neat and tidy, shower over the bath. Food was excellent (new chef been there two months) and has been said in previous reviews...

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TheNestSouthAfrica, Manager at The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alan T Thank-you for your comprehensive review, we are delighted that you enjoyed so many aspects of your stay here and certainly hope to see you again when next you are in South Africa!

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Exquisite views over the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site, an area rich in history and adventure, makes The Nest Hotel a unique and much loved destination for so many tourists and families from far flung places. ESCAPE FROM THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE Set in acres of beautiful park-like gardens, our rooms offer a peaceful escape from busy city life. All rooms are neatly appointed and comfy, with bath/shower and toilet en suite, radio, telephone, coffee/tea making facility. HEARTY COUNTRY CUISINE One of the few Resort Hotels offering a sumptuous Table d’Hote included in your tariff. Wholesome six-course traditional dinners, full hearty breakfasts, light country-style lunches and morning and afternoon teas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel

Address: On the R600 road | Champagne Valley, KwaZulu Natal, Winterton 3340, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Winterton
Price Range: $142 - $271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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The Nest - Drakensburg Mountain Hotel Winterton
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“Ask for newer units if you want more in terms of views and amenities.”
SteveJ05753, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Mountain view”
Pam-Fourways-Jhb, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask to be away from the staff quarters - can get a bit noisy.”
mamakudu, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Phone or e-mail all your questions through booking. You don't ask, you don't get told.”
RingoPest, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Wifi is only at the reception, might consider this in choosing rooms :)”
theberntraveler, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
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