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The Nest Drakensberg Hotel

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Basic Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Mountain View | Front of property
Outdoor pool
Family Double or Twin Room, 2 Bedrooms, Garden View | Terrace/patio
Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom, Refrigerator, Mountain View | Living area | Flat-screen TV
Basic Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Mountain View | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Nest Drakensberg Hotel

The Nest Drakensberg Hotel

3.0 star property
Family-friendly hotel in Cathkin Park with outdoor pool and restaurant

8,8/10 Fabulous

24 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
Off Route 600, Cathkin Park, Central Drakensberg, Cathkin Park, KwaZulu-Natal, 3340

Room options

About this area


  • Valley Bakery - 5 min drive
  • Thokozisa - 10 min drive
  • Lihong's Asian Cuisine - 11 min drive
  • Wits End - 12 min drive
  • The Waffle Hut - 14 min drive

About this property

The Nest Drakensberg Hotel

The Nest Drakensberg Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Cathkin Park. Guests can indulge in hot stone massages or mani/pedis, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other features include an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a terrace. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and central location.


English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 56 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant

Traveling with children

  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Outdoor tennis court


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)


  • English
  • German

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include hot stone massages and manicures and pedicures.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: ZAR 2000.0 per stay

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Nest Drakensberg Hotel Cathkin Park
Nest Drakensberg Cathkin Park
The Nest Drakensberg
The Nest Drakensberg Hotel Hotel
The Nest Drakensberg Hotel Cathkin Park
The Nest Drakensberg Hotel Hotel Cathkin Park

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Nest Drakensberg Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Nest Drakensberg Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Nest Drakensberg Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Nest Drakensberg Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Nest Drakensberg Hotel?
You can check in from 1 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at The Nest Drakensberg Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities such as hiking, and improve your game on the tennis courts. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include spa services and a picnic area. The Nest Drakensberg Hotel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Nest Drakensberg Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Thokozisa (4.8 mi), Lihong's Asian Cuisine (5 mi), and Wits End (5.5 mi).

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Bruce, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Stunning mountain escape
The Nest has an olde world charm that impresses both the young and Old. The best part is the central location of this resort that is close to all the attractions in the Berg.i stayed in the super luxurious executive room which had the most stunning Mountain View’s.The food was also excellent and is included in the price.
naeem, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great stafand charmf
As they advertise, The Nest is reminiscent of the old style hotels, with Table d' Houte meals and white linen. There is an olde world charm. The rooms are comfortable but do not have air conditioning which makes them hot in mid summer. The best feature of the hotel is the friendliness and helpfulness of all staff and a family type atmosphere which is very relaxing.
Peter, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The whole place is beautiful, the view of the mountains from the veranda is amazing. The food was stunning and staff were excellent.
Stuart, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

room is small , have a big bed and 2 small single bed upstairs . close to champagne castle . well , its simple like a guest house , but charge at a price like a 4 star hotel
k, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful place!
We arrived at the Nest and were completely blown away. Our room had its own patio looking at the Drakensberg Mountains. Sliding glass doors gave us that view all day. The room was spacious and modern with 2 sinks and a soaking tub. We could have used some bath salts! Meals were included in the price of the room and were served in the elegant formal dining room. The food was delicious. We missed the Sunday roast at lunch but got some leftovers as appetizers that night. Lovely grounds, very kid friendly and in a beautiful area called the Champagne Valley. We were so happy we stayed an extra night.
Deborah, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Weekend break
The reception staff were accommodating in letting me change rooms to be closer to the lodge as I was travelling solo. This is an all inclusive resort (excl drinks) but note that if you arrive early (before 1pm) they invite you to have lunch while you wait. This is good if you haven't had any lunch yet but that also means that you won't be able to have lunch on your check out day. As my check out day was a Sunday I would have preferred to not have lunch on check in day and rather on the Sunday (a carvery). This was only communicated to me after I'd had lunch and checked in. The dining room staff were very attentive and accommodating. My waitron Gugu was great! My room (9) was well appointed and modern but no separate bathroom - all in the 1 space. The balcony had lovely views of the 'Berg. This hotel is central to all activities in the berg. I enjoyed my 1 night stay.
Estelle, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great food and service.
Rooms a little tatty but service, location and food were amazing.
2-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Can do better...
The room wasn’t checked before we got there. Fireplace was not working, one of the heated blankets were not working. The dstv remote was for another room, the aircon remote needed batteries. It took 4-5hrs before someone assisted to get everything working, so we had to sit in a cold room until they got there.
3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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