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The Nest Hotel

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600 On the R road, Cathkin Park 3340 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/06/18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/06/18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 4 hotels in Cathkin Park
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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.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Tennis court
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Kids' outdoor play equipment
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Internet
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Non-smoking hotel
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Green
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karlbeck2021 wrote a review 27 Nov
Port Edward, South Africa1 contribution
The Nest is well run with very friendly and competent owners and staff.The rooms and hotel area is neat,clean and well maintained.Food is very good from quality and quantity point of view. Real value for money and will recommend and go back many times.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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pkearsey wrote a review 12 Nov
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The stunning views, gardens, delicious food and helpful, attentive staff more than made up for a room in need of a little TLC. The Bowling week with tuition, tips and guidance, which was the main aim of my visit, was indeed excellent. I look forward to a repeat week of Bowls next year.
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ptcloete wrote a review 09 Nov
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We attended a bowls coaching clinic which was very good. We stayed at The Nest for that purpose and really enjoyed staying at The Nest. This was our first experience at The Nest. I do not like the fact that I am forced to write at least 200 characters for this review of The Nest.
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Diana P wrote a review 08 Nov
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The Nest was a pleasant surprise. It still retains it's old worlde atmosphere. Set in beautiful surroundings. We loved the walks and swimming in the Hippo Pool. Wonderful to be served at breakfast and dinner.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Arnold M wrote a review Oct 2021
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If you are missing your Johannesburg friends and you live in Durban, meeting at The Nest is the logical place to stay over. It is approximately halfway and in the Berg!!! The food is excellent and the accommodation is acceptable. We played bowls and the ladies went "shopping" There is a lot to do, hiking, Drakensburg Bowls Choir, Wine farm, and more. The staff is friendly and the breakfast and 3+ course dinners were great and the wife didn't have to cook. The green surface is better than many club greens, Congrats to Thenus and the green staff. I have definitely started to plan the next visit. Well done to everyone concerned
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: It gets very hot in the Berg, drink lots of water & BEER
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Response from Shelley Longmore, Owner at The Nest Hotel
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Dear Arnold Thanks for this great review! We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you on the Greens again soon!
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PRICE RANGE
US$97 - US$132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the nest - drakensburg mountain hotel winterton
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionCathkin Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
55
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Nest Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Nest Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Drakensberg Boys Choir School (7.7 km), Ushaka Horse Trails (6.4 km), and Cathkin Equestrian Center (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Nest Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Nest Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Nest Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Nest Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Valley Bakery, Thokozisa, and Lihong's Asian Cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Nest Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Nest Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does The Nest Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is The Nest Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.