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The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Winterton
Gouda, The Netherlands
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“Nice place with many activities”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

The perfect location if you want to make some walks at the Drakensbergen (several trails start in the area) or if you just want to realax at a swimmingpool and enjoy the views.
Rooms are nice, not to big, but enough space for suitcases ect.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are good, if you are not around during lunch it is possible to get a luchpackage.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boksburg, South Africa
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

We heard much about this place, so we were a bit disappointed with some of the facilities. No air conditioning nor ceiling fan - good thing the weather was rather overcast and mild. Bath-shower far too small – I really, really don’t like a plastic curtain hugging me while I am trying to wash and rinse.

Lunch was not exciting, but we only had one of those – the other 2 days we ate out. Breakfast is pretty good and supper is too, except for the exaggeration of a “6-course meal. One evening, the first course consisted of a slice of tomato and the second consisted of a dried out piece of crumbed fish. See photo. The other courses made up for it.

This is a family owned and run place and it is clear that many guests are frequent visitors. Everyone is very friendly. The management insured that we had a bar fridge in our room so that my wife could store her insulin near at hand. We had one of the Berg View rooms which are conveniently close to the dining room. The stairs are slippery in the rain and my wife slipped and hurt herself quite badly. The management were very apologetic. I think we will see hand rails being erected soon.

The Nest is reasonably priced when considering that it includes all meals. It is nearby some interesting places. We did the Drakensberg Canopy Tour which was fun, except for the long, uphill walk after the last slide, back to the transport, which left our leg muscles aching for days..
Overall, it was not a bad experience and we are likely to visit again.

Room Tip: The berg view rooms are conveniently close to the main dining room.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

stayed 4 nights in October attending a conference. it is a very value for money resort on a world heritage sight. beautiful scenery,with alot of activities in surrounding areas. they also have excellent food, with breakfast, lunch and dinner included in your room rate.i will highly recommend it for afamily get away as well.

Room Tip: take a mountain facing room
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

This is located in very much isolated location of winterton and you need to drive atleast 8-10km for finding any other nearest spot or tourism information.The hotel ambience is bit old but clean if renovated this has a lot of potential and there was no complimentary breakfast also the rate for per night is very expensive. Staff are kind of friendly.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

This quaint hotel is in need of a touch up. The rooms were not clean and was definitely not worth the money. Must have been amazing in its day! The duvets were stained as were the basin. The venue has so much potential but has not been maintained.
It's well positioned close to champagne sports.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Durban
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Had the pleasure of staying at the resort for 3 nights. Perfect for family getaway's or if you just want some peace and quiet. Clean rooms, delicious meals, friendly and helpful staff, and wonderful views- you could not ask for more!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

While we were in the Jo'burg area, we wanted to see the Drakensberg mountains.We had only 2 nights available, but the trip was well worth it. It is out of the way, in a quiet, peaceful area. The resort provides all meals, tasty and abundant. Sitting on the patio at night and watching the brilliance of the stars or sitting and just reading a good book was a great respite during our trip. It has been there many years, but we found it to be clean and comfortable, but the area was what does really sell it.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel
Address: On the R600 road | Champagne Valley, KwaZulu Natal, Winterton 3340, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Winterton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Winterton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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 
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