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BIRDERS OVERVIEW

  • ACCESSIBLE WITH A NORMAL SEDAN VEHICLE

  • VENUE / TRAIL MAP

  • WALKING TRAILS

  • FIELD GUIDE BOOKS

INFORMATION FOR BIRDERS:

The Nest is not only a great venue for a family friendly holiday, but it also serves as a great base for birding in the central Drakensberg. More than 250 species have been recorded in the area around the resort including Secretarybird, Arrow-marked Babbler, White-bellied Bustard, Blue Crane, Red-chested Flufftail, Half-collared Kingfisher, Cape Vulture, and Southern Ground Hornbill. While your family enjoys the various entertainment options available, you can take a leisurely walk around the trail that winds along a river on the resort. Slow drives through the area promises some good roadside birding, while you enjoy the stunning scenery that the area offers. The resort is a short distance from Giants Castle Nature Reserve – which has more than 170 species recorded including Bearded Vulture and Verreaux's Eagle. The Giants Castle Vulture Hide is situated in the Giants Castle Nature Reserve, and a sought after destination for both local and international photographers. 

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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.

BIRD SPECIALS

Secretarybird, Arrow-marked Babbler, White-bellied Bustard, Blue Crane, Red-chested Flufftail, Half-collared Kingfisher, Cape Vulture, Southern Ground Hornbill

Montane Grasslands and Forests

HABITATS

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