The Feathered Nest is a birder's haven in the Magaliesberg mountains of the North West province.
The Feathered Nest is a four star guest farm tucked away in the ancient Magaliesberg Mountains. As the farm’s name implies, it is a haven for birding enthusiasts. Many easy yet scenic trails loop the 120 hectare property, which provide leisurely hiking with your binoculars in hand. Some 175 species of bird have been recorded on this piece of land. For even more feathered pursuits, the farm is home to a small sanctuary that cares for injured and orphaned birds, assisting in their eventual rehabilitation.
The original farmhouse was constructed in the 1800’s, and the original old wooden floors and pressed metal ceilings remain, enhancing the old-world ambience. Guests are accommodated in four spacious, romantically ornate cottages named after birds. All the cottages enjoy cozy fireplaces, both large bathtubs and showers and even outdoor showers. Each unit is equipped with a fully-stocked mini-bar, radio and tea and coffee facilities. As the focus is on a tranquil escape, the only television is located in the main lounge area.
Leisure facilities available on-site include a sparkling swimming pool and guided quad biking tours of the farm. The quad bikes are eco-friendly and quiet to ensure that wildlife is not disturbed. For visitors after additional excitement, the Magaliesberg offers a captivating melange of attractions and activities, including wild interactions at the Elephant Sanctuary, hot air ballooning and treetop canopy tours - all of which may be booked from the farm.
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