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Montusi Mountain Lodge

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Off D119 | Northern Drakensberg, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park 3350, South Africa
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Antwerp
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the Drakensbergen for some hiking and based on comments by friends we stayed at this hotel. It is placed in a most beautiful spot with a breathtaking view of the amphitheatre. For decent hiking you do need to count on some serious driving time (between 0,5 and 2 hours one way) but it is worth the trip.... More 

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UK
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to stay for exploring the area either on foot or by car.The staff at reception were very helpful giving us instructions of where to walk locally and places of interest to visit by car. There are also daily guided walks available. The rooms were comfortable. Food and wine good. Pleasant staff. Views were wonderful.

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1 Thank Holidaymakerx2
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38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent three nights here - and the rain arrived with us - much appreciated by the locals but less so by us! However the comfortable accommodation, friendly staff, and relaxed atmosphere in this family run lodge was much appreciated. The setting is amazing although perhaps further from the Amphitheatre than anticipated. Managed a couple of energetic walks - one with... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lodge has a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains with the Amfitheatre. We were in a selfcatering cottage (for 6 persons), which was well furbished and a home away from home. There was a nice pool, good food in the restaurant, a nice bar, all with the same view. You can get a leaflet with hikes to do in... More 

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1 Thank Christel v
East London, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in a double bedroom family chalet. The view over the Amphitheatre was just amazing. The lodge layout is very spacious and providing enough privacy between the chalets. The service was very friendly and the food absolutely delicious. We enjoyed hikes around the lodge and refreshing swims in the pool and zipline fun in the nearby... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We loved the stunning view of the mountains from our cottage patio and from the grounds of the lodge. The cottage was comfortable and well equipped. The meals were excellent with a choice of dishes and attentive service from delightful staff. There are excellent walks straight from the lodge but do not miss the amazing scenic hikes in the Royal... More 

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Dollar, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

When we planned to visit South Africa around the time of my birthday, we had to choose where to spend it. Didn't take much deliberation to come up with Montusi - one of our favourite places in the world. The amphitheatre was looking good and our cottage was welcoming. We had a light lunch and a walk around the beautiful... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

We have often stayed at Montusi for week ends/ long weekends. Conveniently situated in the Northern Drakensberg, it is an easy 3,5 hour drive from JHB. We have stayed in both the catered and self catering suites/ chalets. Out of the various northern Berg accommodation places, we can unreservedly recommend Montusi as the nicest. One comment: with temperatures in the... More 

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Thank SophiaMaria2014
Worthing, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I visited Montusi Mountain Lodge Nov 2015. We stayed in a cottage suite. The cottages are beautiful. Thatched with high ceilings, comfy beds and cosy dressing gowns. Everything is there. The lounge has wifi and TV and you can get some DVDs from reception if you wanted. Lovely fire for cold evenings and double doors onto your private patio looking... More 

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3 Thank Kevin H
Lindsay C, Manager at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kevin, "Full marks"! Just what we strive for:) Your review covers all our best bits of the Montusi Experience: sundowners on the verandah, the Montusi Peak hike with Shadrack (the guide), a ride and delicious dinner. Hospitality is part of our history. Thanks for your compliments on our approach. We really enjoy sharing our lodge with our guests. We... More 

Leicestershire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

With such a fantastic location and good quality accommodation this should have been an excellent score but there were a few too many restrictive notices in the room and house rules for our taste. The corollary however is that the lodge is efficiently managed, although surprisingly not in the restaurant where service was poor.

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Lindsay C, Manager at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear John, Thanks for your review of Montusi. We are pleased you enjoyed the location and the accommodation. We have been working with the dining room staff to improve the service there. We hope you had a great trip around SA. Kind regards, Lindsay More 

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