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Montusi Mountain Lodge

4.0 of 5 Off R74 | Northern Drakensberg, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park 3350, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hilton, KZN
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small luxury lodge set in stunning surroundings in the Drakensberg mountains. We had stayed here before but, as we were visiting Spionkop Lodge, we thought we would round off our trip with another night at Montusi. One night is not enough! The rooms are well appointed with TV and fires. One can do self catering or have... More

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Takoma Park, MD
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent our last three nights of our three-week trip to SA at Montusi, and loved every minute. We had originally planned to go into Royal Natal park or other sites, but ended up never getting into the car after we arrived. The setting is spectacular and there is plenty to do, including just sitting on your patio staring at... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed 2 nights at Montusi and enjoyed every minute of it! It is located in the northern part of Drakensberg and has amazing views on mountain peaks as the Amphitheatre and Sentinel. The cabins are perfect: nice and cosy, with a small fireplace and a lot of privacy. Everything is taken care of: nice breakfast and dinner, very friendly... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Montusi Mountain Lodge was the perfect end of our amazing journey through South Africa. We spent two nights at the Montusi Mountain Lodge and enjoyed it to the full. We arrived at perfect weather, had a stunning view to the Drakensberg mountains and enjoyed this very special experience of nature - also during our trip to the Royal Natal National... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spend 3nights in a nice suite with separate sleeping and living room, big bathroom with bath tube and shower, kitchenette and a nice terrace. The owners are very friendly and helpful, they have excellent knowledge about the area and things to do there, particularly their tips regarding hinging trails are excellent. The views from the nice pool to the... More

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

Thanks so much for writing a review of your time at Montusi. Your English is much better than our German so there is no reason to apologise! We were so pleased you found us and had such an enjoyable stay. We hope you will be able to return one day. Kind regards, Lindsay More

Mons-Belgium
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at Montusi Mountain Lodge and had an amazing time. The cottages are big and well furnished with fireplace, floor heating and views to dye for! The quietness and the surroundings tempt you to hike and hike again. From the Lodge you have several hikes from 30 min (cave man paintings) to a couple of hours (Montusi... More

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

Your review has brought a smile to all our faces! Thanks very much for your enthusiastic report on your recent visit to Montusi. We are so lucky to have this place, work with our staff and have our brown dogs too. We often joke that one day we hope to return in our future lives as a dog of Montusi... More

london
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Just spent a lovely few days at this very special spot in the northern Drakensberg mountains with a lovely view to The Amphitheatre ( cloud permitting!). Very friendly staff and very professionally run, excellent and thoughtful facilities - even down to having UK and continental adapters in the comfortable cottages. Managed some excellent walks even though the weather was a... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to post a review of your Montusi Experience! October weather in the Drakensberg can indeed be iffy...it is the start of the rainy season, but not quite hot enough to ensure only afternoon showers like in the proper summer months (November to March), so we do get rainy days. You might have noticed however a... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stayed here in september and were blessed with lovely warm weather. These lodges are positioned perfectly to view The Amphitheatre and surrounding Drakensberg Mountains,with sunsets to die for. Whether you wish to hike, climb or lounge around you have it all here, would suit both couples and families. It's family owned and run ,they are all at hand and... More

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

Dear David and Lillian, Thanks very very much for your kind words. We greatly enjoyed hosting you at Montusi and are so pleased that the whole team made a positive impression. Our waiter, Henry, is indeed a character: He has overcome tremendous adversity and manages to bring a certain off-beat humour to work every day. We hope the rest of... More

Pescate, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We stayed for two nights in suite nr 10. View in the morning from the bed is really impressive as Drakensberg is really a great area with stunning colours. Bungalow are really typical with hay roof and really big for two. They provide you a very good breakfast and dinner is Pretty good with a very funny waiter. We had... More

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

Thanks so much for spending your precious holiday at Montusi and for sharing your experiece with the TripAdvisor community. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay, despite the heavy wind! Our exposed location allows for excellent panoramic mountain views, but it is not very sheltered when the wind blows! We trust you had a wonderful tour of South... More

Lancs
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Stayed here 3 nights. A setting so beautiful it can't be described - remote, peaceful, dramatic ...... Rooms are actually lodges with lounge, small kitchenette. Rooms 8-12 probably have the most stunning views. Hotel staff friendly and happy to arrange cycling, horse riding etc. Food is delicious and little touches like personalised card in room/laundry done same day made out... More

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

Thanks very much for your review of Montusi and your visit with us. We are so privileged to live in this most beautiful spot! It is such a pleasure to share this place with visitors such as yourselves. Our community is of the utmost importance to the happy running of our business and continued enjoyment of these mountains. We hope... More

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Address: Off R74 | Northern Drakensberg, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park 3350, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Montusi Mountain Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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