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Montusi Mountain Lodge

Off D119 | Northern Drakensberg, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park 3350, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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billingham
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our mountain lodge was of a very high quality and had a wonderful view of the Drakensberg amphitheatre. A perfect location which is about 20 minutes from R74 turn off with tarred access throughout; best to check road works situation on R74 as currently best to approach from Bergville end. The hospitality is first class and the Carte family and... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Four days in peaceful surroundings with magnificent views of the Drakensburg was enjoyed by myself, wife and adult daughter. A guided climb to the top of Mt Montusi, with cave paintings en route, horse riding, bird watching and swimming in the beautiful pool were some of the things we did, as well as soaking up the sun and just relaxing.... More 

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

What a lovely review! Thanks so much for posting this. It was lovely to meet you all and we are so chuffed that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope the rest of your trip was a sucess and we look forward to seeing you on your next South African outing:) All the very best, Lindsay (Carte) More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We spent 2 1/2 weeks traveling through South Africa and stayed in some beautiful places, but Montusi was the best of them all. Not only is it a beautiful part of the world to drive to, but on arrival, the design and quality of the accommodation was simply outstanding. Admittedly, we were lucky enough to get a free upgrade into... More 

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

Dear Alison, Your words mean so much to us! Thank you very very much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that Montusi was your favourite spot on your whole trip! It really gives us great joy to share this special place with the world and when people love it as much as we do, it just puts the... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Excellent lodge, with excellent service! Together with Andros Boutique Hotel in Cape Town and Bush House Madikwe our highlights of the African journey. The lodge lies beautiful in the valley by Drakensbergen. I can recommend the walks, but take enough water and suncream with you!

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

Dear Rutger, Thanks so much for posting this lovely review of Montusi! I am so pleased that Montusi was a highlight of your trip! We enjoyed hosting you and your family. We look forward to seeing you again one day! Kind regards, Lindsay More 

Northern Ireland
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145 reviews 145 reviews
73 hotel reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

What can I add to the other positive reviews about Montusi? I filled out a feedback form about our two night stay and received a personal email from the General Manager within six hours of our departure! Montusi is set in a wonderful elevated site above the famous peaks of the Northern Drakensbergs but this is not its only forte.... More 

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

Thanks so much staying with us on your trip around SA! We really enjoyed meeting you and are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Montusi really is a family-run spot and as a family we truly enjoy sharing this amazing place with our visitors. All the best, Lindsay Du Plessis More 

Belgium
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We definitely recommend this lodge. +: very friendly staff welcome feeling as soon as you arrive - some different small attentions in the lodge enhance this feeling nice & spacious lodges with a beatiful view, respecting your privacy (we stayed in lodge number 7) good beds nice little pool hiking possibilities with a guide free wifi in the room (you... More 

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

Thanks for visiting Montusi and taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We hope your South African adventure was one to remember for all the right reasons. We hope to welcome you back to our sunny country again one day. Kind regards, Lindsay Du Plessis More 

London
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We have stayed here in May 2014 and had the most amazing time. We encountered some of the best hospitality in South Africa, wonderful people who truly care for their guests! The food was excellent and the rooms were well appointed. They were very comfortable and had the most spectacular views imaginable. We also went horseriding and had a very... More 

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

Thanks so much for posting this review of Montusi! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us last May. It's nearly time for another one! ;) It was really special that you were able to make time to stay at Montusi during your investigative mission to SA. We have really enjoyed hosting your clients and look forward... More 

Kent, England
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a good place to stay in the Drakensbergs. The drive from Durban was very interesting once you were in the mountain ranges. The scenery, walks and birdlife was just incredible. The cottage we stayed in had two bedrooms with ensuites, sitting room and small kitchen and was always very clean. The little touches were a surprise and much... More 

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

Thank you for posting your review of Montusi. We're quite alarmed at the low over-all rating you have awarded us as we strive for excellence. We have taken your comments very seriously: we have had a chat to the bar-lady and will be upgrading the saddles this month. We are sorry that you weren't blown away by your Montusi Experience... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We only stayed for one night, I could have easily stayed longer, the location within green hills with an incredible view of the Drakensberge is just perfect. We had a lovely and very clean cottage with a very comfortable bed and great linen. Breakfast is very good and is being taken outside on the terrace with a brilliant view of... More 

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

Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review of your short time with us. We are very lucky to have this position with that view:) We hope the rest of your tour was delightful and that you might return for a bit longer in the future. Kind regards, Lindsay More 

London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I can not find any faults! It is run by a kind, friendly and welcoming family. We were there for Christmas and it really felt like we were part of the family. There is so much to do , horse riding, walking, and much more. But it is a great place to go and relax! I will decently be going... More 

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

Thanks so much for your review of Montusi. It was such a pleasure to have your family with us for Christmas. It is a really special time of year when we really get to connect with people. We were so chuffed that your family could migrate from the different ends of the earth to come together for your holiday in... More 

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