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Montusi Mountain Lodge

4.0 of 5 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
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed for one night but were very pleased. The cottage was very good, we had 2 small bottles of champagne waiting on arrival. Although it was very windy outside, it stayed warm inside. Diner was good, and our waiter was very funny. In general the staff was helpful and very nice. We didn't do any of the activities... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Montusi is a great location for hiking and riding, or just relaxing and admiring the view. Some game skips through the grounds from time to time and the colourful birds are very photogenic against the backdrop of the Drakensberg. The team was helpful and friendly. We found this to be a very relaxing place to stay. Some would not recommend... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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186 reviews 186 reviews
124 hotel reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in cottage nbr 6 with 4 adults for 3 nights. The positives Cottages: they are huge, 2 good sized bedrooms with ensuites and an extra toilet downstairs, huge kitchen and lounge, big terrace with garden furniture and bbq, all overlooking the beautiful mountains. Grounds: the gardens, pool etc are well kept and everything looks beautiful. The garden is... More 

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

Thanks very much for posting your review of Montusi Self-Catering Cottages. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and that the cottage, gardens, birds and Robert made such a good impression on you:) We have just welcomed a new chef to our team and he is establishing his improvements day by day. We hope you will be able... More 

Maastricht, The Netherlands
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of this place is just stunning, with beautiful views towards Drakensberg. There are also a number of nice walks starting here. Huge room and friendly and helpful staff. Dinner was not that good on the first night, but a bit better on the second. Breakfast nice and they provide tasty lunch packages.

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

Dear Patrick, Thank you for this review of your Montusi Experiece. We are a family business and we have someone to fill all the roles with their own particular talent, except a chef! Can you believe a third generation hospitality family can miss such an important talent?! Anyway, the reason I mention this is to explain that filling the position... More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate to win a 2 day stay at this wonderful resort. From the moment we entered our beautiful 2 bedroom suite we were in awe. The unit was luxurious with under-floor heating and a fire place. The rooms were spacious, each with an en-suite (also with under floor heating). The lounge was comfortable with partial self catering. The... More 

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

Congrats on winning the prize and thanks so much for your review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Lindsay More 

Belfast,Northern Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I are regular visitors to South Africa and always try to include a trip to the Drakensberg. We normally stay close to Wintertin at Spionkop and I must confess that I had never heard of Muntuai. Silly me!! The drive from Bergville through the mountains was something else and the minute we arrived at Montusi Lodge,a peace... More 

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

It always gives us the warm-and-fuzzies when guests connect with the peace that we revel in at Montusi. We are so glad you found us and that our precious place impacted you so. We always say we are lucky to have this lodge because it affords us the opportunity to share the peace and quiet only nature can provide with... More 

Hilton, KZN
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

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

Dear Tony, Thanks very much for your lovely review. We were very pleased to welcome you back! We hope to see you again soon for some more Berg unwinding. Kind regards, Lindsay Youngest of the grown-up Carte kids;-) More 

Takoma Park, MD
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

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

What an awesome review! Thanks so much for remembering all the guides! I know it is difficult to remember little details when you're on a long tour and meeting hundreds of people along the way, but it makes such an impact when staff members are mentioned by name:) I have passed on your comments to Vusi, Robert and Shadrack and... More 

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 October 31, 2014

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

Dear Michiel, Thanks so much for posting your review of Montusi. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. The weather is indeed a tricky aspect to our mountain living. The afternoon storms can blow up out of nowhere! I am glad you were able to complete the Tugela Gorge without getting drenched in a downpour. It is such... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

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

Dear Laura, Thanks so much for your review! It really covered all the things we hold dear and love to share with our visitors. We hope you will be able to return one day! Kind regards, Lindsay More 

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Address: Off D119 | 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: 16
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