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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Northern Ireland
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180 helpful votes 180 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 

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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
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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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 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 

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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 

Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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

Dear Lars, Thanks so much fo ryour review of Montusi. We are delighted that you enjoyed your short stay with us. We hope you had a great tour of South Africa. Perhaps you will be able to return for a longer stay one day! Kind regards, Lindsay More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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

Thanks very much for your review of Montusi. It is a delight to see the game and the birds - especially since we have not artificailly introduced any game. We were advised to promote indigenous gardens so that the birds would come to us. We did and they did:) The R74 remains a thorn in our side. Rumours abound about... 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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