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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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the netherlands
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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful located, nice chalet an very clean, but with outdated and small bathroom. If I was the manager, I would restyle the bathroom on short notice. Food was very good. Beds were very hard, caused pain in shoulders and back. Almost no wifi in chalets.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Incredible view on the mountains, very nice pool, great room. We also did a 2 hours hike with a very nice local Zulu guide. We also had a private pique nique near a waterfall which was a great experience during our honeymoon. The staff for dinner is the only disappointing experience Breakfast is not at the level of the price... More 

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Ballito Kzn
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Splendid views from comfortable chalet with swallows nesting on the stoep. The view to the Amphitheatre changed often as the sky changed with passing cloud, rain, sunrise to sunset with someawesome thunderstorms. Pleasant staff frienly atmosphere and good food in dining room. Handy for access to Royal Natal Park. Booked through Cedarberg African Travel in the UK.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My stay at Montusi was very peaceful. The location is serene and quiet. There will be hardly anyone besides the fact that you are engulfed by nature. The service was good, food was awesome and on top of that host had left no room for complaint. I stayed at The Cavern which is near to Montusi which is really good... More 

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Guildford Surrey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very peaceful setting with such amazing views that any visitor can not help to be overawed by. The accommodation is mainly in individual thatched "detached suites" all with views on to the spectacular Drakensberg's. The suites are very comfortable fitted out providing something a little different to being in an hotel environment. The main building is also thatched in... More 

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billingham
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15 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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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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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152 reviews 152 reviews
74 hotel reviews
184 helpful votes 184 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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