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Montusi Mountain Lodge

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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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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a 3 night stay at Montusi Mountain resort and could easily have stayed longer. We were in a mountain suite which had wonderful views of the Drakensberg Mountains and amphitheatre. The staff were all welcoming, friendly and helpful. There are guided walks offered every morning which was an excellent way to explore some of the local surroundings. Walks... More 

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Hilton, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our friends from Germany for two day stay at Montusi. We were blessed with clear skies and balmy weather. The rooms are superb with an excellent view of the Amphitheatre, and the surrounding Drakensberg Mountains. There are many great walks in the area as well as horse riding, swimming, and special activities. We were treated to a rare... More 

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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of a three night stay at this beautiful resort, accompanied by my elderly parents. The owners and staff did everything to make us feel welcome and cared for. The friendly atmosphere is enhanced by attention to detail in every sphere, from room presentation to meal preparation and manicured gardens. All this in the magnificent mountain setting... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had two very enjoyable, restful nights here. Outstanding views. Had a very comfortable room & delicious food. All the family so friendly & kind as were the other staff. Highly recommended.wifi very very poor even in the lobby!

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the netherlands
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85 reviews 85 reviews
40 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of Montusi. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay, but we are dismayed that you found the bed too hard. If only you had brough this to our attention after the first night, we could have changed the matress! Hotel beds are always difficult to get right: too... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

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

Dear Aurelien, Thanks you for sharing your Montusi Experience on TripAdvisor. We are very happy that you enjoyed the view, pool, suite and guide. We apologise again for the disappointing service you received. We have chatted to the waiters about the best service. With regard to breakfast, we have almost completed our improvements to our dinner menus and now the... More 

Ballito Kzn
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

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

Dear William, Thanks for your review of Montusi. It is always great to meet and exceed expectations. "Our" mountain, the Amphitheatre, really does provide the most incredible backdrop against which to play out wonderful mountain adventures! We hope to welcome you back again one day. Kind regards, Lindsay More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

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

Thanks so much for your comments. We do bask in the peace and quiet of our lovely area:) We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Montusi. We hope to host you again, when you are next in need of a soulful recharge! Kind regards, Lindsay More 

Guildford Surrey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
27 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

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

Dear Mike, Thanks so much for your happy review of your Montusi Experience! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the views and the general feel of the lodge. My parents, Anthony and Jean, really enjoy chatting to folk and encouraging all kinds of adventures in our mountains. This is something that we have been excited to learn from them.... More 

billingham
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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

Thank you very much for your review of Montusi. As a family, we are very priviledged to be in this beautiful area and be able to share our lodge with like-minded people! The birdlife is an absolute treat. When we first developed Montusi, we were advised to fill the gardens with indigenous vegetation and the birds would come. And they... More 

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