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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Off R74 | Northern Drakensberg, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park 3350, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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116 reviews 116 reviews
33 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to stay if you're fond of hiking. Not only is the superb Royal Natal just a half hour away the complex itself is the starting point of some great and scenic smaller walks. Climb mount Montusi for instance or head down to the waterfalls. The rooms are actually little cabins and offer enough space. And from... More

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46 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is superb and such a great place for relaxation. Although I was only here for a night it's clear that it's a great base for day trips. The chalets are very spacious, open and light and it's a nice touch actually that you can park the car right outside in the little parking bay. Loved the little lounge... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I was really impressed with this mountain lodge. Excellent food, super clean chalets, friendly staff. I visited with my 6 year old daughter and the 2 ladies in the restaurant gave her so much special attention. She went for pony rides and they have a special children's menu. The only thing that was not so perfect is the road from... More

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Durban, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I spent a weekend at the lodge. We stayed in a lovely garden suite with a beautiful view of the amphitheater from every window. All your needs are met in the room and there are various size suites depending upon your number of persons. The price includes breakfast and a plated dinner. The food was lovely and... More

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9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

After busy first half of the year our family needed a place to relax and recover. This is exactly what we got! The accommodation was perfect and is geared up for the cold climate. The views of the Amphitheater can only but make you relax. And the food was exceptional. The portions were perfectly sized so as not to make... More

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Durban, South Africa
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

As first time visitors to the Northern Drakensberg, we enjoyed the location. Great views. The accommodation are lovely stand alone chalets, all with mountain views. The dinners and breakfasts were great and well prepared. The gentleman serving in the dining room was lovely and interacted well with the visitors, but the ladies were rather aloof and just going through the... More

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

Dear Helene, Thanks very much for choosing Montusi for your weekend escape! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Henry is such a character. We do love his sense of humour. The ladies are a little more reserved, which I think is more to do with culture than being aloof? When juxtaposed with Henry's vivaciousness they can come... More

The Hague, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Beautiful intimate lodge, good food, nice fireplace, lots of activities you can do ( including the hike with guide each morning) but it is recommended to relax and just stare at the beautiful view as well.

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

Dear Annemarieke, Thanks very much for posting your review of Montusi. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your Montusi Experience. The fireplaces are indeed a joy on a winter's night! We hope to welcome you to Montusi again one day! Lindsay Du Plessis More

Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The views, the staff, the accommodation, the location, the food; we absolutely love coming to Montusi! As South Africans, we are spoilt for destinations and Montusi is an easy, 'hands down' favourite!! Thank you for a wonderful trip Montusi team - we'll be back in the very near future!

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

Thanks very much for your lovely review! It was such a pleasure to share our mountains with you while celebrating your recent engagement. We wish you all the best for the wedding planning and look forward to welcoming you back as newly weds! Kind regards, Lindsay Du Plessis More

Lechlade, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Excellent in a word! The highlight of our holiday.We so enjoyed our stay in the Montusi Mountain Lodge. The Northern Drakensberg is out favourite part of the Drakensberg, and Montusi provided a first-class base. We also enjoyed the walking nearby (with great walking maps/guides available. The individual chalets are well appointed and cozy. The meals were just perfect - in... More

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

Dear Steve, Thanks very much for sharing your Montusi Experience on TripAdvisor. It was lovely to have you stay with us and we are so glad that we made such a good impression on you. We hope your tyre behaved for the rest of your journey! All the best, Lindsay Du Plessis More

Krugersdorp, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed here for 1 night. This is lovely lodge set amongst the mountains, peaceful and so tranquil. The staff and family were very friendly and helpful. The accommodation was immaculate, cosy and quiet there is even underfloor heating. There is alot of activities to do around the area and I chose to go on a horse ride which was... More

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

Dear Brenda, Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review of Montusi! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will be able to return for a longer visit next time: there are so many horse adventures waiting for you! Vusi (the horse guide) has developed quite a talent of photographing and... More

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Address: Off R74 | 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*
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Montusi is a four-star, family-run lodge in the Northern Drakensberg World Heritage Site offering Space, Comfort and Peace in uncluttered, unpretentious luxury. Each free-standing suite enjoys stunning views of the Amphitheatre Mountain. Suites have one or two bedrooms, all en-suite with bath and walk-in shower, and lounge with patio, fireplace, fridge and tea/coffee facility.Imaginative gourmet cuisine makes for sumptuous dining.Activities: hiking, fishing, tennis, swimming, horse-riding, birding, mountain-bike and 4x4 trails (bring your wheels), relaxing. ... more   less 
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