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Montusi Mountain Lodge

4.0 of 5 Off R74 | 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Frankfurt, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spend 3nights in a nice suite with separate sleeping and living room, big bathroom with bath tube and shower, kitchenette and a nice terrace. The owners are very friendly and helpful, they have excellent knowledge about the area and things to do there, particularly their tips regarding hinging trails are excellent. The views from the nice pool to the... More

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Mons-Belgium
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights at Montusi Mountain Lodge and had an amazing time. The cottages are big and well furnished with fireplace, floor heating and views to dye for! The quietness and the surroundings tempt you to hike and hike again. From the Lodge you have several hikes from 30 min (cave man paintings) to a couple of hours (Montusi... More

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

Your review has brought a smile to all our faces! Thanks very much for your enthusiastic report on your recent visit to Montusi. We are so lucky to have this place, work with our staff and have our brown dogs too. We often joke that one day we hope to return in our future lives as a dog of Montusi... More

london
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent a lovely few days at this very special spot in the northern Drakensberg mountains with a lovely view to The Amphitheatre ( cloud permitting!). Very friendly staff and very professionally run, excellent and thoughtful facilities - even down to having UK and continental adapters in the comfortable cottages. Managed some excellent walks even though the weather was a... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to post a review of your Montusi Experience! October weather in the Drakensberg can indeed be iffy...it is the start of the rainy season, but not quite hot enough to ensure only afternoon showers like in the proper summer months (November to March), so we do get rainy days. You might have noticed however a... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in september and were blessed with lovely warm weather. These lodges are positioned perfectly to view The Amphitheatre and surrounding Drakensberg Mountains,with sunsets to die for. Whether you wish to hike, climb or lounge around you have it all here, would suit both couples and families. It's family owned and run ,they are all at hand and... More

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

Dear David and Lillian, Thanks very very much for your kind words. We greatly enjoyed hosting you at Montusi and are so pleased that the whole team made a positive impression. Our waiter, Henry, is indeed a character: He has overcome tremendous adversity and manages to bring a certain off-beat humour to work every day. We hope the rest of... More

Pescate, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in suite nr 10. View in the morning from the bed is really impressive as Drakensberg is really a great area with stunning colours. Bungalow are really typical with hay roof and really big for two. They provide you a very good breakfast and dinner is Pretty good with a very funny waiter. We had... More

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

Thanks so much for spending your precious holiday at Montusi and for sharing your experiece with the TripAdvisor community. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay, despite the heavy wind! Our exposed location allows for excellent panoramic mountain views, but it is not very sheltered when the wind blows! We trust you had a wonderful tour of South... More

Lancs
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Stayed here 3 nights. A setting so beautiful it can't be described - remote, peaceful, dramatic ...... Rooms are actually lodges with lounge, small kitchenette. Rooms 8-12 probably have the most stunning views. Hotel staff friendly and happy to arrange cycling, horse riding etc. Food is delicious and little touches like personalised card in room/laundry done same day made out... More

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

Thanks very much for your review of Montusi and your visit with us. We are so privileged to live in this most beautiful spot! It is such a pleasure to share this place with visitors such as yourselves. Our community is of the utmost importance to the happy running of our business and continued enjoyment of these mountains. We hope... More

Long Buckby, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We picked this lodge because they have horse riding available and stayed two nights. Spacious chalets all with views of the Amphitheatre. They are indeed very light with large windows floor to ceiling so if you are prone to walking around without your clothes on you may need to close the curtains! Very good to have ground coffee with the... More

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

Dear Judith, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review of your Montusi Experience. We are really chuffed that you enjoyed your visit and found the horses to be willing:) Although they don't look fancy, they certainly know their mountains and are always keen on an outing...I think competent riders must be their favourites because they can... More

Hilversum, The Netherlands
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123 reviews 123 reviews
33 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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

Thanks very much for your review of Montusi. It was such a pleasure to host your family. We hope you had an amazing time together. Best wishes, Lindsay More

JasmineHolidays
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

Thank you very much for fitting Montusi into a seriously busy schedule of site visits! We are so glad that you enjoyed your short stay and that you were able to get a feel for the lodge and us (as the family of owners and managers). We hope the rest of your trip was successful. We look forward to sharing... More

Johannesburg
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 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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Lindsay C, Manager at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for this lovely review! We are so pleased that you and your daughter enjoyed your visit! I know the ladies really enjoyed meeting her and it was a pleasure to have you both with us. We have passed on your compliments to Ntombi. It is always so nice when individual effort is noticed and appreciation expressed. We look forward... 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*
Number of rooms: 14
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