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Albany, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Beautifully set in the Drakensburg with magnificent views. Accommodation is self contained chalet with warming gas log fire in lounge area and little viewing balcony overlooking the amphitheater. Meals were high standard with the owners generally around to ensure all was ok. Took a free hike with an informative guide and his dog Joseph up Montusi Mountain and the views... More 

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

Thank you very much for posting this review! Shadrack (the hiking guide) and Joseph are always keen to take guests out into the mountains. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with them and the whole Montusi Experience. We really are so lucky to have this place and to be able to share it with people from all over... More 

Witney, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Wonderful spot for a lodge stay, peace and tranquillity abound. The family and staff could not have done more for us, as with all our hotels in South Africa we were made to feel like friends rather than paying guests. The food was good, room spacey with wonderful views over the Amphitheatre. The hotel arranged a half day tour into... More 

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

Thanks so much for your lovely review. It is easy to make people feel like friends when they embrace the experiences South Africa has to offer. Thank you for giving our country the chance to impact your lives. Venturing into the local "village" is an excellent way of learning about the real South Africa. I'm so pleased Amilette (the waitress)... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We stayed for two nights and we loved it! The chalets are super with an amazing view, gas fire placed and the beds are very comfortable. Food is very good - so are the massages that are offered at a good price. There's one walk every morning (for free!) with a local guide which we enjoyed very much since he... More 

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

:) What a lovely review! Thank YOU for including Montusi into your honeymoon trip. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here and look forward to welcoming you back for an anniversary one day! Kind regards, Lindsay More 

Durban, South Africa
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46 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We have visited the resort on a few occasions, as a couple, with friends and with family. Having stayed both in the hotel and using the self catering option available we have enjoyed both options. The rooms ( which are in fact ) self standing chalets offer a typical Berg offering with all the necessary mod cons provided. If you... More 

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

Dear Dean, Thanks for your informative review of Montusi Mountain Lodge and the Montusi Self-Catering Cottages. We are so pleased that you have enjoyed both options! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Lindsay More 

Ladysmith, South Africa
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45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We escaped to Montusi for a weekend and were rewarded with a fantastic self catering thatched chalet with beautiful views of the Amphitheatre. The chalet had its own carport leading onto the front door. 2 beautiful rooms en suite, the main room downstairs was large with a very comfortable king size bed, crisp linen and berg views. The upstairs bedroom... More 

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

Dear Lynn, Thanks for posting this review of your time at the Montusi Self-Catering Cottages. We are so chuffed that you enjoyed your escape from the busy world. The cottages are fully equipped and have everything you could need for a self-catered break. The space around the cottages is an added luxury that guests really love...a bonus that is often... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Montusi has spectacular views of the amphitheatre and Little Berg. Very peaceful and relaxing, but if you are into MTB then you are in MTB heaven. From beginner routes to advanced in the Drakensberg Trials. Hiking routes well laid out and great. And then if you have any time left there is fly fishing. Resort is well run with nice... More 

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

Dear Stuart, It was such a pleasure to host you at the Montusi Self-Catering Cottages. We are so glad you enjoyed all the outdoor elements that our area offers. The Mountain Bike Trails on offer are indeed amazing - The Drakensberg Mtb Trails team put huge effort in maintaining the existing trails and finding new trails through the mountains. The... More 

Queensland, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

My wife and I walked into Montusi reception at 4pm last November and a middle aged woman at reception greeted us as if we'ed known each other for ages. Jean is the consummate professional host. She knows the hospitality business backwards and it shows through every step along the way. We loved Montusi and did day trips to Amphithreatre, Cathedral... More 

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

Jean is the centre of Montusi. We are so lucky to have her energy and experience. She has made Montusi what it is and is slowly imparting her knowledge onto us, her daughters. I'm so glad she made such an impression on you:) Thanks for sharing your Montusi Experience. We look forward to your return! Lindsay More 

Houten, The Netherlands
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The surroundings of this peacefull place is stunning. Looking out on the mountains, zipping a cocktail on the side of the swimmingpool, what a life!! The garden suite is actually a stand alone rondavel (a round house) with carport, large bathroom, livingroom and bedroom. You will have your own patio and large garden. While we were staying there we had... More 

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

Dear Bonny, Thanks so much for taking the time to post this review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Montusi and on the horses! The overnight trails are indeed very exciting, if a little scary, but you are right that the horses are completely surefooted. I am delighted that they gave you such a special experience. We... More 

Newmarket, United Kingdom
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45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

The setting is magnificent ,we stayed in both one of the older and one of the more modern suites and while on balance we would choose the more modern one they were both excellent. The service is first class and the kitchen is run by a committed chef ,the food is always acceptable but sometimes far better than that.In short... More 

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

I had to have a little smile at "committed chef"...Sometimes we all feel like we need to be committed in one sense or another:) It is always lovely to host happy guests and we are really chuffed that you enjoyed your week with us. We hope to have you return for another dose of committed R&R! All the best, Lindsay More 

yorkshire
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Stayed three nights and were very impressed, really friendly and efficient check in, spotless and well laid out bungalow accommodation, food was well above average and served in very comfortable surroundings , plenty of activities on offer both in house and locally, we attended two enjoyable guided walks complete with cups of tea/coffee and plenty of local information from our... More 

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

Thanks so much for your review of your three nights at Montusi. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here and that you found us to be a friendly bunch. Engaging with guests is one of the highlights of this industry for us as owners and our staff, especially the guides. Thank you for sharing a bit of... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Montusi Mountain Lodge

Address: Off D119 | Northern Drakensberg, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park 3350, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
Price Range: $236 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Montusi Mountain Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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