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“A little piece of heaven in the mountains”

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Montusi Mountain Lodge
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

This was the last place we stayed at after enjoying six other places during our two week holiday in South Africa.Talk about saving the best for last! The setting could not be more beautiful with those fantastic Drakensberg mountains as our backdrop. Our cottage was well situated making the most of those jaw dropping views and surrounded by wonderfully well kept spacious grounds. It contained all we needed including a nice gas fire which was very welcome as the weather on one of the days we stayed was wet and chilly. Bed very comfortable and the food delicious. This family run lodge is fantastic and if you are after a base to enjoy the great outdoors and all it has to offer in the Drakensbergs then you cannot do better.

Room Tip: All the cottages seemed well appointed in a circular arrangement and seemed to enjoy the same views...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lindsay C, Manager at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Joyous:) Thanks very much for sharing your Montusi Experience! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and do hope to welcome you back again in the future.
Best wishes,
Lindsay

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Tucked away in the foothills of the Drakensberg, the Montusi Lodge is surprisingly easily accessible on a tarred road.
The accommodation follows the general architecture of this type of accommodation in the Berg. Our single room thatched-roof cottage comprised a car port, a small lounge area, small kitchenette, a fair sized bathroom with bathtub and shower, enough storage for or suitcases, a nice size sleeping room area with a double bed, and a veranda with table and chairs.
Our cottage had many windows with glorious views of the escarpment wall of the Amphitheatre 20-or-so km’s away.
We had everything we need to enjoy our stay. An easy-to-start gas-fired fire-place, 50 or so channels satellite TV with its own dish and DSTV decoder, coffee making facilities, including fresh milk in the fridge, under-floor heating in the bed room, cooling fans for the hot days and heaters for the winter nights.
The manicured gardens were pleasant and invited a stroll.
Service and catering were excellent.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Lindsay C, Manager at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Thank you very much for your review of Montusi. We are very happy that you found us to "as good as it gets" :D!
We really appreciate you taking the time to post this review and we do hope to welcome you back in the future.
Kind regards on behalf of the whole Montusi team,
Lindsay Du Plessis

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

we spend only 2 nice days in this wonderful area surrounded by the drakensberg at montusi lodge with great, comfortable and nice cottages.

Service=Excellent
Cleanness=Excellent
Staff=very supportive and warmly
Food=Excellent
Hiking offers=we did the tour to the amphitheater and the guide Terence is just lovely and very experienced.

Room Tip: all rooms are nice, charming and quiet
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lindsay C, Manager at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2012

Thanks very much for your review of Montusi!! We always aim for "Excellent" and so are pleased as punch that we ticked that box with you! Well done on completing the Amphitheatre trip: it is no small feat!
We hope the rest of your South African trip was as delightful as your Drakensberg Experience.

Kind regards,
Lindsay

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Our first visit after previous holidays at the sister resort the Cavern. Check in was super-efficient followed by a guided tour of the hotel facilities. Meals were excellent. A hike with Shadreck was gentle, informative and entertaining. The suite was superb with everything we could wish for. What we enjoyed the most was the beautiful views and the peace and quiet. For hours all we heard were birds, insects and the breeze. This was a truly relaxing stay and we look forward to returning. Nothing is rushed and everything works perfectly. Rooms are tidied and prepared while one dines. Check out was also super-efficient with our bill available before we even touched the reception desk.

Room Tip: All suites have superb views and are private and secluded.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lindsay C, Manager at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2012

Thanks very much for posting this review. We are always honoured when people choose Montusi to celebrate their special occassions. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your anniversary with us and we do hope you will be back to celebrate many years of happy marriage in the future!

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Lindsay

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We are from the U K . and never visit South Africa without a stay at Montusi. We have always enjoyed our visits, The food is exellent and the staff also..
The area is scenic ,there are many places of interest within easy reach , I have had many happy hours trout fishing in the dams & rivers on site,even got taken as pillion to the river by family.
A great place to be.we will be going again for the 7th time 2013 . We missed out S Africa last year ,however we had been many times before
Brian & Jenny Germain Leicester

Room Tip: If two of you,get a garden room ,with views of the high Drakensberg they are superb rooms.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lindsay C, Manager at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2012

Dear Brian and Jenny,

Thanks very much for posting your Montusi Experiences onto TripAdvisor. We really appreciate your ongoing support and are delighted that you will be returning next year! We look forward to seeing you again... the dams will be fullly stocked and we'll be sure the fish are jumping:D

Kind regards,
Lindsay

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

You feel like you are 'with family' as the owners and staff of this privately owned lodge take you in and treat you like their own. From checkin to conversations at the bar the staff were informative and helpful and assisted us with organising our daily hikes and activities to the Ampitheatre. The rooms are great with an uninterrupted view of the Berg and service is warm and prompt. we wished we stayed longer. Two nights was not enough. We will be back.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lindsay C, Manager at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2012

It was a real treat to host you guys at Montusi! Thanks for choosing us as your birthday weekend getaway:) We really appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to Montusi again soon...perhaps a summer getaway?
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Lindsay Du Plessis

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Reviewed September 12, 2012

We stayed during our Southafrica round trip in august 2012 at the montusi mountain lodge – unfortunately only for one day - our travel agent made a mistake ;-)

This place is really great. It transmits a calmness – you won’t believe.
We should have stayed at least for three days, just for relaxing, doing some hiking and mountainbiking (sure) in the wonderful, breathtaking mountains.

If you have the choice to take impala in port wine sauce – take it. You will never forget. The best food in southafrica.

Thank you for the extraordinary stay!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Lindsay C, Manager at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Thanks for your review of Montusi! We are really glad that we were able to make such a good impression on you, even though you stayed with us for only 1 night! We do hope that you will be able to visit us again in the future. I'm sure the chef will come up with many more delicious dishes to tempt you back again!
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Lindsay Du Plessis

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Address: Off D119 | Northern Drakensberg, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park 3350, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty Lodging in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
Price Range: $247 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Montusi Mountain Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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 
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