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Montusi Mountain Lodge
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

this hotel is on the edge of the north Drakensburg mountains, with incredible views and a quiet setting. Our lodge was set in a lovely garden overlooking the amphitheatre and very close to the swimming pool (cold) and restaurant. It was very comfortable and decorated to a high standard. The food was delicious with a great choice, the steaks were the best we ever had. The staff were friendly and very helpful and we can highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lindsay C, Manager at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2013

Thanks for your reat reveiw of Montusi! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks very much for giving of your time to share your Montusi Experience, and for your recommendation:)
We hope the rest of your South African trip was just as lovely.

Kind regards,
Lindsay

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Reviewed March 9, 2013

We arrived in a torrential downpour and immediately got comfy in our beautiful cabin with stunning views over the mountains. Fortunately the weather got better and we were able to utilise the braai/barbecue on our patio as well as enjoy some stunning walks in the local area, discovering caves, waterfalls and views that will remain with me.

The cabins are traditional and rustic homes from home, clean, comfy and well stocked. I had the pleasure of the attic room and enjoyed listening to the rain on the thatched roof as I snuggled down to sleep. The site is a great spot for kids with a central area for throwing a ball about and not forgetting the beautiful lagoon like swimming pool.

The breakfast in the restaurant was absolutely fabulous with a good variety, it was in a relaxed atmosphere with a pleasant view over the mountain.

The service was exemplary whilst we were there and even better as I realised after we had left I had forgotten my iPad! Just one call to the lodge and it was located and couriered to me arriving just two days later - I thought I'd never see it again

The Montusi Mountain Lodge a spot where you can do a lot or a little and come away feeling fully refreshed.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Tetracapsula
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Lindsay C, Manager at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2013

A downpour indeed! We were quite relieved that the sun came out and you were able to make full use of your time at Montusi.
The self-catering cottages are a great option for a small group to bond and enjoy the mountains.
We were very happy that your Ipad found its way back to you before you left SA.
We hope to welcome you back to Montusi with some-one you love soon;)

Kind regards,
Lindsay

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

We have been here most years. This time we had only one night but it is always so relaxing and special here.

Everyone is friendly, the Lodges are well cared for and the food is tasty.

On the morning we left, the clouds cleared away and revealed the Amphitheatre in all it's splendour. Worth the trip for that sight alone.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Homebody97
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Lindsay C, Manager at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2013

Another visit, another appreciated review!
Thank you for giving of your time to post another review of Montusi. We look forward to welcoming you back next year!!
The Amphitheatre is waiting:)
Lindsay

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Montusi Mountain Lodge is a truly special and unique place. The landscape that surrounds the comfortable and spacious lodges is breathtaking...the photos can't adequately convey the beauty of the area.

The food was also fantastic and all staff were helpful and friendly.

I look forward to returning in the future!

Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Lindsay C, Manager at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2013

Dear Simon,

We so enjoyed hosting the wedding at Montusi in February! I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit. It was such a blessing having you all with us. I was so relieved that the weather held out and we were able to enjoy the outdoors.

We hope to welcome you back to Montusi again soon.

Kind regards,
Lindsay

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Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Montusi is located in a spectacular position in the Drakensberg. The staff are very helpful and friendly and the food is very nice. I would have to agree with a previous review that the cabins snd communal areas, whilst lovely, do need some modernisation and more decorative touches to make this truly spectacular. But we had a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Lindsay C, Manager at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2013

Dear Suzi,

Thanks for your review of Montusi. We are glad that you had a good time with us. We are embarking on some upgrades of the suites and the public areas. We hope that you might return to Montusi one day to have a snoop:)

Kind regards,
Lindsay

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

The Lodge overlooks the majestic Drakensberg mountain range. The individual lodges are spacious and luxurious, making for a very tranquil stay. The food was excellent and the family were on hand making sure our 4 nights stop was up to expectations. The guided walk up Montusi Mountain was a bonus.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lindsay C, Manager at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2013

Thanks for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your four night stay with us.
The Montusi Peak hike is always a great option for guests looking for a great view.
We hope to welcome you back to Montusi again soon.

Kind regards,
Lindsay

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

We picked here as the first part of our holiday and we were glad that we did, it is a great place to unwind in spectacular scenery. Its location is even more stunning than the pictures on the web. The Lodge is still family run and they are ever present ensuring standards are maintained, they even take their meals with the guests quietly keeping a watchful eye. Not that they need to because the service and food is first class. I have read in some reports about the quality of the approach road, the section of road being referred to, is over 30km away on a public highway, hardly the fault of the Lodge owners! After all this is Africa and not Europe! Rooms are individual thatched cabins and ours was well equipped with even an open fire for those chilly evenings. DVDs are available in the reception and we watched Zulu which was filmed using the view from the Lodge as a back drop, miles from the real location. If there is one small suggestion - the pool is down from the main building and the bar, and it would be great if when around the pool the staff came and checked if you wanted drinks or whatever. But having said that, we would go back if we were in the area again. Well done Montusi team.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lindsay C, Manager at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Dear Mr Ferrier,

Thanks for your review of Montusi and for your advice during your stay. It is always lovely to chat to our guests and I really appreciate you sharing your knowledge with us.
Your suggestion about service at the pool side is a very good one and we will work on implementing this.
We are delighted that your overall South African experience was positive and hope to welcome you back to Montusi in the future.

Best regards,
Lindsay

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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: $246 - $335 (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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