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San Valentino di Brentonico, Italy
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Montusi is in the most stunning location with superb views of the Amphitheatre and very close to Royal Natal Park. We were upgraded to a two-bedroom suite which was very comfortable and we loved the small outside area. The pool is beautiful with great views and a good place to relax in between hiking. The food was a bit hit...

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

Thanks for taking the time to review your time at Montusi. We are glad that you enjoyed the upgraded suite, location, hiking and pool. We are looking forward to the summer months when the pool will provide a perfect refresh after a nice hot hike. We are sorry that you found the dining experience lacking. We will continue to keep...

Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed in a beautiful, spacious self-catering lodge at Montusi Mountain Lodge; the kitchen was also well-equipped. It was so quiet and peaceful, and everyone was friendly and helpful. We even had a chance to go on a guided hike to Bushman Cave for a rare sighting of Bushman paintings; our guide was friendly and provided a snack & tea...

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

Dear Joanna, Thanks for posting this lovely review of the Montusi Self-Catering Cottages. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time at Montusi and that the cottages ticked all your boxes:) The guided hike is indeed a highlight of any visit to Montusi (Lodge or Self-Catering). Kind regards, Lindsay

Johannesburg
Reviewed 5 September 2015

My wife and I stayed four nights in one of the two new Mountain View cottages with exquisite views. The accommodation was excellent - tastefully appointed. The meals were also absolutely outstanding. My wife and I prefer quality to quantity, and were anxious about a dinner menu in which one is encouraged to try a number of courses.The chef did...

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

Dear Anthony, Thank you very much for spending your extended break at Montusi. It was great to have you with us and we really appreciate your positive comments! We are so pleased that you found the Montusi Experience a joy, despite the "breeze" (quite wild on one of the days!). We hope to welcome you back again for another restorative...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Montusi is an incredible place. The scenery is so beautiful and peaceful. Going to the dam before breakfast felt like being in paradise. We were 2 families with 5 children and our kids loved it. They did the horseriding and loved playing by the dam whilst we tried to flyfish. They had their own menu and the food was excellent....

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

Dear Barry, It was such a pleasure to host your family and your international visitors at Montusi. We are always delighted to host a group of enthusiastic visitors and are so pleased that you enjoyed all the facets of the Montusi Experience. Melissa is particularly chuffed to have special mention and as for Joseph...gosh, he might just get a raise...

Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

First stop on a two week South African adventure and couldn't have picked a better place, we loved Montusi. Majestic scenery - the views from the lodge and cottages are amazing. Brilliant food - best fillet steak I have ever tasted. Rooms simply furnished but very comfortable. Best of all - the warm, friendly and relaxed service made us feel...

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

What a treat to host you and your family at Montusi! Thanks so much for starting your trip with us and for posting such a positive review about your experience. Seeing a family play together is a precious sight:) We hope the rest of your trip was just marvelous and you will be able to return to SA in the...

Montagu, South Africa
Reviewed 26 August 2015

After we got married at Montusi, we came back for our 2 year anniversary. The accommodation was lovely as always and we received many special touches to make our stay even more special. The staff are always friendly and very accommodating, meals are delicious and the view of the Amphitheater is unrivaled. For a quiet Berg getaway, this is the...

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

Dear Vanessa, Thanks so much for your lovely words! It was indeed a huge priveledge to host your wedding at Montusi - it was a special day for all of us all! We look forward to welcoming you to celebrate many of your aniversaries in the future!! All the best, Lindsay

boekel
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

The accomodation was really well, actually not too many comments. Just did not get the WOW-effect. The little houses are comfortable and very clean. Nice hikes from the lodge as well as horseriding. The other activity options like mountainbike, quad ride etc were very close at 4 km. Great lodge for people fan of hiking every day or like the...

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

Dear Susuan, Thanks for your honest review of Montusi. We are disappointed that we were unable to "wow" you. We are pleased that you found everything satisfactory, but we do strive for the wow-effect, so we will keep your comments in mind and up our game. We hope the rest of your South African trip provided you with much of...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Staff are efficient and friendly. Stayed in a garden suite... couldn't have asked for better accommodation... spacious and comfortable with stunning views. Had breakfast and dinner at the restaurant. .. Every meal was delicious! Hiking, fishing and horse riding on the premises, other activities a short drive away. Looking forward to visiting montusi again.

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

Dear Sharnay, Thanks so much for your positive, to the point review of Montusi! We are always delighted when our guests enjoy the Montusi Experience, especially when they take part in all the activities on offer! We look forward to welcoming you to Montusi again one day. Kind regards, Lindsay

johannesburg
Reviewed 10 August 2015

We stayed in one of the new mountain suites, it was modern and well equipped. (Loved the gas fireplace and the underfloor heating.) Clearly marked hiking trails in beautiful scenery. Good food, friendly service, and the drinks are very reasonable priced. I would have liked more privacy at our cottage, the view asks for open curtains and coffee on the...

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience of the Mountain Suites! They still seem brand new to us, but we did finish them in December 2014. It takes about a year for the gardens to become established. We have planted gardens to screen the new units, but they are still growing into proper screens that...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Excellent luxury accommodation with delicious food. Wonderful experienced guides who lead walks around the area. Great maps to do short walks unaccompanied. Lots to see and do. Wifi in reception area. Helpful staff and exceptional views.

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

Dear Penny, Thanks very much for your concise and accurate review of Montusi! We are always delighted to please our guests. One of the best things about Montusi is the security we have in our community and environment that makes our playground accessible for independent adventures. Kind regards, Lindsay

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
Price Range: $342 - $446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Montusi Mountain Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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“We stayed in Room 18 (two bedroom suite) that had a nice view of the Drakensberg Amphitheatre.”
ValueLuxurySeeker, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 14, limited wifi. Good wifi on the terrace with STUNNING (not 4 star!) panoramic views.”
notsib, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Request suites in the new section with mountain views”
Kate-Eddie, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Newer rooms are excellent but suspect all are of a good standard”
Toaster803, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Mountain Suites looked exquisite”
LoriVoss, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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