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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Absolutely stunning mountain views. Beautiful setting . Comfortable and modern bedrooms, with lounge and fireplace ( for those cosy winter days ) . Bonus includes a bar fridge and the rooms are all separate from one another, so you basically have your own private little cottage with a patio . The meals were well presented and everyones needs were catered...

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

Dear Leslee, Thanks so much for your review of Montusi. It is always lovely when people enjoy their time in our llittle valley! The valley has so much to offer, without being over-developed...it is one of the best things about this area. The added bonus we enjoy of being set a little away from the mountains is that each building...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2015

This is a beautiful lodge situated 10k from the entrance to the Royal Natal Park and stunning walks in the Drakensburg. The gorge walk is amazing when you get high into the gorge and the views are stunning. We were very well looked after and made to feel very welcome. Very good food

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

Dear Tony, Thanks for visiting Montusi and for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor! It was such a pleasure hosting you and chatting with you in the bar during your time with us. It was a pity that you were unable to do some of the runs available in the area, but it was great you were able to do some...

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 June 2015

I spent 3 nights here in June 2015 with my husband and in-laws. We had a lovely chalet (two double rooms each with an en-suite and a kitchen / sitting room area, plus a terrace with a beautiful view of the mountains) and the lodge has a main area with a big communal sitting room, dining room and bar, all...

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

Dear Suzie, Thanks so much for your lovely review of Montusi! It was such a pleasure to host you all. The main guests' lounge indeed is under-utilised. I imagine this is because guests like to laze in the comfort of their private sitting areas in the suites? It works well when there are more than two folk in a party...

England
Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed for our 10th wedding anniversary and had an amazing time! Were greeted with the honeymoon suite and champagne which was lovely. Our suite was beautiful with a fantastic view of the amphitheatre. Food was amazing with good choice of wine Did a days horse trek which is a great way to see the area, the horses were quiet and...

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

Thanks so much for your lovely review of Montusi. It is always an honour to be included in special celebratory trips, such as your 10th aniversary adventure! We are so pleased that you enjoyed it and felt special. A day on the horses is indeed a great way to see the area - you can cover so much ground and...

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Reviewed 29 May 2015

The Montusi is located in a beautiful spot in the foothills of the Northern Drakensburg not far from the national park (an easy 20-minute drive). It is a full-service resort with many activities available, yet it is serene and low-key, unlike the bustling and much larger neighbor Alpine Heath a few kilometers away (families with young children might consider the...

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

Thanks very much for your in depth review of Montusi! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us, and found the lodge to be peaceful. We strive to provide an environment where there is lots to do without being over-bearing and we are really glad that you liked this approach. The high thatched roofs combined with ceiling...

Fleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We had a 3 night stay at Montusi Mountain resort and could easily have stayed longer. We were in a mountain suite which had wonderful views of the Drakensberg Mountains and amphitheatre. The staff were all welcoming, friendly and helpful. There are guided walks offered every morning which was an excellent way to explore some of the local surroundings. Walks...

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

Dear Sue and Kev, Thanks very much for posting this comprehensive review of your time at Montusi! We are always delighted when guests make full use of their time in our mountains. We are so blessed to be in a situation where we can safely adventure in the mountains without the threat of carnivores or criminals! You're right about all...

Hilton, South Africa
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We took our friends from Germany for two day stay at Montusi. We were blessed with clear skies and balmy weather. The rooms are superb with an excellent view of the Amphitheatre, and the surrounding Drakensberg Mountains. There are many great walks in the area as well as horse riding, swimming, and special activities. We were treated to a rare...

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

We so enjoyed hosting you and your friends at Montusi! You timed your visit perfectly to take advantage of the stunning full mooned Autumn evenings... there is nothing more beautiful or more peaceful than a clear full moon night. The Fiery Necked Night Jar's call makes for a wonderfully calming soundtrack to any night-time adventure. We hope to welcome you...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 May 2015

I had the pleasure of a three night stay at this beautiful resort, accompanied by my elderly parents. The owners and staff did everything to make us feel welcome and cared for. The friendly atmosphere is enhanced by attention to detail in every sphere, from room presentation to meal preparation and manicured gardens. All this in the magnificent mountain setting...

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

Dear George, Thanks so much for bringing your parents to visit Montusi. It is always a delight to share the mountains with new people and we are really happy that you were able to bond while relaxing in the peace that Montusi offers. We hope to welcome you all back again one day. Kind regards, Lindsay

Reviewed 22 April 2015

We had two very enjoyable, restful nights here. Outstanding views. Had a very comfortable room & delicious food. All the family so friendly & kind as were the other staff. Highly recommended.wifi very very poor even in the lobby!

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

Dear Jenny, Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review of your time at Montusi. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us! Communications can indeed be a problem in this remote area, although we have tried to rectify the issue of speed by upgrading our wifi network. It seems to be better now:)...

the netherlands
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Beautiful located, nice chalet an very clean, but with outdated and small bathroom. If I was the manager, I would restyle the bathroom on short notice. Food was very good. Beds were very hard, caused pain in shoulders and back. Almost no wifi in chalets.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of Montusi. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay, but we are dismayed that you found the bed too hard. If only you had brough this to our attention after the first night, we could have changed the matress! Hotel beds are always difficult to get right: too...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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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: $348 - $497 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles ValueLuxurySeeker, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 14, limited wifi. Good wifi on the terrace with STUNNING (not 4 star!) panoramic views.”
 of 5 bubbles notsib, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Request suites in the new section with mountain views”
 of 5 bubbles Kate-Eddie, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Newer rooms are excellent but suspect all are of a good standard”
 of 5 bubbles Toaster803, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Mountain Suites looked exquisite”
 of 5 bubbles LoriVoss, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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