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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a pleasure it was to stay at Montusi. First you get knocked for six by the location, then it's followed by very comfortable accommodation. Add great food and brilliant staff and you have a very special place to remember. Plenty of activities to try as well. We did the Bushmans walk (thank you Shadrick) and went Quad biking. Hope...

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LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this lovely review of your time at Montusi. We are so pleased to read that you experience made a real impression on you. As I said when you were with us - our community and staff make life at Montusi amazing and we are so grateful for it! We look forward to your next visit....

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous Amphitheatre views from the quaint thatched rondeval cottages. Beautiful gardens to walk round and stunning views from everywhere. Food was delicious and varied. Swimming pool, tennis courts, walking tours and self drive routes provided.

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LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kathryn, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your time at Montusi. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you back again soon! ALl the best, Lindsay

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in February and, unfortunately, the weather was not brilliant on our second afternoon so we had about 2 hours of rain. Despite this the stay was memorable. Beautifully appointed rooms in individual lodges set in wonderful, landscaped grounds. It would have been lovely to have been able to use the swimming pool but we were able...

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LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Simon, Thanks so much for #1) Loving your time at Montusi despite the weather and #2) for sharing about it! It is the best for us when our guests' are able to enjoy their time, no matter the weather! We hope to welcome you back again one day, when the sun shines! Lindsay

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cottage was beautiful, the scenery was spectacular and the food was delicious. We met interesting people and the staff was outstanding. We will definitely return to this treasure in the Drakensberg Mountains.

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LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this review of your time at Montusi! We love to hear when people enjoy the Montusi Experience. It really gives us a boost. We hope you will come out again soon. Kind regards, Lindsay

Erding, Germany
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The Montusi Mountain Lodge was the perfect finish to our 3 week vacation in SA. The bungalows are beautiful set with stunning views of the mountains. All the staff was outstandingly helpful and all our wishes were fulfilled within minutes. One can just stay and do nothing or enjoy some of the fantastic hikes around the lodge. The full moon...

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LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Joerg, Thanks so much for your lovely review of Montusi. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us. The Full Moon adventure was the first one we have done in some time and we will now be taking these excursions to the dam for our delicious Amarula Coffees every full moon (if the weather...

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We stayed five nights at Montussi lodge in both a mountain suite and. Garden suite. Bother had views of the mountains although the mountain suite had a better overall view. Suites were nice although it would have been good to have a safe in the garden suite. The location is stunning and the food is really good. Staff are really...

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LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sheila, Thanks for your lovely review of your time at Montusi. I'm so happy to read that you enjoyed both the units. I'm sorry that the location of the safe in the Garden Suite was not shared with you - usually we tell people about that on their arrival, but because you changed suite types, this info was omitted....

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting Montusi Mountain Lodge as part of a 5 stop tour of KwaZulu-Natal we found the location, the accommodation, the food, & the service to be second to none ... so much so that when planning our next holiday in SA it was a pre-requisite that we returned to Montusi .. but for a bit longer next time!!

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LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Richard, What a treat to tick all the boxes! We are so grateful for our location - it really is one of the most beautiful spots:) I am also so happy to read that the rest of the Montusi Experience was a delight. We are greatly looking forward to welcoming you back again! Have a wonderful year, Lindsay

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2017

When second and third generation family live and work on their own land and property and where sustained personal and financial investment is evident, something special emerges. You will enjoy all the benefits of the owners many years of hard work and attention to detail if you are a guest and decide to stay at this outstanding Mountain Lodge. The...

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

Dear Mr Monro, Thank you so so much for this lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure to host you all and your input about our wine list was really good to hear, especially since we had just launched the new list after a loooong process of choosing, advising and tweaking. Thank you for enjoying this place. We do love...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Montusi is a fine establishment surrounded by attractive mountains, including the Drakensberg Amphitheatre which is about 25 kms away. There are lots of activities to do there, but unfortunately, we were there for only two days. The lodge is not cheap, but neither is it outrageously expensive given that both breakfast and dinner of high quality are included in the...

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LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so muh for reviewing your time at Montusi! We are always so happy when guests enjoy themselves in our beautiful mountains and your family really did! It was such a pleasure to chat to you all and share about our special country and its triumphs and challenges. It was enlightening for us to talk to you about your...

Emalahleni, South Africa
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Montusi Mountain Lodge is an immaculately maintained family owned lodge located in the Northern Berg. My family and I stayed there during the first week of January 2017 and were highly impressed by the Lodges offering. We stayed in Family Suite 16, which was spacious and spotlessly clean. The thatched unit comprised of two rooms, two bathrooms, a lounge, and...

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LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sanjay, Thanks so much for this glowing report! It was such a pleasure to host your family at Montusi. I am so pleased that you were able to take part in all the activities our valley has to offer. This area really does offer families the space and opportunity to connect with each other and try new things and...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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: €231 - €330 (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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