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Reviewed 13 January 2017

As soon as you pass through the Montusi gates you feel peaceful. Montusi is big but feels as if you are on your own. Sitting on your private deck you see the Drakensberg mountains in all their glory. You don't see your neighbors or many people walking by. The pool isn't crowded neither are the common areas. Dining was wonderful,...

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

What a treat to read you review of your New Year's at Montusi. We are so happy to read how you felt the peace that Montusi offers. We are so incredibly lucky to live here and share this space with people from all over the world. Celebrating our New Year was expecially wonderful this last year. Thank you for being...

Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We wantend to explore drakensberge on horseback and found montusi lodge. We spoke with lindsey on the phone and she was very friendly and helpfull! We had a self catered cottage wich was more like a villa. The food was very good and the staff was happy and cheerfull. Take the horseback rides in the mountains. We did a 4...

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

Dear Jeroen, Thanks for sharing about your time at Montusi and your horse adventure! I'm so glad we were able to assist you with your plans, even at the last minute. We trust the rest of your time in SA was as delightful! Kind regards, Lindsay

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We recommend this lodge. Spectacular views, silence, close to nature, a lot to do, great accommodation. Ask for cottage no. 6 if you prefer self catering. Very spacious, no obstructed views of the Drakensberg.

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

Dear Len, Thanks very much for posting this review of your time at Montusi. Montusi Mountain Lodge and Montusi Self-Catering Cottages share a most spectacular view and a very special location - the space, natural environment and silence are our most precious commodities. We wish you all the best for the year ahead. Kind regards, Lindsay

Finger Lakes, NY
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We very much enjoyed our stay in this lodge. The cottage was spacious, well laid out and clean. We very much appreciated how they had a separate vegetarian menu for us for breakfast and dinner. The staff were always friendly and helpful. So why not 5* then ? In no particular order, these things we found less than 5*: The...

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

Thank you for sharing your enjoyment of the Montusi Experience. We really appreciate you taking the time to post your review and for this very constructive feedback. Internet is an on-going thorn in our sides - with only one supplier of internet in this area, we are a little trapped with our choices. The layout of the lodge also creates...

Andalucia
Reviewed 2 December 2016

How anyone can grade 4 stars for location is beyond me, the location is stunning, 5 stars plus. Any credibilty the reviewer might have had was lost with this rating - smacks of bitterness I am afraid. On a positive note, I am two thirds of my way through a 3 nights stay, and I am loving EVERYTHING! The accommodation...

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

It is the best for us when our visitors find every reason to love their holiday. We are so lucky to be situated in this amazing valley with its stunning views and endless playgrounds. Thank you for coming all the way over the seas to ride mountain bikes and swim. The trails are becoming more and more established or organised....

Reviewed 8 November 2016

Having just had an insight as to how much the weekend cost, I feel compelled to second all the points that my daughter wrote in the previous review. The food was indeed generally tasteless if at all edible. (breakfast apart which was ok, but then every B&B in South Africa serves an equally reasonable and comprehensive breakfast). The point that...

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

Dear Sydney, It is my habit to thank people for taking the time to review their Montusi Experience, but to this one, I'm unable to honestly thank you. In fact, I feel a little bullied by this review, since you are essentially rehashing what your daughter posted in the previous review, except you are leaving out any of the positives...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I have just spent 2 nights(Friday 4th nov & Saturday 5th Nov) at Montusi Mountain Lodge. This was our first trip to Montusi and we took along my parents. We arrived Friday afternoon (my Husbands & Mothers' Birthday) so we were looking forwards to a lovely weekend away as a special Birthday treat. The Accommodation was spotlessly clean , the...

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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 about your time at Montusi and for coming here to celebrate your special birthday weekend. We are always honoured to be the venue for such celebrations. I am the lady who approached you on Saturday morning - part of the owner family. I appreciate you sharing the positive parts of...

johannesburg
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I spent (probably as the only South African there at the time) a weekend at Montusi in late Oct 2016 for around R4 400 (2 nights DBB single), having been there about 5 years earlier. A pleasant and easy 3.5 hours ex Joburg, with the newly resurfaced Oliviershoek Pass road now in use after many years of being in an...

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

I am literallly smiling to myself as I write my response to your exceptionally well written review of your time at Montusi. It is a beautiful piece of writing. Thank you so much for putting in the effort of composing this. I really appreciate the thorough explainations and descriptions. We take your points seriously and will look at improvements as...

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Our First lodge after arrival- Cozy little houses in a beautiful surrounding. The cook was perfectly ambitious - my partner is still talking about a cake she had for dessert - fresh, creamy and sweet...Food was Perfect. Little notices on the pillow with weather forecast...😘Our guide was funny and informative- we enjoyed our stay.

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

Thanks so much for your lovely review of your time at Montusi. We are so glad you enjoyed it. We hope the rest of your trip was amazing! Kind regards, Lindsay

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Montusi Mountain Lodge is a place to remember and return to. The rooms are very comfortable suites with a separate living area, bar refrigerator, gas fireplace, stunning views, large bathtub and a very comfortable bed. The food is excellent and we were especially impressed with the chef’s ability to create remarkably tasty meals and desserts given a lot of our...

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

Dear Kate and Eddie, Thanks so much for your lovely review of your time at Montusi. It was an absolute pleasure wo meet you both and share our mountains with you. Catering to special diets is all part of the game, so I am really pleased you were happy with the chef's offering. We hope to welcome y ou back...

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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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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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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: $329 - $466 (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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