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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 5 April 2015

My stay at Montusi was very peaceful. The location is serene and quiet. There will be hardly anyone besides the fact that you are engulfed by nature. The service was good, food was awesome and on top of that host had left no room for complaint. I stayed at The Cavern which is near to Montusi which is really good...

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

Thanks so much for your comments. We do bask in the peace and quiet of our lovely area:) We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Montusi. We hope to host you again, when you are next in need of a soulful recharge! Kind regards, Lindsay

Guildford Surrey
Reviewed 1 April 2015

A very peaceful setting with such amazing views that any visitor can not help to be overawed by. The accommodation is mainly in individual thatched "detached suites" all with views on to the spectacular Drakensberg's. The suites are very comfortable fitted out providing something a little different to being in an hotel environment. The main building is also thatched in...

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

Dear Mike, Thanks so much for your happy review of your Montusi Experience! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the views and the general feel of the lodge. My parents, Anthony and Jean, really enjoy chatting to folk and encouraging all kinds of adventures in our mountains. This is something that we have been excited to learn from them....

Reviewed 22 March 2015

Our mountain lodge was of a very high quality and had a wonderful view of the Drakensberg amphitheatre. A perfect location which is about 20 minutes from R74 turn off with tarred access throughout; best to check road works situation on R74 as currently best to approach from Bergville end. The hospitality is first class and the Carte family and...

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

Thank you very much for your review of Montusi. As a family, we are very priviledged to be in this beautiful area and be able to share our lodge with like-minded people! The birdlife is an absolute treat. When we first developed Montusi, we were advised to fill the gardens with indigenous vegetation and the birds would come. And they...

Guernsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Four days in peaceful surroundings with magnificent views of the Drakensburg was enjoyed by myself, wife and adult daughter. A guided climb to the top of Mt Montusi, with cave paintings en route, horse riding, bird watching and swimming in the beautiful pool were some of the things we did, as well as soaking up the sun and just relaxing....

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

What a lovely review! Thanks so much for posting this. It was lovely to meet you all and we are so chuffed that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope the rest of your trip was a sucess and we look forward to seeing you on your next South African outing:) All the very best, Lindsay (Carte)

Reviewed 22 February 2015

We spent 2 1/2 weeks traveling through South Africa and stayed in some beautiful places, but Montusi was the best of them all. Not only is it a beautiful part of the world to drive to, but on arrival, the design and quality of the accommodation was simply outstanding. Admittedly, we were lucky enough to get a free upgrade into...

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

Dear Alison, Your words mean so much to us! Thank you very very much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that Montusi was your favourite spot on your whole trip! It really gives us great joy to share this special place with the world and when people love it as much as we do, it just puts the...

Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

Excellent lodge, with excellent service! Together with Andros Boutique Hotel in Cape Town and Bush House Madikwe our highlights of the African journey. The lodge lies beautiful in the valley by Drakensbergen. I can recommend the walks, but take enough water and suncream with you!

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

Dear Rutger, Thanks so much for posting this lovely review of Montusi! I am so pleased that Montusi was a highlight of your trip! We enjoyed hosting you and your family. We look forward to seeing you again one day! Kind regards, Lindsay

Northern Ireland
Reviewed 26 January 2015

What can I add to the other positive reviews about Montusi? I filled out a feedback form about our two night stay and received a personal email from the General Manager within six hours of our departure! Montusi is set in a wonderful elevated site above the famous peaks of the Northern Drakensbergs but this is not its only forte....

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

Thanks so much staying with us on your trip around SA! We really enjoyed meeting you and are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Montusi really is a family-run spot and as a family we truly enjoy sharing this amazing place with our visitors. All the best, Lindsay Du Plessis

Reviewed 21 January 2015

We definitely recommend this lodge. +: very friendly staff welcome feeling as soon as you arrive - some different small attentions in the lodge enhance this feeling nice & spacious lodges with a beatiful view, respecting your privacy (we stayed in lodge number 7) good beds nice little pool hiking possibilities with a guide free wifi in the room (you...

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

Thanks for visiting Montusi and taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We hope your South African adventure was one to remember for all the right reasons. We hope to welcome you back to our sunny country again one day. Kind regards, Lindsay Du Plessis

Reviewed 20 January 2015

We have stayed here in May 2014 and had the most amazing time. We encountered some of the best hospitality in South Africa, wonderful people who truly care for their guests! The food was excellent and the rooms were well appointed. They were very comfortable and had the most spectacular views imaginable. We also went horseriding and had a very...

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

Thanks so much for posting this review of Montusi! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us last May. It's nearly time for another one! ;) It was really special that you were able to make time to stay at Montusi during your investigative mission to SA. We have really enjoyed hosting your clients and look forward...

Kent, England
Reviewed 8 January 2015

This is a good place to stay in the Drakensbergs. The drive from Durban was very interesting once you were in the mountain ranges. The scenery, walks and birdlife was just incredible. The cottage we stayed in had two bedrooms with ensuites, sitting room and small kitchen and was always very clean. The little touches were a surprise and much...

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

Thank you for posting your review of Montusi. We're quite alarmed at the low over-all rating you have awarded us as we strive for excellence. We have taken your comments very seriously: we have had a chat to the bar-lady and will be upgrading the saddles this month. We are sorry that you weren't blown away by your Montusi Experience...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • 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: ₹ 16,613 - ₹ 21,705 (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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