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We enjoyed 3 nights at Montusi. The chalets are well furnished, provide all home comforts and have a stunning view of the famous ...
We spent 3 nights at Montusi - we had one of the garden suites with the most stunning views of the amphitheatre. The food and...
... and taking in the wonderful views: the open air dinning room proved to be a charming and atmospheric place to have...

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Ronandclaire wrote a review Feb 2020
London64 contributions28 helpful votes
We enjoyed 3 nights at Montusi.
The chalets are well furnished, provide all home comforts and have a stunning view of the famous amphitheatre mountain range.
The lodge is family run and the service and attention to detail was excellent.
We enjoyed a couple of strenuous hikes whilst there . The Tiger falls route in the national park, where we were lucky enough to see the falls in full flow due to the torrential downpour that had occurred overnight and the hike up Montusi mountain behind the lodge which afforded a magnificent 360 degree panorama after an energetic climb!
The menu for dinner each evening was small with just a choice of main and desert but the food was delicious, locally sourced and well presented.
Staff are local , very friendly and wanting to make your stay enjoyable.
If you are looking to spend time in the Drakkensburg mountains we would recommend a stay at Montusi.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 02 Mar 2020
Dear Ron and Claire, Thank you very much for loving your time at Montusi - it really makes all the difference to us all. We are delighted that the mountains offered you a space to extend yourselves. We hope the rest of your trip was fantastic and all the rain came at night only;) All the bvery best, Lindsay
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ALS wrote a review Feb 2020
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We spent 3 nights at Montusi - we had one of the garden suites with the most stunning views of the amphitheatre. The food and service were outstanding and the hosts were very knowledgeable in helping us plan hikes both locally and to the top of tugela falls. Would highly recommend Montusi to people looking to explore the drakensburg but also for relaxing in fabulous surroundings. And for stargazing on a clear night!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 02 Mar 2020
Thanks very much for enjoying your time with us! It is the best for us when people adventure into the mountains and love the magic Montusi offers - well done of getting to the top of the Tugela Falls! Our clear skies (day and night) and the peaceful atmosphere are 2 of the things we find it difficult to explain to people before they get here, even though these two things are among the most the striking. We hope to welcom eyou back again one day. In the meantime, we will do our best to keep Montusi and our mountains fabulous. Kind regards, Lindsay
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Cin Cin wrote a review Feb 2020
United Kingdom70 contributions55 helpful votes
We enjoyed virtually every aspect of this lovely lodge. The setting is truly stunning and surrounding grounds beautifully immaculate. Sitting on one’s tranquil cottage terrace looking out across the valley was a real delight. The cottage was cosy, inviting, comfortable and spotlessly clean. We very much enjoyed having a few early evening drinks on the main lodge terrace; watching the swallows and taking in the wonderful views: the open air dinning room proved to be a charming and atmospheric place to have dinner. Both breakfasts’ and dinners were good although we did find the dinning room service a tad disjointed and slow at times. Would we go back and would we recommend to friends and family ? Yes to both !
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 02 Mar 2020
Dear Lee, Thank you for your review! We are so happy we managed to provide a returnable/recommendable experience:) There are areas where we need constant work and the dining service is one of these, especially on busy nights. Thanks for being patient with our team:) We hope to see you again one day! All the best, Lindsay
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Michelle J wrote a review Nov 2019
Bath, United Kingdom193 contributions102 helpful votes
1719

The view across to the Drakensburg range is uncluttered by man's intervention gentle rolling prairie takes the eye to the strange rock formation which forms a half-circle underneath a clear blue sky. The view, the place is utterly enchanting as a gentle breeze rolls in across the Veld bringing with it a magical enticing silence.

19th November 2019

The view across to the Drakensburg range is uncluttered by man's intervention gentle rolling prairie takes the eye to the strange rock formation which forms a half-circle underneath a clear blue sky. The view the place is utterly enchanting as a gentle breeze rolls in across the Veld bringing with it an enticing magical silence.

I turn to look back at my cottage echoing a Zulu beehive what a fantastic blend echoing the past but very much of now. A luxury en suite shower, a comfortable bed, a black rectangular box sat on a ledge which will if switched on probably not impart ukithula - peace. All the mod cons you do really need are there to for a glass of cold wine on the terrace or a pot of tea after a hike.

What would the people of 1719 make of the rest of it? A super-efficient laundry service, a well-stocked bar, a delightful reading room which conjures up an afternoon tea including something naughty and a superb chef and lovely team serving up excellent food with a twist. Kudu, Impala Stew in a divine crust, Beef on a bed of risotto which has been cooked in a reduction which could grace the best of restaurants. And breakfast Eggs Florentine, Welsh Rarebit and it all tastes like Africa rich, powerful and authentic.

For a location to hold on to that precious calm requires real skill from the management. They need to offer an effortless unflustered still waters run deep vibe and they do it beautifully so you, of course, feel you are merely in someone's home which is yours too.

So all this enables you to take to the mountains and place yourself in 1719 and listen to the power of silence and if you hire a Zulu guide listen to a people who really make you feel it is 1719. They do not storm you with their knobkerries or assegai they remind you of a time when life was much more difficult where mortality was perhaps just around the corner and where modern entitlement was entirely absent. The blessing of that day is enough which they certainly were during each of my seven days on this second visit.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 02 Mar 2020
Dear Michelle, It was an absolute treat to host you at Montusi again. Thank you for "feeling" the Montusi Experience so completely. We are so pleased you love it here and that these mountains connect you so deeply to the Earth and Her guests, past and present. We look forward to your next visit - the mountains will be waiting! All the best, Lindsay
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Sinagua1 wrote a review Oct 2019
Woking, United Kingdom83 contributions8 helpful votes
Great location away from civilisation but easy to find from the directions given. Accommodation is of a very high standard and are effectively suites with a separate bedroom area and an outside deck. Covered carport too so you can park right outside the door. Unfailingly charming staff and the food was of a very high standard with a small choice provided each evening. This can include local produce. Exceptionally good value wines from the Vrede and Rust vineyard with a wide range stocked. Time can easily be spent just watching the birds in the garden with the amphitheater in the background. Guided hikes are included, including to a local rock art site, but all routes are well signposted so are easily self guided. A useful leaflet with all the walks is provided. All in all on our come back to list.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 28 Oct 2019
Thanks so much for posting this happy report about your time at Montusi. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We are indeed spoiled for hiking in this part of the country with great trails on the property as well as at the Royal Natal National Park. Thank you for loving the mountains! We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Lindsay
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