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#1 of 7 Speciality lodging in UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
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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.
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AMBER830 wrote a review Oct 2019
Hilton, South Africa37 contributions26 helpful votes
My daughter recently got married and had her reception and accommodation at Montusi It is a beautiful place overlooking the imperious amphitheater The food was delicious and the service good The accommodation is sumptuous and well appointed. Certainly worth a visit Highly recommended
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 02 Mar 2020
Thank you very much for posting about your experience at Montusi. It was an honour to host the reception and we are delighted to be part of this love story:) We hope to see you all again soon! Kind regards, 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
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Date of stay: October 2019
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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Peter B wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom621 contributions246 helpful votes
We spent two enjoyable nights here on our three week driving tour out of Durban. This is a beautifully appointed lodge with spacious modern, but character suite accommodation in indivual cottages with the added bonus of easily-lit gas fires in the seating area, whic we needed in the unseasonally cold weather. Lovely walks of various different difficulties and duration straight out of hte lodge and well mapped and signposted. Of particular interest, the bushmen cave paintings with an easy 1 1/4 hour round trip. Good food, with choice for each of three courses at dinner, but not quite as good as the excellent meals we enjoyed on the rest of our trip
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Date of stay: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 28 Oct 2019
Dear Peter, Thank you for sharing about your time at Montusi. It was such a pleasure to host you guys and chat about your trip. We are so happy that you enjoyed the suite and the walks. The Bushmen's legacy is one that we treasure. We are continually striving for excellence in the kitchen and our young kitchen team leaders are lifting us up. Hopefully you will return one day to find the meals to be a highlight of the whole trip! Thanks again for choosing to stay with us! All the very best, Lindsay
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Elaine W wrote a review Oct 2019
Scotland, United Kingdom389 contributions239 helpful votes
Firstly I would rank this place 5* lodges are well designed and beautifully finished, underfloor heating in the bathroom and living fire in the lounge for the chilly nights, facing the mountains the scenery is breathtaking, lots to do on site, horse riding, fly fishing, organised hike every day swimming or just sitting on the terrace soaking it all in. Communal areas are cosy and welcoming. The staff are first class, and the food is tasty and fresh, I have loved every dish eaten here, the lunch menu is extensive and very well priced. This beautiful family run property is a gem because of the attention to detail and quality of finish, I loved every minute here and will definitely return
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 28 Oct 2019
Dear Elaine, What is it that we as the family of Montusi love? People loving their time here! Thank you for choosing Montusi and for loving it. It makes every trial worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you back again and in the meantime, we wish you all the very best! Kind regards, Lindsay
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Matt Bilyard wrote a review Sep 2019
Oxford, United Kingdom72 contributions20 helpful votes
A truly fantastic 3-night stay that we wish had been a week or more. The setting is unbelievable, the views from the lodge are really special. The garden suite we stayed in (15) had such character and space, we really enjoyed being there. Lovely pool area to relax by, and the teatime treats in the lounge area were definitely appreciated. Indeed, the food throughout was a real highlight, at every meal - we'd return just for that Kudu steak alone...! Of course, we enjoyed both walking on the many trails by the estate and in the nearby Royal Natal park, the scenery is stunning. But we also loved the trip organised by the lodge to see the nearby village, and could only recommend it to others. All the staff we came across were super friendly and helpful, but a special mention to 2
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 28 Oct 2019
Dear Matt, Thank you so much for taking the time to share about your visit. It was a treat to host you! It really makes our days to have glowing reports - espeically about our staff. We are so lucky to have this team to work with. As Phinidle is a new addition, it is even more heartening to read that she made such an impact on your stay. September is a stark month in the Drakensberg as it is supposed to be the tail end of the dry season. I say that now writing at the end of October, but we still haven't had rain! I agree that a visit in Autumn would be best to see the green face of this amazing landscape. Thanks again for this review and for including Montusi in your Great South African Adventure of 2019! All the very best, Lindsay
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