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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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SueHux wrote a review Jul 2019
London, United Kingdom11 contributions10 helpful votes
Such a beautiful location with great accommodation in the lodges. Service from everyone was top rate - everyone had a smile and time to chat and be friendly. And the food!!! The food was some of the best we have ever eaten - the Kudu steak was divine. The little extras like the water in flasks in the fridge, the rusks, the nougat were all very welcome.
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Date of stay: July 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 27 Jul 2019
Dear Sue, Thank you so much for bringing your family to visit our mountains! It was an absolute joy to host you all and we are super chuffed that you loved your time with us. Thanks for sharing your happy experience. We hope to welcome you back again one day. All the very best, Lindsay
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Mike W wrote a review Jun 2019
Cape Town97 contributions53 helpful votes
It was my first visit here and it is without a doubt one of the nicest places I have ever stayed at. I particularly appreciated the friendly management and staff, the beautiful landscaping and the design of the chalets, which maximize view of the awesome amphitheatre. Although it didn’t get very cold during my stay, the chalets have sufficient heating options to ensure a cozy stay, even in the depths of winter. I really enjoyed all the fine meals – prepared by an excellent chef! Altogether a lovely stay –thanks to all at Montusi.
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Date of stay: June 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 17 Jun 2019
Wow, Mike - Thanks so much for your thoughtful review! We really enjoyed hosting you and hope to welcome you back for a break in the mountains soon! All the best, Lindsay
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Reinhard S wrote a review Jun 2019
11 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved the spacious two room chalet with terrace, open fire place and underfloor heating. The large rock pool must be very refreshing in summer. The beautiful scenery and mountains surrounding the lodge make it a perfect destination for hikers. I could have stayed for weeks.
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Date of stay: May 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 17 Jun 2019
Dear Reinhard, Thank you for loving your time at Montusi and for noticing all its elements! The pool is indeed a perfect spot for some midday refreshment in the summer months. In the winter, its quite a nice location to bask in the sunshine! We hope to have you back again for more hiking adventures. Kind regards, Lindsay
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Tinne van Beeck wrote a review May 2019
Dixons Creek, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
To have had the privilege to experience the Drakensburg from the comfort and location of Montusi Lodge is something we will treasure for the rest of our lives. The position of the garden suite (22), which we stayed in for three nights, is nothing less than amazing. You go to sleep with the image of the Amphitheater and you wake up with it. It is awe inspiring. Plenty of hikes around the lodge or a bit further at the National Park. Your first hike should be with one of the lodge’s guides to get a feel of the place. Victor was able to entertain us with lots of interesting stories of the surroundings and on which we could hang our hats on during our following “solo”hikes, which are very well signposted. The comfort of the garden suite after a decent walk is so welcome. Especially
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 17 Jun 2019
Tinne, you made our day! Thanks so much for being such fun guests and for loving your time with us. Number 22 is indeed one of the best suites (although it's actually a Mountain Suite, rather than a Garden Suite). Thanks for mentioning Victor - he will get a kick out of his personal mention. We really are blessed with fabulous staff. We hope to have you back again one day, even though home is so far away! Best wishes, Lindsay
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VBNR wrote a review Apr 2019
Lausanne, Switzerland345 contributions141 helpful votes
Convenient yes. Comfortable yes. Charming no and that unfortunately applies to the rooms, the common areas and the hospitality. Go there is you’re willing to hike and be outdoors all day (that was our intention but it rained for the entire duration of our stay) but if you want to rest in a cozy place then look for another alternative. The food is just fine, really nothing to get excited about.
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Date of stay: April 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 18 Apr 2019
It has taken me some years to learn how to take feedback, especially online feedback... It is best to investigate the source and the circumstance surrounding the disappointed party, before taking offence. With that in mind: I am sorry that the weather didn't play the game and left you with limited activities. I am sorry that you found us less cozy than you'd hoped: We have been in Summer-mode (as we have had months of warmth and sunshine), so we were out of practice to manage the chilly snap. Thankfully, we are awake to the autumn now and will get our cozy preparations underway. I'm sorry that the food was not to your liking - specific feedback on this in realtime is usually the best way to improve the situation. Perhaps on your next trip you could engage with the management while you're at a place if you are feeling underwhelmed? That way, they will be able to take steps to rectify the problem - well that's what I would've done. Anyway, thanks for trying us. I hope your next holiday will be more 4s and 5s than 3s and 2s. Kind regards, Lindsay
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