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Off D119 Northern Drakensberg, UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park 3350 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/09/03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Montusi Mountain Lodge
Updated 21/09/03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 7 Speciality lodging in UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
Travellers' Choice
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
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Private balcony
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Elmien wrote a review Oct 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa135 contributions11 helpful votes
This is a great lodge. Many things to do in the area - hiking, mountain biking and other adventures. We had dinner twice at the restaurant and it was fantastic! Lunch also very good. Nice vegan menu. Very good wine selection as well. The chalet we stayed in was very comfortable.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Lindsay Du Plessis, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 23 Oct 2020
Thanks so much for your great review of your time at Montusi. Guests staying in the Self-catering Cottages are indeed welcome to book meals at the lodge dining room:) There are so many things to do and keep busy, but also ample opportunity to soak in the peace and quiet. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Lindsay
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Caroline H wrote a review Mar 2020
Denmark37 contributions2 helpful votes
We spent three nights at Montusi and this was probably our 5th or 6th visit. We first visited Montusi whilst living in SA but since moving to Europe we have continued to visit SA and have returned to Montusi twice. The chalets are comfortable and ours had a new bathroom. Food is a good standard and service is excellent. The walks around the property are well marked and there is a daily complimentary guided walk. I also had a massage which was great after a long walk. Great views.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Dear Caroline, Thanks for your lovely review and for coming back to visit Montusi again and again:) It is wonderful to be a haven for you when you are back in South Africa. We've had all our bathrooms upgraded, so every suite has smart new bathrooms! We look forward to hosting you again. All the best, Lindsay
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OlePompey wrote a review Mar 2020
Portsmouth, United Kingdom116 contributions74 helpful votes
We had two nights here on our way from Joburg through the Drakensberg and onto Durban. A great place to stop with about 15 private cottages and a central retaurant. Lovely grounds wher each place has a stunning view and you don't know there are other cottages until you go outside. The cottages are private and have a fireplace which must e cosy in winter. We didn't use the pool as overcast when we weret here but it looked good in a rural setting away from the main building. Nice to have a drink on the veranda before everyone goes in for dinner around the same time. Menu and wine list not extensive but good as was local beer. Service and breakfast good so couldnt fault the place. Some serious walks around here but we took the shortest walk (strenuous enough) up to the Bushmans
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 03 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for sharingyour positive experience of Montusi. We are so happy you enjoyed it despite the not-quite-perfect weather. Spionkop is indeed a battlefield worth visiting (although finding it is challenging!) - the stories that came off the mountain and the atmosphere that still permeates the peak make it a soul-shaking experience. We hope to welcome you back again one day, when the sun is shining and the pool is inviting! Kind regards, Lindsay
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Stef wrote a review Feb 2020
Leyburn, United Kingdom11 contributions14 helpful votes
My husband and I visited Montusi lodges for 3 nights during a 3 week visit of South Africa. The lodge, the staff and the food served were all of a very high standard. The views of the mountains were spectacular and the walks in the area surrounding the lodge varied and interesting. We would definitely return.
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Date of stay: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 02 Mar 2020
Dear Janet, Thank you so much for sharing about your happy time with us! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again. The mountains will be waiting:) Lindsay
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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
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Date of stay: February 2020
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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