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Off D119 Northern Drakensberg, UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park 3350 South Africa
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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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TravelforChow wrote a review Mar 2010
CA, USA20 contributions50 helpful votes
We stayed at Montusi for one night after having stayed at Cathedral Peak (we wanted both nights at Cathedral Peak but it was not available). Montusi is nicer in terms of lodging quality, but Cathedral Peak has an incomparable location very intimate in the mountains. We had our own spacious bungalow at Montusi, the furnishings were nice, and dinner was definitely gourmet-quality. We could see the Amphitheatre from our room, and hiked Tugela Gorge. A key reason for a future stay at Montusi (or anywhere more north/west) would be to hike to the top of the Amphitheatre, a full-day hike with the trail head a couple hours away. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Montusi and would recommend it.
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Date of stay: September 2009
Alex A wrote a review Mar 2010
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom197 contributions69 helpful votes
We spent 3 nights at Montusi after 2 weeks travelling on the garden route. The drive from Durban was quite long but when we arrived, we knew this place was special. The welcome and friendliness of the staff really made us feel special. Our thatched cottage was like a home from home. Perfect place to explore the Natal National Park. On the last day we had a picnic hamper delivered to our cottage; we had planned to picnic by a small waterfall nearby but the afternoon rain set in early. Cindi the chef, looked after us so well and we enjoyed the food and wine. The peace and quiet of the lodge has to be savoured!
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Date of stay: February 2010
J&P wrote a review Feb 2010
Sussex, England36 contributions42 helpful votes
This was a return visit but this time we travelled with friends who had not visited the area before. It was like coming 'home' and our friends enjoyed it us much as we did. The location is miles from anywhere with impressive views in all directions. The thatched cottages are luxurious, quiet and extremely comfortable with small private patios for the views to be enjoyed. You are treated as family friends and indeed the family and senior staff eat their meals in the dining room. The food was exceptional and the chef a great asset to the Lodge with her varied and delicious menus and her engaging and helpful personality. We will return!
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Date of stay: February 2010
Susiej25 wrote a review Feb 2010
Staffordshire194 contributions74 helpful votes
We had three wonderful nights here. The individual lodges are extremely spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The views from each room of the Amphitheatre are absolutely breathtaking. This is a family owned resort and everyone was very friendly and welcoming. The food was excellent and of an extremely high standard. We didn't make it up the Amphitheatre (don't like heights) but we did the walk up the Tugela Gorge. Homemade cake was always available in the lounge every afternoon together with complimentary tea and coffee. They have local girls come in to give massages to the guests - this was extremely relaxing and very good value for money. All in all an excellent place to just chill out and relax. We didn't want to leave.
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Date of stay: November 2009
Gerard H wrote a review Jan 2010
Buxton, United Kingdom30 contributions24 helpful votes
Making guests comfortable has been so well thought through at Montusi. The magnificent scenery provides a stunning back drop for this professionally run family enterprise. Our family of 4 stayed for 3 nights and experienced the guided walks (with welcome tea and biscuit break), horse-riding and activity centre - which were all very well organised, sympathetic to the environment and enjoyable. Each afternoon tea and delicious cakes were served in the lounge. The site (both the grounds and the accommodation) is very efficiently maintained by the resident staff. The ethos of Montusi is for those seeking a peaceful and quiet environment - and thus not necessarily a destination for families and children. With this understanding and our own objective of seeking the same
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Date of stay: January 2010
US$238 - US$353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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