Montusi Self-Catering Cottages

Montusi Self-Catering Cottages

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#2 of 3 cottages in Bergville
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These six beautiful holiday homes are owned individually, but managed by Montusi. Each cottage is spacious and offers beautiful mountain views. The Montusi Estate is a playground of hiking, mountain bike and trail-running paths. There are also stables, a swimming pool, tennis court and fishing dams. The Montusi Self-Catering Cottages are a home-from-home in an environment of peace, quiet and natural splendour.
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D119, Bergville 3350 South Africa
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Paddy Norton wrote a review Jul 2022
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic location, top class accommodation and clean and comfortable. Have stayed at Montusi several times and well recommended. Will return again without hesitation as it has no peers in the area.
Staff are friendly and welcoming without fuss which is just how it should be
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Unit 6 is good
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Response from Lindsay Du Plessis, Guest Services / Front Office at Montusi Self-Catering Cottages
Responded 07 Nov 2022
Dear Yezimbali, Thanks so much for sharing about your most recent stay. We are so pleased that you found everything as nice as ever! We look forward to your next visit:) Kind regards, Lindsay
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melissaleclezio wrote a review Aug 2018
Grand Baie
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A warm thank you to the staff and owners at Montusi where we spent a unforgettable holiday. We were a group of 23 people (including a baby!), which was certainly difficult to handle but they managed wonderfully. Everything was perfect, the food was delicious and they never said no to any of our requests. I highly recommend this place and can't wait to be back!
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Date of stay: August 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Self-Catering Cottages
Responded 10 Sept 2018
Dear Melissa, It was such a pleasure to host you and the extended family at Montusi Mountain Lodge (the main, catered side of the Montusi operation, not the Montusi Self-Catering Cottages). We really enjoyed getting to know you all over the week and sharing our mountains with you and the baby was an absolute treat. We hope to welcome you all back again soon. Kindest regards, Lindsay
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RubenV wrote a review Feb 2018
Antwerp, Belgium
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing location, with beautiful views straight from all the separated lodges. Great service from the people here (a family-run location,making it feel warm and friendly) and an incredible cook (by far the best steak I ate in a looong time).

The crowning experiences were the massages and the horse riding: both (very) cheap, and the massage was one of the best we've ever had, anywhere in the world.

Overall: if you ever have the chance to visit Montusi, do not hesitate and go!
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Self-Catering Cottages
Responded 25 Sept 2018
Hi Ruben, What a lovely review! Thank you very much for sharing about your time with us. It is such a bonus when our guests are properly blown away by the Montusi Experience. We hope to welcome you back again one day, Lindsay
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Fahida S wrote a review Dec 2021
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Some units are not maintained well in the sense of old damaged pots and pans and not much in the way of serving dishes etc. example unit 5 . Unit 6 is very crowded with too many unnesary old furniture. Nic du Plessis at the resort was highly offended when I provided customer feedback . He does not appreciate customers providing any negative feedback . How short sighted . Unit 1 is well maintained. More attention has to be given how the place get cleaned as in dusting the coaches etc.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lindsay Du Plessis, Guest Services / Front Office at Montusi Self-Catering Cottages
Responded 12 Jan 2022
Dear Fahida, Thank you for choosing to visit Montusi Self-Catering Cottages again. As per our email exchange last month: we do welcome feedback and immediately went into action to rectify the issues you had in Cottage 5 (the unit you stayed in this time). When your "feedback" turned into a loud tirade agaist Cottage 4 at the Reception Desk, Mic stepped in to try diffuse the situation. Sadly the conversation fell apart. Each cottage is decorated to the individual owners' tastes and so will have a different feel. The website shows photos of each cottage so guests have an idea of what to expect. Cottage 4 was not to your taste on your last visit, so you went for a different one this time. We wish you all the very best for 2022. Kind regards, Lindsay Du Plessis
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Simonjhb74 wrote a review Oct 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a fantastic 3 days in this well equipped, clean and family friendly cottage . The staff were extremely helpful and went out of their way to allow us a late check out (to watch the rwc semi final) . We had a superb meal at the hotel on our first night ( you do need to prebook) . Will definitely be back !!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from LindsayMML, Manager at Montusi Self-Catering Cottages
Responded 02 Mar 2020
Dear Simon, Thanks for your review of Montusi's Self-Catering Cottages. We're delighted you enjoyed your time here! See you again soon, Lindsay
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TMoodley wrote a review Jul 2019
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent accommodation and friendly staff.
Accommodation is spacious, comfortable and well equipped.
Comes highly recommended.
Only disappointment is that we only spent two nights.
Definitely going back !
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from LindsayMML, Manager at Montusi Self-Catering Cottages
Responded 14 Jul 2019
Dear Mr Moodley, Thanks for your lovely review! We are so happy that you wanted to stay longer. We hope you will return soon. Kind regards, Lindsay
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Dave M wrote a review Oct 2018
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We hired cottages 4,5 and 6 as a group that did the Run The Berg. Being the 4th time we did the event, this was the first time we stayed at Montusi. By far the best choice. All 3 cottages are beautiful. Stunning views of the Amphitheatre, prolific Birdlife, plenty fir the kids to do, breathtaking sunsets. Easily one of the best weekend stays we have ever experienced.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Self-Catering Cottages
Responded 11 Jan 2019
Wow! what an awesome review:) Thanks very much Dave. We are so happy you loved your time with us over Run The Berg. We hope to welcome you back for the next one. Lindsay
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Keetje123 wrote a review Aug 2018
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were staying in the 2p cottages near the fence. The views were amazing and the cottage well equiped. Wifi is available. Good bed, nice bathroom (recently updated) and windows everywhere. You can sit outside on your patio or inside near the fireplace. There even is a small livingroom.

You can park your car next to your place.

The restaurant is very nice with a beautiful fire.

You can join a free guided walk every morning. The guide is really friendly and one of the hotel dogs will join you which is super cute to watch.
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Date of stay: July 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Choose a room on the outer ring so you'll have great views.
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Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Self-Catering Cottages
Responded 25 Sept 2018
Thanks very much for posting this review of your time at Montusi Mountain Lodge. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time here and liked our accommodation - we are very proud of our new pbathrooms:D We hope to welcome you back again one day. Kind regards, Lindsay
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John H wrote a review May 2017
Exeter
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 4 nights self catering, as a couple with a 7 month old baby.

The self catering lodge was enormous, beautifully designed, very well equipped, perfectly clean, and had amazing views.

We enjoyed walks direct from Montusi, and also found the staff and owners really helpful in advising us about walks in the national park - going above and beyond in making our stay enjoyable.

This is an excellent place to stay if you are looking for really high standard self catering accomodation near the amphitheatre national park.
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from LindsayMML, Manager at Montusi Self-Catering Cottages
Responded 13 May 2017
Dear John, It was such a pleasure to have you and your little family to stay! Thank you for loving your time in the mountains. It is always a delight to share this special place with happy souls! All the best for your adventures ahead! Lindsay
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Shr1987 wrote a review Apr 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We LOVE Montusi! It is one of our favourite places!
The self catering cottages are private and lovely! They all have gorgeous views!
There is nothing better than having a braai on your patio or making a fire in the house on a cold night! Very comfortable!
Great hikes and a lovely swimming pool on the property!
You will love it here!
We have gone as a couple and as a large family!
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from LindsayMML, Manager at Montusi Self-Catering Cottages
Responded 13 May 2017
Thanks so much for posting a review of your time at Montusi Self-Catering Cottages! We are so happy to read that you love it here. It is always a pleasure to host you! See you again soon, Lindsay
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Paddy Norton wrote a tip Jul 2022
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Unit 6 is good"
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Keetje123 wrote a tip Aug 2018
45 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a room on the outer ring so you'll have great views."
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Steve J wrote a tip Nov 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa71 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your own coffee machine or plunger to the self-catering cottage if you are a coffee fanatic-or go up to the Lodge main building."
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionBergville
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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