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Reviewed 3 March 2020

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 Caves and were amazed that you can still see some painting about 8000 years old.
Had a day trip out to Spion Kop which was worth it although not well sign posted and includes 10km of dirt road. (In fact the site wasn't signed approaching from one way and we found it on the way back). To think soldiers struggled up here with all their equipment in hot weather to die needlesly.

Date of stay: February 2020
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Thank OlePompey
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LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 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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Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 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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Reviewed 24 February 2020 via mobile

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 enjoyable.
If you are looking to spend time in the Drakkensburg mountains we would recommend a stay at Montusi.

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Ronandclaire
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LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 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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Reviewed 23 February 2020

We spent 3 nights at Montusi - we had one of the garden suites with the most stunning views of the amphitheatre. The food and service were outstanding and the hosts were very knowledgeable in helping us plan hikes both locally and to the top of tugela falls. Would highly recommend Montusi to people looking to explore the drakensburg but also for relaxing in fabulous surroundings. And for stargazing on a clear night!

Date of stay: February 2020
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Thank ailsals
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LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2020

Thanks very much for enjoying your time with us!
It is the best for us when people adventure into the mountains and love the magic Montusi offers - well done of getting to the top of the Tugela Falls!
Our clear skies (day and night) and the peaceful atmosphere are 2 of the things we find it difficult to explain to people before they get here, even though these two things are among the most the striking.
We hope to welcom eyou back again one day. In the meantime, we will do our best to keep Montusi and our mountains fabulous.
Kind regards,
Lindsay

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Reviewed 16 February 2020

We enjoyed virtually every aspect of this lovely lodge. The setting is truly stunning and surrounding grounds beautifully immaculate. Sitting on one’s tranquil cottage terrace looking out across the valley was a real delight. The cottage was cosy, inviting, comfortable and spotlessly clean. We very much enjoyed having a few early evening drinks on the main lodge terrace; watching the swallows and taking in the wonderful views: the open air dinning room proved to be a charming and atmospheric place to have dinner. Both breakfasts’ and dinners were good although we did find the dinning room service a tad disjointed and slow at times. Would we go back and would we recommend to friends and family ? Yes to both !

Date of stay: February 2020
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Thank lee l
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LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2020

Dear Lee,
Thank you for your review! We are so happy we managed to provide a returnable/recommendable experience:)
There are areas where we need constant work and the dining service is one of these, especially on busy nights. Thanks for being patient with our team:)
We hope to see you again one day!
All the best,
Lindsay

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