I booked our stay at Montusi about 6 months prior to our visit for my honeymoon so was very anxious so see if it would live up to the expectation and if it looked as beautiful as the website suggests. To say the least, it exceeded all my expectations!
The lodge is situated in a beautiful part of the Northern Drakensberg with lovely views of the landscape. The views of the Drakensberg from our suite or when we were having breakfast on the patio is something to remember. It is truly a place where you can relax.
There are lots of things to do at or near Montusi: the first day we walked up Montusi Mountain to the Bushman's cave. There's a waterfall and from there you've got a beautiful view over the lodge. I saw a Jackal Buzzard while walking which was a first to me! There's also lots of roads to drive around and explore the area.
The second day we walked up the Amphitheater which is a must. The whole walk up the Amphitheater is filled with some of the best views as well as a few challenges including the chain ladders.
The last day we stayed at the lodge and enjoyed the peace and quietness of the surroundings and spent some time at the swimming pool.
One of the standout features at Montusi for me was the dining. The food was, as my wife said, "stunning"! We were always exited to see what was going to be on the dinner menu.
All the suites are private and you are ensured to have a wonderful stay at Montusi. I would recommend it to any person who enjoys the beautiful and quietness of nature.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Montusi Mountain Hotel Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park