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Montusi Mountain Lodge
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Reviewed 28 November 2007

My partner and I stayed at the Montusi Mountain Lodge as the first stop over on our holiday to South Africa. It was the perfect place to adjust to the relaxed South African pace of life and an unexpected delight. The sweet little cottages are very comfortable with the most wonderful views imaginable. The food is excellent and the helpful staff do everything possible to make your stay a great experience, including champagne, fresh fruit and chocolates in the room. They organised a surprise singing of Happy Birthday and a cake for my partner and also organised our full days hike to the top of the Amphitheatre (well worth the effort). Waking up at dawn to see the sunlight just touching the top of the mountains was a highlight of the holiday.
All of the complex is beautifully maintained and there are some very good and well marked walks through the surrounding countryside.
I would thoroughly recommend Montusi to anyone intending to visit the dramatic Drakensberg region of South Africa.

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2007

This is a real gem of an hotel. Its location in the northern Drakensberg Mountains is to die for. You wake up and upon opening your curtains you have a full view of the magnificent Ampitheatre. Every one of the delightful cottages experiences this same fantastic vista.
The cottages themselves are luxurious with a patio, fireplace, sitting room, huge bathroom and small kitchen area complete with fridge, sink and kettle. The furnishings are all superbly kept and the cleanliness is exceptional.

The hotel is made up of the cottages, large public areas, swimming pool, bar and restaurant. The food was a set menu and the food was delicious. The staff impressed me with their enthusiasm and friendliness.

The pool was very cold owing to the altitude of the hotel but surrounded by sun loungers and just down the road was an activity centre offering horse-riding, quad bikes etc.

The activity we most enjoyed was walking. The paths are all well sign posted and the hotel offers maps indicating the level of difficultness. A guide is also on hand if you prefer.
You should not stay here if you want discos, shopping or entertainment. Instead Montusi offers peace, scenery, good food, friendly people and great walking.

One of the best places I have stayed at.

  • Stayed: November 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 March 2007

The most wonderful thing about this hotel is its position and its views - layer upon layer of mountains, close and distant, changing constantly in different light and different weather. But everything else is splendid as well. We had our own free-standing "cottage" with terrace, lounge, and two bedrooms each with en suite bathroom - for the price of a simple double room in most hotels - and incredible views from all rooms (sorry, have I said that before ...?). The food was imaginative and well served. The owners and staff were really friendly - even when we managed to lock ourselves out of the cottage with the key on the inside of the door, so someone had to climb in through a window. The range of walks straight from the hotel was splendid, including one leading to a cave with real bushman paintings. Nothing to complain about at all - except that in the very hot weather it would have been nice if both bathrooms had showers, instead of one shower and one bath. But we shall certainly be back.

  • Stayed: February 2007, travelled with friends
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Address: Off D119 | Northern Drakensberg, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park 3350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Speciality Lodging in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
Price Range: £205 - £274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Montusi Mountain Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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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