Montusi Mountain Lodge – experience top hospitality in the Northern Drakensberg

Montusi Mountain Lodge

In life there will be experiences that you will always look back to for many years after the event – a stay at Montusi Mountain Lodge in the Northern Drakensberg, is certainly for many one such experience.

This four-star, family-run lodge combines affordability, service excellence, space, tranquility and luxury living high up in the mountains into a unique and exciting holiday offering.

Needless to say, the establishment has become popular with individual holidaymakers, romantic couples and honeymooners as well as families and groups eager to swap the bustle of the city for some fresh, country air.

Many of their previous guests have also pointed the exceptional service that they received from the Montusi Mountain Lodge staff. My opinion is that you discover this amazing lodge for yourself.

Accommodation at Montusi Mountain Lodge

Montusi Mountain Lodge consists of a large and beautifully thatched main Lodge with reception, dining room, terrace, bar, lounge and massage treatment room.

There are 16 spacious, tastefully decorated, individual suites, which are among the most luxurious in the Northern Drakensberg.

Ten of these comprise the Garden Suites. Each one has a bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath and walk-in shower), a lounge with TV, DVD player, gas operated fireplace and private patio. Many have a King-sized bed while others come with two singles beds. The suites all have panoramic views of the Drakensberg’s famed Amphitheatre.

Or you could stay in their modern Mountain Suites. These large and spacious suites are the latest to the Montus Mountain Lodge accommodation offering.

Families travelling to the Northern Drakensberg will be glad to know that they have not been forgotten. At Montus Mountain Lodge are four Family Suites that can comfortably accommodate four adults in two spacious bedrooms.

The first bedroom is furnished with a King-size bed and a bathroom with shower and toilet, while the second bedroom has a double bed and a bathroom with a bath and toilet. The suites have lounges fitted with a gas-operated fireplace and private patios.

Standard amenities in all the suites include toiletries, hairdryers, gowns, ceiling fans, underfloor heating in the bedrooms and bathrooms, tea/coffee facilities with coffee plungers, bar fridges, umbrellas, TVs, DVD players and complimentary Wi-Fi access.

Find their accommodation rates HERE.

Facilities at Montusi Mountain Lodge

Your hosts can add a minibar facility in your suite upon request. All suites also come with a secure carport for one vehicle.

To match their top accommodation and hospitality, the lodge also has a great restaurant where you can sample imaginative gourmet cuisine and sumptuous dining. See their menus HERE. The kitchen is also flexible to accommodate any dietary requests.

Montusi Mountain Lodge activities

Popular activities in the Northern Drakensburg that are within reach of Montusi Mountain Lodge include hiking, fishing, tennis, swimming, horse-riding, birding, mountain-bike and 4×4 trails (bring your wheels). Your hosts will be happy to make recommendations.

Or you could just relax on your private patio book or sundowner in hand while enjoying the mountain breeze and sunsets.

Reviews from Montusi Mountain Lodge guests

“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,” wrote JanetGR on their TripAdvisor page.

ALS added; “We spent 3 nights at Montusi – we had one of the garden suites with the most stunning views of the amphitheater. 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 Drakensberg but also for relaxing in fabulous surroundings. And for stargazing on a clear night!”

“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 dining room proved to be a charming and atmospheric place to have dinner. Both breakfasts’ and dinners were good… Would we go back and would we recommend to friends and family? Yes to both!” said Cin Cin.

Montusi Mountain Lodge is located in the Northern Drakensberg. For bookings, call 036 438 6243 / 072 591 1210 or email Alternatively, you can do your bookings online HERE. Here is their location on Google Maps.


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