Montusi Mountain Lodge offers genuine hospitality in the tranquillity of one of the most beautiful settings in Southern Africa. Space, comfort and peace are what you will find when you treat yourself to the natural splendour and peaceful, romantic ambiance of this Drakensberg haven.
Situated in the Kwazulu-Natal Drakensberg, halfway between Johannesburg and Durban, Montusi is one of the few destinations with a panoramic vista of the Drakensberg's most famous feature, the Amphitheatre escarpment.
The scenery is breathtakingly beautiful, and nature lovers will enjoy the many hiking and walking trails available for all levels of ability. There are easier walks through lush meadows and across clear streams, or more strenuous hikes up and across rugged mountain terrain.
In addition there are countless other activities including bird watching, horse riding and trout fishing (on a 'catch and release' basis). Golfers can visit the 9-hole Amphitheatre Golf Course at Hlalanathi just 8 km away. The lodge also has a tennis court and racquets/balls can be collected from the main reception for any budding Wimbledon champions in the making.
The main lodge consists of a large and beautifully thatched main lodge with reception, dining room, terrace, bar, lounge and massage room.
The swimming pool looks out at the escarpment and the surrounding rocks have provided inspiration for this unusual and beautifully crafted pool which makes it the guest's favourite place in summer.
The intimate restaurant (with a log fireplace) is renowned for sumptuous local cuisine with innovative menus.
The 16 individual free-standing suites offer guests privacy, are uniquely decorated with stunning views of the Amphitheatre Mountain. Suites have one or two bedrooms with a en-suite bathroom (bath and walk-in shower), a lounge, patio, gas operated fireplace and tea/coffee making facility.
Along side each suite there is a private covered carport for one vehicle.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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Breakfast and dinner are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. Special meal times for children are arranged.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Montusi Mountain Lodge can be included in you own dream holiday.
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Destination: South Africa.
Only 10% of international tourists to South Africa choose to explore Kwa-Zulu Natal, making it a true hidden gem in the heart of the Rainbow Nation. If you're looking for a real retreat into a world of unexplored natural beauty and undisturbed peace, this is the perfect 12 night trip for you.
This is a 12 night itinerary including The Drakensberg, Durban, St Lucia Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal and Pakamisa Game Reserve.
A magical mixture of peaceful mountainsides, coastal resorts, historical insights and superb safaris, this 12 night itinerary will leave impressions that last a lifetime. You’ll stay in battlefield lodges and contemporary styled safari rooms, as well as mountain hideaways and landmark beach hotels with sweeping ocean views.
This is a 12 night itinerary including Durban, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, The Battlefields and The Drakensberg.
Over 12 nights, this trip will give intrepid travellers a glimpse of the hidden gems tucked away in KwaZulu-Natal. Walk in a UNESCO World Heritage site to see bushman paintings dating back thousands of years, relax on a beach, chase across the plains in search of the Big 5, and end in the saddle of a magnificent Arabian horse and experience the sights, smells, sounds and excitement of the African veld and literally become one with the environment.
This is a 12 night itinerary including The Drakensberg, Durban, AmaKhosi Private Game Reserve and Pakamisa Game Reserve.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Montusi Mountain Lodge Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Johannesburg: Follow the N3 to Harrismith, turn towards Bethlehem on the N5, travel 4km, turn left onto the R712, travel 8 km, turn left again onto the R74 toward Bergville. Travel 28 km, down the Oliviershoek pass, as the pass levels out, turn right towards the Northern Drakensberg. Follow signs to Alpine Heath and Montusi.
From Durban: Follow the N3 past Estcourt Ultra City. Turn left onto the R74. Travel through Winterton and Bergville. 30 km after Bergville, turn left towards the Northern Drakensberg. Follow signs to Alpine Heath and Montusi.
General Information For Guests
All rooms have a lounge area with TV and DVD player, a private patio, tea/coffee making facilities, including bar fridge for fresh milk, minibar (stocked on request), and a car port for one vehicle.
There is a swimming pool and a tennis court (tennis rackets and balls are available at no charge).
Mountain bikes can be hired from All Out Adventures just 4 km from Montusi.
Daily morning walks are offered on the 1,000 hectare estate with a guide who provides tea, coffee and cookies free of charge. Popular destinations are the top of Montusi Mountain, Bushman Cave (with paintings), Waterfall Cave and various streams and rock pools for summer swimming.
Guests can also safely hike the estate on their own using the Montusi Hiking Guide as well as at the uKhahlamba National Park (Royal Natal National Park) 15 km away, with the Tugela Gorge being the favourite.
On request, day hikes can be arranged to the top of the Amphitheatre, an experience you will never forget and do-able for all those of average fitness and unafraid of heights (the last ascent is via metal chain ladders).
The Northern Horse operates spectacular horse trails from the Montusi Estate. The stables are within easy walking distance from the lodge and all levels of rider are catered for. They specialize in customizing trails to suit the rider with everything from gentle strolls over flat fields to exhilarating descents into the river valleys and up the escarpments.
The nearest golf course is 8 km away at the nine-hole Amphitheatre Golf Course at Hlalanathi.
There are 2 dams on the property stocked with trout (and with a beautiful view). Fishing rods can be hired and flies are for sale. This 'Catch and Release' activity is strictly reserved for Montusi residents.
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