South African Hotels

Montusi Mountain Lodge

Address
Bergville 3350
Drakensberg
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
Rating
Hotel Type
Family, Leisure
R1960.00SINGLE RATE
FOR TODAY

Experience the Drakensberg Mountains at their best during a tranquil and relaxing stay at the four star Montusi Mountain Lodge in Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This luxurious lodge features 14 Garden Suites in the beautiful valley of the Northern Drakensberg. The Lodge is three and a half hours away from Johannesburg and three hours from Durban.

Quick Facts:

  • Excellent location: the most magnificent views
  • Owner-run: hands on with genuine care for the area
  • Wealth of local knowledge from a 3 generation family
  • Lovely staff and a legendary Zulu guide
  • Large estate with lots to do
  • Every building takes full advantage of the view
  • Unspoiled environment
  • Serenity
  • Maximum 40 guests
  • A year-round destination: relatively mild, dry, sunny winters and beautiful, lush summers.

The 100ha estate forms part of a conservation initiative in the Drakensberg region, and as a result many of the wildlife and bird life have flourished over the past ten years. The owners have dedicated themselves to eradicating the alien Wattle population and restoring the natural vegetation of this spectacular area of South Africa. Guests are accommodated in free-standing suites set apart in the indigenous gardens. There is a main-building with dining room, lounge, bar, games loft and massage room.

Guests at Montusi:

  • Travelers looking for peace, relaxation and space
  • Honeymooners
  • Couples
  • Families with older children (teenagers / adults)
  • People looking for a genuine experience
  • Hikers / nature-lovers / those who value peace.

Accommodation 

A maximum of 40 guests are accommodated in 10 Garden Suites, 4 Family Suites and 2 Mountain Suites.  Each suite provides a spacious bedroom, separate sitting area and en suite bathroom.   Furthermore, the suites also offer a private patio boasting beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Guests can park their vehicles in the carport which is attached to their suite.

Room amenities:

  • TV
  • Gas operated fire place
  • Tea/ coffee making facilities
  • Bar fridge with fresh milk
  • Minibar upon request.

Dining 

Guests are welcome to relax and enjoy delicious local dishes and innovative menus at the Hotel Restaurant. Closed to the public, guests are served in an intimate and elegant setting. During the winter time guests are seated ;in the dining room next to a log burning fire with under floor heating;the most beautiful setting on a cold Drakensberg day.During the summer,guests can enjoy the panoramic views of the Mountains while dining in the Amphitheater.

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Massage room
  • Swimming pool.

Activities

  • Swimming in the rock swimming pool
  • Complimentary daily guided hikes and self-guided hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Tennis
  • Trout fishing
  • Bird watching
  • Mountain biking
  • Relaxation massage.

Nearby Attractions

  • Cable tour
  • Free fall king swing
  • Flying trapeze
  • Bungee bounce
  • Zip line
  • Paintball
  • Quad bike tours
  • Township tours.

The 1000 hectare Montusi Conservation Estate:

  • Hiking, mountain bike and adventure-running trails
  • Horse riding stables and Fly Fishing dams
  • Montusi Peak, Waterfall Cave and Bushman Cave with authentic Bushman Rock Art
  • private Mpophomeni Picnic Area
  • home to naturally occurring wildlife: a huge variety of birds, several species of antelope, small mammals and reptiles.

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  • Bar Fridges in Room
  • Bathrobe
  • Beverage Maker in Room
  • Ceiling Fan
  • DVD player
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • TV

Restaurants

Montusi Restaurant

The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner with breakfast and dinner being included for lodge guests and light lunches are available at an extra expense.The restaurant boasts a Chef's Hat in the Portfolio Collection and guests have lots of praise for the meals which they have enjoyed there. The chef is known for his sumptuous local cuisine with innovative menus. Children of all ages are welcome at this Lodge.

Hiking

Hiking is one of the activities which guests in the Drakensberg of South Africa enjoy the most.  Daily morning walks are provided on the 1000ha. Montusi estate with tea, coffee and biscuits provided by the guide.

Guests can hike to the top of the Montusi Mountain or do the Bushman Hike to explore the ancient Bushman paintings or to view the breathtaking waterfalls.  Day hikes are also available for the more experienced hiker on request to the top of the Amphitheatre. Not for the unfit and not for those afraid of heights, but for the brave the experience is worth every second.

Swimming

The fenced swimming pool at the Montusi Mountain Lodge, South Africa, looks out at the scenic escarpment. The surrounding rocks have provided inspiration for this beautifully crafted outdoor swimming pool.

Horse Riding

The horse stables are a short walk away from the Lodge.  There are horses and trails available for all levels of riders, from first time riders and children to more experienced riders. 

The trails are chosen to suit the riders strength and can be anything from a slow stroll for a beginner to exhilarating climbs up the mountain and descents into the river.

Mountain Biking

Guests of the magnificent Montusi Mountain Lodge near Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal, have access to 15 km of mountain biking trails. Trails vary according to the strength of the rider. For the more experienced rider there are 4x4 trails.  Guests are advised to bring their own mountain bikes for the more challenging terrain. 

Fly Fishing

Two trout farms are located on the Montusi Mountain estate in Bergville, South Africa.  Guests are invited to try their hand at fly fishing.  Rods and flies are available to buy and rent from the Montusi Mountain Lodge.  Fishing is done on a 'catch and release' basis and strictly for guests staying at this country retreat.

Nearby golf course

The closest golf course is 8 km away from the Montusi Mountain Lodge being the nine-hole Amphitheatre Golf Course at Hlalanathi.

  • Bar
  • Childrens playground
  • Hiking trails
  • Lounge
  • Nearby golf course
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis court
  • Terrace
  • Trout dam

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • WIFI
General Services
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Laundry services
  • Massage treatments
  • Secure parking
  • Wake-up call
Children Policy
  • Children of all ages are welcome at the Montusi Mountain Lodge in the Drakensberg.  The staff pride themselves on the peace and tranquility of this scenic region; parents are requested to ensure their children are closely supervised.

Available Rooms

Garden Suite Double

# Rooms:
10

The four star Montusi Mountain Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal's magnificent Drakensberg features individually decorated,spacious garden suites. Each suite is tastefully decorated in earthy, African colors to match the scenic mountainous surroundings.  Each room has panoramic views of the Drakensberg Mountains.

Garden Suite features:

  • Private/ en suite bathroom
  • Private patio
  • Separate sitting area
  • TV
  • Gas operated fire place
  • Tea/ coffee making facilities
  • Bar fridge with fresh milk
  • Minibar upon request
  • Car port for one vehicle.
Single Room R1960
Double Room R3130

Garden Suite Twin

# Rooms:
10
Single Room R1960
Double Room R3130

Mountain Suite

# Rooms:
2

The two spacious Mountain Suites are larger in size than Garden Suite and features a bedroom with a king size bed as well as an en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower. 

Mountain Suite features:

  • Private/ en suite bathroom
  • Private patio
  • Separate sitting area
  • TV
  • Gas operated fire place
  • Tea/ coffee making facilities
  • Bar fridge with fresh milk
  • Minibar upon request
  • Car port for one vehicle.
Single Room R2350
Double Room R3760

Family Suite - 2 bedrm, 1 bath, 1 shower

# Rooms:
4

The Family Suites each have two bedrooms: the front bedroom has a king size double bed and a bathroom with a bath; while the second bedroom has two single beds and a bathroom with a shower. 

Family Suite features:

  • Private/ en suite bathroom
  • Private patio
  • Separate sitting area
  • TV
  • Gas operated fire place
  • Tea/ coffee making facilities
  • Bar fridge with fresh milk
  • Minibar upon request
  • Car port for one vehicle.
Single Room R3910
Double Room R4690

Family Suite - 2 bedrm, 2 showers

# Rooms:
4

The Family Suites each have two bedrooms: the front bedroom has a king size double bed and a bathroom with a bath; while the second bedroom has two single beds and a bathroom with a shower. 

Family Suite features:

  • Private/ en suite bathroom
  • Private patio
  • Separate sitting area
  • TV
  • Gas operated fire place
  • Tea/ coffee making facilities
  • Bar fridge with fresh milk
  • Minibar upon request
  • Car port for one vehicle.
Single Room R3910
Double Room R4690

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2015-07-21

Five out of Five - we Loved it, Loved it, Loved it. Thanks a million for making our anniversary stay to special. We felt so spoilt in the most amazing landscape. Next time we must stay a bit longer!

Nancy and Brian

2012-07-25

I could have not found a better and more suitable place to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. We received personal service, the food was great and the room was beautiful.

Kind Regards,
Eddie Ward (Durban, KwaZulu-Natal)

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -28.623100

Longitude: 29.025563

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Parking

Each Garden Suite at the Montusi Mountain Lodge in Bergville, near Winterton, offers a carport.  Guests are able to park their vehicle right next to their suite for easy access and peace of mind.

Star Rating

4 Star

Memberships

  • Pearls of Africa
  • Portfolio Collection - Trusted Places to stay
  • Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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