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Montusi Mountain Lodge

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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.

The 102ha Montusi estate forms part of a conservation initiative in the Drakensberg region, and as a result, many of the wildlife and birdlife have flourished over the past ten years. Guests are in free-standing suites set apart in the native gardens. There is a central building with a dining room, lounge, bar, games loft and massage room.

Montusi Mountain Lodge can host 40 guests in 10 Garden Suites, 4 Family Suites and 2 Mountain Suites. Each suite provides a spacious bedroom, a 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 fireplace
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Bar fridge with fresh milk
  • Minibar upon request.

Quick Facts:

  • Excellent location: the most magnificent views
  • Owner-run: hands-on with genuine care for the area
  • A 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.


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


  • Swimming in the rock swimming pool
  • Daily guided hikes
  • Horse riding
  • Tennis
  • Trout fishing
  • Bird watching
  • Mountain biking
  • Relaxation massage.

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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)


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