A splendid family-run stopover overlooking the Drakensberg Mountain range

Situated between Johannesburg and Durban, Montusi Mountain Lodge is the ideal place to stay overnight or book as a hiker’s dream getaway, and is only 20 km from the Royal Natal National Park. This exclusive lodge overlooks the incredible Amphitheatre escarpment of the Drakensberg Mountains and its surroundings have been cared for by the Carte family. The family has made a substantial effort to conserve this area of the northern Drakensberg by removing alien vegetation and rehabilitating the existing indigenous vegetation in the area. This has led to the return of certain wildlife such as the birdlife, bushbuck and even eland.

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Facilities

Best time to go to Drakensberg

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The KwaZulu-Natal part of the Drakensberg in South Africa experiences a very mild climate. During spring and autumn, Drakensberg’s weather is particularly pleasant. The days are warm and clear, and the nights are cool. However, it can be sweltering in the summer months that run from October through March, reaching temperatures above 30°C and dropping to chilly lows below 0°C. The winter months, running from April to August, are dry with the occasional snowstorm and frost. Ensure that you’re properly equipped if you are hiking in the high mountains.

Rooms

Garden Suites Double

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The Garden Suites Double offer guests a 1 bedroom thatched suite with a fitted king-size bed facing large sliding glass doors that open up to display incredible vistas of the Amphitheatre escarpment of the Drakensberg. The room also features an en-suite bathroom, lounge with a fireplace and private patio.

Garden Suites Twin

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The Garden Suites Twin offer guests a 1 bedroom thatched suite with a fitted king-size bed facing large sliding glass doors that open up to display incredible vistas of the Amphitheatre escarpment of the Drakensberg. The room also features an en-suite bathroom, lounge with a fireplace and private patio.

Mountain Suites

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The spacious Mountain Suites offer guests the perfect place to relax and take in the incredible views of the Drakensberg. These one-bedroom suites include a fitted king-sized bed and en-suite bathroom. There is also a roomy lounge with fireplace and large glass sliding doors that open onto a private patio.

Family Suite-2 bedroom, bath and shower

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The Family Suite has 2 spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with both a shower and a bath. Guests can choose between rooms with either a fitted double or king-size bed. There is a roomy living area with a fireplace that opens on to a private patio and gorgeous vistas of the Drakensberg.

Family Suite - 2 bedroom, Showers only

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The Family Suite has 2 spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with a shower. Guests can choose between rooms with either a fitted double or king-size bed. There is a roomy living area with a fireplace that opens onto a private patio and magnificent panoramic views of the Drakensberg.

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