Montusi Mountain Lodge is a four-star family owned and operated lodge in the Northern Drakensberg of KwaZulu-Natal.  It is a place of spectacular natural beauty where the lodge has been developed in tune with the natural environment to provide guests with an exceptional experience of Space, Comfort and Peace.

People from all over the world visit Montusi to take in the stunning views of the dramatic Amphitheatre Mountain, or take part in a myriad of activities available on the private conservation estate, as well as at the nearby Royal Natal National Park.

The buildings and pool are all specifically situated to take advantage of our expansive mountain panoramas.  Large indigenous gardens provide a home to many different, beautiful bird species so guests can enjoy bird-watching and photography right from their private patios.

Montusi is a place to escape to; a place to adventure from; a place to be revived by.


GPS Co-ordinates

  •  -28.622254
  • 29.025879

Closest main airport

King Shaka International – 340km

OR Tambo International – 360km

 Closest major city

 Durban ( approximately 2H45 minutes away

Pietermaritzburg ( approximately 2H00 minutes away )

Travel time from the major cities

 50km / 30 minutes to Bergville

70km / 45 minutes to Harrismith

200km / 2 hours to Pietermaritzburg


No. of rooms

16 suites

Room Categories

8 Double Garden Suites

2 Twin Garden Suites

4 Family Suites

2 Mountain Suites

Room Facilities
  • Wi-fi
  • tea/coffee
  • ceiling fan
  • gas fireplace
  • fridge (stocked on request)
  • toiletries
  • TV with limited DSTV
  • DVD player
Average price of rooms

From R2075 per person per night sharing. Including dinner, bed and breakfast

Rate Includes

Rates include dinner, bed and breakfast, as well as hiking on the Montusi Estate

Season Specials

Last minute specials apply out of season – Book a stay within 3 days of arrival directly with Montusi and receive a discount.




List of facilities/activities available for guests:

  • Swimming pool
  • tennis court
  • trout dams
  • bass dam
  • hiking trails
  • massage room
  • bar
  • dining room
  • games loft with pool table and dart board
  • children’s playground
  • Free wifi in the main guest lounge, as well as in all the suites
Restaurant & Dining

1 dining room serves three meals a day.

Breakfast (07:00 to 10:00): cold buffet including cereal, yoghurt, fresh fruit, juice, cheese board, cold meats; and hot ordered options including eggs, meats & vegetarian.

Lunch (12:30 to 14:00): a la carte, pub lunch style menu with excellent salads, burgers, open sandwiches.

Dinner (18:30 to 21:00): 5 course, served, set menu including starter, soup, 3 mains, 3 desserts and cheese board.

Children are required to vacate the dining room before 20:00 each evening.

Guests should bring

Montusi is a relaxed place, but we do ask guests to dress smart-casual for dinner, or drinks after 18:00 at the bar.

Important Information

Montusi is quite remote, with the closest shops, medical help etc a 50km drive away.  The roads are good, the tap water is delicious and there is no malaria in this area.



Telephone: 0364386243