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Montusi Self-Catering Cottages
Montusi Self-Catering Cottages is a spacious and quiet development in the Northern KwaZulu Natal Drakensberg near Royal Natal National Park. There are six privately owned self-catering cottages situated on the Montusi Estate (separate from Montusi Mountain Lodge). Each cottage has magnificent views of the Drakensberg’s Amphitheatre, a World Heritage site.

The 1000 hectare Montusi Estate offers guests a play-ground like no other, where they can hike, horse-ride, mountain bike and relax in a safe and pristine mountain environment. The expansive mountain views and distance from the road make the peace and quiet almost tangible!

The Montusi Mountain Lodge main building is only available to self-catering guests by special arrangement. Dinner and breakfast are only available to self-catering guests when booked the day before. Advance bookings and walk-ins cannot be accommodated for breakfast and dinner because the Lodge accommodation is let on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis and there is limited space in the dining room.

Guests need to bring all their own food, swimming towels and torches. There is no grocery shop on the property: the closest town with shops, chemist and a doctor is 50 km from us.

The Montusi Self-Catering Cottages offer guests a peaceful escape where they can make their own time-tables and completely unwind.

Accommodation at Montusi Self-Catering Cottages:
There are 5 six-sleeper cottages and 1 four-sleeper cottage. They have lovely views of the mountains and are set apart from each other.

All the cottages are double-storey. Most have a spiral staircase. The six-sleeper cottages have three bedrooms, three bathrooms and an open-plan living area. The four-sleeper has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan living area.

The living areas have a fully equipped kitchen with stove, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher; a dining table and a lounge with television, fireplace and patio.

Three of the six-sleeper cottages have two bedrooms on the ground-floor: the main bedroom has a double bed and a bathroom with a bath, shower and toilet, while the other has two single beds and a bath and separate toilet next door. Up the spiral staircase there is a bedroom with two single beds and a bathroom with shower and toilet.

One of the remaining six-sleeper cottages has a double futon in the upstairs bedroom.

The other remaining cottage has one twin bedded bedroom on the bottom floor with a bathroom with a bath and toilet. The other 2 double bedded bedrooms are on the upper level (up a standard staircase) and each have a bathroom with a shower and toilet each. The television nook is on the upper-floor too. The main lounge has great mountain views and fireplace (no television).

The four-sleeper cottage has a main bedroom on the ground-floor with a king-size double bed and a bathroom with a bat, shower and toilet. The second bedroom is on the upper level (up a spiral staircase) and has two single beds and a bathroom with a shower and toilet. The living area also has a fully equipped kitchen, dining table and a lounge. The kitchen has a stove, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher; a dining table and a lounge with television, fireplace and patio.
R450.00 pps

  • Montusi Self-Catering Cottages - Living Area
  • Montusi Self-Catering Cottages - Patio
  • Montusi Self-Catering Cottages - Living area from above
  • Montusi Self-Catering Cottages - Upstairs bedroom
  • Montusi Self-Catering Cottages - Bedroom window
  • Montusi Self-Catering Cottages - Second bedroom
  • Montusi Self-Catering Cottages - Main bathroom

Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Cots available
  • Library
  • Curio Shop
  • Tourism Information Desk
  • Fax & Photocopy Machine
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Garden
  • Parking (off-street - covered)
  • English
  • Xhosa / Zulu
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Horse Riding
  • Swimming Pool
  • Playground
  • Tennis Court

Montusi Self-Catering Cottages Activities:

Daily guided hikes for a cup of tea in the wilderness are a highlight, but guests are free to explore without a guide. The hikes visit the bushman paintings in the Bushmen's cave; a lovely waterfall at the Waterfall Cave, the scenic riverside loop on the Wanhoop Loop or the spectacular views on the top of Montusi Peak.

The Drakensberg Mountian Bike Trail network incorporates the Northern Berg resorts and is accessible right from Montusi. The trails are purpose built and maintained and stretch for almost 100km!

The hiking paths and mountain bike trails double as excellent trail-running routes for all levels of runner.
The Northern Horse operates excellent horse-riding trips from the Estate. The well-loved horses take guests over the mountains, fields and rivers on exciting equine adventures.

There is a tennis court and swimming pool for guests to use, and the two trout dams provide fly-fishermen with a great opportunity for an relaxing afternoon or early morning session.

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Montusi Self-Catering Cottages Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.

We had a lovely stay and the facilities were superb. The accommodation, friendly and efficient staff and all facilities exceeded our expectations by far. Beautiful walks and views enhanced this whole experience and we will definitely return to Montusi when we visit SA again in future. Thank you for the most enjoyable time.
 Reviewed by Delia Bester on 28 April 2017

We had a very relaxed weekend and will go back.
 Reviewed by Chris WAGNER over a year ago

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