• Montusi Family Suites

    Montusi Family Suites

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    The four Family Suites easily accommodate 4 adults in two bedrooms. The “front” bedroom has a kingsize double bed and a bathroom with bath and toilet.

    The second bedroom has either two single beds or a kingsize double bed and a bathroom with a shower and toilet. These rooms open onto an entrance area and lounge. The lounges also have a TV, DVD player, gas fire place and private patio.

  • Montusi Garden Suites

    Montusi Garden Suites

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    Room facilities:En Suite (Shower), TV

    There are ten Garden Suites which each have a comfortable bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath and walk in shower), a lounge with a TV, DVD player, gas operated fire place and private patio.

    Most suites have a kingsize double bed (others with two singles beds) and the Honeymoon Suites have a corner tub for two. The suites all have panoramic views of the Drakensberg’s Amphitheatre.

  • Montusi Mountain Suites

    Montusi Mountain Suites

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    The Mountain Suites are our newest accommodation: completed in December 2014. The two Mountain Suites are larger and more spacious than the Garden Suites. 15 years of Montusi Experience has resulted in these beautiful modern units.

    Each one has a bedroom with kingsize double bed; and large bathroom with big bath and separate shower; and an airy lounge with private patio. These suites also have TVs, DVD players and gas fires. The views from the lounge, patio and bedrooms are sweeping and expansive with a backdrop against the majestic Amphitheatre mountain of the Northern Drakensberg.


Since June 2000 the Carte family at Montusi Mountain Lodge has provided an opportunity for their guests to intimately indulge in the freedom of the Drakensberg experience.

We believe in the conservation of the Northern Drakensberg and for ten years we have preserved and planted – changing a Wattle infested wasteland into a rehabilitated conservation area. Our indigenous trees and manmade forests continue to flourish and the resultant birdlife (once non-existent) has become abundant. This ethic has resulted in the return of the Mountain Reedbuck, Vaal Rhebuck, Bushbuck and the elusive Eland to this area once inhabited by Bushmen.

Montusi boasts the privilege of space with 16 suites set in open gardens each with spectacular views of the Amphitheatre and surrounding mountains. This is an idyllic escape to space, comfort and peace.


Hiking is eagerly enjoyed in the Northern Drakensberg. We provide daily morning walks on the 1000 ha. estate with a guide who provides tea, coffee and cookies free of charge. Popular destinations are the top of Montusi Mountain, Bushman Cave (with paintings), Waterfall Cave and various streams and rock pools for summer swimming.

Guests can safely hike the estate on their own using the Montusi Hiking Guide as well as at the uKhahlamba National Park (Royal Natal National Park) 15 kms away, with the Tugela Gorge being the favourite.

On request, we will organise day hikes to the top of the Amphitheatre, an experience you will never forget and do-able for all those of average fitness and unafraid of heights (the last ascent is via metal chain ladders). Please contact us for further details.

All Out Adventures

All Out Adventures

Anyone approaching Montusi Mountain Lodge will not fail to notice the impressive Adventure Centre 10 minutes drive from the Lodge.

Guests wanting an adrenalin rush have access to a spectacular Cable Tour, a hair raising Free Fall King Swing, thrilling Flying Trapeze, Bungee Bounce (trampoline and bungee system), Zip Line (Giant Foofy Slide), Forested Paintball and Quad Bike Tours to the river. Activities are run with an emphasis on safety and are achievable by participants of all ages and fitness levels. This is a great venue for corporate and family Teambuilding.

Unauthorized use of equipment is (naturally!) prohibited and indemnity forms must be signed. There is also a tea garden and kids' zone with a trampoline and dual sit&zip lines (Closed on Mondays during KZN school terms and the 25th December).

Visit  for more information. Tel 036 438 6242 and 072 386 1344

Montusi Mountain Lodge Horse Riding

Horse Riding

The Northern Horse operates spectacular horse trails from the Montusi Estate. The stables are within easy walking distance from the lodge and all levels of rider are catered for.

They specialize in customizing trails to suit the rider with everything from gentle strolls over flat fields to exhilarating descents into the river valleys and up the escarpments.