Montusi Revisited

There is a very real danger when returning to a place that you loved the first time round that you’re not going to enjoy it nearly as much. Not so for Montusi Mountain Lodge!


Situated at the foot of Montusi Peak (Montusi meaning ‘mountain in the mist’), this gem of a resort in South Africa’s Northern Drakensberg region has a prime location overlooking the famous Ampitheatre escarpment.

Accommodating a maximum of 36 guests, Montusi never feels crowded and there is an air of peace and tranquillity throughout.


The views are still magnificent…


The sunsets are still spectacular…


The food is still delicious, especially the homemade breads, teatime treats and locally sourced beef steak and biltong [1] …

Biltong salad

The pool is still refreshing (cold according to my husband!)


The birdlife and antelope still abundant…


But it’s the staff at Montusi that still make it so special. Owned and run by two generations of the Carte family, who are also strongly involved in local community projects, Montusi employs a fantastic team who go out of their way to make you feel welcome and get the most out of your stay, whether you choose to go hiking, horse riding, fly fishing, quad biking (more on my experience with that another day!) or just relax and enjoy this beautiful place…

20170405_123521Travel Log:

  • Travelled April 2017 (5 nights at Montusi Mountain Lodge)
  • Flights – London Heathrow  to Johannesburg International (OR Tambo) on South African Airways
  • Car hire (collection OR Tambo; return King Shaka International; Durban)



You can read more about my first trip to Montusi over here and about hiking in the nearby Royal Natal Park over here.

[1] Biltong: Dried cured meat



4 thoughts on “Montusi Revisited

  1. Nat, these photographs are absolutely breathtaking! The second one down of the landscape is stunning! What a view!!!
    “Montusi never feels crowded and there is an air of peace and tranquility throughout.”
    Yes, and you can actually feel that just from these images!
    Sunset is my favorite time of day, so I loved the one you shared. SPECTACULAR indeed!
    Beautiful shots of the animal kingdom. WOW…I’ve never seen an antelope that close!
    Once again, my friend…thanks so much for sharing your travels. Very much enjoyed!


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