Sumptuous local cuisine

Our comfortably ambient restaurant with log fireplace is renowned for sumptuous local cuisine and innovative menus.

The restaurant has the flexibility to cater for restricted diets upon request so everyone will enjoy a variety of delectable dishes.

In summer, we dine outside on the Phumleni with the Amphitheatre view enchanting the guests while they enjoy delicious meals.

Lodge guests have tables reserved automatically, but those staying in the self-catering cottages or elsewhere need to make a booking at least a day in advance.

Come and join us to find out what all the fuss is about!


Breakfast at Montusi is the best way to start a Drakensberg day.
Peer over your steaming cup of coffee into the vast expanse of mountains from both the dining room and Phumleni.

In summer, breakfast begins at 7am allowing the early-birds to fuel up and hit the trails before the heat gets too much. With a 10am closing time, later lie-ins are easily accommodated too.

Breakfast includes the cold buffet of fresh and healthy options, as well as the full traditional “English” breakfast available to order. Croissants, and other pastries, cold meats and cheeses are also on offer for the more European tastes. A signature breakfast dish, which changes daily, is a highlight of the breakfast menu.

Guests requiring breakfast outside the usual breakfast time (7am in summer and 8am in winter to 10am) may order breakfast in suite or a packed breakfast for the road.


Light lunches are available daily between 12:30 and 14:00.
The menu includes something for everyone from deliciously healthy and fresh salads to hearty steaks and burgers.
Some ingredients come right from our own veggie garden!
Whether you’re keen for a small snack toasted sandwich or something more substantial, the lunchtime offering will not disappoint.

Guests who are out and about enjoy our excellent packed lunch options, while special picnics at the secluded Mpopomeni Picnic Area are a highlight of a romantic Montusi getaway.


One of the best parts of a day at Montusi is settling down for a well-deserved dinner.
The dinner menu is a set, 4-course affair with a festival of flavours and textures. With fantastically fresh ingredients, the chef creates something magical for all tastes. Even those with dietary restrictions enjoy a variety of dishes on their specifically created menus.
From the home-made bread and home-grown garden salad, through the starter, soup, main course, dessert and cheese board, Montusi guests are treated to delicious taste adventures and comfortable old favorites.
A few of the highlights include Panko Crumbed Mushrooms; Cauliflower & Capsicum Soup; Braised Bush Pig Shank Bourginon; Butternut Squash Salad with Goats Cheese, Pumpkin Seeds, Onion Marmalade, Arugula Leaves, Pecans and Roasted Chickpeas; Lavender Cheesecake, and Salted Caramel Popcorn Ice-cream.

Enquire about our Private Dining Experience for a romantic evening under the fairy-lit Acacia tree.

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