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About Mon Desir

Mon Desir Estate is a historical country home, situated high up at the foot of Otto’s Bluff Mountain with breathtaking panoramic views over the Albert Falls Dam and Umgeni Valley, and against the backdrop of the Karkloof Mountains in the distance.

The property was the location of choice to film the movie, ‘King Solomon’s Mine’s’, and with the buildings dating back to 1939, makes this property steeped in history.

Nestled quietly on 58ha of bushveld, this gem is now under new ownership and management and has recently been refreshed and on its way to being restored to its former glory.

Only a short 15-minute drive from Pietermaritzburg, 20 minutes from Albert Falls Dam Reserve and an hour’s drive from Durban, Mon Desir becomes a perfect location for a wedding or function or just a tranquil break away with utterly stunning views.

Enjoy our beautiful gardens and trees, which are home to an abundance of birds, or explore the unspoiled African bush and waterhole, with a chance to see Nyala, Duiker, Warthog and Porcupines, or simply relax at the pool in front of the Wobbly Warthog pub and enjoy the spectacular view.

Wedding Venues: We caters for weddings and functions, from elegant to casual. The Chapel is a beautiful original barn building, with its old tin roof and exposed wooden trusses. The Barn is a restored milking shed with exquisite lighting. It can seat 120+ guests.

  • Response Rate: 89%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 5 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 15
  • Check-in: 13:00
    Check-out: 10:00


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast
  • Lounge
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Terrace
  • Wake-Up service
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
  • Portuguese

Important Information

Payment of the balance to be paid, on arrival, by card, in cash or by EFT.

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Mon Desir is 2.6km from the centre of Ottos Bluff , the nearest airport 84.2km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling