Sani Lodge Backpackers and Cottages in Sani Pass, Drakensberg Self-catering
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  • Property TypeBackpackers Lodge
  • Guests48
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About Sani Lodge Backpackers

Sani Lodge Backpackers provides a wide range accommodation deep in the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa. The farm borders directly onto the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site, giving guests direct access to the park for hiking purposes.

Sani Lodge is a peaceful country haven, offering rural charm, superb views, fresh farm milk from the Jersey cows, farm cheese and trout, legendary chocolate cake and home-cooked meals topped with a ‘home away from home’ atmosphere.

Accommodation

Backpackers Accommodation:
We offer a wide range of budget accommodation. Guests have full use of modern,fully equipped kitchens, central cosy communal sitting room with open fireplace and reading room, braai area, swimming pool and sundowner wooden deck facing the sun setting over the mountains of Lesotho. There are clean ablutions and an outdoor shower with unforgettable mountain views.

Camping:
Ideal for small tents or camper-vans. Not suitable for caravans. No power points. Basic ablutions and kitchen.

Dormitories:
Duiker / Rhebok/ Oribi / Eland; each room sleeps four people on bunk beds. The rooms are compact for warmth in winter and all have wall panel heaters. Bedding is provided.

Standard rooms:
Wydah / Lourie / Sunbird / Nightjar / Ibis; each room sleeps two people on either double or twin beds. Bedding is provided. Rooms have wall heater panels for winter.

En-suite Heated Thatch Rondavels:
Francolin / Woodpecker / Kingfisher / Hoopoe; each private rondavel sleeps two people on either double or twin beds. Bedding is included. Tea, filter coffee and a kettle are provided. Contains a shower, toilet and hand basin in each.

Group facility:
Double storey stone clad building with four dormitories sleeping a total of 25 people. Ideal for large groups. Two bathrooms, large equipped self-catering kitchen, dining area, lounge with fireplace, outside garden with braai. All bedding is provided. Rooms have wall heater panels for winter.

Self Catering Family Cottages:
Honeyguide Cottage:
Honeyguide is a compact cottage set in an indigenous garden and ideally suited to families of two adults and four children. The master bedroom is furnished with a double bed and en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom has twin beds, whilst the small third bedroom has a bunk bed. These two bedrooms share a bathroom. There is a cosy lounge with open fireplace, fully equipped kitchen and a verandah with braai.

Aloe Cottage:
The cottage is set in indigenous gardens and has uninterrupted views of Hodgson’s Peaks (The Giant’s Cup), and the escarpment bordering onto Lesotho. Aloe Cottage has two bedrooms, both with two single beds and each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom (one has a shower and the other, a bath). The kitchen is fully equipped and the lounge has an open fireplace.

Guineafowl Cottage:
Guineafowl is the smallest of all the cottages. It is set in an indigenous garden and suited to a family of two adults and two children. There are two bedrooms, one with double bed and a second small one with bunk bed. A fifth person may sleep on a sleeper couch in the lounge. The open plan kitchenette is fully equipped and wall heaters provide heating in winter.

Note: Smoking is not permitted. No pets allowed.

DINING

"The Giant's Cup" is open daily from 07h30 to 20h00, for breakfasts, savoury and sweet pancakes, toasted sandwiches, homemade legendary chocolate cake or scones with homemade jams and farm cream, farmhouse cheese, trout, teas, good filter coffee, milkshakes and lots more. Dinner must be ordered in advance along with accommodation booking.

CHILDREN

The lodge is child friendly, has a camp cot available for small children, offers children portions for dinners, and has a playground for children. Toffee the daschund dog and Tana the loveable cat are always entertaining for children.

ACTIVITIES

This is an ideal place for a healthy family holiday, as there are plenty of activities and tours which can be arranged, including hiking, Sani Pass tours into Lesotho, horse riding and Bushman paintings.

Guests can indulge in trout / bass fishing on nearby dams, mountain biking up the Sani Pass or playing golf at the hotel 1km up the road, birdwatching, macro-photographing or painting or simply relaxing in the gardens enjoying the magnificent view. River rafting for all levels is available in the district in summer.

Once you are here, you need not step back into your vehicle, as the cottages are perfectly situated for exploring the Drakensberg Mountains on foot.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (dial up)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (pre-paid)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

Transfers

  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

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Rooms & Rates

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rondavel ensuite

Three rondavels ensuite each sleeping two people. All bedding, feather duvets, bath towels, toiletries, kettle , tea, coffee, heater.; Fully equipped Self catering kitchen available. Braai area available. Restaurant on site. Children pay full rate.

Qty: 3
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Standard rooms

Four standard rooms sleeping two people. Not ensuite. Modern shared bathrooms. Bedding, feather duvets, heaters, bath towels, shower gel supplied. Tea/coffee and rusks served at 0730 hrs on request. Fully equipped Self catering kitchen available. Braai area available. Restaurant on site. Children pay full rate.

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Dormitories

Four main dormitories each sleeping four people on two bunk beds. All bedding including feather duvets. Not ensuite. Modern central communal bathrooms.Fully equipped Self catering kitchen available. Braai area available. Restaurant on site. Children pay full price.

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Self catering cottage Guineafowl

Two bedroomed selfcatering cottage with one bathroom, fully equipped kitchenette, sitting room, bathroom. Sleeps four. All bedding, feather duvets, bath towels, toiletries provided. Serviced daily. Minimum rate applies. Braai area. Restaurant on site.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Self catering cottage Aloe

Sleeps four people in two bedrooms ensuite; one with double bed and second bedroom small with twin beds. Separate kitchen fully equipped, sitting room with open fireplace, two bathrooms, dining area. All bedding including feather duvets, bath towels, toiletries. Serviced daily. Braai area. Restaurant on site. Minimum rate applies.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Self catering cottage Honeyguide

Sleeps six people in three bedrooms with one ensuite bathroom and second bathroom, fully equipped kitchenette, sitting room with open fireplace. All bedding including feather duvets, bath towels, toiletries. Braai area, restaurant on site. Minimum rate applies.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Group facility

Double storey building; upgraded in 2017 with additional bathrooms, 2 bedrooms downstairs, 5 bedrooms upstairs, fireplace in sitting room, dining area, braai outside, equipped kitchen. Suitable for university , hiking, school groups. Sleeps total of 30 people. Minimum fee applies for whole building. Not a party place.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 30 guests (max 30 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

17 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewvery good

On scale of 1 - 5 with 1 being bad to 5 being excellent; Accommodation rated as 4 , Tour with Drakensberg Adventures rated as 5, meals rated as 4 and level of service provided by staff rated as 4. Sani Lodge Backpackers is Fair Trade in Tourism Certified.

March 2018

RALF WINDHOFF (Germany)

Verified reviewfair

Accueil imparfait, confort acceptable, excursions organisées parfaites, petit déjeuner et dîner très correct Donc avis mitigé !!

February 2018

Patrice Thibaudeau (France)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Himeville Airfield (Private) - 14km
Pietermaritzburg Airport - 150km
Durban International - 240km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 09h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, Paypal, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since June 2007

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