Sani Lodge Backpackers and Cottages in Sani Pass, Drakensberg Self-catering
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  • Property TypeBackpackers Lodge
  • Guests54
  • Rooms/Units17
  • Wir SprechenDeutsch

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Sani Lodge Backpackers is a 4 star graded B&B with self catering option, offering Sani Pass accommodation for tourists and visitors of Drakensberg.

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

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.

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

  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (separate)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

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
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Swiss German
  • Zulu

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Double Rondavel

The Double Rondavel is furnished with a double bed and has an en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower, toilet and basin. A tray with a kettle, tea and filter coffee makes you feel at home right away. We provide creamy farm milk from our own herd of Jersey cows. Guests have access to a fully equipped communal kitchen.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

These rooms are furnished with twin beds. Guests have access to unisex ablutions with hot showers, a fully equipped communal kitchen. A tray with a kettle, tea, and filter coffee makes you feel at home right away. We provide farm milk from our Jersey cows.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Guineafowl Cottage

The Guineafowl Cottage has a garden view. The main bedroom is furnished with a double bed. The second bedroom is furnished with a bunk bed ideal for kids.The fully equipped kitchenette has a stove, microwave, kettle, pots, cutlery, and crockery provided. There is a braai stand in the garden. The cottage is 50 m from pool. Parking is 43 metres away.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

The Aloe Cottage has a mountain view. The main bedroom is furnished with a Queen-size bed and has an en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower, toilet and basin. The second bedroom is furnished with twin beds and has an en-suite bathroom fitted with a bath, toilet and basin. The fully equipped kitchenette has a stove, microwave, kettle, pots, cutlery, and crockery provided. There is a braai stand in the garden.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Honeyguide Cottage

Honeyguide Cottage has mountain views and sleeps six people in three bedrooms. The main room has a double bed and an en-suite bathroom with a shower, toilet and basin. the second bedroom has twin beds and the third room has bunk beds. The second bathroom is fitted with a shower, toilet and basin. There is a fully equipped kitchenette with stove, fridge, microwave, kettle. There is a braai in the garden. Parking next to the cottage.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Ntshitshi Cottage

The Ntshitshi Cottage has a garden view. The main bedroom is furnished with a double bed. The second and third bedrooms are furnished with twin beds. There is one bathroom fitted with a shower, toilet and basin. The fully equipped kitchenette has a stove, microwave, kettle, pots, cutlery, and crockery provided. There is a braai stand in the garden. Parking is 43 metres away. The cottage is 50m from pool.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Single Rondavel

The Single Rondavel is furnished with a single bed and has an en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower, toilet and basin. A tray with a kettle, tea, and filter coffee makes you feel at home right away. Guests have access to a fully equipped communal kitchen.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 1 guests (max 1 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

This room is furnished with a double bed. Guests have access to unisex ablutions with hot showers, a fully equipped communal kitchen. A tray with a kettle, tea, and filter coffee makes you feel at home right away. We provide farm milk from our Jersey cows.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

This room is furnished with a Queen-size bed. Guests have access to unisex ablutions with hot showers, a fully equipped communal kitchen. A tray with a kettle, tea, and filter coffee makes you feel at home right away. We provide farm milk from our Jersey cows.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

This room is furnished with a single bed. Guests have access to unisex ablutions with hot showers, a fully equipped communal kitchen. A tray with a kettle, tea, and filter coffee makes you feel at home right away. We provide farm milk from our Jersey cows.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 1 guests (max 1 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

This room is furnished with three single beds. Guests have access to unisex ablutions with hot showers, a fully equipped communal kitchen. A tray with a kettle, tea, and filter coffee makes you feel at home right away. We provide farm milk from our Jersey cows.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Duiker Dormitory Bed

This Backpacker unisex dormitory has 4 beds and sleeps a maximum of 4 people. All linen provided. Bring your own towels. Communal shared ablutions nearby. There is a fully equipped communal kitchen, common room, and large braai boma.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed

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

Rhebok Dormitory Bed

This Backpacker unisex dormitory has 4 beds and sleeps a maximum of 4 people. All linen provided. Bring your own towels. Communal shared ablutions nearby. There is a fully equipped communal kitchen, common room, and large braai boma.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed

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

Oribi Dormitory Bed

This Backpacker unisex dormitory has 4 beds and sleeps a maximum of 4 people. All linen provided. Bring your own towels. Communal shared ablutions nearby. There is a fully equipped communal kitchen, common room, and large braai boma.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Smoking: not allowed

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

Guest Reviews

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

Verified reviewfair

It was ok for 2 days and quite near to Sani Pass, but not clean enough.

October 2019

Rene T. (Herdecke Germany)

Verified reviewvery good

Loved the green approach we had. Owners were friendly. We were comfortable and enjoyed our stay.

September 2019

bruce c. (Durban)

Need to Know

Response timeSani Lodge Backpackers typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome. Campcot available for family cottages.

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 property Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since June 2007

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