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Sani Lodge Backpackers

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Room & Suite (28)
Dining (7)
Certificate of Excellence
Overview
Sani Pass Road, Sani Pass 3257 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Public Wifi
Free Parking
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
4 Star accommodation
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All reviews day tour common room the kitchen fresh milk self catering stayed here for nights highest pub in africa packed lunch other guests hot water tea garden fair trade ice cream pony trekking hiking trails perfect place land rover
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During my stay at Sani Lodge in December 2018, together with Drakensberg Adventures I undertook the 5 day tour "Roof of Africa" ​​to Lesotho. My tour guide was Mondli, whom I highly recommend. He has a great knowledge of the country and its people, is...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Ludmilla000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This backpackers reminded me of summer camp in the best way possible. Beds are comfy and the kitchens are well equipped. There’s fresh milk provided, too! You’re surrounded by green and there’s a nice area to hang out where staff will light a fire on...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank kmaija83
Response from TOFF1111, Owner at Sani Lodge BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review. It is nice to know that all the effort we put in is appreciated. Since we hope this will be your home away from home for a few days, it is important that the facilities make you feel at home!...More

Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights in the Sani Lodge and enjoyed it very much. What was especially positive was the friendly staff, the ecological orientation of it's owners and the 1-day-tour to Sani Pass/Lesotho. If you want to explore the area of Drakensberge we highly...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank NiklasVegas
Response from TOFF1111, Owner at Sani Lodge BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review, Niklas. We are happy that you appreciated the many things we do to try and have our business "tread lightly" on the earth. Our staff try their very best and I will pass on your kind words to them, it...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018

Sani Lodge Backpacker has provided us with a 3 days hiking tour in Lesotho that was amazing! Very well organized and wonderful welcoming families that hosted us with smiles and amazing food, and confy and cosy private Roundavels! The guide Matthew was great and told...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from TOFF1111, Owner at Sani Lodge BackpackersResponded 31 October 2018

Thanks for the 5 star review, Alexandre. We believe the part of Lesotho you visited with our tour company, Drakensberg Adventures, is very special and the experience you get is 100% authentic. The mountain scenery is stunning, people are warm and welcoming as you reported...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

My experience with backpackers is limited, but this was a great place. The showers were cold, but we got to meet interesting people and had a wonderful braai together. The room was neat and tidy. The communal kitchen was very clean and stocked with all...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank SonjaS2656
Response from TOFF1111, Owner at Sani Lodge BackpackersResponded 29 October 2018

Thanks for the review, Sonja. We are delighted that your experience of backpacking at Sani Lodge was so positive! Our team works hard to ensure that rooms, ablutions and the communal kitchen/common room areas are kept clean and tidy, thanks for appreciating this. Since this...More

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Sani Lodge Backpackers , country haven on SANI PASS. Stylish ethnic décor. 26 years old. Prime Responsible Tourism location in Southern Drakensberg close to Lesotho. Oldest Backpackers in KZN. Fair Trade in More Tourism Certified. African Responsible Travel Silver Award winner for Poverty Alleviation. 4 star graded. Owners Simone and Russell are passionate advocates for conservation of wilderness and sustainable tourism practices and are respected leaders in these fields. SANI LODGE BACKPACKERS caters for the needs of the "Independent Traveller With A Conscience," Our tour company DRAKENSBERG ADVENTURES offers 19 tours from 1 – 7 days in Lesotho ; pony trekking, hiking, culture. Each tour price is shared amongst Basotho stakeholders and guides - your participation directly alleviates poverty! Massage treatments, Home cooked meals, craft shop, free WIFI. RATES: CAMPING R95 DORM BED R180,STANDARD ROOM R250sharing, ENSUITE RONDAVEL R320sharing. FAMILY COTTAGES R350 - R420 min charge applies Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Laundry Service
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
22
Price range
USD 12 - USD 69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Sani Pass
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
22
Price range
USD 12 - USD 69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Sani Pass
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Traveller (101)
Room & Suite (28)
Dining (7)
Pool & Beach (3)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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Happiness49318
10 June 2017|
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Response from TOFF1111 | Property representative |
Sorry no pets allowed here due to duiker and other wildlife on the property.
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Room Tips
"Double Room with Separate Bathroom are a good compromise!"
Alex_Hamelin
18 Oct. 2018
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"Have a contingency plan for when it snows."
Rix1604
17 Sep. 2018
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"Avoid those close to the reception, and if you want a better experience (calmer), get a rondavel."
bnoy
11 May 2018
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"Don't drive there at night (especially if coming from Durban side). Fog=poor visibility"
LillianM383
2 May 2018
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