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    Sani Lodge Backpackers

    Sani Pass Road, Sani Pass 3257, South Africa
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    05/11/2017 06/11/2017
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    Reviewed 23 August 2016

    I stayed at the lodge for 4 nights and loved every minute of it. It offered me the experience I wanted - close to several trails as well as the Sani Pass, numerous tours in Lesotho, amazing views from the lodge and accommodation and food...More

    Thank Beatrice S
    Response from TOFF1111, Owner at Sani Lodge BackpackersResponded 24 August 2016

    Hello Beatrice, many thanks from Russell, Simone our loyal team of staff at Sani Lodge and the Giant's Cup restaurant and our tour guides, for your uplifting review of your stay with us, which covers all aspects of what we offer to guests. We are...More

    Reviewed 11 August 2016

    We had a very positive experience here.The staff was very helpfull when we were planning our adventures in the Drakensberg area and Lesotho. The owner has very good local knowledge of walking routes, the local wildlife and the local culture. It is a backpackers lodge,...More

    Thank Paul V
    Response from TOFF1111, Owner at Sani Lodge BackpackersResponded 12 August 2016

    Thank you for writing of your experience staying at a Backpackers Lodge. We love the fact that South Africans and foreign visitors to the country can socialize in an informal and relaxed manner at our Lodge which is open to peoples of all creed, race...More

    Reviewed 7 August 2016

    Actually there is nothing special about this Lodge, but it's clean, it's friendly and quiet. WE stayed at the Guineafowl Room and although it was the middle of winter, extra blankets and all those heaters kept us warm. They also offer the Sani Pass Tour,...More

    Thank TeamSchonke
    Response from TOFF1111, Owner at Sani Lodge BackpackersResponded 12 August 2016

    Thank you for your write up. Even though you were not aware of it, thank you for helping to make a difference to the lives of many people in the following manner ;Sani Lodge Backpackers has been a Fair Trade Certified establishment since 2011( the...More

    Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

    A friend and I stayed at this place during our visit to Sani Pass. The tours that they offer are great, and the area is nice. The establishment itself is the standard hostel environment with the addition of lodge houses to stay in, plus a...More

    Thank John A
    Response from TOFF1111, Owner at Sani Lodge BackpackersResponded 3 August 2016

    Thank you for your appreciation of our commitment to conservation of the environment over the past 24 years ,via planting indigenous, alien bramble eradication, waste management via recycling and composting, water conservation, solar geysers and other ways of conserving electrical energy with insulation of geysers...More

    Reviewed 28 July 2016

    We stayed in one of the very nice, comfortable self catering cottages. This is a lovely place for a family to spend some time on the Lesotho border. We enjoyed breakfast and diner twice. Every day two cheerful ladies cook diner for those who has...More

    Thank Frank_de_Bos
    Response from TOFF1111, Owner at Sani Lodge BackpackersResponded 3 August 2016

    Thank you for your feedback on your stay in one of our cottages. Yes it is an indictment on KZN Wildlife and Dept of Transport that the term ' sense of place' when used in connection with the as you say ' romance ' of...More

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    Anna-Marie P
    10 June 2017|
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    Sorry no pets allowed here due to duiker and other wildlife on the property.
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