I made a reservation for March 2020. First hard Lockdown came along and the lodge closed. They refused to refund my deposit, due to their 'strict cancelation policy'. I rescheduled again for March 2021,but once again the lodge was closed and refused to pay back the deposit. Sani Mountain Lodge is the first and only establishment who refused to refund a deposit since Covid-19 hit. In my opinion Covid-19 should be regarded as an exception to the rule.
We spent the 1st of January 2021 at Sani Mountain lodge having driven up the pass that morning. Welcoming staff, lovely warm bar ~ despite it being mid summer it was cold at the top of the pass. Food was excellent, great pizzas for lunch, good three course dinner and breakfast the next day. Our room was warm (had its own fireplace that the staff lit just after 17:00) with good bedding. Plenty of hot water for the shower as well. The lodge were also very helpful in answering all my questions I sent via their Facebook page prior to our arrival. I can highly recommended spending the night at the top of the pass at Sani mountain lodge. Gives you a good break from the driving and an opportunity to relax over a few drinks before descending the next morning.
Our experience was just lunch at the Sani Mountain Lodge restaurant, the highest pub in Africa. The overall atmosphere was surreal with some of the villagers dressed up in woolen blankets and hoods leaving just their eyes visible standing in the overlooking hills across from the restaurant. I was impressed by the inner architectural features (with "galeries") and the decoration of the space, not to mention the food, which was very good (in our case ordered in advance for the group).
Easy to access by Lesotho side. It’s a tar road, one hour from the last city. Very peaceful place and quite. Very good place to hiking. Food and team have been excellent ! Nature that’s all what you need !
I had seen the Sani Pass first on Top gear( BBC) and said I must visit this place. Well I’m glad we did all they from England. We drove from Maseru Lesotho to the Pass. Fantastic drive so much to take in. We arrived on a wet evening and just chilled in the bar with good music playing and lovely staff members. Unfortunately our room couldn’t have the fire place because the chimney was broken, this was very disappointing. However the Gas fire was better than nothing, I did have concerns about the gas fumes in the room. Just to top it of the WiFi would only work in the bar not the room we payed for. Because it was raining so much we couldn’t really do much apart from sit in the bar and chat to other guests that was nice. We had a lovely menu and the food was well received with good service by all guests. In the early hours I got up and went for a look, happily the rain had stopped and I could see a lot of what I came to see. Finished of with a lovely breakfast and scones that reminded me of my Grandmother. I would visit again but I would stay over night.…