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Sani Mountain Lodge

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A one of kind Lodge located at the top of Sani Pass,2874m above sea level,located on the border line of Lesotho and South Africa some 300m from the entry border post of Sani Pass, Lesotho.The lodge has a 48 seater restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch & dinner daily.The Highest Pub in Africa stocks a wide varity of beverages accompanied with a varst selection of great wines, satisfying all ones needs.Satilite TV and free WiFi is available in the lodge area ,enabling one to keep in contact with the outside world and family.The lodge has 9 rooms, made up of double & twin bedded rooms, on suite, togther with 6 & 4 sleeper family rooms.We also have a 22 sleeper Backpackers and Camping Area located next to the backpackers. Both the main Lodge & Backpackers are run on generator power.Activities available-guided hikes,fishing, bird watching and horse riding.
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Free Internet
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Breakfast Available
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Multilingual Staff
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Sani Pass, Sani Pass Lesotho
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Pietermaritzburg Airport108 km
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We enjoyed our drinks at the highest pub of africa at Sani Mountain Lodge, but the campsite at the backpackers accommodation is terrible. We felt very unsafe with stray dogs roaming around and no formal security such as fencing or a wall. We camped out in the open among broken
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We stayed here for 2 nights on a girls weekend. From Joshua who did our transfers to Gary the Manager, the staff were superb! Our favorites were Eunice and Calvin, the Chef. The Lodge is basic so it can get super cold. Although they provide a fireplace in the rooms and hot-water
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Response from SaniMountainLodge, Public Relations Manager at Sani Mountain Lodge
Responded 08 Jul 2018
Hi there Riëtte, thanks so much for the good comments that you gave. I have passed the message on to the mentioned staff members and to the owner of the Tumble In. We are very pleased that you had a good experience and stay at our lodge and we truly hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Sani Mountain Lodge Team.
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Stunning, stunning views. Great bar at top of a mountain. Rondeval rooms are wonderful, if a little expensive. Private room in dorms is good value, but quite far from main bar and far away. Overall i highly recommend
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As a South African, it is so difficult to justify the prices that Sani Mountain Lodge charge. It is priced for tourists earning Dollars or Pounds. The service and staff are excellent and are so happy to help and the beds are wonderful! However, we could not overlook small
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Great place, stunning bungalows with fire place: rustic, hence perfectly in tune with Sani's roughness. Food good, considering the location. View is amazing. We made the trip from SA, so through Sani pass: getting to the top after such an epic ascent (with only a 2X4!) adds to
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Response from SaniMountainLodge, Public Relations Manager at Sani Mountain Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Christian, We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you conquered the pass! We hope to see you again and thank you for the feedback. Kind Regards, The Sani Mnt Lodge Team
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Amazing view over Sani Pass
fire made by the friendly staff at 4.30pm and kept going until you turn in.
view of the pass
Yes definitely as long as you don’t rush
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Hi there Sue, as long as the passport is still valid at date of entry and exit, you should be fine.
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Yes. The trip up takes about two hours with the photo stops. There isn’t much to do at the top unless you like walking - walk along top of mountain for some spectacular shots of the winding road you have just travelled on 4x4 essential for the drive The novelty of the rondavel room; highest pub in Africa and good dinner are definitely worth a night stay
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Hi. Is a 4x4 required to reach the lodge?
Ye a 4 x 4 is required
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"If you go in Autumn, Winter or Spring be sure to take a room with a fireplace for extra ambience.."
"Take enough cash, food and drinks are expensive."
"Rooms 1 and 5 are the better ones at the backpackers."
"don't let them book you into the room they use for guides accommodation if you can help it especially if there are two of you. Tiny."
"Bungalows might be nice but far to expencieve"
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