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Sani Pass, Sani Pass Lesotho
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/11/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/11/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


Travellers' Choice
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
24-hour security
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Horseback riding
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Room features
Private bathrooms
Walk-in shower
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu


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Francois Kotze wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sani Mountain Lodge, Owner at Sani Mountain Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi there, We are sorry to hear about your dissatisfaction. Please note that it is regular industry practice to request that a booking preferably be rescheduled instead of cancelled under these circumstances, failing which, we then consider resolving each booking on a case by case basis. You're welcome to contact our reservations office at res@sanimountain.co.za for this consideration. Kind regards, Sani Mnt. Lodge Team
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MorewoodDude wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa9 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Iolanda Guerra e Andrade wrote a review May 2020
Lisbon, Portugal1669 contributions84 helpful votes
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).
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Date of stay: January 2020
vdamsfr wrote a review Feb 2020
Besancon, France1 contribution
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 !
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Date of stay: February 2020
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_kabbyevans wrote a review Feb 2020
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom124 contributions38 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$150 - US$206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sani Mountain Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Sani Mountain Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sani Mountain Lodge?
Top room amenities include a fireplace, a view of the mountains, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Sani Mountain Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sani Mountain Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Sani Mountain Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Sani Pass.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sani Mountain Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.