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Sani Pass, Sani Pass Lesotho
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  • 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.

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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 parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
24-hour security
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Horseback riding
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Fireplace
Housekeeping
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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Sani Pass, Sani Pass Lesotho
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Moshoeshoe Intl Airport169 kmSee all flights
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Leon O wrote a review Nov 2019
Bloemfontein, South Africa1 contribution
We came for a 4x4 experience. The road up Sani Pass was bad, but that is part of 4x4-ing. The location is great, the pub and restaurant gave us great service and a great supper. The backpackers might receive some TLC, specific the ablutions.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from SaniMountainLodge, Public Relations Manager at Sani Mountain Lodge
Responded 08 Dec 2019
Hi there Ooshuis, Thank you for the feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the summit up the majestic pass and our hospitality. Currently, there are plans in place to renovate the backpackers facilities to improve the convenience of the guests, and we look forward to sharing this with guests in the future. We hope to see you again, Kind regards, The Sani Mnt. Lodge Team
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roschesteyn wrote a review Nov 2019
Nelspruit, South Africa1 contribution
This was probable the highlight of our honeymoon! Thank you very much to everyone at the lodge for everything! They were friendly, laughed and made jokes with us and had good knowledge of the area. It was sad to see one of the houses burn down but i am sure you will recover quickly. Thank you again for a memorable stay!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from SaniMountainLodge, Public Relations Manager at Sani Mountain Lodge
Responded 07 Nov 2019
Hi there Roche, This is truly wonderful to hear - thank you very much. We are pleased we left a lasting impression on such a special milestone in in your life and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sadly, the fire was very unfortunate, however, we are comforted by the support we received from guests such as yourself. We look forward to welcoming you back. Thanks again for the feedback. Kinds regards, The Sani Mnt. Lodge Team
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ArmyRangeratMIT wrote a review Oct 2019
Wayne, Pennsylvania528 contributions440 helpful votes
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Not for the faint of heart, the Sani Mountain Pass is one of the most treacherous in the world and requires a 4 x 4 to make the 45 minute white-knuckle ride to cross over from South Africa to Lesotho.. it’s worth the ride immediately upon entering the country when you hit the Highest Pub in Africa at 10,000 feet.. the food and snacks there are tasty and we found many other hearty travelers enjoying themselves too! Stay over at the Sani Lodge if you get socked in from the weather... we even found a magnet for the fridge on the wall there.. unforgettable!
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from SaniMountainLodge, Public Relations Manager at Sani Mountain Lodge
Responded 31 Oct 2019
Hi there, We are very pleased to know you had a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed the majestic surroundings. We truly look forward to welcoming you back and will pass on the compliments to the rest of the staff. Your feedback is always appreciated. Kind regards, The Sani Mnt. Team
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Talia M wrote a review Oct 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
A rare experience. The weather was windy the first night but that only made us appreciate the warm and cozy hospitality at Africa's highest pub, (2,873m) on the premises. If you're coming from low elevation I recommend giving yourself a day to adjust before hiking the pass or trails at the top. Buy a beautiful 100% wool blanket from local wool as a souvenir!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from SaniMountainLodge, Public Relations Manager at Sani Mountain Lodge
Responded 21 Oct 2019
Hi there Talia, It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and your time along the trails, as it truly is a rare experience worth living. Thank you for the feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, The Sani Mnt. Lodge Team
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The travelling Mrs wrote a review Oct 2019
Eastern Cape, South Africa87 contributions34 helpful votes
Firstly, the pictures and reality are far and wide. We booked a rondavel sleeping three, in the end we were sent to the backpackers across the plain. We arrived late after a grueling day of driving and had no energy to argue about the booking. It was extremely cold and the bathrooms were in a separate building. No gas in the heater. No wood for the fireplace you have to bring your own. Very unfriendly reception staff & inflexible restaurant. This will be a miss on our next Lesotho trip
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from SaniMountainLodge, Public Relations Manager at Sani Mountain Lodge
Responded 07 Oct 2019
Hi there, Thank you for the feedback. The booking platform from which you had booked mislabelled the backpacker rooms with the rondavel rooms, which was misleading and for which we have taken up and rectified with the correct labels and we sincerely apologise for the inconvenience. We will also add more pictures to make a clear distinction between the rondavels and the backpacker accommodations. However, upon receipt of your booking confirmation from our Reservations Office on 6 September 2019, all the information regarding the available facilities and amenities were definitely stated in the information pack you received as well as items that guests will have to self-cater for or buy from the Lodge should you want to, such as wood or gas. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us and with the above clarified, we hope to see you back for a pleasant stay. Kind regards, The Sani Mnt. Lodge Team
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PRICE RANGE
US$150 - US$206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sani top chalet hotel sani pass, sani top chalet pass
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Sani Top Chalet
LOCATION
LesothoMokhotlong DistrictSani Pass
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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