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.
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!
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!
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!
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