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Sani Lodge Backpackers

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Sani Pass Road, Sani Pass 3257 South Africa See on map
Public Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
4 Star accommodation
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All reviews sani lodge day tour common room the kitchen stayed here for nights highest pub in africa packed lunch other guests self catering nice staff pony trekking perfect place bring your own amazing views base camp another guest bed dorm
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Sani Lodge Backpacker has provided us with a 3 days hiking tour in Lesotho that was amazing! Very well organized and wonderful welcoming families that hosted us with smiles and amazing food, and confy and cosy private Roundavels! The guide Matthew was great and told...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My experience with backpackers is limited, but this was a great place. The showers were cold, but we got to meet interesting people and had a wonderful braai together. The room was neat and tidy. The communal kitchen was very clean and stocked with all...More

Thank SonjaS2656
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Backpackers for 2 nights this past week end (22 - 24 September 2018). As "first timers" staying at a Backpackers we were thoroughly impressed - from the first e-mail contact and booking with Rosanne - right through to chatting with the...More

Thank TvHeerden
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We stayed at this backpackers for a walk/drive up to the top of Sani. Most of our group walked with 2 back up vehicles to go up as well. We were snowed in and was left with a dilemma, we need to be out the...More

Thank Rix1604
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Sani is a great place to start trekking from as it’s situated at the beginning of several trails, and offers maps, detailed trails directions, organized tours and tons of information on the area. Moreover the public areas are very welcoming and useful, so It’s also...More

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Sani Lodge Backpackers , country haven on SANI PASS. Stylish ethnic décor. 26 years old. Prime Responsible Tourism location in Southern Drakensberg close to Lesotho. Oldest Backpackers in KZN. Fair Trade in More Tourism Certified. African Responsible Travel Silver Award winner for Poverty Alleviation. 4 star graded. Owners Simone and Russell are passionate advocates for conservation of wilderness and sustainable tourism practices and are respected leaders in these fields. SANI LODGE BACKPACKERS caters for the needs of the "Independent Traveller With A Conscience," Our tour company DRAKENSBERG ADVENTURES offers 19 tours from 1 – 7 days in Lesotho ; pony trekking, hiking, culture. Each tour price is shared amongst Basotho stakeholders and guides - your participation directly alleviates poverty! Massage treatments, Home cooked meals, craft shop, free WIFI. RATES: CAMPING R95 DORM BED R180,STANDARD ROOM R250sharing, ENSUITE RONDAVEL R320sharing. FAMILY COTTAGES R350 - R420 min charge applies Less
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Free Parking
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Outdoor pool
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
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US$10 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Sani Pass
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10 June 2017|
Response from TOFF1111 | Property representative |
Sorry no pets allowed here due to duiker and other wildlife on the property.
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"Double Room with Separate Bathroom are a good compromise!"
5 days ago
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"Have a contingency plan for when it snows."
17 Sep 2018
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"Avoid those close to the reception, and if you want a better experience (calmer), get a rondavel."
11 May 2018
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"Don't drive there at night (especially if coming from Durban side). Fog=poor visibility"
02 May 2018
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