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Sani Lodge Backpackers

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“value for money”(12 reviews)
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All reviewsday tourvalue for moneycommon roomstayed here for nightsswimming poolyogurthighest pub in africabaz busself cateringdrakensberg mountainsnice staffpony trekkingperfect placegreat guidecup cafebring your ownice cream
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Reviewed yesterday

This lodge was very nice. The staff was lovely and very helpful. The rooms were good with enough covers (it was winter). The meals were supplied in the restaurant and it was being back in time like an Agatha Christie novel or something. The food...More

Thank Saskia T
Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed at Sani Lodge for 2 nights in January 2018, in the Woodpecker rondavel, with a great view. Nice communal kitchen, enough space to sit, nice terrace with another great view. Did a day tour up the Sani Pass with Matthew, had a wonderful...More

Thank Annikatmt
Response from TOFF1111, Owner at Sani Lodge BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Hi and thanks for your feedback. It is especially appreciated by our team at SANI LODGE BACKPACKERS as well as the tour guides who work for DRAKENSBERG ADVENTURES to receive regular input from our guests to ensure we are on the right track to providing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in the cottage that is charming with a nice private area and beautiful view. Plenty of other options (dorms, private rooms, rondavels...). Nice hikes around. The best thing about the Sani Lodge is the activities proposed through Drakensberg Adventures like pony trekking in...More

Thank bestregards f
Response from TOFF1111, Owner at Sani Lodge BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your detailed feedback of your stay with us and the different priced accommodation options plus activities available to guests. It is wonderful when our prized location deep in the mountains , 26 years running SANI LODGE and 21 years running DRAKENSBERG ADVENTURES...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018

+ Passionate staff and owners who are clearly there to share their love for the Drakensberg with the guests. All of the guides have been amazing, possibly the best guides I've had in the entire trip. Amazing views, good crowd there who are independent, interesting...More

Thank FionaChang
Response from TOFF1111, Owner at Sani Lodge BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your delightful review and comment of appreciation on our dedication . Our team is passionate about all aspects of tourism , one of reasons for us becoming Fair Trade Certified in Tourism. We see the inherent power that responsible tourism makes...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018

stayed for 2 nights before heading up the sani pass. Nice place close to the road. The main compound is arranged around a central courtyard with some rondavels just up the slope. We stayed in on the the en suite rondavels. Basic but nice. Clean...More

Thank Africa_Travels
Response from TOFF1111, Owner at Sani Lodge BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. Gosh what a challenging time it was over the busiest peak period! We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience you experienced. Despite the water pump being on much longer hours to fill the tanks, we could not identify the problem of...More

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Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free Internet
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Free Parking
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Pool
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US$13 - US$28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
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Price range
US$13 - US$28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
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Anna-Marie P
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Sorry no pets allowed here due to duiker and other wildlife on the property.
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"Book early, only a limited amount of double beds available."
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"Rondavels are quiet, cool, clean and peaceful"
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"Honeyguide Cottage has the best view and sleeps 6 people."
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"There are various options. We chose the rooms sharing a bathroom. You can choose chalets or rooms with your..."
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