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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must on one's wish list if you want to experience Nature's magic.Breathtaking sceneries are plentiful & unique.Never a dull moment with Nature's enchantment.Management & Staff must be commended for keeping hospitality at its highest.We will deffinitely return.

Thank Basil N
Gareth M, General Manager at Sani Valley Lodge and Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Naidu Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to welcoming you back. Regards Gareth More 

Sankt Gallenkirch, Austria
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at the Sani Valley Lodge and booked the Misty Morning Lodge. The surroundings are just beautiful and view from the logde is impressing. Rooms were tiny and clean. But we were a bit upset about the difference of the parents room (beautiful view, nice bed,...) and the childrens room (two old beds, very small room, no... More 

Thank XdamaX
Gareth M, General Manager at Sani Valley Lodge and Hotel, responded to this review

Dear XdamaX Thank you for your review and the compliments on the views. I hope you meant tidy and clean and not tiny and clean :) With regards to the small room at the back, Early Mist was essentially designed as a honeymoon suite with the addition of a small room at the back so that we could accommodate small... More 

Zaandam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My only negative comment about this place is that they could really do with levelling the camp spots for tents - we are a bit old and creaky and find it hard tosleep on a slant - because it was quiet we managed to find a spot Lodge itself is soooo lovely, mixture of nationalities, games and books and information... More 

Thank Anthony B
Gareth M, General Manager at Sani Valley Lodge and Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anthony Unfortunately we do not offer camping I think you must have us confused with Sani Lodge backpackers next door. Regards Gareth More 

Secunda, South Africa
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Sani Valley Lodge for 2 nights. This lodge has an amazingly beautiful setting with views that left us in awe! 3 lakes on the property where you can fish, game roaming around freely (zebras, blesbok, rooihartbees, springbok & eland). We enjoyed a boat ride on the main lake, horse back safari and a trip up Sani Pass... More 

Thank BlackKoffie
Gareth M, General Manager at Sani Valley Lodge and Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Blakkoffie Great name by the way :) Thank you for the review, I am glad you enjoyed what we have to offer, and hope you come back and visit sometime. I will be sure to pass the compliments on to Silindile. Regards Gareth More 

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The staff are amazing and helpful. Sani Valleys locations is amazing! The accommodation is amazing and all have everything needed for a week away! It's the perfect retreat! It's kid friendly and there are lots of activities that can be done while on holiday!

Thank Sarah-Jane H
Gareth M, General Manager at Sani Valley Lodge and Hotel, responded to this review

Wow Sarah-Jane thanks for the great review, Regards Gareth More 

Zeist, Nederland
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

We arrived in a weekend that snow was announced. And snowing it did in our first night! We were a bit unprepared for this as we had not enough food with us. Also we were driving in a regular car, not a 4x4, which is not recommended in this type of weather. The staff was very helpful in guiding us... More 

Thank jeroenb917
Gareth M, General Manager at Sani Valley Lodge and Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jeroen I am glad we could get you out in time to catch your flight, yes it was indeed beautiful that weekend and we had to feed a few extra guests but the experience for them was magical and they were all very excited to experience the snow. Regards Gareth More 

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Reviewed 20 August 2016

We spent 3 days out of time in the middle of the best of nature : mountains, wild animals, lake view. Dinners were served in the chalets with excellent food. Breakfast is served in a separate chalet next to the lake with large choice and excellent food. The open windows in rooms ans bathrooms are just amazing to wake up... More 

Thank goodwine_16
Gareth M, General Manager at Sani Valley Lodge and Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Goodwine Thank you for the lovely review and I am glad you enjoyed the meals served in your lodge, and yes the hot rock massage is very relaxing. Regards Gareth More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Finally got a an imprompty booking at Sani Valley and was so surprised at what we got. The Lakeside cottage was catered dinner bed and breakfast - had a log fire/Jacuzzi/electric heating blankets and every possible item that you could need. The scenery is fabulous and the dam so beautiful. We saw springbok Eland and Hartebeest. Would highly recommend this... More 

Thank Daphne K
Gareth M, General Manager at Sani Valley Lodge and Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Daphne Thank you for the wonderful review, I love surprising my guests with something over and above what they were expecting, log fire and hot Jacuzzi do go well together :) Regards Gareth More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Sani Valley Lodge is a perfect getaway to get well deserved rest with stunning views and a very relaxed atmosphere. The Lakeside chalets are spacious, well equipped and have huge windows with the most amazing views over the lake and mountain. Great staff and good food - just bring your own wine. The fireplace is a hit for cold winters... More 

Thank 858gerrieb
Gareth M, General Manager at Sani Valley Lodge and Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gerrie Thanks for the great review, yes Lakeside in winter with a fire is awesome....a bottle of good red does make anything even better! Thanks for the compliment on my staff and the food and I agree, one must definitely take a hike in the mountains even if it is just a short 1 - 2 hr hike as... More 

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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Sani Valley Lodge was a special stay and one that I will not forget anytime soon. The people are warm and friendly, and the food was plentiful and delicious. You are surrounded by the fascinating Drakensburg, and every morning is a sight to behold. A great honeymoon destination.

Thank Wayne F
Gareth M, General Manager at Sani Valley Lodge and Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wayne Thank you for the great review, hope we see you again......maybe in a years time :) Regards Gareth More 

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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sani Valley Lodge and Hotel is a private nature reserve only 2 hours from Durban. It sits within the dramatic Drakensberg mountain range, borders the World Heritage Site and is the closest luxury accommodation to the famous Sani Pass. The reserve accommodates couples, families and small groups, all with the choice of full & self catering. Within the valley sits one of the largest privately owned lakes in South Africa, which is surrounded by a variety of antelope, zebra, baboons and other wildlife. It is one of the very few animal reserves in the Drakensberg, further enhanced by the vast lake which attracts unparalleled birdlife. The fishing is well renowned with regional records being attributed to the size of the lake. This is the prefect place to relax and have fun. One can indulge in a massage, be taught how to fly fish, go otter spotting by canoe, lounge in the Jacuzzi, be taken game viewing on horse back, drive a 4X4 up the famous Sani Pass, hike to the Bushmen paintings and more. Come visit. It's an experience you'll never forget! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sani Valley Lodge and Hotel

Address: Sani Pass | Sani Pass Road, Himeville 3256, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Himeville
Price Range: RM657 - RM992 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sani Valley Lodge and Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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