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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being the only lodge nearby, they tend to overprice their service. They are in the position to overprice, being the only lodge/restaurant/holding the title «highest pub in Africa», but the service is just bad and unprofessional. We started early in the morning with the Sani pass and wanted to eat breakfast at this lodge. First one waiter said the buffet...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this pub on a pre booked day trip from Durban. It is alleged to be the highest pub in Africa and I did not see anything to contradict that. The tour minibus driver collected us at 5.40am at our Durban hotel and we drove to Underberg where we rested while being transferred to a 4 wheel drive with...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well I didn't stay there overnight, so I am not going to comment on the lodge itself, but the lodge does have the highest pub in Africa, which is really a cool photo moment when you are standing in front of the sign! The food is fairly western, like burger and steak and I found the beer price is reasonable...

Thank leciel83
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 17 January 2017

"Golden Oldie" going up Sani Pass throught the last few corners, the border post, then a cold Maluti beer at the highest pub in Africa (registerd pub) awsome. Looking down the pass from the deck is just Africa. We slept in the Backpackers, clean rooms, clean bathrooms with hot showers and toilets. Nice equipped kitchen with fridge and stoves, and...

Thank Elzabe D
Maputo Province, Mozambique
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The location is simply breathtaking and any photographers dream and that in itself makes it 100% worth while to visit. The track up the pass is an exhilarating drive or hike for the super fit. Unfortunately our whole experience with the lodge was somewhat of a disaster. From reservation stage right through we had issues. We were sent incorrect rates...

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Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

we booked by phone a few days before our intended winter stay at the lodge and made full payment via internet. we then learned that we have to have our own gas heater as it gets extremely cold up there. we phoned back same day to say that we are traveling by car and stay at fully equipped chalets etc,...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The view around the lodge was incredible as many reviewers had written, so that itself is already 2 stars out of 5. The area was vast and you could look and look across the mountains, and think you were in heaven when the clouds were beneath you. The night was equally special when the lights went out, as we ventured...

Thank Fabysuzy
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

After ascending the sani pass in a biblical thunderstorm the sani mountain lodge was a welcome sight. Offering us a warming bottle of sherry, a friendly smile, and a thoughtful honeymoon gift. The circular huts were very cosy and private with a warm fire that was well tended too and good hot showers. Whilst the rain and mist scuppered our...

Thank David M
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We drove up to the lodge from South Africa, KZN side, for a two day stay. The view is spectacular - on the way there and even more so on top. We stayed in the backpacker and had our own room with a bunk bed and a single bed. The room was clean and spacious and the bedding was fresh....

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We camped out for two nights over new year's. The views are incredible, and the food was excellent. I would recommend a bit of upgrading at the camping facilities, there were not enough bathrooms for the amount of people that were there, and hot water showers were scarce. All in all a good stay though.

Thank karliendelport

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sani Mountain Lodge

Address: Sani Pass, Sani Pass, Lesotho (Formerly Sani Top Chalet)
Region: Lesotho > Mokhotlong District > Sani Pass
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Sani Top Chalet Hotel Sani Pass
Sani Top Chalet Pass
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“Backpacker rooms much more affordable than the hotel chalets.”
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“Make sure it is a Rondawel - not back-packers if you need a little luxury”
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