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Sani Mountain Lodge

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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...

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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...

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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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Pretoria
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.

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Luderitz, Namibia
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The Sani Mountain Lodge is on the top of the world and looks down on the dreaded Sani Pass into Natal. Our room was spacious and warmed by a very efficient little stove that kept us warm all night. We had the most delicious meal of our entire trip in the restaurant there.

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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing place in a very very special location. The staff are fantastic and the standard rondavals, although starting to look a little used and in need for a small amount of tlc are still excellent. Overall it is expensive but the food is great and you have to stay there at least once.

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Deepest Surrey
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We stayed here after a long and wonderful drive across the north of Lesotho from the Maliba Lodge. We had booked at the backpackers because the hotel was full, but fortunately for us they had a cancellation and we managed to get one of the lodge's rondavels. This was well equipped and comfortable though the bathroom was a bit old...

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Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We stayed in one of the chalets of the lodge on a day where temperatures dropped to below freezing. In order to combat the cold, the lodge kindly provided us with sherry in the rooms as well as the standard fireplace. The view from the lodge is absolutely stunning. It overlooks the rapid descent that is Sani Pass. The staff...

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Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Arriving at the lodge we were met by Steel who was friendly and assisted us well enough. The rooms are basic with a few minor issues such as cracks in window and squeaky beds. The bathroom, although functional, seriously needs updating so much so that my mother refused to shower. The concept is good but a little more care could...

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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Driving up the sani pass was already a wonderful experience, especially if you are lucky with a clear sky. A 4x4 is recommended because of steep hairpin bends with loose rocks and pot holes. Arriving at the place is awesome,the on top of the world feeling.we stayed in a 2 person rondavel which was lovely:clean, Cosy, burning fire, welcoming drink,nice...

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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time in giving us a review, this really assists us in maintaining standards at the lodge, trusting we meet the expectation of the guest. Regards Brian Maher

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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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“Rather have a drink at the bar and be out before the border closes , Alternatively pay R1640 and stay in the lodge.”
JeanetteFox, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Make sure you have warm clothes its cold as your so high”
mrsthatch, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All huts are pretty much the same.”
NellaC168, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Backpacker rooms much more affordable than the hotel chalets.”
elzabed2015, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Rondavels seem more fun and great for couples”
Fabysuzy, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
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