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Sani Pass | Sani Pass, Himeville 3256, South Africa
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Sani Valley Lodge and Hotel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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wiltshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The early morning view from a bedroom window across the lake to the mountains is superlative and this is a beautiful place. We stayed in great comfort once we had the measure of the wood burning stove and delicious underfloor heating - it was very cold when we were there. There was a slight hiccup over single versus double rooms... More

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

Dear Adloyd :) Thank you for the review, yes early September can be cold, but I am happy we were able to accommodate your needs on short notice........it is not called the highest pub in Africa for nothing, but what beautiful views from there. You just missed the mating pair of blue crane unfortunately......but summer is a better time for... More

Johannesburg
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here as it is close to the Sani Pass - from that perspective the location is unbeatable. The unit we stayed in (Sunset #3) was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The furniture and decor is also very tasteful. The unit furthermore overlooks one of the dams on the farm, which makes for an awesome view from... More

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

Thank you for the review, it sounds lke your experience is what we try to achieve with all our guests, and thank you for mentioning the well kept farm, we strive to keep it that way :). I am glad your welcome was also appreciated, look forward to having you back again. Regards Gareth More

Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stayed in Sunset 2 which must have one of the most beautiful views of the mountains in South Africa. Really close to the pass for our trip with the family up the mountain. The stars at night and the tranquillity during the day make this a 5 star experience!

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

Dear Peter, thank you for the great review, hope to see you back sometime soon. Maybe in Summer when the views and scenery are very different. Regards Gareth More

Durban, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights and tried for longer but they were fully booked. We stayed in one of the Sunset Lodges - very comfortable and adequately equipped kitchen. Accommodation was clean and serviced daily but the outlook was just amazing - across the dam and surrounded by the stunning mountains which changed in appearance with each passing hour. Easy access... More

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

Dear Lorraine, Thank you for the lovely review, sorry we were fully booked for the extra night you requested, but glad as it may mean you will come back sooner :)........maybe in summer when the bird life is even that much better. Regards Gareth More

Durban
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights but would have stayed for another if time permitted. We booked Rainbow Lodge which slept our 2 children, grandparents and ourselves comfortably. We booked the lodge due to the close proximity to Sani Pass as we were doing the CHOC walk up SANI pass and it was great to be so close. The sunrises and... More

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

Wow Genevieve what a great review, so nice to get peopels honest feeling about our Lodge and I thank you for that. Yes I have heard the Sani2Sea is moving the start to just 5km away from us so one could not get much closer :). You have explained better than me how we like our guests to enjoy our... More

Pretoria, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

As a group of friends with our families we had a beautiful weekend getaway to celebrate a birthday for one of the kids. There were 4 families in total and we were taken good care of by Sindi, who checked on us even before we left for Himeville. The place was beautiful, the lodges were splendind and it was a... More

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

Hi Nompumelelo, so sorry I missed you, even we have to get away sometimes :). Thank you for your review, so glad it all ran smoothly in my absence, hope to have you back in the summer time......the views and landscape are very different. Regards Gareth More

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

One of my most favorite places to escape from everyday life; it's beautiful, tranquil, picturesque & just plain amazing! Thanks to Gareth, Sam,Sindi, Christopher & the rest of the staff who run the lodge so efficiently & never fail to welcome us with open arms! The lodges are clean & offer everything you need for a comfortable self catering stay,... More

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

Hi Maria It is always lovely having you here, I see you have already booked again :) See you soon and thank you for the review. Regards Gareth More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely experience at the Sani Valley Lodge. We took the breakfast and dinner option and loved the food! The manager went out of his way to get us a trip up Sani Pass. Overall the stay was fantastic and peaceful. Just a pointer to first time guests, there is no alcohol for sale on the premises but... More

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

Dear Ansa, thank you for your review, you will be glad to know we are looking into getting a liquor license......but its not as easy as it sounds :) Glad you enjoyed the Sani Pass trip and hopefully we will have you back here for your next anniversary :) Regards Gareth More

Durban, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Sani Valley Lodge is such a beautiful and peaceful place and we can't wait to go back. Fantastic service from the moment we arrived with friendly & helpful staff and our lodge was so lovely, clean & comfortable. So spoilt to sit and have a delicious breakfast in the boathouse over looking the lake. Wonderful for kids. The horseride was... More

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

Dear Lisa, thank you for your kind words, glad your kids enjoyed the pony ride, maybe we will see you again in winter :) Regards Gareth More

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We visit Sani as often as we can, it is one of our favourite places in the Berg. We have been there 9 or 10 times and have never had a bad experience. The lodges are alway clean and very luxurious, the staff friendly and super efficient. Gareth and Sam always go out of their way to make sure we... More

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

Dear Rob, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we always love having you and your family here, hope to see you again soon. Regards, Gareth More

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Address: Sani Pass | Sani Pass, Himeville 3256, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Himeville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Sani Valley Hotel Underberg

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