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Sani Valley Lodge and Hotel

Sani Pass | Sani Pass, Himeville 3256, South Africa
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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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Reading, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Were lucky enough to stay here for 2 nights a few weeks ago and had a fantastic stay. He views were of the beef were incredible and breathtaking. We did do a little fishing however the weather had been hot so the fish were deep and we had little luck. This disappointment was made up by the rest of the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reason the words 'paradise' and 'killer views' get thrown about in almost every review is because it IS true. The views are stunning. The accommodation and service only add to the mix, making this a truly magical place. The drive from Joburg is too long to be enjoyable (about 7 hours. More, if travelling with kids). It would still... More 

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

Wow the problem with this kind of review is that people may think I either begged you to write something or that I paid you to write something, promise neither is true. Thank you so much for the lovely review, and I am working on how we can get hammocks under the trees :). Hope to have you back........maybe in... More 

Johannesburg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a comfortable stay at Sunset 1. The view was to die for and the room was lovely and spacious. The staff were pleasant and the food was good. A nice place to relax and let go of the stresses of city life. It doesn't really make sense for someone travelling from Gauteng. An unpleasant +/- 530 km 7... More 

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

Hi Delta Thank you for the review, always nice to hear that the staff were good and that you enjoyed our home cooked meals in your lodge.....and obviously the views. The drive from JHB can be long sometimes, sorry you had to deal with it alone and late at night, I agree that it is better to do the drive... More 

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I think we have found a little piece of paradise. What a wonderful week we spent in Lakeside 2. Stunning views, comfortable lodge and friendly helpful staff. Very well equipped. The Lakeside Lodges are right on the water's edge and made launching a float tube very easy. We opted for the breakfast and dinner package and it was wonderful not... More 

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

Hi Zoe So glad you had a great time, and you enjoyed our dinners served in your lodge. Sorry I missed you when you left, we left to go away for a while, even we need to get away from paradise :) Regards Gareth More 

Benoni
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Our extended family of fifteen including babies, toddlers and seniors stayed at the Rainbow lodge and three Sunset lodges over Christmas 2014. The setting is idyllic with game on your doorstep, the picturesque mountains and Lake Lifton making you feel immediately at ease. We hiked, flyfished (not very succesfully), mountain biked and relaxed on the lovely decks. We received a... More 

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

Dear Essop family (extended), what a pleasure having you here, its easy to come accross as a friend....it works both ways :). Bike up Sani Pass...you crazy, car far better. Hope to have you all back again for more than 4 days next time. Regards Gareth More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you are looking to relax in beautiful surroundings, then this would certainly be the place to go. We must compliment the staff on always being friendly and professional, going out of their way to make sure that we were comfortable and happy. The service was great and personal, but not invasive, which is very important to us. We wanted... More 

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

Hi Tash and John, thank you for your review, and the compliments! It makes it easy for me to motivate my staff to keep striving for the best when I get reviews like this. Hope you had a safe trip home, and as you stayed for quite a few nights this review means even more to me. You are welcome... More 

Harare, Zimbabwe
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

What an amazing lodge to stay at. We stayed in Lakeside 1 which was absolutely stunning. The lodge was very well equipped for self catering, even though we chose the breakfast and dinner package in which the food was delicious. The lodge itself was beautifully fitted with modern amenities including your own private Jacuzzi. The views from the lodge was... More 

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

Hi David, Thank you for your review, I am going to hold you to your promise of returning some day....hopefully not too long a wait :) Regards Gareth More 

Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Our stay at Sani Valley was our first part of our SA holiday and it was perfect. We really enjoyed the peace and quite and the breathtaking views surrounding us, the lodge was well equipped and was extremely comfortable. We enjoyed warm days but the evenings were still a little chilly, however the Lodge was all set up to keep... More 

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

Dear Hayley, thank you for your kind words, really appreciated! I am glad the fire was ready for you and the electric blankets were on, living in the mountains the weather can change so quickly. We try to make dinners a special time and am so glad you enjoyed them, hopefully we will have you guys back in the future.... More 

Staffordshire
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112 reviews 112 reviews
57 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Beautifully situated lodges nestled in the valley surrounded by mountains. We stayed in Sunset 1 which was very comfortable and spacious with a lovely log fire which we made use of. Delicious home cooked dinners were delivered to our lodge every evening and breakfast was served in the Boathouse overlooking the lake. We took a day trip up the Sani... More 

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

Hi Susie Thanks for the great review, would love for you to enjoy one of the honeymoon units, a promise is a promise :) Regards Gareth More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

What an amazing place, just spend 2 lovely days in this resort, and love it. The bungalows are beautiful and very well equipped and the staff so pleasant and willing to make one's stay memorable. Food was tops as well so all I had to do was rest and enjoy the view... I can not wait to return!

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

Hi Paula Glad we could make your stay memorable, hope to have you back soon as promised. Regards Gareth More 

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