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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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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
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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111 reviews 111 reviews
57 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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 

Geneva
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stayed two nights at Sani valley during our 3 weeks travel in South Africa in October 2014. We booked accommodation and dinner. The dinners were very good and thinks were organized in a way that we have hot meals at dinner time but there are minus points which make impossible for us to recommend the Lodge. The lodge was... More 

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

Dear Anna and Xavier Firstly thanks for the feedback. I would like to apologise as this is not the way we intend our guests to enjoy our lovely place, We appreciate constructive criticism and try to ensure that if a guest has had issues we can learn from those so that we don't repeat them for the next guests. The... More 

Ballitoville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My wife and I, and 3 month old son stayed at Sani Valley in Early Mist 2 in early October. Gareth and his staff provided one of the better places we have ever visited. We loved everything about it even though the weather was a bit "powerful" and "wet". The great thing about the trip was that it wasn't a... More 

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

Thanks Steve for the kind words, glad you had a great stay, I have kept you some breakfast for your next visit :) Regards Gareth More 

wiltshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

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 

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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
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