We stayed in Sani Lodge in July 2012. Have to say, it was the best place we stayed at in S.A. aside from tenting it in Kruger. Mathew was our guide, he was easily one of the nicest and most sincere people we met. Really great guide. Met some lovely lovely backpackers. The people operating the hostel were so helpful and accommodating. We phoned on a morning from Durban and they had a bed for us in a rondivaal Absolute peaceful paradise, no TV!!! Plenty of people to talk to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sani Lodge Backpackers - Fair Trade in Tourism certified; provides a wide range of accommodation for the Independant Traveller deep in the Southern Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa, bordering directly onto the World Heritage listed uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. Russell and Simone Suchet started the Lodge in 1992 and are both passionate about the wilderness, mountains and Lesotho.Situated at the foot of the Sani Pass, the Gateway to the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, the Lodge is a peaceful country haven with a laid back atmosphere.As a 4 star graded Backpackers , our accommodation is simple and affordable, cosy, clean and comfortable. Please note that if you are looking for Hotel room service, porters , private jacuzzi , champagne on arrival and personal valet , then this is not the place for you.......You will find that SANI LODGE BACKPACKERS caters for the needs of the "Independent Traveller With A Conscience ",seeking affordability, the desire to support sustainable social upliftment via direct investment practices and stakeholder involvement, environmental conservation practices , support businesses that employ previously disadvantaged people and offer them training , seek the opportunity to meet other travellers and also to learn about the local culture of the Zulus, view Bushmen paintings for which the Berg is renowned and experience the unique world of Lesotho and its hospitable Basotho people ,as well as satisfy their sense of adventure through activities on offer via DRAKENSBERG ADVENTURES. Sani Lodge is at the start of the famous Giant's Cup Trail. It is an ideal base for selfguided hikes and guided hiking, viewing Bushman Rock Art, exploring Lesotho from one to six days, horseriding, mountain biking, swimming in mountain rivers and pools, river rafting in summer , viewing birds, animals and wildflowers unique to this area.For guests on a strict budget, we suggest camping or dormitory options. Couples may choose from simple standard rooms or en suite traditionally built rondavels. Families have the choice of one s/c cottage at the Backpackers or Honeyguide and Aloe s/c cottages which are not part of the Backpackers. All rooms serviced daily and all bedding including feather duvets provided. Relax on the new wooden deck with a view of the mountains of Lesotho , take a dip in the new swimming pool, curl up in front of a log fire in the cosy common room or novel braai / barbeque area at night. Home cooked meals available - breakfast, light lunches and dinner . Craft shop supporting small scale entrepreneurs, free WIFI rural style, laundry services.We do NOT charge "peak season" rates. Our prices are the same throughout the year! RATES;75PPPN FOR CAMPING, R125PPPN DORM BED, R185PPPN SHARING FOR A STANDARD ROOM, R230PPPN SHARING FOR ENSUITE RONDAVEL. FAMILY COTTAGES RANGE FROM R250PPPN TO R300PPPN. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Tingo and Odigeo so you can book your Sani Lodge Backpackers Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.