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Sani Mountain Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sani Pass
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New York City, New York
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“Interesting”
Reviewed September 28, 2008

My husband, some friends and I spent the day here in August. It's very rugged and isolated. The rooms ( I peeked in a couple ) were basic but very clean. The bar and restaurant were fine and the views are quite good up there. We got there in the morning and other tourists really hadn't shown up yet so it was really nice being by ourselves on the terrace. It took a 4 wheel drive to get there. It's a very rough road. You can go here in a day trip from Durban if you like.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed February 23, 2007

Simple but cozy chalet accommodation at the top of the Sani Pass—South African run. Great views of the Drakenburg range and the Sani Pass. Inside see old photos of the pass and antique skis. There is a cozy pub billed as the highest pub in Africa. You can buy postcards, pay for a stamp, drop the cards into the mailbox and in about a week ro so someone should bring them to a larger town in Lesotho for mailing. The bar sells other Lesotho knick knacks.

You can choose to have your toilet and bath en suite or to share facilities but if you share you will have to share the toilet with tour groups who arrive at around noon. Facilities are kept clean though. Views are fantastic and the place is eerily quiet once the groups depart. The hotel is full over the weekend but often empty during the week.

The chalet serves home made bread and other Western style comfort food but service is very slow—the tour groups have their guides help in the kitchen to speed things up! Also, the owner won’t send up supplies from Himeville if there aren’t many hotel or group guests (ie during the week) so this impacts food choice. There should soon be an alternative place to get typical, local food being organized by one of the tour group owners who got tired of the slow service.

Stayed February 2007
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed August 10, 2006

This place is quite amazing! The main house is packed with pictures and articles about Sani Pass, the bar is quite cosy and the staff extremly pleasant. from the balcony you have a breathtaking view over Sani Pass into Sani Valley. You will meet lots of different people and can spend quite a chatty evening at the bar. The chalets are very basic so but it is quite an experience!

  • Stayed February 2006, traveled with family
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Property: Sani Mountain Lodge
Address: Sani Pass, Sani Pass, Lesotho (Formerly Sani Top Chalet)
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Location: Lesotho > Mokhotlong District > Sani Pass
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sani Pass
Number of rooms: 14
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 
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Sani Top Chalet Hotel Sani Pass
Sani Top Chalet Pass

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