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Luderitz, Namibia
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The Sani Mountain Lodge is on the top of the world and looks down on the dreaded Sani Pass into Natal. Our room was spacious and warmed by a very efficient little stove that kept us warm all night. We had the most delicious meal of our entire trip in the restaurant there.

Thank ExplorerNam
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing place in a very very special location. The staff are fantastic and the standard rondavals, although starting to look a little used and in need for a small amount of tlc are still excellent. Overall it is expensive but the food is great and you have to stay there at least once.

Thank Leigh W
Deepest Surrey
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We stayed here after a long and wonderful drive across the north of Lesotho from the Maliba Lodge. We had booked at the backpackers because the hotel was full, but fortunately for us they had a cancellation and we managed to get one of the lodge's rondavels. This was well equipped and comfortable though the bathroom was a bit old...

Thank JaneShorney
Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We stayed in one of the chalets of the lodge on a day where temperatures dropped to below freezing. In order to combat the cold, the lodge kindly provided us with sherry in the rooms as well as the standard fireplace. The view from the lodge is absolutely stunning. It overlooks the rapid descent that is Sani Pass. The staff...

Thank Christina A
Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Arriving at the lodge we were met by Steel who was friendly and assisted us well enough. The rooms are basic with a few minor issues such as cracks in window and squeaky beds. The bathroom, although functional, seriously needs updating so much so that my mother refused to shower. The concept is good but a little more care could...

Thank Ewan T
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Driving up the sani pass was already a wonderful experience, especially if you are lucky with a clear sky. A 4x4 is recommended because of steep hairpin bends with loose rocks and pot holes. Arriving at the place is awesome,the on top of the world feeling.we stayed in a 2 person rondavel which was lovely:clean, Cosy, burning fire, welcoming drink,nice...

Thank Arjanversluis
265Brian, Owner at Sani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time in giving us a review, this really assists us in maintaining standards at the lodge, trusting we meet the expectation of the guest. Regards Brian Maher

Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Now let's just consider the location of this lodge and how things are transported up! Excellent in every way; service, staff (with shiny shoes!), excellent choice of drinks, food and breakfast! Cosy rondavel with a well stoked burner to keep you cosy! I haven't mentioned early morning coffee sharing the stunning view with the cat! Congratulations to Steele and his...

Thank Claire S
265Brian, Owner at Sani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you taking the time in giving us feedback, Your review has been past onto the staff and Steele, the Lodge Manager. Much appreciated and thank you once again. Regards Brian Maher

Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A trip through Leshoto is nothing without Sani-pass. It has been more than 12 years since being at Sani Mountain Lodge, but being here again brought back great memories. The Lodge provides a great atmosphere to meet people from around the world, especially at the highest pub in Africa. Brilliant gluhwein! All areas in the lodge is kept warm with...

Thank Hugo d
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

**The ratings given on this review is based on the level of comfort and standard of service received during our stay in comparison to the price we have paid and is NOT a hotel rating used to classify the quality of the hotel.** We arrived at the Lodge after having driven from Durban through some pretty amazing sights and sceneries...

Thank Hannisze
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

During my stay I saw some horrible animal cruelty on the lodge premises. I raised my concerns with the staff who were unhelpful and rude and also with the management via email since my visit. This was 6 weeks ago and even though I was assured the management would get back to me asap there has been no communication from...

Thank Bekki H
265Brian, Owner at Sani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time in commenting on your stay in our campsite with you father. I am concerned about you review in that I checked you out personally to which your raised the matter of animal cruelty when departing. As i spoke with you it was taken that my response was satisfying. As you are aware...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Sani Mountain Lodge

Address: Sani Pass, Sani Pass, Lesotho (Formerly Sani Top Chalet)
Region: Lesotho > Mokhotlong District > Sani Pass
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Sani Top Chalet Hotel Sani Pass
Sani Top Chalet Pass
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“Backpacker rooms much more affordable than the hotel chalets.”
 of 5 bubbles elzabed2015, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Rondavels seem more fun and great for couples”
 of 5 bubbles Fabysuzy, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rondavels are nice places to stay.”
 of 5 bubbles JaneShorney, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Make sure it is a Rondawel - not back-packers if you need a little luxury”
 of 5 bubbles grantl17, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the same as far as I know”
 of 5 bubbles 282terryb, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
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