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About Sani Lodge Backpackers and Self-Catering Cottages

About Sani Lodge Backpackers and Self-Catering Cottages

A stunning location in the heart of the majestic Drakensberg mountains, Sani Lodge Backpackers offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, hearty meals, and well-deserved relaxation. We are one of the oldest backpackers in the country, welcoming guests from around the world for over 30 years. Our self-catering cottages Honeyguide (6 sleeper) and Aloe ( 4 sleeper ) are not part of the Backpackers; they have their own driveway access, private gardens, braai stands, en-suite bathrooms, sitting rooms with open log fireplaces.In addition, as a Fair Trade Tourism certified

Spa: Massage including back, face and whole body. Yoga room with mats available to guests.

Family friendly: Gardens allow children space to run around. A family nature trail with booklet guide is available on our property. Swimming pool, games room and restaurant offering wholesome food and drink. Children can watch our Jersey cows being hand milked.

Romantic: We offer peace, privacy, all meals and activities.

Covid Safety Approved: TBCSA and TGCSA Covid safety regulations and procedures from guest checking in, room cleanliness, mandatory facemask wearing and social distancing in public areas. All our staff have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Self-drive Safari Package: We offer a wide variety of accommodation suited to all budgets; families, couples and hiking or school groups. The 4x4 Sani Pass begins just 16 kms from us. We offer tours into Lesotho, restaurant for all meals, swimming pool, hikes, games room.

Guided Safaris: We offer tours into Lesotho which include hiking, pony trekking and cultural engagement in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Family Safaris: Our land borders the Drakensberg Park for hiking and the start of the famous Giants Cup Trail hike. We offer a swimming pool, games room, space, fresh air, wholesome food, tranquility, tours and activities into Lesotho which include pony trekking.

 Sleeps 59
Check-in: 14:00
Check-out: 10:00

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Important Information

*Our restaurant offers all meals. If you would like to have breakfast (cooked for R95 including tea/coffee + orange juice) or dinner (3 course for R165), please book in advance.
*Our shop and craft shop is open during these hours.
* Free of charge WIFI is available
*Yoga class is available. Please advance book.
* We offer tours up Sani Pass in our landrovers; Day trips include the Standard Sani Pass and the Hodgsons peaks hike. Overnight tours include pony trekking and remote village stays.




3) Guests are expected to comply with our Covid safety protocol of wearing face masks and social distancing in public spaces.

4) Guests are liable for full account of period booked regardless of late arrival or early checkout.

5) Accommodation for one day extends from 14.00 hrs on any calendar day of the booked period which shall expire at 10.00 hrs on the following day. Persons staying in the room after 10am on day of departure will be charged for an extra night.

6) No smoking inside any of the buildings. Offenders will be fined R500 towards deep cleaning of rooms.

7) No pets allowed.

8) No music from car radios or otherwise to be played.

9) No visitors to guests staying are allowed on the property.

10) The right is reserved to order any guest off the premises who renders himself guilty of violating any of the general rules regarding Covid policy, accommodation and utilization of facilities or of indecent behaviour or any other form of misconduct, without a refund on prepaid accommodation.

11) Any breakage or damage to contents of accommodation and buildings and contents elsewhere on property will be charged at replacement value.

12) No noise after 9.30pm.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Yoga / Meditation
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • Activities desk
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Full board
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Lunch
  • Massage
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Patio
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Shuttle service
  • Covid Safety Approved

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Sani Lodge Backpackers and Self-Catering Cottages location

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Sani Lodge Backpackers and Self-Catering Cottages is 11.5km from the centre of Himeville , the nearest airport 165.7km (Margate Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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