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Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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...

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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 4 weeks ago 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Hillcrest, South Africa
Reviewed 6 October 2016

As advertised, this is a restaurant / pub at the top of the Sani Pass. The problem is that there is no competition. Since the new owners have taken over the quality of the food has changed but unfortunately it is not as good as it used to be. We ordered burgers which we thought was a safe choice but...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Being first time for us we chose to leave our vehicle at The Tumble Inn in Underberg Sani Mountain lodge sent a driver to pick us up A pleasant drive up the steep pass and stops for us to take pictures On arrival we were shown to our rondavel Phezulu Absolutely 5 star coal fire burning Sherry on the side...

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Kloof, South Africa
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Beautiful setting with reasonable food. It can get very crowded and then the service can get slow. Despite the size of group, the service was good. The hamburgers are huge !!! We did not stay in the accomodation.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were 4 adults and visited from 07/09/16 to 08/09/16. Whilst we were the only overnight guests on 07/09/16 and were ;looked after like Royalty from start to end I can only imagine that the enthusiasm of the staff improves as the numbers increase. They are genuinely passionate and attentive about their guests - all of the staff were delighted...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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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
Price Range: €13 - €13 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Sani Top Chalet Hotel Sani Pass
Sani Top Chalet Pass
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