Nestled in the beautiful Mkhomazana valley at the foot of Sani Pass, the Sani Pass Hotel & Leisure Resort
is renowned for its warm hospitality, breathtaking views of the Drakensberg, and personal service.
Sani Pass Hotel & Leisure Resort's extensive range of facilities ensures non-stop fun and relaxation for all. Tours up the famous Sani Pass depart daily from the hotel either in 4x4 vehicles or on our quad bikes. Passports are, however, essential.
The Hotel offers a quality continental and local style cuisine, with candlelight dinners. Our wine list features a selection of fine wines from our country`s vineyards to suit all palettes. The Pass
From the rocky foothills of the Sani Valley the rugged Sani Pass climbs a further 1000 m high into the Drakensberg. It crosses the border into Lesotho at 2873 m above sea level. Close by lies the highest peak south of Kilimanjaro – Thabana Ntlenyana.
Tours will explain the history of the Pass, reveal the unique mountain flora and rare birds of this area such as the Orange-breasted Rockjumper, take you past refreshing waterfalls (frozen in winter) and visit a traditional Basotho village, sampling the life of villagers who survive on these windswept mountain slopes and have a drink at the highest pub in Africa. Accommodation at Sani Pass Hotel & Leisure ResortGarden Cottages
Thatched cottages in the beautiful hotel gardens accommodate guests in single and double rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms or showers.
For families, we have interleading cottages and rondavels.
Front facing double rooms have en-suite bathrooms, TV and patios overlooking the bowling greens. Main Building
In the main hotel building, choose between standard doubles, spacious luxury doubles, or executive / honeymoon rooms.
Standard doubles all have an en-suite bathroom and/or shower, and T.V. The luxury doubles enjoy magnificent north-facing views across the golf course. These are large en-suite rooms with T.V, bath and shower.
The executive / honeymoon rooms are individually decorated luxury rooms with the best views. They have an en-suite bathroom, T.V. and lounge area.Activities and Facilities at Sani Pass Hotel & Leisure Resort:
Our Wellness centre offers a range of massage and health therapies.
Our 9-hole (18 tee) golf course is laid out along the meandering Mkhomazana River, with many scenic river crossings on swing bridges, and a backdrop of blue mountain peaks.
A number of outrides are available and these cater for beginners, intermediate and advanced riders on well schooled and cared for horses
Fishing enthusiasts can cast a line in our stocked dam or take on the challenge of hooking a wild river Rainbow or Brown Trout or even a feisty Bass. Rods and tackle are available for hire.
We offer various guided trips that range from a 1-hour, 1½-hour and 2-hour adventure trails across the 9-hole golf course. Riding along the hills and a couple of mild to very deep river crossings. For those whom have passports, let’s gear you up for the 4-hour Sani Pass tour into Lesotho.
Explore this paradise of cascading waterfalls, walking trails, Trout and Bass filled streams and some of the finest San Rock Art in the country.
The San Bushmen's rock art is found in great variety in the Drakensberg.
Birding, Botany and Wildlife
The Hotel is ideally situated to discover the unique flora and birds of this region. From spring through to autumn, you will enjoy a passing array of wild flowers. The grounds of the Hotel and surrounding parkland are home to the renowned Eland, Mountain Reedbuck, Lesser Reedbuck and Duiker.
The proximity of Sani Pass Hotel and Leisure Resort to the twin country villages of Himeville and Underberg gives you the added diversions of tea gardens, shopping, a museum, animal farms and several restaurants.
We had an enjoyable stay at Sani Pass Hotel and there was plenty to do at Sani Pass.
For a old establishment such as Sani pass hotel, it is sad to see that there is a lack of attention to detail. We organised the trip for an overseas visitor who was quite surprised that; - The manager was never seen. - We were not shown to our rooms. - There was no hot water in the morning for our showers. - The quality of meals both dinner and breakfast was dismal and most of the food was lukewarm at best. - Most of the waiters appeared disinterested in service. - On check-out the staff seemed equally disinterested in the fact that we had no hot water. Overall it was a sad reflection of Berg hospitality and difficult to consider a revisit.
A wonderful experience with good food service and a beautiful setting. Will definitely be highly recommended.
Nice place, great atmosphere and relaxing. Would recommend it and will certainly return.
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The hotel comprises of 12 en suite garden cottages. Some of the rooms are family suites and most of the rooms come equipped with fireplaces for the winter chill. Backpackers accommodation with shared ablutions is also available.
Our owner run retreat is situated on a mountain plateau overlooking lush farmland and the Umzimkulu river . Fly fish in our well stocked dam or go birding up Sani Pass in a 4x4 or just relax in your comfortable cottage in a country atmosphere
per person sharing
Guest Rating: (1 review)
Pennygum Country Cottages have some of the best views in the Southern Drakensber. Our 4 self catering cottages are set in peaceful, unspoilt surroundings with beautiful grounds and a large Apple Orchard.
Upmarket self catering private ground floor apartment with stunning southern berg views and tranquil farm views and landscaped garden.
Guest Rating: (2 reviews)
Uniquely situated within world heritage Drakensberg Park, the farm is home to a variety of wildlife. Rich and varied wetland and grassland birds.
Superb flyfishing for wild-spawning rainbow and brown trout.