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Set in the heart of the majestic Southern Drakensberg, 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. In addition, we are leaders in the field of responsible and sustainable tourism. This has gained us global recognition for our ethical practices in social upliftment as well as nature conservation. At Sani Lodge Backpackers we believe we cater towards the independent traveler with a conscience.

Facilities:
-  Tea and coffee making facilities
-  Communal kitchen
-  Communal ablutions as some rooms do not have private bathrooms
-  Communal sitting room with log fireplace
-  Some units have their own private bathrooms and kitchenettes

Our cosy common room area provides a laid-back environment in which to connect with fellow adventurers. It has been the starting point of many a great story, berg exploration and friendship. For your convenience and in the interest of being sociable, the communal kitchen adjoins this common room area. With stunning views, a wood-burning fireplace and floor to ceiling information on the surrounding area, our common room is the heart of Sani Lodge Backpackers. Whether you’d rather catch a tan next to the pool, kick back with a something interesting from our book exchange, or simply sip a cold beer by the braai whilst the sun sets on another stunning African day, we are the perfect setting.

Additional amenities include:
-  Yoga room
-  Games room
-  Swimming pool
-  Massage therapy

Attractions:

We offer guided overnight hikes leaving from our doorstep within the Drakensberg World Heritage Site National Park. Let yourself be lulled off to sleep by the waterfall flowing over your caves entrance when you spend the night in a natural overhang.

Rooms and Units Available:

Aloe Cottage -
Mountain views. Main bedroom - queen bed with en-suite bathroom shower. Second bedroom - small with twin beds, en-suite bathroom with a bath is ideal for kids. The fully equipped kitchen has a stove, microwave, fridge, kettle, cutlery. Garden with braai.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Campsite 1 person
Grass campsite with braai for a 1 guest tent Unisex bathroom with hot showers. Kitchen with hot plates and sink. Guests must bring own tent, mattress, bedding, cooking utensils. Swimming pool, free WIFI, restaurant, tours office, hiking, horse riding.
Sleeps 1 Adult

Campsite 2 people
Grass campsite with braai for a 2 guest tent. Communal, bathroom with hot showers. Kitchen with hot plates and sink. Guests must bring own tent, mattress, bedding, cooking utensils. Swimming pool, free WIFI, restaurant, tours office, hiking, horse riding.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Campsite 2 people

Grass campsite with braai for a 2 guest tent. Communal, bathroom with hot showers. Kitchen with hot plates and sink. Guests must bring own tent, mattress, bedding, cooking utensils. Swimming pool, free WIFI, restaurant, tours office, hiking, horse riding.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Campsite 3 people
Grass campsite with braai for a 3 guest tent Unisex bathroom with hot showers. Kitchen with hot plates and sink. Guests must bring own tent, mattress, bedding, cooking utensils. Swimming pool, free WIFI, restaurant, tours office, hiking, horse riding.
Sleeps 3 Adults

Campsite 4 people
Grass campsite with braai for a 4 guest tent. Communal, bathroom with hot showers. Kitchen with hot plates and sink. Guests must bring own tent, mattress, bedding, cooking utensils. Swimming pool, free WIFI, restaurant, tours office, hiking, horse riding.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Campsite 4 people

Grass campsite with braai for a 4 guest tent. Communal, bathroom with hot showers. Kitchen with hot plates and sink. Guests must bring own tent, mattress, bedding, cooking utensils. Swimming pool, free WIFI, restaurant, tours office, hiking, horse riding.

Sleeps 4 Adults

Double Rondavel -
Double bed with en suite shower, toilet, basin. A tray with a kettle, tea and filter coffee makes you feel at home right away. We provide creamy farm milk from our own herd of Jersey cows. Guests have access to a fully equipped communal kitchen.
Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults

Double Rondavel Garden view
Double bed with en suite shower, toilet, basin, tray with kettle, tea and filter coffee. Garden view. Fully equipped kitchen, barbeque, common room, pool and free WIFI are all shared with other guests. Restaurant and tour booking office on site. No TV.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Double Room -
This room has a double bed. A tray with a kettle, tea, and filter coffee makes you feel at home right away. We provide farm milk from our Jersey cows. Guests have access to unisex ablutions with hot showers, a fully equipped communal kitchen.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Duiker Dormitory Bed -
This Backpacker unisex dormitory has 4 beds and sleeps a maximum of 4 people. All linen provided. Bring your own towels. Communal shared ablutions nearby. There is a fully equipped communal kitchen, common room, and large braai boma.
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 1 Adult

Eland Dormitory Bed -
This Backpacker unisex dormitory has 4 beds and sleeps a maximum of 4 people. All linen provided. Bring your own towels. Communal shared ablutions nearby. There is a fully equipped communal kitchen, common room, and large braai boma.
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 1 Adult

Guinea-Fowl Cottage -
Garden view. Main bedroom - double bed. Second bedroom - bunk bed ideal for kids. The fully equipped kitchenette has a stove, microwave, kettle, pots, cutlery, and crockery provided. Braai stand in garden. 50 m from pool. Parking 43 metres away.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Honeyguide Cottage -
Mountain views. Main bedroom-double bed with en-suite bathroom. Second bedroom-twin beds. Third bedroom, bunk beds ideal for kids. A second bathroom, fully equipped kitchenette with stove, fridge, microwave, kettle. Braai in garden. Park next to cottage.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Ntshitshi Cottage -
Garden view. Main bedroom;double bed. Second and third bedroom each have two single beds. One bathroom. Fully equipped kitchenette has a stove, fridge, microwave, cutlery, crockery, and kettle. Braai stand in garden. Parking 43 metres away. 50m from pool.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Oribi Dormitory Bed -
This Backpacker unisex dormitory has 4 beds and sleeps a maximum of 4 people. All linen provided. Bring your own towels. Communal shared ablutions nearby. There is a fully equipped communal kitchen, common room, and large braai boma.
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 1 Adult

Queen Room -
his room has a queen-sized bed. A tray with a kettle, tea, and filter coffee makes you feel at home right away. We provide farm milk from our Jersey cows. Guests have access to unisex ablutions with hot showers, a fully equipped communal kitchen.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Rhebok Dormitory Bed -
This Backpacker unisex dormitory has 4 beds and sleeps a maximum of 4 people. All linen provided. Bring your own towels. Communal shared ablutions nearby. There is a fully equipped communal kitchen, common room, and large braai boma.
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 1 Adult

Rondavel mountain view Woodpecker
Double bed with en suite shower, toilet, basin, tray with kettle, tea and filter coffee. Mountain views. Fully equipped kitchen, barbeque, common room, pool and free WIFI are all shared with other guests. Restaurant and tour booking office on site. No TV.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Single Rondavel -
The cosy room has one single bed and an en-suite shower. A tray with a kettle, tea, and filter coffee makes you feel at home right away. Guests have access to a fully equipped communal kitchen.
Sleeps 1 Adult

Single Room -
This small room has one bed. Guests have access to unisex ablutions with hot showers, a fully equipped communal kitchen, a sitting room with an open fireplace, and a central braai boma area.
Sleeps 1 Adult

Standard Twin Room Lourie
This room has twin beds. Tea, filter coffee and farm milk provided. Unisex ablutions, fully equipped kitchen, barbeque pit, common room, pool and free WIFI are all shared with other guests. Restaurant and tour booking office on site. No TV set in room.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Triple Room -
This room has three single beds. A tray with a kettle, tea, and filter coffee. Guests have access to unisex ablutions with hot showers, a fully equipped communal kitchen, a sitting room with an open fireplace, and a central braai boma area.
Sleeps 3 Adults

Twin Room -
These rooms have twin beds. A tray with a kettle, tea, and filter coffee makes you feel at home right away. We provide farm milk from our Jersey cows. Guests have access to unisex ablutions with hot showers, a fully equipped communal kitchen.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Babies
Children under 12
Elderly
Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Special Meals on Request
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Restaurant
Cots available
Curio Shop
Fireplace on the Premises
Garden
Library
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Tourism Information Desk
Wi-Fi
English
Xhosa / Zulu
Games Room
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed
Nature
Botanical
4x4 Routes
Golfing
Hiking
Mountain Biking
Horse Trail
Birdwatching
Historic Sites
Ethnic Villages
Arts and Craft
Galleries
Eco Tours

Cancellation Policy:

-  If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 21 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the deposit.
-  If cancelling 30 days before arrival, forfeit 10% of the deposit.

Terms and Conditions

ADMISSION POLICY FOR ALL GUESTS 1) CARDHOLDER’S ID / PASSPORT IS REQUIRED AT CHECK IN. 2) THE CREDIT CARD USED FOR THE ONLINE PAYMENT MUST BE PRESENT AT CHECK-IN. 3) Guests are expected to comply with our Covid safety rules 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.

Directions:

Take the N3 to 20kms north of Pietermaritzburg then turn on to the R617 which will take you through Boston and Bulwer ( please drive slowly due to bad potholes from Boston onwards) and then Underberg. There turn right to Himeville and 4 kms past the town you will turn left on to the Sani Pass road. We are situated 10.5kms down this road on the left hand side. NOTE: DO not take the Nottingham road as this is a bad gravel road without cellphone comms and it will take you much longer to reach us this way.

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  • Accommodation Type: Backpacker, Bed & Breakfast, Caravan park, Self-Catering and Youth Hostel
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 55
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM