Lodging & Facilities


We are graded annually by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) and have been awarded four stars in the Backpackers Hostels section since 2008. The Grading standards are stringent for a 4 star Backpackers yet suited to its function and purpose of offering accommodation at a fair price and value for money. They may be viewed on www.tourismgradingsouthafrica.co.za

As a 4 star graded Backpackers, our accommodation is simple ,affordable, cosy, clean and comfortable with the personal touch of Simone’s creative flair for African Ethnic Décor and art paintings evident in all the rooms and art gallery at the Lodge restaurant. We are often the first port of call for foreign visitors arriving in South Africa and you will be warmly welcomed by our staff representing Sani Lodge as proud members of the only Fair Trade Backpackers in Kwazulu Natal as well as one of the oldest Backpackers in the country.
Our accommodation is in renovated historical buildings that once housed staff working for Mokhotlong Mountain Transport, a pioneering business started by David Alexander in 1955 that took freight up Sani Pass into Lesotho.

LODGE COMMON ROOM


RECYCLING BINS AND HERBS FOR GUESTS

GUEST SELF-CATERING KITCHENS

MODERN BATHROOMS


We do NOT charge “peak season” rates. Our prices are the same throughout the year! Click here for our current rates.

Bedding is provided in all rooms and they are serviced daily. Choose between:
Dormitories

For Backpackers on a budget, these are basic ,small unisex well insulated rooms with 2 bunk beds per room, lockers, storage shelves, quality bed linen( fitted and flat sheets per bed, feather duvets , pillows, blankets), hot water bottles and wall heaters. Unique décor. There are a total of 4 of these dormitory rooms each sleeping 4 people. New modern, unisex bathrooms with stylish glass shower doors and tilework , toilets and one marvellous outdoor shower with a view!




Standard Rooms

Simply furnished well insulated rooms ; two with double beds, two with twin beds and one with three single beds. Their sandstone block walls depict original masonry. Quality bed linen( fitted and flat sheets per bed, feather duvets , 2 pillows per person, blankets), bedside lamps, ethnic pine wood cupboards, hot water bottles, wall heaters, bath towels, luxury shower gel , detailed information file.Unique décor including Simone’s paintings. Tea/coffee and rusk room service option for 7am. New modern, unisex bathrooms with stylish glass shower doors and tilework , toilets and one marvellous outdoor shower with a view!


IBIS

NIGHTJAR


SUNBIRD



LOURIE



WYDAH


Thatch En suite Rondavels

Free standing environmentally friendly, thatched roof ,traditionally built, round rondavels ( made from ‘dakha’ – clay soil , poles , ‘tengus’ – tree branches and grass thatch ,all sourced on site / locally ,built by Zulu men and clad by local women ) . These building materials make the rondavel well insulated for hot summer days and cold winter days. Simply furnished with ethnic pine cupboards, two have double beds , one has twin beds and a small rondavel is a private room for a single person only. Quality linen- fitted and flat sheets, feather duvets, pillows, blankets, bath towels, luxury hand soap ,lotion and shower gel provided. Your own toilet ,shower, handbasin , oil heater for winter, kettle, complimentary tea , Coffee, organic Fair Trade plunger coffee ,our own farm milk and information file provided.


KINGFISHER RONDAVEL


FRANCOLIN



WOODPECKER



HOOPOE ( SINGLE PERSON ONLY)



Self- catering cottages
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Stoneclad Group Facility

Suited to large groups on a budget. Has four dormitories sleeping 25 people in total ( one dormitory has 2 bunk beds, the second has 3 bunk beds, upstairs is a third dorm with 9 single beds and a fourth dorm with 6 single beds), sheets, pillows, feather duvets provided, blankets and wall heaters for winter, fully equipped self-catering kitchen, dining area, sitting room with Queen Anne fireplace ( firewood provided free of charge, two new modern stylish bathrooms. Braai area in front garden – wood can be purchased for braaing purposes.


Camping
Basic camping area with grass and shade for small tents. Separate area for rooftop tented vehicles. No power points so unsuitable for caravans. Campers unisex ablutions ( two showers , two toilets and two handbasins), braai area, self-catering kitchen ( stove, fridge, kettle, sink, work surface ). No fridge provided. This is not an official camping site ,but simply an area offered to those who are on a strict budget and like the outdoors! We do not have designated sites, so occupancy of the camping area is on a first come, first served basis.


You will find that SANI LODGE caters for all your needs – from culinary delights to loads of activites.



Watch the sunset over the mountains bordering onto Lesotho from our deluxe outdoor shower!


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Sani Lodge | Phone +27 (0)33 7020330 | Cell +27 (0)839873071 | Fax +27 (0)86 5147915
E Mail info@sanilodge.co.za

Sani Lodge | Phone +27 (0)33 7020330 | Cell +27 (0)839873071 | Fax +27 (0)86 5147915
E Mail info@sanilodge.co.za

SANI LODGE BACKPACKERS DOES NOT HAVE A 24 HOUR RECEPTION. RECEPTION OPENING HOURS ARE 7AM TO 9PM. GUESTS PLANNING TO ARRIVE LATER THAN 9PM, WILL NEED TO MAKE SPECIAL PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS.