How many people can the Backpacker Building accommodate?
* We have 23 beds available in our Backpacker Building * The building consists of 3 private rooms and 2 communal dormitory rooms
What are our check in and check out times?
Check in: 2:00pm Check out: 10:30am
Do we have electricity at Sani Mountain Lodge?
The rondavels and main Lodge building are supplied by 24 hour electricity. A generator provides electricity in the backpacker building from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.
What are our GPS co-ordinates?
S 29° 35.081′ E 29° 17.284′
What times are meals served?
Breakfast is served between 7:30am and 9:30am. Lunch is served between 9:30am and 5:00pm Dinner is served at 7:00pm. (Winter time: 6:30pm)
Can I ride my Quad bike or my off road motorbike up Sani Pass?
Quad bikes are not permitted to be driven up the Pass due to the damage they cause. Off road dirt bikes are not permitted to be driven up the Pass due to their lack of indicators and licensing.
Do you sell petrol and diesel at Sani Mountain Lodge?
Limited quantities are available for sale.
How do I book the Sani Mountain Lodge shuttle service?
* Our shuttle service collects from the SA Border at 11:30am and 3:30pm. * Please note that the road from the bottom of the Pass to the SA Border is not suitable for small, low sedan vehicles. * If you are in a small, low sedan vehicle we recommend taking our shuttle from Tumble In Bed & Breakfast at 11:00am or 3:00pm. * The Tumble In is approx 1km out of Underberg on the Himeville road. * Cars left overnight at the Tumble In are charged R60.00 per car per night, payable to the Tumble In. * Return shuttles depart Sani Mountain Lodge to come back down the Pass at 9:30am and 1:30pm. * Children of 0, 1, 2 and 3 years – FREE. 4 years and over – full price. * Please contact Reservations for prices and bookings.
Can we Ski at Sani Mountain Lodge in winter?
Ski-ing is very dependent on snow fall. Skiing is possible but would be termed as cross-country skiing rather than slope skiing. Guests are welcome to bring their own skis.
Please give me more information about hiking Thabana Ntlenyana?
* The highest peak in Southern Africa south of Kilimanjaro! * Altitude at summit: 3482m * Hiking guide available: R500.00 – minimum two people * Hike duration: 9 to 11 hours * Distance: approx. 32km return * Start time in summer: between 5:00am and 7:00am – please advise what time you would like to start * Please take along water, food and a waterproof/windproof jacket * We offer Lunch Packs for R150.00 per pack. Please advise if you would like to book.
How long will it take me to get from A to B?
* From SML to Mokhotlong – 1 hour * From SML to Afriski – 2 hours * From SML to Caledonspoort – 4 hours * From SML to Thaba Tseka – 4 hours * From SML to Mohale Lodge – 5 hours * From SML to Katse Dam and Katse Village via Thaba Tseka – 5 hours * From SML to Semonkong– 4 – 5 hours * From SML to Katse Dam via Lejone – 5 hours To see dam wall it is better to go via Thaba Tseka * From SML to Malealea Lodge: The travelling time from Malealea Lodge to Sani Mountain Lodge is approximately 10 hours. The route you will need to take will go via Roma, then past Mohale Dam, on to Thaba Tseka, to Mokhotlong and down to Sani. * From Caledonspoort to Maliba Lodge – an hour. * Himeville 4 way intersection to Sani Pass Hotel – approx 11.5km.
Do I need an unabridged birth certificate for my children?
It is only the Sani Border Post, as far as we are aware of, that is not asking for unabridged birth certificates and affidavits for children. The other Lesotho border posts may have different rules. Caledonspoort Border Post is turning people away without certificates (12 April 2016).
Do you have WiFi?
There is free wifi in the main Lodge building, all rondavels and the conference centre.
Can I drive up Sani Pass in a 4x2 vehicle with diff lock?
Success in a vehicle of this type depends on certain factors including driver skill, driver familiarity with their vehicle, ground clearance of the vehicle and most importantly – weather conditions on the day. We at Sani Mountain Lodge highly recommend coming up the Pass in a 4×4 vehicle. You will be allowed to attempt the Pass in a 4×2 vehicle (not a sedan vehicle) however if you are unable to make it up the Pass and other guests in 4×4 vehicles have made it, with the Pass being officially open, we are unable to refund your booking.
When is the best time to see snow?
It is impossible to predict when we will have snow at Sani Mountain Lodge as we do not have permanent snow on the ground throughout the winter. The conditions need to be just right for snow to fall. While snow fall has been recorded in history during each month of the year, the chances for snow are higher in June, July and August.