Spectacular views of rolling lush faces of the Drakensberg Mountains form the back drop of one of

South Africa’s most famous leisure resorts.

Sani Pass Hotel & Leisure Resort is the ideal venue for family holidays, unique conferencing, special occasions and international tourists.  A resort well known for its warm hospitality and outstanding personal service.

Opening its doors in 1958, Sani Pass Hotel & Leisure Resort has played host to many generations creating delightful memories. Now under new management, a team with a wealth of international hospitality experience, renovations have been well underway since 2011 restoring this historical hotel to its former glory with a whisper of modern styling.

The master building (28 bedrooms) in addition to 4 mountain facing cottages have been completely renovated, all bedrooms and public areas have been redesigned with warm comfy furnishings and select fittings. The balance of the cottages is currently undergoing their final transformation.

 The resort has two well-equipped conference venues accommodating up to 150 delegates and offers a host of team building activities. Our wellness and beauty centre with breathtaking views of the mountain range and golf course offers a large selection of services, treatments and packages as well as tailor made pamper days.

 2012 welcomes two new venues, The Sports Bar for those who can't make it to the game and The Cigar Lounge serving sushi and exclusive whiskies for guests with more discerning tastes. With thanks to the Food & Beverage Manager, Wilfred Maphalala and our team of highly experienced chefs, the Mountain View Restaurant offers an international fine dining experience.


A choice of fully serviced deluxe main hotel rooms or quaint thatched garden cottages, most of which boast exquisite mountain views.  All units are serviced, have full en-suite bathrooms and are equipped with TV, MNet, telephones and tea & coffee making facilities.



·         9 Doubles (King Beds)

·         19 Twins Garden



·         10 Doubles (Queen Beds )

·         19 Twins

·         3 Singles

·         15 Family (3-4 Beds )



·         75 Units sleeping 180 Guests (Configuration dependant)



·         Check in Time - 14H00

·         Check Out Time - 10H00


Facilities and Services:

3 Restaurants:

·         Mountain View Restaurant

·         The Terrace

·         Imbizo


Pool Side Bar

4 Bars

·         Sports Bar

·         Cigar Lounge

·         Sun Lounge

·         Imbizo


Pool Side Bar all various serving menus:

·         Room Service - 07h00 - 21h00

·         Safe - At reception

·         Internet Access - Wireless in reception room. Use of office PC after hours.

·         Baby Sitting - On prior arrangement

·         Conferencing - 3 Venues

·         Laundry Service

·         Wellness Centre

·         Curio Shop

·         Concierge


Entertainment facilities and activities

·         Tractor Rides

·         Swimming Pool

·         Kiddies Pool

·         Kiddies Playground

·         Kiddies Dining Room

·         Badminton

·         Volley Ball

·         3 Natural Waterfalls

·         Entertainment Programmes run over peak periods and on request

·         Games Room

·         Billiards Room

·         Adventure Sports


Outdoor activities:



Our 9-hole, 18 tee golf course is laid out along the meandering Mkhomazana River with many scenic river crossings over swing bridges on a back drop of blue mountain peaks, representing a pleasant challenge and worldly experience for any golfer.  R 95.00 pp


Horse Riding:

Experience the peace and tranquillity of the Mkhomazana Val-ley on horse back . Beginners, intermediate and advanced rides go out daily on well schooled safe horses.

09h30 : 11h30 : 14h30.  R 150.00 pp/1 Hour


Quad Biking:

We offer family fun and group adventures through our guided quad bike trails, from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. Training and necessary safety gear provided: Helmets, goggles and gloves.  R 250.00 pp/1 Hour R 350.00 pp/2 Hour


4 x 4 Trips

Allow us to take you for an adventurous 4x4 trip to Lesotho, starting at the rocky foothills of Sani Vally all the way through the rugged Sani Pass to the peak south of Kilimanjaro to enjoy a cold Maluti beer at the highest pub in Africa.  R 550.00 pp.  Passport required


Fly Fishing

Enjoy a relaxed fishing experience in our stocked dam and take on the challenge of hooking a wild River Rainbow or a Brown Trout.  R 75.00 pp



Challenge your fellow guests to a light, easy game of bowls on our two full size bowling greens.  Refundable deposit.  R 50.00


Walks & Hikes:

Waterfall 25 mins each way / Natural Bush 1 hour each way / Plateau View 2-3 hour trip / Guided available on request


Rock Art:

Over 200 sites of Bushman and San rock art is situated in the sandstone shelters of the Southern Drakensberg. Tour guides will take you through the history which goes back 800 years of our heritage. Professional guide and permit required.  R 30.00 pp.  For guides enquire at reception



Bask in the relaxation our natural sounds invoke whilst tucking into a specially designed picnic basket at our natural waterfall. Incorporate with a Quad Bike tour for a full afternoon.  Enquire at reception



The resort enjoys its fair share of South Africa's sunny weather. Our summers (December-February) are hot, often with a short thunderstorm in the afternoon to cool things down. Summertime is a season of lush green grassy slopes, multitudes of wild flowers and gushing streams and waterfalls. As Easter approaches, nature slips gently into its autumn colours- the avenues of Oak, Maple and Plane trees turning rich tones of red and yellow with the roadside a mass of the beloved pink and white cosmos. Winter is a season of exciting contrast and the days are stable and sunny, however, at night the temperatures can drop to well below freezing. Snow may typically fall in June-August, providing a day or two of snowballing and sledging fun. Guests should remember that weather at the base of such mighty mountains is unpredictable, and temperatures and weather at the Resort might vary greatly from that at the top of the Pass so always bring warm clothing and sun protection with you. In 2002 we had a snowfall on New Year's Eve! Average daily sunshine is 8.3 hours in summer and 5.5 hours during winter.


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