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Sani Valley Lodge

Sani Valley Lodge
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Location & Contact Details
Address: Sani Pass Road
Sani Pass
South Africa
Contact : Sindi
Local Tel : 033-7020203
INT Tel : +27-33-7020203
INT Fax : 086-5439699
Cell : 082-5613275

At the foot of the famous Sani pass, overlooking a 100 hectare lake and surrounded by 700 hectares of unspoilt grasslands lies the exclusive Sani Valley Flyfishing and Game lodge. This lodge offers a unique blend of luxury, nature, wildlife and a range of activities that will keep you coming back time again!

Luxury Southern Drakensberg Accommodation is brought to you in this new concept of catering. We leave it up to you, how you would like to be spoilt. We have fully equipped self-catering lodges for you to provide for yourself, with the option to use our highly trained staff to prepare your meals for you. If you would like to be totally indulgent take advantage of our delicious menu and just relax in the privacy of your lodge whilst we bring your meals to you. Sani Valley Lodge offers you total privacy, refinement, tranquility and an extensive range of exciting activities.

We are a private game lodge situated at the base of the Sani Pass in the Southern Drakensberg, overlooking a 260-acre lake. The lake is one of the most well known Fly Fishing spots in the entire Drakensberg region, with a record fish of 12 pounds, we know why people keep coming back. We try to promote catch-and-release, and stock the Lake with between 15 000 and 25 000 fish per year so as to keep producing the Fly-Fishing experiences that so many people remember.

We have exclusive Honeymoon Lodges situated on the Lake, with Jacuzzis and "five star" finishes, they are the ideal honeymoon getaway. Sunsets from your own "bath with a view" and sunrises from the king size bed will be difficult to forget. Privacy is paramount and tranquility is a given. Spa treatments on your deck overlooking the Southern Drakensberg Escarpment watching your partner sip champagne in the Jacuzzi is a honeymoon moment very hard to beat!

Sani Valley is small and exclusive enough to be able to adapt our offer to your very own needs and interests. Tell us exactly how you imagine your holiday at Sani Valley, and we will endeavor to exceed your expectations. So, if you feel like either relaxing and enjoying the Drakensberg tranquility, being pampered by our professional staff, going bird watching, going game viewing on horseback, need a boardroom for a staff conference, enjoy fly fishing, 4 x 4 trail up the Sani Pass, quad biking or any other activity, let us know and we will try our utmost to make it happen.

Rainbow lodge
Largest chalet available at Sani Valley. It has 3 luxurious en-suite bedrooms that can accommodate up to six people comfortable. This unit is truly a luxury home away from home.

Bushman lodge
Similar to Rainbow lodge with 2 bedrooms.

Lakeside lodge
Exquisitely decorated, double story stand-alone units. Ideal for honeymooners. Magnificent lake and mountain views from living area, bedroom & bathroom. Ideally sleeps 2 people but does have a small nook behind the main bedroom with a double stack bed which is suitable for young children.

Sunset units
Three beautifully decorated semi-detached one bedroom units. Each unit has magnificent lake and mountain views from lounges & bedrooms. There are two units downstairs and one unit upstairs. We do not allow babies or young children in these units due to them being semi detatched.

Early Mist lodges
Exquisitely decorated, single story stand-alone units. Ideal for honeymooners. Magnificent lake and mountain views from living area and bedroom. Ideally sleeps 2 people but does have a small bedroom that can either accommodate 2 small children or an additional 2 adults at a reduced rate.

Conference Facility
There is limited conference facilities (18 delegates) available.

All lodges have the following unique features

  • Surround decks.
  • Fully equipped kitchen with all modern fixtures & fittings.
  • TV's in lounge. (Lakeside-also TV's in bedrooms)
  • DStv & DVD Player
  • Private jacuzzi build into the deck. (Lakeside only)
  • Jetmaster fire place.
  • Heated blankets & heated towel rails
  • Under cover parking
  • Braai facilities
  • Digital coded safes in bedroom
  • Exquisite décor
  • Serviced daily (cooks are optional extra)
  • Ceiling fans in all rooms 


  • Flyfishing
  • Boating
  • Hiking (including guided Bushman painting hikes)
  • Guided Birding
  • Game viewing
  • Sani Pass trips
  • Quad biking
  • Great mountain biking terraine
  • Beauty Salon (Bookings in advance)
  • Curio/Flyfishing tackle shop.
  • Golf course close by (10 min drive).

Fly Fishing
Fisherman, you will enjoy both our main dam and our trophee dam! The main 260 acre lake is well stocked with trout and offers excellent fly-fishing opportunities with brown and rainbow trout ranging from 1 pound to 12 pounds (yes, the record trout fished in the lake is 12 pounds!).

Fishing for trout is a gentleman's sport & we at Sani Valley are strong supporters of catch and release - guests must adhere to our new fishing regulations which will ensure great fishing for all for years to come. Guided trout fishing and hire equipment is available on request. Sani Valley has two smaller dams at anglers disposal, all of which are stocked regularly.

Our trout hatchery produces between 40 000 to 50 000 baby trout, all of which are released into the dams at 2 inches (fry stage). This provides anglers with the opertunity of catching wild trophee trout. Although natural mortality of these fish is very high, the ones that do make it through are truly wild and are an incredible experience to catch.

The tackle shop at reception, will cater for all anglers basic needs as well as tackle for hire.

Sani Valley is the perfect spot for a sundown cruise, an early morning cruise or a refreshing swim in the afternoon. There are 5 fishing boats available for guests to use (fishing or leisurely cruises). Guests can either opt for a motor for their boat or they can utilise oars. (Boats & motors are an optional extra) . If fishing boats aren't for you, then you can try out one of the Kyac canoes (seats 2). Fisherman are however encouraged to bring their own float tubes or kick boats. This is where most angling success is had.

Guests are more than welcome to bring their own boats and motors so long as the motors are less than 5 hp, so as not to negatively impact on other fisherman

Game Viewing
The Sani Valley conservancy has been stocked with game indigenous to the area. Please be careful when entering this area. A game guide is available to you during your stay and we suggest you take advantage of his knowledge of the mountains and the diverse game that roam the area. (See activity sheets for guide game drives) Although the animals introduced are of a passive nature it must be understood that they are "wild" and can be dangerous. They should be respected as such at all times.

Sani Valley is visited by many of the endangered species including Crowned and the very rare Wattled Crane. Bald and Sacred Ibis are often seen while the Secretary bird have made their home in the lone tree in the conservation area. Water birds abound. Enjoy your birding experience at Sani Valley!Also see: Sani Valley Lodge Self Catering


  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • Tourism Grading - 4 Stars

  • Payment Methods
  • MasterCard MasterCard
  • Visa Visa
  • Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Bed Configuration
  • Bushman (Sleeps 4) x 1
    • Room 1 - king
    • Room 2 - king
  • Early Mist (Sleeps 4) x 3
    • Room 1 - king
    • Room 2 - single, single
  • Lakeside (Sleeps 4) x 3
    • Room 1 - king, single sleeper couch, single sleeper couch
  • Rainbow (Sleeps 6) x 1
    • Room 1 - king
    • Room 2 - king
    • Room 3 - king
  • Sunset (Sleeps 2) x 3
    • Room 1 - king
  • Facilities
  • air conditioner
  • air conditioning in lounge
  • bar fridge
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • braai/barbeque (some units)
  • ceiling fans
  • cycling trails
  • dishwasher (some units)
  • dishwasher onsite
  • DSTV in room - Hotel Package
  • fireplace
  • fishing onsite
  • fridge in unit
  • guided nature walks
  • hair dryer
  • heaters in unit
  • horse riding onsite
  • jacuzzi (some units)
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • kitchenette (some units)
  • lake onsite
  • linen & towels provided
  • microwave (some units)
  • microwave in unit
  • nature trail (less than 2km)
  • nature trail onsite
  • parking all onsite
  • picnic basket
  • private entrance
  • serviced
  • stove in unit
  • sun deck
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • Special Categories
  • Fresh-Water Fishing Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Fishing equipment for hire
    Can bring own fishing equipment
    Boat available for use
    Boat available for hire
    Can bring own boat (no petrol motors)
    Catch and release
    Catch and keep
    Limited number of fish per day allowed
    Fly fishing
  • Interesting Place Accommodationdetails
    Why is your establishment interesting?
    Detail description : Sani Valley Lodge is a private nature lodge, situated in the World Heritage site of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg, at the foot of the well known Sani Pass. A unique blend of luxury, nature and activities.

  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodationdetails
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
  • Star Graded Accommodation
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