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Sani Top Chalet

Sani Top Chalet - the highest pub in Africa

Description

Sani Top Chalet is a small rustic establishment on the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment. Situated on the border between South Africa and Lesotho, it is also home to the highest pub in Africa at 2874m. Come and join your hosts, Jonathan and Sylvia Aldous at the top of the Sani Pass at one of the best-kept secret places in Africa. The Sani Pass is accessible via 4x4 only. Passports required. Border post times 8am-4pm.

High up on the Drakensberg escarpment, on the border between South Africa and Lesotho, Sani Top Chalet, offers comfortable accommodation beneath a sea of stars at night and breathtaking landscapes by day. It is also home to the highest pub in Africa.

2874m above sea level, Sani Top Chalet can only be reached from South Africa via 4x4 up the Sani Pass. Once you reach the top you can join us for lunch or spend the night in one of South Africa's best kept secret places (Getaway magazine, 2002). A variety of activities will keep visitors entertained from hiking up Thabana-Ntlenyana (3482m) - southern Africa's highest peak, to pony trekking and fishing. During the winter months, skiing and snowboarding are offered, provided it snows. This remote and romantic part of Africa is a world heritage site, the rugged mountains bearing testament to all that have past before them. Come and join your hosts, Jonathan and Sylvia Aldous at the top of the Sani Pass, spend an evening with us; enjoy a wholesome dinner around the fireplace, with our famous gluwhein and listening to all the stories from our adventure travellers.

The Sani Pass is accessible via 4x4 only. The chalet is located in Lesotho, therefore passports are essential. The border post opens at 8am and closes at 4pm. The environment is harsh at such high altitudes so don’t forget warm clothing. In winter the water can freeze overnight making showers a luxury. Electricity is made available by means of a generator, which is turned on in the evening for a few hours.

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Contact Details:
Reservations
Tel: 086 127 6237
Int. Tel: +27 51 924 0585

Attractions

Hike – on your own or with a guide. Fishing. Pony trails. Bring your bike & cycle up the pass. Quad bike tours. Flowers & wildlife. Hike up Thabana Ntlenyana – the highest point south of Kilimanjaro is 12kms from Sani Top. In winter – skiing & snowboarding (provided it snows).

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Facilities

ESTABLISHMENT FACILITIES
 
Room Facilities 
  
non-SmokingPlease do not smoke in our rooms.
 
 
On Site Facilities 
  
BarThere is a bar on site.
 
Self CateringSelf Catering
 
 
Local Facilities 
  
BikingCycling trails close by.
 
FishingFishing nearby
 
Game ViewingGame Viewing
 
HikingHiking Trails
 
Horse RidingHorse Riding
 
Shopping/CuriosShopping and curios nearby.
 
ToursVarious local tours are available.
 
 
 
 
The “In-room” facilities described do not necessarily apply to every room in the establishment.
All facilities are deemed correct at time of publication, but will vary over time. Establishments maintain their own information and any differences should be referred to the Establishment’s staff.
 

Directions

Coming from Johannesburg, Durban or Pietermaritzburg: From the N3 take the Underberg off ramp at Exit 99 in the Howick area. Turn towards Underberg on the R617 and travel 111kms. In Underberg village, turn right to Himeville/Sani Pass. Travel 5kms to Himeville, and a further 4km through Himeville to the Sani Pass turn-off. The South African border post is 32kms from Himeville and travelling time is approximately 1 hour. It is 8kms from the South African border post to the Lesotho border post. The Chalet is immediately on the right as you cross into Lesotho. From Maseru, Ox-Bow, & Katse Dam: Travel to Mokhotlong and take the signs to Sani Pass. Its 53kms from Mokhotlong and will take 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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