Welcome to Sani Lodge Backpackers

Sani Lodge Backpackers is one of the oldest backpackers in the country and has been welcoming guests for over 25 years.

Set in the heart of the Southern Drakensberg, one would struggle to find a setting more stunning and conducive to a full mind and body relaxation. 

We Are Fair trade certified
We Are Fair trade certified

Southern Drakensberg On Your Doorstep

Sani Lodge Backpackers is situated at the foot of the legendary Sani Pass and 16 km from the South African border with Lesotho. 

Drakensberg Adventures is our partner tour company which operates a variety of tours to suit both your itinerary and budget.

As we border onto the Southern Drakensberg National Park our location makes us an ideal base camp for the hiking enthusiasts. A number of self guided hikes leave from our doorstep. However, for those seeking more we offer guided hikes as well.

Getting Here

Sani Lodge Backpackers is located 20 km from Underberg in the Southern Drakensberg.

We are accessible to all vehicles as there is a tar (sealed) road and are roughly:

  • a three hour drive from King Shaka International Airport
  • one and a half hour drive from the N3 highway off-ramp at Merrivale/Howick.

For detailed directions please follow the link below to our information site.

If you have any further questions contact us.