Nearby Activities

Horse Riding

Horse riding is available at the Sani Pass Hotel just 1km from Sani Lodge as well as on Seaforth Farm 3 kms from Sani Lodge. Our friendly reception will book this for you.

If you are looking for a real pony trekking adventure, check out our pony trekking tours in Lesotho.

Massage Therapy

You are on holiday so why not pamper yourself with a massage during your stay at Sani Lodge . 

Our reception will organise a Certified Therapist to perform a treatment in the privacy and comfort of your cottage or room. Guests staying in a dorm room will be treated in a larger room elsewhere at the lodge. Choose from a full body hot rock massage to Indian head massage or back, neck and foot treatments. Marvellous and highly recommended !

Mountain Biking & Events

The mountain terrain is ideal for keen bikers to explore, offering gentle gradients with spectacular scenery, to the challenge of the famous Sani Pass into Lesotho, an ascent of 900 metres between the South African and Lesotho border posts. So, if it’s the rush of adrenaline you’re after or just a relaxing ride, bring your own bikes and set off from Sani Lodge for an unforgettable experience.

Check our page ‘local sporting events‘ for mountain biking races that you can participate in using Sani Lodge as the perfect base.

Sani Spoors, 5 km from Underberg on the Drakensberg gardens road, has set up a network of dedicated mountain biking trails, from gentle rides along the river to technical single track routes through plantations. See their website at and contact them on or (+27) 033-7011111 or (+27) 082 2222222

Read about Richard Hunt’s fantastic recent Lesotho ‘ bikepacking ‘ trip in 2018 where he cycles down the spectacular Sani Pass to Sani Lodge on this link

Trail Running & Events

As our land neighbours directly on to the World Heritage Site uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, you can simply walk out the door of Sani Lodge and go for a run around our 2.5 km nature trail or run in the World Heritage Site. Check our page ‘local sporting events’ for running and walking races you can participate in using Sani Lodge as the perfect base.

Trout Fishing

Visit our friendly reception to organise a morning or afternoon of fishing on our neighbour’s large trout stocked dam. Either bring your own rod or hire one.


Enjoy our swimming pool with magnificent mountain views or take a walk for an invigorating dip in crystal clear water in a mountain stream and natural pool or beneath a cascading waterfall .


A discipline which improves the resilience and well-being of the body, mind and soul.

Yoga is not a religion. Nor is it a cult. It is a timeless pragmatic science evolved over thousands of years.

The exercises in yoga strengthen muscles, increase range of motion and mobility in joints and improve balance. The raised body temperature from these exercises enhances immune function which coupled with stillness of the mind from focused concentration leads to a healthier state of being and improved quality of life overall.

Simone , the co-owner of Sani Lodge is a qualified Vinyasa Flow Yoga teacher and Mindfulness practitioner. Join her for an hour’s class at the end of the day catering for beginners and intermediate levels. Mats are provided. Yoga is fun! Class are free of charge for guests staying here.