If you are looking for a luxury private lodge in the most magnificent setting that also caters to your ideal level of seclusion, then this is the place for you!

Sani Valley Lodge is a private nature lodge only 2 hours from Durban. It sits within the dramatic Drakensberg mountain range, borders a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the closest luxury lodge to the famous Sani Pass.

We, Gareth and Sam, manage and run Sani Valley and are committed to making your stay truly memorable. Having worked in hospitality and catering for many years, we have fine-tuned a blend of nature and luxury at Sani Valley that we believe you simply can’t find elsewhere. And this is something our many accolades in professional publications prove testament to.

We and our staff are fortunate to run one of the most beautiful valleys in the Drakensberg and like nothing more than sharing it with our guests. We will be more than happy to organise activities, give you suggestions, share travel itineraries and much more.


If you are looking for an exclusive venue where you are able to create and add your own personal touch, then this is the place for you!

We cater for all wedding sizes and have 2 ceremony options. Either on the mountain with stunning views over the property and beyond or our new Forest venue option which we are very excited about. Nothing beats a mystical forest wedding and the fact that you are able to design and decorate either venue to meet your exact taste enhances Sani Valley Nature Lodges as a wedding venue even further.

Photographic opportunities are endless and no driving offsite is required, so please contact us directly for a viewing as the property viewed first hand is truly stunning and the options available for you to create your own unique wedding weekend are endless.


A unique blend of luxury, nature and activities!

Sani Valley Nature lodges have been designed with luxury for full or semi-catered Drakensberg accommodation. The concept gives you a private and highly personal experience with unobtrusive lodge services. You are left to relax in your exclusive private home which is serviced daily. The clubhouse offers a great central dinning facility and bar area, with fishing, boats and on the lake safety equipment available on request.

All the lodges offer a spacious layout with an open plan configuration including a fully equipped kitchen. The five different set ups are shown above and are situated on the lake with different layouts depending on the size or your family requirements. Take a look and see which one suits your needs best, call us if you have any questions or any specific requests for your accommodation requirements and we will gladly see what we can do.

Each lodge provides a different aspect and panoramic view of the spectacular Drakensberg mountains. Designed for all seasons in winter you will particularly enjoy the comfort of a cosy fireplace in the lounge, electric blankets, overhead heating along with heated towel rails in the bathrooms. 

Address: Sani Pass Road,Himeville, South Africa

Tel: 033 702 0203

Cell: 082 561 3275