Majestic mountain paradise
Nestled in the beautiful Mkhomazana Valley at the foot of the notorious Sani Pass, Premier Resort Sani Pass is well known for its warm hospitality, breathtaking views of the Drakensberg and personal service.
Opening its doors in 1958, the Resort has played host to many generations creating delightful memories. Only 6.5 hours from Johannesburg and 2.5 hours from Durban, the resort offers a host of indoor and outdoor activities to keep the whole family, international and business travelers entertained. The hotel can accommodate up to 175 guests and our extensive range of facilities ensures non-stop fun and relaxation for all.
Vital Information: For the quad biking, no experience is required as we give tuition and free training. Children can ride with their parents or go on their own if they are older than 12 years. No persons under 18 years will be allowed on the Sani Pass tour.
This will also depend on your chosen activity. We suggest that you take your watch off if you intend visiting our wellness centre. Time to unwind!
Most activities are suitable for the whole family. There is something for everyone, so come along and get involved! You can be rest assured that you will have the time of your life.
If you’re looking for a weekend adventure, look no further; from R1150 pp sharing per night including Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. Summer Special - from R1750 pp sharing per night including Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, minimum 7 night stay | Valid until 10 January 2018 Need a mid-week holiday; from R975 pp sharing per night including Bed and Breakfast.
Most activities are suitable for spectators, but be warned that you may just feel tempted to get involved once you are here.
All year round. Prices differ with regards high season and low season.
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PREMIER RESORT SANI PASS – KNOWN FOR NATURAL ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES
Premier Resort Sani Pass is nestled at the foot of the Pass and on the banks of the Mkhomazana River with its fresh water coming straight from the Drakensberg Mountains. The resort is a mere 19km from Underberg with a road built from the Lesotho border post via the Katse & Mohali dams to Maseru and the South African border post to Ladybrandt in the Free State. In addition, Premier Resort Himeville Arms is also just 12km away.
Comfortable Rooms Near The Ezemvelo Nature Reserve
Premier Resort Sani Pass offers comfortable rooms with its Ezemvelo Nature Reserve surrounds. The area is populated by Eland and plenty of hiking and biking trails for those who are adventurous at heart. A permit is needed to traverse the Ezemvelo Reserve and these are available at reception.
Ideal Base To Explore Sani Pass
Surrounded by mountains, the resort is the base for 4X4 excursions up the Sani Pass, which can be reserved for guests at our reception desk.
The resort also provides access to horse trails up the mountain to Lesotho as well as shorter horse rides around the property and pony rides for children.
The resort has its own 9 hole golf course, which is currently under repair due to recent floods, but due to open soon.
A host of activities include: Swimming, Chess, Snooker, Bowls, Tennis, Volleyball, Putt-Putt, Fly Fishing and Bass Fishing. A magnificent Spa with inspirational views is due to open soon.
Guests can enjoy fishing as well as golfing, hiking, horse riding, tennis and bowls at Premier Resort Sani Pass. The River Glen Cheese Farm is a popular stop for “foodies” looking to explore local cuisine and produce.
In Lesotho, visit an authentic Basotho Hut, learn about the Flag language of the huts and see how they live. Guided tours are a must and whether you explore the area in a 4×4, on horseback or on foot; San Rock paintings, natural forests, waterfalls and indigenous flora and fauna are just a few of the discoveries that await you.
15km Himeville Museum
The Himeville Museum, in the town of the same name in the Drakensberg region of KwaZulu-Natal, is one of the best rural museums in South Africa.
Himeville was established in the 1880s and the museum is housed in a fort that was built in 1896 by the Border Mounted Rifles who were sent to the area after the Le Fleur Rebellion in 1895. After the Anglo-Boer War it was taken over by the Natal Mounted Police and used as a prison until 1972 when it was turned into a museum.
The history of the area goes all the way back to when the San people roamed the area and there are displays of fossils and stone-age artifacts as well as a comprehensive display on the Bushmen, the early settlers as well as African beadwork and crafts.
There is also an open-air exhibition of the agricultural history of the town which displays farming implements and old machinery and a blacksmith’s forge. The themed exhibition rooms cover the Anglo-Boer War and the two world wars and commemorate the life and times of the inhabitants of the Bulwer, Underberg and Himeville communities.
There are extensive archives and the curator is very knowledgable. The museum is definitely worth a visit for those of you who would like to know more about the rich history of the area.
27km River Glen Cheese Farm
River Glen Farm Cheese. River Glen is a small farm situated just outside the picturesque village of Underberg in the Drakensberg of KwaZulu-Natal.
It is here, on the banks of the Umzimkulu River, that our small herd of Jersey cows produce the quality wholesome milk we use in the making of our farm cheese. Healthy and happy cows are Paramount to quality milk. Each one is known by name, and given individual attention from our family members and dedicated dairy staff. Our local veterinarians visit them on a regular basis to assist us in keeping them in peak condition.
Our small dairy is family-run enabling us to personally manage every step of the delicate cheese-making process, ensuring the highest level of quality control. Full cream Jersey milk, no preservatives, no colourants and no animal rennet are used in the making of our exciting cheeses. As we do not stabilize our milk, our cheese will vary slightly at different times of the year.
No two batches of cheese will be exactly the same, very much like the wine industry.
While our 9-hole golf course is under repair, we would only be to happy to make alternative arrangements for golfers at the Underberg Country Club which is 20km away.
Good Hope Farm, Sani Pass Road, Himeville, KwaZulu-Natal
Take the N3 to Howick
Turn off at exit 99 (R617) Underberg? Southern Drakensberg
Travel through Bulwer onto Underburg
Turn right to Himeville- +/- 2 km out of Himevilleturn left to Sani Pass
11 km of gravel road to the hotel .
S 29° 39' 24.602" E 29° 26' 43.877"