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Molumong Lodge is a terrific little place, recently re-opened under new management and completely refurbished – a gem of a place. Owned and run by the irrepressible Noma, a fiercely house-proud Basotho lady, it’s one of the best places in Lesotho to stay. There are only two double rooms and a small dorm, so it’s necessary to book ahead. The whole place is sparkling clean and very brightly and tastefully decorated. The beds are comfortable and there are extra blankets and fireplaces in each room for the cold winters.

All rooms are en suite, including the dorm. There is a large, bright, very comfortable sitting room with sofas and plenty of reading material as well as a dining room. Power is by generator and is turned on in the mornings and evenings for guests and to keep the fridge cold. The kitchen is for guests’ use or Noma will cook great local food for you with advanced notice. Because there is no mains power, there is no Wi-Fi or TV here, but your days will be full with walks and hikes in the surrounding hills, yielding spectacular views. Pony trekking can be organized too. Noma is a very welcoming and chatty host and the villagers are really friendly. Highly recommended!

Hot water

Common kitchen

Clean and comfortable

Friendly owner

En Suite rooms and dorm

Beautiful location


Molumong Lodge Molumong Lodge - Common Room
Molumong Lodge - Seating Molumong Lodge - Double Room
Molumong Lodge - Dorm Molumong Lodge - Double Room
Molumong Lodge - Bathroom
Beds from R180
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Our Rating:
Molumong Lodge

Rated 5.0 / 5.0 (1 review)

From R180 per person – dorm (available)

Terrific place. Highly recommended!

(Last Reviewed: December 2016)

Sani Top Backpackers is in a fantastic location right at the top of Sani Pass, just metres from and inside the Lesotho border post. The location is everything here. In fact, that’s the only thing! Prices here are very high, even for the dorm beds, as it’s managed and administered from the upmarket Sani Mountain Lodge on the other side of Sani village. Reception is at the Mountain Lodge, where you’ll be allocated your bed and walked to the backpackers building 500m away.

Even though you are paying almost double price for your bed, expect nothing but the very basic facilities here. The dorms are clean, but choose your mattress carefully as some are really saggy. There is only generator electricity in the evenings, so you’ll have to arm yourself with a torch. The common kitchen could do with a few more pots and pans and the toilets and showers are also in the kitchen block. The men’s has no natural light, so you have to do everything in the dark except when the power comes on. The good news is that you can use the cosy Mountain Lodge for meals (also pricey) and for the free Wi-Fi. The ‘Highest Pub in Africa’ also has a very well-stocked bar.

Beautiful location

Access to free Wi-Fi

Hot water

Very basic

Only 3 hours electricity per day

Poorly equipped kitchen

Saggy mattresses

Poor value for money

Sani Top Backpackers Sani Pass Sani Top Backpackers Sani Pass - Common Room
Sani Top Backpackers Sani Pass - Terrace Sani Top Backpackers Sani Pass - Kitchen
Sani Top Backpackers Sani Pass - Dorm Room Sani Top Backpackers Sani Pass - Seating
Sani Top Backpackers Sani Pass - Bathroom
Beds from R275
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Our Rating:
Sani Top Backpackers – Sani Pass

Rated 2.0 / 5.0 (1 review)

From R275 per person – dorm (available)

Expensive and rather basic.

(Last Reviewed: December 2016)

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