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About Mkomazana Mountain Cottages

Mkomazana is an historical site situated within a trans-frontier peace park; a unique property nestled at the foot of the Sani Pass in the beautiful Sani Valley. It is a nature lover’s paradise and possibly the Southern Drakensberg’s best-kept secret.

The accommodation is a charming combination of eclectic facilities consisting of two original and recently refurbished farmhouses and three picturesque new cottages with all home comforts. This former trading station from the 1800's era is perfectly situated for a range of outdoor activities including - high or low 'berg walking / backpacking / nature rambling / trout fishing (rates on request) / swimming in crystal clear mountain pools / mountain biking / bird watching. All of these activities can be undertaken from the property. You can also canoe or tube in the area (± 20km away) and play golf, squash or tennis (±4ms away)

Whilst we wish to preserve the serenity of the area (and therefore do not allow motorbikes/quads to be ridden on the property), exhilarating fun for the adventurous can be had at the bottom of the driveway - test your 4x4 / mountain bike / motor bike skills on the famous and formidable Sani Pass which takes you up into the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. At the top of the Pass is the legendary "Sani Top Chalet" which lays claim to "the highest pub in Africa".

NB: Bring your PASSPORT. If you do not have your own 4x4, tours up Sani Pass can be arranged (details on request). We have it all, flora; fauna (including otter, baboon, reedbuck, eland); wide variety of birds (including black eagle, bearded vulture & fish eagle); provenance of people past (history; bushman paintings) waterfalls, crystal clear 'berg rivers and pools; dams.

We guarantee you will not visit just once!

Please note - no Television or cell phone reception.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 22
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 60 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy

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                      Reviews for Mkomazana Mountain Cottages

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                      Jan-Peter Verhage
                      07 November 2018

                      Het rijden van de Sanipas is absolut een topbeleving. Wel 4x4 nodig!

                      14 March 2017

                      The environment was peaceful, my surroundings was quiet which made my stay wonderful. The accommodation itself was comfortable and the service was fantastic. I couldn’t find any fault and would certainly recommend.

                      Karen Foley, South Africa
                      19 September 2016

                      Very comfortable. Kitchen well equipped. Well serviced and lovely fresh scones in the morning.Betty and Mike looked after us very well. Loved the history of the property and of course the location. Drove the Pass twice in two days. Would definitely recommend and stay there again.

                      11 July 2016

                      We had an excellent stay at Mkomazana Mountain Cottages and will most definitely consider staying there again. Beautiful and peaceful surroundings, magnificent mountain views and easy access to the Sani Pass. Mike and Bettie are doing a great job to make your stay a great one. The warm scones early in the morning was the cherry on top (wonderful surprise)!

                      Peter Warren, South Africa
                      18 May 2016

                      Great place to stay in the Southern Berg, especially if you want to tick Sani Pass off the bucket list. We stayed in the cottage which was clean, spacious and comfortable with a nice log fire. Cooking facilities were good but a degree of organization was required regarding kitchen working surface.Staff were pleasant and efficient from the welcome to the departure.There was cell phone reception at Reception (where else) but it did not make or to our cottage. No TV either; heaven. Walks in the estate were disappointing. The walk around the dam was too short. The mountain walk went through a lot...
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                      Mkomazana Mountain Cottages is 16.6km from the centre of Himeville , the nearest airport 170.9km (Margate Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling