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An amazing day trip - an absolute must!

Matthew took our family up the Sani Pass and into Lesotho. He was so knowledgable and passionate... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
John I
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Great, friendly, helpful and experienced guide for an exceptional sani top hike.

We had an exceptional Sani top hike with the knowledgeable guide Matthew Chaplin. I was impressed... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
irresistiblem2018
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Sani Pass Rd | Sani Lodge Backpackers, Himeville 3256, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Matthew took our family up the Sani Pass and into Lesotho. He was so knowledgable and passionate about the area and and clearly had a good relationship with the local people. We felt safe and in good hands the whole time. We were able to...More

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TOFF1111, Owner at Drakensberg Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thanks for your positive review, John. We believe the success of our tour is an excellent itinerary including different and rewarding experiences, together with our top group of freelance tour guides. Matthew is one of our excellent team and we are delighted you had such...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We had an exceptional Sani top hike with the knowledgeable guide Matthew Chaplin. I was impressed by his friendliness, helpfulness and he always made it a point that we are safe and alright. He gave us a right amount of photo opportunity stops at the...More

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TOFF1111, Owner at Drakensberg Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Thanks very much for this review. We have set up and operate tours which we think will offer visitors a unique and unforgettable experience. Our guides are a major part of this, and so often go unrecognised. We therefore especially appreciate your words about Matthew,...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018

I did two tours with Drakensberg whilst staying at Sani Lodge, both with Christine who was a great guide. I was impressed by the way in which everything was organised and the thoughtful set up of the tour company, as they clearly are thoughtful and...More

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TOFF1111, Owner at Drakensberg Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for your comment, Dave. We have tried hard to build positive relationships with communities so that they can see benefits from tourism which can be a double edged sword!! Our community tourism initiatives in Lesotho have been recognised as "Best Practice" by the...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018

We did two hikes with Drakensberg Adventures as part of our package at Sani Lodge. The first was a hike to Hodgsons Peak at the top of the Sani pass - the drive up was quite an adventure, not to be missed, in itself. The...More

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Simone S, Owner at Drakensberg Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for your comprehensive feedback on your two guided hikes which gives other travelers a taste of what is available to them when they stay with us at Sani Lodge Backpackers and opt to do one of the many tours our tour company Drakensberg...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018

The road up to Lesotho was horrendous. Not a pleasant experience at all. The guide Mathew loved the sound of his own voice and had an opinion on everything and everything. Some of his information was great and we did learn things about Lesotho that...More

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TOFF1111, Owner at Drakensberg Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

The road up the mountains called Sani Pass is indeed in a most shocking state currently. It spans an altitude gain of 1000 metres over 8 kilometres. The floods due to heavy rains over the past rainy season has seen mountain mud slides and rock...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018

William was our guide for the trip to the Sani Pass. He was very knowledgable and brought us to the highest pub, took great photographs.

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TOFF1111, Owner at Drakensberg Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for your review. Matthew William is indeed a most excellent guide and has been guiding for Drakensberg Adventures for many years. His knowledge and experience is unmatched and his understanding of the Basotho culture and people is profound.

Reviewed 22 September 2016

As we was staying at the Sani Lodge Backpackers was very easy to hire in the same reception the day tour. The next morning, the friendly guide-driver picked us up at the appointed time in the parking lot with the old landrover lodge where we...More

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TOFF1111, Owner at Drakensberg Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your wonderful day tour with Drakensberg Adventures which was started in 1997 and together with Sani Lodge Backpackers was awarded a silver prize by Africa Responsible Tourism Awards in the category of Poverty Alleviation in 2016...More

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