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St James Lodge

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Overview

Quietly perched on a rugged hillside overlooking the working Roman Catholic Mission of St James with a bird’s eye view over the picturesque and seemingly endless Maloti mountain range are the igneous rock buildings of St James Lodge.
These provide refuge to the weary traveler in this stark and remote land where the crow of the mountain rooster, bark of the shepherd’s dog and clanking bells of domestic animals wake you. The soft early light touching this kingdom in the sky encourages you to emerge from your cozy slumber and explore this enchanting but desolate land and embrace it’s rich and unique culture.
Our comfortable but rustic self-catering accommodation is in spacious rooms and cozy rondavels and sleeps up to 16 guests.
There is no electricity at the lodge. Lighting is paraffin lamps and candles, and water is heated by a coal-burning boiler.
Please note that St James Lodge is situated in one of the most remote areas in Lesotho resulting in facilities being basic and of a backpacker standard.

Facilities

Rates

Additional Rates Info:
Children under 4yrs stay free. Children 4yrs - 12yrs are 50% of the adult rate.

EXCLUSIVITY

Sleeps 17
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Room 1 = 6-sleeper with en-suite bathroom
Room 2 = 4-sleeper with en-suite bathroom
Room 3 = 2-sleeper using communal bathroom
Room 4 = 5-sleeper using communal bathroom
Total = 17 + facilities for up to 4 tents / 10 people camping

Exclusivity gives you the use of the entire lodge with no risk of having to share facilities with strangers.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2013 R 4500 R 2250        
February 2013 R 4500 R 2250        
March 2013 R 4500 R 2250        
April 2013 R 4500 R 2250        
May 2013 R 4500 R 2250        
June 2013 R 4500 R 2250        
July 2013 R 4500 R 2250        
August 2013 R 4500 R 2250        
September 2013 R 4500 R 2250        
October 2013 R 4500 R 2250        
November 2013 R 4500 R 2250        
December 2012 R 4500 R 2250        

Room 1

Sleeps 6
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Dormitory style family room. Sleeps 6 people in single beds. En-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and basin

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2014     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 200
February 2014     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 200
March 2014     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 200
April 2014     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 200
May 2014     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 200
June 2013     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 200
July 2013     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 200
August 2013     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 200
September 2013     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 200
October 2013     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 200
November 2013     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 200
December 2013     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 200

Room 2

Sleeps 4
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Family room with en-suite bathroom. Consists of 4 single beds and lounge area.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2014     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 200
February 2014     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 200
March 2014     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 200
April 2014     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 200
May 2014     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 200
June 2013     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 200
July 2013     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 200
August 2013     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 200
September 2013     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 225
October 2013     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 225
November 2013     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 225
December 2013     R 800 R 400 R 400 R 225

Room 3

Sleeps 2
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2-sleeper backpacker standard rondavel sharing communal bathroom situated roughly 10m from the door.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2014 R 600 R 300        
February 2014 R 600 R 300        
March 2014 R 600 R 300        
April 2014 R 600 R 300        
May 2014 R 600 R 300        
June 2013 R 600 R 300        
July 2013 R 600 R 300        
August 2013 R 600 R 300        
September 2013 R 600 R 300        
October 2013 R 600 R 300        
November 2013 R 600 R 300        
December 2013 R 600 R 300        

Room 4

Sleeps 4
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4-sleeper backpacker standard rondavel sharing communal bathroom situated roughly 20m from its door.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2014 R 1200 R 600        
February 2014 R 1200 R 600        
March 2014 R 1200 R 600        
April 2014 R 1200 R 600        
May 2014 R 1200 R 600        
June 2013 R 1200 R 600        
July 2013 R 1200 R 600        
August 2013 R 1200 R 600        
September 2013 R 1200 R 600        
October 2013 R 1200 R 600        
November 2013 R 1200 R 600        
December 2013 R 1200 R 600        
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is “per unit” the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment’s staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 4 June 2013
  • Booking Reliability
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  • Average Response Time: 19 hours
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Location

St James, Mokhotlong Region, Lesotho

Map St James Lodge in Sani Pass  Lesotho

Guest Comments

Free Accommodation Winner

Thank you for the pleasant surprise. We will definitely make use of Sleeping-Out again in future. We also want to make use of this opportunity to thank you for your prompt and friendly service.

- Eric Delport

St James Lodge is a must either from or to Sani Pass. We have done it both ways in a matter of 5 months, 72k in +- 3 hours says a lot - just beautiful. St James is a friendly village and the lodge, a must visit!

- Eric Delport

It was our first time to Lesotho. What a great 4x4 experience (Sani Pass), a very different world and time dimension for us. At st James we met the friendliest - people at the lodge and in the village. We enjoyed our stay immensely.
The people of the village are amazing(3 weddings on one day)!! The view from the lodge was beautiful, not one day the same as the previous. We went further on to Malea-lea via the Thaba Tseka route (N3) which was also a great 4x4 experience (+- 90 Km in 3 Hours) a must see and do!! St James will most definitely be our first stop next time but we will stay a couple of days longer, so much to see and do.

- Eric Delport

St James lodge is a nice place to stay. The rooms are big and clean and the staff is friendly. The kitchen is well stocked and braai facilities are readily available. Itis a good place to stay with a family too.
A pleasant drive to get there through the gorge when you turn off A1 towards the village of St James.
The only downside is there is no electricity at the place so there is no fridge available. You cannot get ice in the town either so a fridge running off your bakkie's spare battery is necessary if you want to stay there for a few days.

I would definitely recommend to stay there.

- Tamas Szilagyi