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Mkomazana Mountain Cottages

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From R1090 per Unit



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 (incl. otter, baboon, reed-buck, eland); wide variety of birds (incl. 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!

Each cottage/house has a fully equipped kitchen (including a stove, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery), (bedding, towels) and is serviced daily. Braai facilities are provided. Firewood available for sale


Room Facilities

  • Non-Smoking

On Site Facilities

  • Self Catering

Local Facilities

  • Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Tours
  • Other




  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 17 hours
  • This establishment does not have credit card facilities.

All credit cards are accepted when paying through Sleeping-OUT.

Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Sani Pass, Mkomazana Mountain Cottages has been voted Best Establishment in Sani Pass for 2017Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Sani Pass, Mkomazana Mountain Cottages has been voted Best Establishment in Sani Pass for 2015


Sani Pass Road, Southern Drakensberg, 1764

Map Mkomazana Mountain Cottages in Sani Pass  Southern Drakensberg  Drakensberg (KZN)  KwaZulu Natal  South Africa

Guest Comments

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Could not believe it, really excited. Wish I could go back soon as it was so spectacular. If you want peace and beauty MKonzama Cottages are a must
- Sandra Adams

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Coot Cottage overlooking the dam. We even were privileged enough to see the otter twice! We were very well looked after and very much enjoyed the fresh, warm scones brought to us every morning. The whole estate is very well kept with beautifully tended paths to the trout dam and up towards the mountains. Betty and Mike run the establishment very well and are very helpful and friendly. We will definitely be returning there - the peace and tranquility were amazing!

Fantastic setting, away from it all. Loved it :)

The place was a like a prelude to paradise. The mountains, waterfalls and peace where just what people need from a busy schedule.

A wonderful stay.Very peaceful and beautiful.


Absolutely loved staying here. I'd say it's the best place to stay in the Sani Pass area of the Drakensberg. You won't find a place closer to the pass that's for sure!!! Well furnished, really clean and depending on which cottage you're in, extremely private!
The Barn doesn't get enough exposure here for being a fantastically decorated space to relax in: pool and billiards table, table tennis, huge bar, big screen TV and rugby jerseys from around the world. Great space!!!
Very quiet and serene though, you are IN the mountains - literally.
The walk to Salt and Pepper is a 4 hour round trip but WELL WORTH IT. Highly recommended. It isn't easy by any means due to the distance and altitude changes but still a must do.


If you are looking for a place where you can totally relax with the added benefit of breathtaking scenery, you need not look any further. Fantastic stay and the scones were lovely!

We had a wonderful stay at Mkomazana mountain cottages. The area is beautiful and the house comfortable. It is just very cold in winter time. We were very glad to see electric blankets on the beds.

A really wonderful place to get away. Pleasant people and beautiful scenery.

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