Where to Stay - South Africa

From R1100 Per Night

Sani Gables Bed & Breakfast
Himeville Accommodation

  • Sani Gables Bed & Breakfast
  • Sunset
  • Summer Room with full en suite bathroom
  • Autumn Room with full en suite bathroom
  • Winter Room
  • Spring Room
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Sani Gables is a delightful bed and breakfast in the farming village of Himeville in the southern Drakensberg of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Himeville is the gateway to the famous (and precipitous!) Sani Pass between South Africa and Lesotho, after which the house is named. The guesthouse is built in the Natal Verandah style and has seating areas at the front and back of the house, from which the changing seasons in the large verdant garden can be observed. In spring and summer the warmth releases the refreshing scents of roses, lavender, and cypress, while in the autumn and winter months the aroma of wood-smoke fills the air. A variety of birdlife can be spotted, including hoopoes, paradise flycatchers, Rameron pigeons, Cape turtle doves, red-chested cuckoo, African harrier-hawks, and many LBJs.

The Himeville and Underberg areas host many annual sporting competitions, things to do: biking, canoeing, running, golf, tennis, fishing, river rafting, ziplinging, archery, horse riding. In addition, cultural, horticultural, and agricultural gatherings such as the Splashy Fen Music Festival, the Open Gardens Festival, and the Underberg Farmers’ Association Show add colour throughout the year. We are able to book guided tours up the Famous Sani Pass.

Whether you are feeling energetic and adventurous, or simply want to enjoy the fresh mountain air, Sani Gables will be pleased to host you during your time in the southern Drakensberg – whatever the season.

You will be welcomed to Sani Gables by our friendly staff. Sani Gables forms part of the Sani Accommodation group of establishments; other venues in the group include the pet-friendly self-catering establishments Sani View House and Sani View Cottage.

Sani Gables sleeps 8-10 people - we have 4 en suite rooms equipped with King-size beds (or singles on request). Our Summer and Autumn Rooms are our largest; the Summer Room is popular among honeymooners, while the Autumn Room is equipped with a sleeper-couch for family stays.

Both of these rooms have full bathrooms.The Spring and Winter Rooms are standard doubles, and have showers only. All our rooms have Free WiFi and DStv's, ceiling fans, saves. Tea- and coffee-making facilities, heaters and electric blankets are provided in all our rooms, and laundry service can be arranged.

The interior of the guesthouse is step-less, and ramped access is provided. Off-street under-cover parking. Guests are welcome to make use of the fireplace in the communal lounge area on chilly evenings. Sani Gables is a B&B establishment - breakfast is included in the room charge. 

Please note that Sani Gables is a non-smoking establishment. We do have a designated smoking area outside.

  • Check-in: from 15:00 to 19:00
  • Check-out: before 10:00

Unfortunately, we don’t allow pets at Sani Gables (please enquire about pet-friendly self-catering accommodation at Sani View House and Sani View Cottage( if you require this service).

There are a few restaurants in the nearby area which cater for dinner: The Himeville Arms is within walking distance, or if you would like something more upmarket, Moorcroft Manor is a few kilometres away on the Sani Road. In Underberg, which is 5km away, there is Mike’s Restaurant, The Grind or The Lemon Tree.

Lighter meals and teas are available at Giant’s Cup Café and Crafts  (Sani Pass Road), Pucketty Farm (R617 outside Underberg), The Stonehouse Café (Himeville), and The Trendy Bean (at the Spar, Underberg).

There are a range of off-site activities available nearby, includinghorse riding, archery, ziplining, birding, fishing, golf, tubing, rafting and canoeing. We can organise guided tours up the Famous Sani Pass. Also available in the surrounding area are: hiking, rock art, museums, running and mountain-biking trails, and fresh mountain air!  Snow-spotting may be possible during the winter months.

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50 Arbuckle Street, Himeville, Southern Drakensberg

GPS: -29.745376, 29.514534 Map

Sorry No Pets Allowed

A 50% deposit will secure your booking.


Notice of cancellation provided 0-30 days prior to check-in date: forfeiture of payment.

Notice of cancellation provided 30 or more days prior to check-in date: 50% of the payment refunded.

Please note that no refunds will be considered after occupation has been taken.


  • Backyard / Garden
  • Fridge
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Hair Dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In Room Tea / Coffee services
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Service
  • Laundry Service / Facilities
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in room
  • TV or Satellite TV
  • Shops Nearby
  • Tennis Courts
  • Sight Seeing
  • Fishing
  • Adventure
  • Hiking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Culture
  • Golfing
  • Childrens Fun