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Sani Gables is a delightful bed and breakfast in the quiet 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, including biking, canoeing, running, golf, tennis and equestrian events. 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.

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.

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