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Sani Gables

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Sani Gables B&B is a wheelchair friendly home, set in the spacious Magistrate’s orchard from a bygone era, that offers the perfect getaway destination with three luxurious double (or twin) bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities, aimed at guests seeking upmarket B&B accommodation.

Just over 2 hours from Durban or 90 minutes (110 km) from Howick (all on tarred roads), Sani Gables is set on the main road in the quiet and quaint village of Himeville, nestled in the Southern Drakensberg bordering the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site .


One bedroom and its en-suite bathroom caters especially for wheelchair use, with a bath, shower, toilet and a wash basin. The other two bedrooms each have en-suite bathrooms, with a shower, toilet and a wash basin. Each bedroom has a coffee station with a kettle, tray with cups, saucers, sugar, tea, coffee and milk is provided for in-room refreshment. Non-alcoholic beverages are available on-site.

Crisp winter nights means heaters are provided in all bedrooms. Rooms are accessible both from the main house and via their own separate entrances. All bedrooms are fully serviced on a daily basis.


The cozy guest lounge with its beautiful cypress-wood floors and lovely large fireplace, is central to the warm welcome experienced in our home, especially around an open log fire on cold evenings. Our home has a beautiful, large veranda, which is great for relaxing especially on summer evenings, enjoying a leisurely sundowner and watching the shadows lengthen as the sun sinks slowly behind the majestic mountains.

Secure parking, both covered and open, is available on the property.


Our tariff includes a hearty breakfast at the start of the day’s adventures, and can be served indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. It comprises both cereal and cooked breakfast. We do not provide dinner, as it is well catered for being located within walking distance of the local hotel/restaurant, and we gladly make reservations upon request at any of the fine dining establishments in the area.

Contact Details

  • Address: Arbuckle Street, Himeville
  • GPS: -29.745217825385044,29.514116048812866
  • Contact Person: Dianne Loughnane
  • Phone: 033-702 1874/6
  • Mobile Phone: 060 757 8967
  • Website:


Indoor Activities, WIFI


The Underberg / Himeville area of the Southern Berg is arguably the most beautiful part of the Drakensberg and abounds with activities to suit everyone’s indulgences. We gladly arrange excursions on our guests’ behalf with local service providers.

Enjoy the outdoor splendour on several hiking trails, go mountain biking, quad biking, tubing, river rafting, gliding, abseiling, paragliding or horse riding, and visit interesting San Rock Art caves/sites. Treat yourself to a round of golf on one of several fine courses with spectacular mountain backdrops, or visit the local museum and other places of historic interest.

The area is home to the Bearded Vulture as well as many bird species to enthrall the enthusiast. Local birding experts offer guided outings. Sightings of even large raptor species and rare cranes along the roadside will often reward you unexpectedly with an unforgettable experience.

Enjoy some of the finest fly fishing on offer in the local rivers and dams, or take a 4 x 4 trip up the spectacular Sani Pass to the Highest Pub in Africa (valid passports essential).
Or, if you merely wish to relax, our crisp mountain air and tranquil setting at the foot of the majestic Southern Berg mountains will do wonders to rejuvenate body, mind and soul.


Trout fishing
Horse riding
River tubing
Trip up Sani Pass a must (passports needed)
End of January of each year a flower walk is organised which is spectacular.

Opening Times

  • Monday 8am - 4 pm
  • Tuesday 8am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 8am - 4pm
  • Thursday 8am - 4pm
  • Friday 7am to 8pm
  • Saturday 8am - 4pm
  • Sunday 8am - 4pm

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