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Afriski Mountain Resort

| Mahlasela Pass, Butha-Buthe 000, Lesotho
+266 5954 4734
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Great fun for the whole family

Had a great day playing in the snow with bum boards and tubes. Stayed in Fouriesburg and did this... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2015
Clare D
Johannesburg, South Africa
Go skiing in Lesotho... Ticked off our bucket list.

Go skiing in Lesotho... Ticked off our bucket list. We went the first week of the ski season... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2015
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Visit Afriski Mountain Resort – An Unexpected High. The Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho is a country rich in culture and rugged beauty. Afriski Mountain Resort, tucked away in the northern highlands, provides a gateway to this largely untapped world of high-altitude adventure. Situated in the heart of the Drakensberg-Maluti Mountains, this luxury resort caters to every taste and offers the perfect escape for sport and outdoor enthusiasts, corporate parties as well as families. With a selection of accommodation options, as well as a range of on-site facilities and restaurants, Afriski has all you need for the perfect mountain getaway. In summer, ambitious mountain goats explore the peaks in pursuit of a wide range of outdoor endeavours. The resort welcomes mountain bikers, trail-runners, hikers, fly fishermen as well as enduro and off-road enthusiasts equally. Multiple trails, paths and streams await discovery. When the seasons turn, and the cold descends, our ski slopes come to life. In addition, log fires in the evening provide time to unwind, kick back and relax. Afriski provides a touch of Europe just around the corner – without the demands of a long-haul flight. Feed your restless soul. Join us at 3222m above sea level in the Mountain Kingdom.
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| Mahlasela Pass, Butha-Buthe 000, Lesotho
+266 5954 4734
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Reviewed 5 July 2015

Had a great day playing in the snow with bum boards and tubes. Stayed in Fouriesburg and did this as a day trip. Entrance fee R50 per person and R200 for the bum board for 4 hours. Had really great cappuccinos and lunch from Gondola...More

2  Thank Clare D
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Go skiing in Lesotho... Ticked off our bucket list. We went the first week of the ski season just before the school holidays and we weren't disappointed, the scenic route through the mountains is simply amazing! Half the fun is just getting there! We were...More

Thank Sois
Reviewed 1 July 2015

A skiing resort in Africa's smallest country Lesotho is worth the day trip from Clarence Golden Gate. The drive through the small Lesotho Kingdom is magical and spectacular So many shepherds watching over their flock. Meandering through the Maluti mountains en route to Afriski resort...More

1  Thank VanessaPerumal
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The Afriski Resort in Lesotho is one of it's kind. A skiing resort in Africa, was a crazy concept to me until I was able to experience the magic of the place! Synthetic snow is always on the mountain in winter, so there is always...More

1  Thank Jenna L
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Had an amazing time at AfriSki, with some hiccups! Most people in our group snow-boarded, but throughout our attempts of going down the slopes, children under the age of 10 would speed pass in skies! Amazing how quick they learn! Getting our ski gear was...More

2  Thank Andrea R
Reviewed 18 June 2015

We were there last year and stayed in the backpackers. The accommodation was great if you are not to finicky (don't take kids to a backpackers, its mainly for people between 20 and 35 depending on your taste for life.) It was really a awesome...More

Thank Wanja_dutoit
Reviewed 17 June 2015

AfriSki is an awesome place, very cold but worth it if you are into the snow and ice. Be careful if you are not it will be a cold and miserable affair.

1  Thank Keven K
Reviewed 17 June 2015

I would have given 5 stars if there was not a costly mess up with the booking process that the rude attitude of the central booking office in (not) rectifying that. That part deserves zero stars. If you ever book a special make sure you...More

Thank kwaaikat
Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

Firstly, expunge from your mind towering alpine slopes, ski lifts vanishing up distant peaks, and yodeling locals. This is Africa. It's hot here. You come here for open savannas, herds of migrating animals, lion kills, African dusty subsets, the cry of the fish eagle. Yet...More

1  Thank TravelAfricaToday
Reviewed 21 May 2015

We visited Afriski during May which is their maintenance time. We ate at the Sky restaurant and was so dissapointed at the quality of their food. No good at all. Very small portions. The resort must be beautiful during season time. The road is still...More

1  Thank MildaF
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12 August 2017|
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Response from EA_Oussov | Reviewed this property |
no need for 4x4
12 August 2017|
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Response from Richard_Fyffe | Reviewed this property |
You can make it in a 2x4 comfortably as long as there is no snow on road. Check the Afriski website for road condition updates or call their reception directly and they'll help
20 June 2017|
Response from NauticalVoyager |
The main slope is only at 200m at the moment but the slope is being expanded but without natural snow fall it is taking longer than last year. Still we had a great time this last week.