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“Something out of the ordinary”

Afriski Mountain Resort
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Owner description: 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.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Something out of the ordinary”
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Having never experienced snow before, venturing up to Afri Ski in Leostho from Clarens in South Africa was an exceptionally mind blowing experience! We were fortunate enough to have been staying in Clarens after quite a thick snow had fallen in the Maluti Mountains.

The roads up where in great conditions but when there is snow fall I would highly recommend ascending in a 4x4. People in sedans were unable to get past some ice sections on the road.

Afri Ski was something else! The steaming gluhwein and Ski Bunnies (hot chocolate with Frangelico) were a welcomed tummy warmer after the trek up the pass. The vibe; festive, buzzy and jovial. Sitting on the deck watching all the pros and beginners taking on the slopes was entertaining. Perhaps next time we will be brave enough to attempt bum boarding...

We had a glimpse of what a European ski holiday would be like and I would rather choose an African ski holiday any day!

Visited July 2016
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
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“Great weekend away”
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We have been going to AfriSki for 3years during the ski season. We normally stay in Andorra. Very basic accommodation but we don't really need more. Always had warm water. Food and drinks are a bit pricey. Ski equipment not the best but sufficient.

Visited July 2016
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
“Amazing Chef & Staff at Sky Restaurant”
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We went to Afriski this weekend for the 2nd Maluti Mayhem MTB weekend. As someone with strict dietary requirements I was a bit anxious when it came to the meals for the weekend.

Turned out I had nothing to worry about - the chef made amazing food, catering to all. The variety for me as a vegan was excellent, delicious and interesting salads, veggie curry and even gnocchi!!

The waiters and barmen were all super friendly and service was awesome!!!

Visited October 2016
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Great Day Out”
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Spent a day out as a group of friends. you can either buy a full day pass or a half day pass. Lessons are also available for 2 hours at an additional cost. In addition we had to pay for the hiring of the skis and boots.

There is generally no information available when you first get there and you will have to find your way around. The first stop is the equipment section before you get to the beginners area and access to the slopes which means you have to walk in your ski boots to these areas and this is an uncomfortable experience.
The staff are really friendly and will advise you where to go etc.
All in all it was an expensive visit but worth it as we had a lot of fun.

Visited July 2016
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Thank Fatima K
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Pretoria, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Afriski Mountain Resort”
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The most beautiful place to visit during snow season. a Wonderland cover in a white blanket. Skying, warm coffee and good food that's all at Afriski.

Visited April 2016
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