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“This is Altitude!!”

AfriSki Ski and Mountain Resort
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“This is Altitude!!”
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This place is wonderful, absolutely beautiful setting in a valley up in the Maluti mountains. We booked this place on a whim just to extend our road trip and it turned out to be one of the best stops we made.

The resort was originally positioned as a winter wonderland, which from the pictures it def looks like a fun time to visit. However they are working on improving their summer adventure offerings. On the weekend we were there there were quite a lot of mountain bikers (myself being one of them) who came to ride the ski slopes.

We also managed to hike in the area, the mountain bike trails double as hiking trails and we got to experience more of the beauty of the area and had a picnic up in the mountains.

The Sky restaurant (highest restaurant in Africa) were breakfast and dinner are served is quite neat and cosy. The evenings were quite nippy but you are shielded when inside. The staff were all very pleasant, with great service. I would def recommend trying their sticky ribs, out of this world..

All in all it was a great experience and we will def be back - prob in winter to experience the snow!

Visited December 2016
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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32 reviews
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“Fun in the sky!”
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing!! We had fun the sky! Suitable for families, and adventure lovers. Take a hike in Summer to enjoy the majestic views of the Maluti moutains or go up a ski lift to try out the enduro tracks. For dinner try their ribs..these are too delicious. Chill outside in the evening for a view of the stars.

P.S get an experienced driver that will excercise patience and caution as the mountain passes are dicey. Oh and pack something warm..you'll have a ball.

Visited December 2016
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“Summer is not a good time to visit”
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We arrived to find that although they offer alot of activities they dont actually carry all of them out. We did a monster biking trip with an instructor who made it really fun, but its not a great place to visit in the summer. There is skeleton staff and the activities are limited. We were charged almost R100 for an alfredo pasta which was half cooked pasta with a very bland white sauce (Their vegetarian selection is very limited and even more so because they didnt have the stock to make some food / drinks, like milkshake). I am sure the winter is great with the snow (The facilities are definitely geared towards the winter season) but I felt their brochure promised a lot but wasnt able to fulfill the promises.

Visited November 2016
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“Country in the clouds”
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful countries in Africa with the friendliest people
Lesotho is high up on top of the Maluthi mountains at 3225m above sea level in the clouds. Its major assests are water with two big dams the Mahole and Katse that supplies South Africa with fresh water there are also 2 major Diamond mines Country is safe although 4x4 vehicles are necessary to access undeveloped areas A must visit for the adventurous at heart

Visited November 2016
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“Spectacular”
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Resort is remote but the drive there was spectacular. Hope you have a head for heights. There was no snow during my visit, wrong time of year but there are a wide range of other activities for the adventurous. Well worth the trip. They also claim to be the highest restaurant in Africa and I can believe it.

Visited October 2016
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