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“Bucket List Ski Experience”

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.
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“Bucket List Ski Experience”
Reviewed 15 March 2017

It was just a few months before a family trip to South Africa when my then 15-year old son came to me and said, "Mom, we just HAVE to go skiing in Lesotho!" That led to some research on the internet and our great African Ski Adventure was launched! Our family has skied some of the best mountains in the world, including the Rockies in Colorado and the Alps in Switzerland. Though AfriSki cannot really compare to "real" ski areas, this place was a hoot! From the moment we drove around the corner and saw the TINY strip of snow known as AfriSki in the distance, we decided to make our experience there a bucket list experience. We loved every minute of it! From the traditional pop music blaring from the speakers (just like every ski area in the USA!) to the typical ambience of the ski chalet at the base of the slope, we soaked up the atmosphere. It was good for the ego when we were CLEARLY the best skiers on the hill! It was a gorgeous day in July 2016...We will NEVER forget our wonderful day (one day was plenty!) skiing in the mountains of Lesotho...

Visited July 2016
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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“Perfect..,peaceful resort!”
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

What an amazing weekend we had at the resort. The booking process was professional,quick email response and helpful. The drive to the resort is scenic but you need a 4x4 car. We loved our home for the weekend, 2 bed, white linen,clean and comfortable pillows and beds. The bonus is that you have the highest restaurant inside the resort. I would definitely come back for winter/snow visit!

Visited February 2017
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Snowboarding in Africa”
Reviewed 19 January 2017

First time playing on the snow for me and also the place we got engaged.

Hired a snowboard and was on the main slope on the second day. the instructors are very helpful and friendly, overall good vibes on the slopes.
The gondola cafe is great too.Cold beers and snacks in between sessions and tons of fun to be had when the sun goes down.
Accommodation was also was warm and cozy, clean and comfortable.
Sky Restaurant was fantastic. the food which chef sends out of that kitchen is simply amazing. He managed to source together the ingredients to prepare a my wife's favorite meal on our engagement night, great service.

Visited August 2016
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
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
Level 4 Contributor
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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