Ski in Lesotho’s mountain slopes


It is also a little known fact that people have been skiing in various Southern African mountain ranges since 1929. One of the most ideally suited locations are the Maluti mountains in the Kingdom of Lesotho. Not far from Clarens in the Free State lies the Mahlasela Pass and the location of the AFRISKI – Ski + Mountain Resort, the complete African snow experience. A lot has changed since 1929 and the introduction of modern snow making facilities and lifts to Afriski since 2004 have allowed skiing and snowboarding to flourish in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho.

The resort operates much as a European ski village does with independent operators providing everything that you may need for a great ski holiday from the accommodation, ski equipment, snow passes, ski school, food etc. As such every activity or service must be purchased independently although every effort has been made to simply your ski experience by being able to purchase your holiday components via our Central Reservations facility or online via our Hoofkanotoor online booking website. We have listed the various components necessary to ski in this part of the website and if you have any further questions please feel free to call one of our Central Reservation agents on 0861 AFRISKI to get further clarity.

Although an expensive sport, skiing and snowboarding are arguably the best outdoor lifestyle and family experiences possible. And learning how to ski is a skill that you’ll have for life with a ski holiday to one of Europe or America’s bigger ski resorts being a must have experience for everyone’s bucket list.


By international standards, Afriski has a very modest one kilometer main ski run which is serviced by a T-bar lift as well as 3 beginner lifts servicing a large and dedicated beginners learning area as well as an extensive intermediate slope to help hone your skills. However, if you know what its like to have been bitten by the ski bug, you will relish this unique opportunity to ski the something as rare as African snow. The resort various beginner slopes are ideal to teach even the most skeptical African snow virgin how to ski or snowboard.