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Afriski Resort

Categories Skiing & Snowboarding
Location Butha Buthe

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Afriski is the only Ski and Mountain Estate in Africa. Afriski has accommodation and facilities available for those in need of a breakaway. Afri-ski is located in Lesotho in the heart of the Maluti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Park. With its range of accommodation Afri-ski can cater for any vacation, conference or wedding. Accommodation in the form of lodges, luxury chalets and even backpackers are available. Accommodation is only half the experience though, Afriski boasts a wide variety of winter and summer activities ranging from skiing in the winter to trout fishing in the summer. With a booking rate of 85%, Afriski is fast becoming one of the most sought after resorts in Southern Africa. Besides being a very attractive vacation resort, Afriski has another perk available for you, the ability to become a home owner. You can purchase stands on which you as an owner can either build your very own exclusive mountain home or you can opt in to have your house rented out for the periods in which you are not there.

Activities Lesotho

In the early 19th century, tribal groups fleeing from the warring Zulu, King Shaka, found refuge in the high Maluti Mountains in Lesotho, a country surrounded entirely by South Africa. One group under Chief Moshesh (later called Moshoeshoe) successfully defended the flat-topped sandstone plateau of Butha-Buthe Mountain and this remained his fortress until 1824.

The dramatic mountain nation of the Basotho people has an inimitable rural African atmosphere that is both proud and warmly welcoming.

The road from Butha-Buthe to Oxbow is the original "Roof of Africa" rally route. It is a quite spectacular journey, going over a number of mountain passes and spending much of the journey at over 3000m.

Near the Oalo and Sekubu area, you will find dinosaur footprints and some mysterious caves used by the San (Bushmen), while up in the Mountain, close to the Afriski Resort, you will find the caves which hosted many a tribal group over the centuries.

From Butha Buthe, the road goes north for 15km, then at a junction goes east and climbs into the foothills of the Maluti Mountains. It ascends the Moteng Pass at 2840m, and then drops down into the upper valley of the Malibamatso River. Here, one comes to AfriSki, an upmarket ski resort.

The resort offers a quiet, scenic environment, excellent for corporate get-aways and conferences and the conference facilities onsite presents a comfortable atmosphere originating from the mountainous area and views that belies the adventure waiting to be explored...



Afriski Resort - Skiing & Snowboarding - Lesotho Activities