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Afriski and Maluti Mountains

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Afriski and the Maluti Mountains

Afriski is the only skiing resort in Lesotho and one of the only two in Southern Africa. Afriski is located 3050 m above sea level (just below Mahlasela Pass, 3222 m) in the Maluti Mountains.

The Maluti Mountains are a mountain range of the highlands of the Kingdom of Lesotho. They extend for about 100 km into the Free State and are part of the Drakensberg system that includes ranges across large areas of South Africa. “Maloti” is also the plural for Loti, the currency of the Kingdom of Lesotho. The range forms the northern portion of the boundary between the Butha-Buthe District in Lesotho and South Africa's Free State.

The Afriski resort is a 4.5-hour drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria via the steep tarred Moteng pass and the Mahlasela pass; it sits along with Highway A1. Afriski can accommodate about 320 people and operates during the winter months (June–August) as well as the summer months.

Activities at Afriski include Skiing and snowboarding, snow pass, bum boarding and tubing. In summer, mountain biking, guided motorbike trips, paintball, hiking, trail running are available.

Accommodation at Afriski includes lodges and Mountain resorts and you can definitely find one to suit your budget.

Afriski and the Maluti Mountains

Afriski is the only skiing resort in Lesotho and one of the only two in Southern Africa. Afriski is located 3050 m above sea level (just below Mahlasela Pass, 3222 m) in the Maluti Mountains.

The Maluti Mountains are a mountain range of the highlands of the Kingdom of Lesotho. They extend for about 100 km into the Free State and are part of the Drakensberg system that includes ranges across large areas of South Africa. “Maloti” is also the plural for Loti, the currency of the Kingdom of Lesotho. The range forms the northern portion of the boundary between the Butha-Buthe District in Lesotho and South Africa's Free State.

The Afriski resort is a 4.5-hour drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria via the steep tarred Moteng pass and the Mahlasela pass; it sits along with Highway A1. Afriski can accommodate about 320 people and operates during the winter months (June–August) as well as the summer months.

Activities at Afriski include Skiing and snowboarding, snow pass, bum boarding and tubing. In summer, mountain biking, guided motorbike trips, paintball, hiking, trail running are available.

Accommodation at Afriski includes lodges and Mountain resorts and you can definitely find one to suit your budget.