Lesotho may be one of only 3 countries in the world surrounded by the same country - that's South Africa - but small as it may be, it offers some of the most exciting adrenaline-packed holidays this side of the equator!
As the weather warms up, the Maluti Mountains transform into a playground for thrill-seeker, mountain bikers, adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers in general. Sounds like you? We've compiled some of the most exciting activities you can enjoy during your stay at Afriski Mountain Resort in Lesotho.
From October to April every year, it’s trout fishing season in the Maluti Mountains.
With Rainbow Trout and the occasional Brown Trout, you can test your skills against Lesotho’s big ones, grown large in the fresh mountain air and clean rivers.
AfriSki is near the Motete and Malubamatsu rivers and is perfectly situated to explore these unique mountain streams while you cast dry flies for wild rainbow trout. Lesotho has hundreds of kilometres of high altitude rivers and offers the finest freshwater sight fishing Africa has to offer.
Booking is essential if a guide is required.
Fly rod rental: R100
Guide: R150 incl packed lunch
Extra flies: R20
Those 4×4 enthusiasts looking for an exciting and rewarding challenge will find the ideal playground in the area surrounding Afriski.
There are a variety of 4×4 routes to be explored in the area with the trails offering both half- and full-day trips. Trails include Katse Dam, Mapopaleng to Katse Dam, the old road to Mapoka campsite, escarpment Easy Green Route, Mont Aux Sources Route, Towers Route, Chalets in the Sky Route and Letsele Pass Route.
Free - ask reception for trail maps
When the sun melts the snow on Kapoko Park, the mountain biking action kicks off! Kapoko brings you a fully-equipped mountain-biking experience on Enduro and cross-country trails with incredible views over the valley.
AfriSki has remote trails, a cross country course, marathon distance routes, and the only T- Bar lift in Africa with five fun downhill tracks. The lift is operational on the last weekend of every month and even works with hard tail bikes. Contact the resort for specialist consultants who can assist with the various Enduro trails.
Enduro guided outrides:
Half day - R300pp
Full day - R550pp
Our qualified abseiling guides have combed the Maluti mountains to find the best abseiling spots. Abseil on the 30m cliff overlooking the Motete River. Learn the basics with one of our qualified guides and experience the thrill of abseiling or rap jumping. Suitable for all ages. Please wear shoes with good grip and bring extra sunscreen and a hat.
For the extra adventurous: Try the 2-day abseiling package, which includes one full day of learning the basics and a half day hike with a spectacular 95m abseil.
Half day - R250pp
Full day - R450pp includes packed lunch
Kids Half day only - R190
The Maluti mountains are situated above 3,000m and are an ideal training ground if you are considering hiking up Mt Kilimanjaro, doing event training, or testing your equipment in alpine conditions. Sky Restaurant now supplies packed picnic lunches for your hikes, so that you can enjoy a meal wherever you find the perfect resting spot. Please remember to sign the hiking register book at reception before leaving on the trails, and never hike alone.
Half day - R50pp
Full day - R150pp incl packed lunch
AfriSki offers high-altitude paintball for groups of friends and family or corporate team building.
The high altitude brings an extra challenge while you participate in war games, raising the stakes for the best paintball game of your life. Our facilitators plan games for any age and a firing range is available at Reception for those too small to outrun the splatter.
Downhill fun for the young and old alike, monster rollers are great for all ages: the new riding fun for the whole family in the Kapoko Bike Park. Take a trip up to the top of the AfriSki slopes and freewheel down into the AfriSki resort. Take in the phenomenal views from the top of the slopes and a bird’s-eye view of the resort on the single track downhill, and enjoy the Lesotho sun on these safe and enjoyable cross-country scooters.
Equipped with large profile tires and disc brakes, the monster roller gives you a different thrill, in snow or sun. Mountain guides are on hand with training tips and tricks on how to manoeuvre while you’re on a descent so that you get the most out of your runs.
Full trip – 3,3km
Experience – 1,5km
Got you in the adventure mood?
View AFRISKI availability now to book the fun-filled holiday of a lifetime today!