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Afriski Mountain Resort, Butha-Buthe

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Must see · Biking Trail · Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
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Afriski Mountain Resort remains the one of only two ski resorts in the south of the continent. Sited 3,050 m (10,006 ft) above sea level, the resort features a 1 km (0.6 mi) long run for intermediate skiers and a gentle beginners’ slope. From June to August it will feel like a white Christmas and you’ll almost forget that you are visiting the world’s hottest continent. The resort offers a wide variety of accommodations--ranging from budget rooms and lodges to mountain chalets. Take a look at our Butha-Buthe planner to schedule your visit to Afriski Mountain Resort and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Afriski Mountain Resort reviews

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  • Caution booking, I’ve been fighting with Afriski for over 3months to return a deposit.You can never get through to call centre, no one ever returns emails. Their support is non-existent. 
    Caution booking, I’ve been fighting with Afriski for over 3months to return a deposit.You can never get through to call centre, no one ever returns emails. Their support is non-existent.  more »
  • Was a day visitor and sadly the skiing equipment rental staff was very poor. The ticket printer was down and we were given a handwritten note where the staff member forgot to include all the... 
    Was a day visitor and sadly the skiing equipment rental staff was very poor. The ticket printer was down and we were given a handwritten note where the staff member forgot to include all the...  more »
  • After a 6 hour long drive we were greeted my the most unprofessional and rude staff. They double booked our chalet and therefore we landed up with one we did not book for. We had wanted a luxury... 
    After a 6 hour long drive we were greeted my the most unprofessional and rude staff. They double booked our chalet and therefore we landed up with one we did not book for. We had wanted a luxury...  more »
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  • We planned our arrival to the resort on time to attend the last ski class of the day but we were met by a faulty offline system instead. Stood in line for 2 hours for equipment hire, and ended up missing out on the classes. We were overcharged due to the system being offline. The manager never made an appearance to sort it out. The next morning we asked for a refund for the first day that we had missed out on. The manager was standing right there but refused to speak to us and instead kept shouting at staff to sort us out instead. She kept saying we should be given vouchers and still refused to speak to us. Eventually we were promised a refund which, almost 2 weeks later we have not received and the manager has been asked to call us multiple times which she has not. The manager treats certain guests with respect and dignity, but others (which included us) very poorly. The manager was clearly treating guests and employees of colour very poorly (blatantly racist). We also spent nearly 3 full days without water and no effort was made to communicate with any of the guests. I have previously stayed at this resort and had a much better experience. If things carry on as they are now under the leadership of the current manager I would sincerely recommend taking your business elsewhere.
  • We had a great time at Afriski. The meals are a bit difficult though unless you want to eat at the main restaurant. The gondola takeaway closed earlier than they said, so we figured out that we had to get food by 16h00 if we wanted take away meals. Otherwise the slopes were great fun, and the staff were very friendly. Definitely a great place to go ski
  • Reaching anyone by e-mail or phone was a near impossible task. My e-mails were responded to litterally weeks after sending them, but the response was just a standard reply and didn't answer my questions. When i finally (on the third day of trying) reached someone by phone, she was also not able to answer my questions. She did however call me back with the answers later that same day, so that was positive. On arrival there is no clear instructions on where to go and the ground staff at the slopes were pretty rude. There is also very little snow. R100pp entrance, plus snow passes, plus equipment rental for the meager snow is pretty over priced. It is fun for a short while but not enough to justify renting equipment for longer than an hour. Add to that the bad road conditions, trucks in abundance which takes over your (single) lane around each corner and police looking for bribes on the road.... its just not worth it. Restaurant staff more interested in drinking buddies than serving customers and food takes forever. Food is tasty though.
  • Was our first time skiing and we thoroughly enjoyed it! All levels of competency are provided for, which means all can enjoy it. Accommodation was great, chalet was serviced daily. Would love to go again to better my newly acquired skills!
  • We had a really fun day in the snow. The booking system is terrible and you'll struggle to get a response but if you're going for the day, you can just arrive in the day without a booking. They provide ski boots and a helmet but we didn't get all that wet and we were not cold. You're moving around a lot and you warm up! The boots do hurt your feet so bring thick socks! Overall it was a fun experience. I would not have booked for the full package again, didn't end up bum boarding and only went on the tubes twice. With all the different slopes, it takes up the day. Ski school was great, the coaches are patient and really helpful. A nice first ski experience :)

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