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AfriSki is the only skiing resort in Lesotho, located 3050m above sea-level (just below Mahlasela Pass, 3222m) in the Maluti Mountains, operating in Southern Africa near the northern border of Lesotho and South Africa.[1] It is one of only two ski resorts in southern Africa.[2][3] The resort is 4.5 hours' drive from Johannesburg, or Pretoria South Africa via the steep tarred Moteng pass and the Mahlasela pass; it sits along Highway A1.[4] The resort can accommodate about 250 people and offers a 1 km ski slope, beginners slope and operates during the winter months (June - August).

The ski slope at Afriski

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  1. ^ Spooner, Samantha (1 September 2014). "8 things you probably didn't know about Lesotho". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Sharwood, Anthony (2 September 2014). "Tiffindell in South Africa is probably the world’s worst ski resort, but hey, full marks for effort, guys". Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "L'Afrique du Sud organise ses championnats de ski… sans neige naturelle (in French)". Le Figaro. 29 Aug 2014. Retrieved 17 Sep 2014. 
  4. ^ "Afri Ski". 20 May 2013. Retrieved 17 Sep 2014. 

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Coordinates: 28°49′22″S 28°43′41″E / 28.82278°S 28.72806°E / -28.82278; 28.72806