Snow Skiing Drakensberg

South Africa’s topography is like a soup plate turned upside down, the Drakensberg Mountains stretch nearly the total length of the east coast of South Africa. 

Being far enough south on the African continent and with most of the Drakensberg Mountains over 1500 meters the area does surprisingly get some snow in the winter months, from May to August.  Most of the higher areas in the Berg, as the mountains are known to us locals, are however in our neighbouring country Lesotho, so if…

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Snow Skiing Drakensberg
Snow Skiing Drakensberg

South Africa’s topography is like a soup plate turned upside down, the Drakensberg Mountains stretch nearly the total length of the east coast of South Africa. 

Being far enough south on the African continent and with most of the Drakensberg Mountains over 1500 meters the area does surprisingly get some snow in the winter months, from May to August.  Most of the higher areas in the Berg, as the mountains are known to us locals, are however in our neighbouring country Lesotho, so if you are looking for snow skiing in the Drakensberg it is advisable to first check out Lesotho for options. 

A small local secret, if you are a snow chaser, is that if Cape Town has a big cold front with plenty of rain and huge waves then you are bound to get some snow on the Mountains.  Of course there are easier ways these days just keep an eye on the snow report.  Snow skiing in the Drakensberg does not compare to the Alps or Andes but at least you can say you have skied in Africa.

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Lesotho|Drakensberg | Snow Skiing - Afriski Mountain Resort

The winter has arrived in South Africa, snow is falling at Afriski, Lesotho. Come learn to ski or snow board and enjoy many of our other activities on offer. Afriski Ski and Mountain Resort offers you and your family the kind of holiday experience that you will want to return to again and again! The resort is located 3 222 m above sea level in the northern Maluti Mountains in Lesotho – 3 5...