Lockdown measures have been relaxed in Lesotho on the southern tip of Africa, as the southern hemisphere resort welcomes decent snowfall in the run-up to their winter. Until their first confirmed case last week they were the only African nation not to record a positive coronavirus test.
Situated at 10,570-feet, the resort based in the Drakensberg-Maluti Mountains plans to open on 4th June and will stay open until the end of August. Due to the current pandemic, they will only be allowing local visitors.
With resorts in Morocco, Algeria, Egypt (indoors), Lesotho, and South Africa, Africa is the only continent to have ski areas in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
Afriski is the only skiing resort in Lesotho, located 10,006-feet above sea-level (just below Mahlasela Pass, 10,570-feet) in the Maluti Mountains, operating in Southern Africa near the northern border of Lesotho and South Africa. It is one of only two ski resorts in southern Africa. The resort is a 4.5-hour drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria via the steep tarred Moteng pass and the Mahlasela pass; it sits along Highway A1. The resort can accommodate about 320 people and offers a 1 km ski slope, beginners slope, and operates during the winter months (June–August). Afriski also operates in the summer months and offers a variety of activities, from mountain biking, guided Enduro motorbike trips, paintball, hiking, trail running, and more.