June 2013. We spent 4 days at the resort. The accommodation was adequate, and like most of the things at the resort not cheap, except for the ski shop which was not badly priced. There are 3 places to eat, prices are around 30% more expensive than most South African pizzas for example, a cooldrink will set you back R 13 per can. Not very vegetarian friendly and definitely not for vegans. We did not find anywhere to buy milk and bread so take with if you self cater. Not for disabled people. The slopes are well kept, unlike the accommodation, where housekeeping got a thumbs down by our group. There is a charge for everything, including call out fees for your car at R250 per call out. Put anti freeze in the car, check tyres and spares. All cars especially diesel would be advised to take a car blanket.The resort staff are mainly young and not all the information given proved 100% accurate. However the cabin staff were friendly. Ski instructors are patient and to ski under the warm sun is an experience. Pack warm clothes, thermal undies and thin layers of clothes. Mid- day was hot and we stripped down to parachute pants, thermals and light long sleeved tops.The road is not well kept on the mountain passes, so watch out for potholes. After reaching Oxbow the road turns to gravel which could be scary if there is ice. Watch out for Lesotho cops, once you go though the border, be polite to them and do not carry too much cash in your wallet. Do not keep valuable items in your car at the resort, theft is not unknown and there were no safes in the cabins. Medics are third level first aiders so travel insurance is advised in case of accidents.
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August 5, 2013
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Thank you for the time taken to write your review - it is well detailed.
Sorry on your disappointment with housekeeping - we will try to do better, and thanks for the thumbs up for the ski instructors and cabin crew - we offer 7 star fun...:)
We are also very happy to let you know that we have made provision for disabled access in two of our units and with the enthusiasm and help from disabled musician, Mathys Roets, friend of Afriski, we have installed various areas for wheelchair access. This is still in it's infancy, but the resort is committed to make this possible and host Mathys with his skichair for the disabled for many more years to come.
Hope to see you at Afriski again next year for winter or join us in Summer for great mountain excursions and local experience tours.
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