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In summer or winter, we take great pride in providing quality adventures and activities to our guests. We’d hate for you to be held back at the border or caught short without the essentials, please read the below tips and hints so as to have a smooth packing, traveling and border-crossing experience. 


Please note that since 1 September 2019, it is COMPULSORY to carry all of the following documentation:
  • Vehicle ownership papers / vehicle registration papers [not your log book]
  • A certified colour copy of these vehicle ownership papers
  • A certified colour copy of your passport (page with information on it) – the passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your return date to South Africa
  • A certified colour copy of your ID book or card
  • A certified colour copy of your driver’s licence

In addition, if you are not the owner of the car, you need written permission from the registered owner allowing you to be in possession of the vehicle and authorising cross-border travel. This affidavit is needed as well as all of the above documentation. Contact details for the owner must be included in the written permission as border officials will contact the owner while you are at the border. Please ensure that the vehicle’s owner will be available for a call on your day of travel.

If your vehicle is subject to a financial lease, hire purchase or loan agreement, you will require a letter from the financial institution giving you authority to take it across the border.




• The Government of Lesotho has recently improved its visa application system for those from non-visa exempt countries.
• The new online e-visa system ensures tourists from non visa exempt countries can obtain visas within 72 hours of application. Please ensure that you apply for your visa at least four days prior to your trip to Afriski.
• Visa costs:
Single entry $150
Multiple entry $250
South African citizens, as well as citizens of visa exempt countries, do not require a visa to enter the Kingdom of Lesotho.


• Please note that South African laws governing cross-border travel with minors have been updated. Our laws now require an unabridged birth certificate and supporting documents to be presented at any borders when travelling with minors under the age of 18 years. View this handy infographic for a list of which documentation is necessary.


• Please double check that you have packed in accordance with our guest guidelines.
• While basic necessities can be purchased at Reception, please note that there is no supermarket in the area.  
• It is suggested that you keep your shopping receipts in case they are asked for by border officials. Alcohol will be confiscated.
• Please note that receipts in excess of R1500 per person will need to be declared.


• Checking out of your accommodation is by 10:00, but once your car is packed there’s no rush to leave. However, if you want to be down the mountain before sundown we suggest you start making a move by 16:30 after the slopes close.
• Although the local currency is the Maloti, South African Rands are widely accepted as are MasterCard, American Express, Visa, and Diners Club cards.
• Additional fees:
Ski passes are charged R50 per person
Day visitors are required to pay a R50 entry fee at the gate in the winter season


• The Caledonspoort border opens at 06:00 and closes at 22:00.
• Ensure that your driver’s license and vehicle registration are valid and carried with you. Your passport must be valid for 6 months after the date of your return to South Africa.
• Ensure you fill up before arriving as the nearest petrol station to the Resort is 76km away in Butha Buthe. 
• Have cash handy for toll fees.
• Although accommodation check-in is at 16:00, you are welcome to join in the Resort activities and use our amenities from 07:30 onwards.
A R200 cash refundable key deposit is requested at check-in.


• Afriski is not liable for any injury to guests or damage to, or theft of, belongings in or around the Resort or in the surrounds of the Kingdom of Lesotho.
• An on-site medic is on call at the Resort during the winter season, and available for medical assistance for any injuries or illness acquired at the Resort, for the guest’s own cost.
• Please ensure you use guides and instructors, follow their advice and cautions, and follow the slope or activity rules when you’re out and about.
• Please contact us should you be interested in purchasing TRAVEL INSURANCE.


• Activities cancelled by guests are refundable at the discretion of the Resort/Booking Office. The earlier we receive your cancellation; the simpler it will be to obtain your refund.
Penalties for cancellation:
• Over 30 days prior to arrival – 20% fee on booking value
• 7 to 30 days prior to arrival – 50% fee on booking value
• Less than 7 days prior to arrival – 100% fee on booking value
• Afriski cannot be held responsible for any non-arrivals or late arrivals due to circumstances, foreseen or unforeseen, including but not limited to traffic, weather, breakdowns, strikes, illegal actions of non-Afriski staff or third party suppliers.


• Please check in with Afriski for updates on the roads whenever we have given a weather warning. We do not recommend driving into Afriski when the weather and roads are bad, and will send communications around this.