Afriski has hosted major international MTB events, so you can expect some scintillating single-track sections to test your mountain biking skills. There are easier trails too, but whichever way you ride, you’ll get to put your bike through its paces and enjoy breath-taking scenery. Speaking of taking breaths, you might find that’s something you need to do more often when you ride at 3 222m.
Mountain Bike weekends 2021 – 2022
25 – 27 February 2022
25 – 27 March 2022
29 April – 1 May 2022
If the slopes around the resort seem a little daunting, hop on the T-Bar lift and we’ll get you and your bike back to the top in less than 7 minutes.
65km+ of maintained trails
5 Enduro stages
5 Downhill tracks (including the UCI African Continental Cup Track and South African Cup Series tracks)
A 6km XCO track (official UCI African Continental Cup Track)
Untouched bridle paths
Slope-style course with multiple features and jump lines
GPS-guided outrides to the Escarpment for dramatic views of KZN and the iconic Amphitheatre.
Kids’ pump track
Goldilocks – over 10km of downhill thrills, from the top of the resort down to the Malibamat’so River.
Black Mountain Pass – 18 km’s of single track with 600m descending, taking you through Lesotho’s finest landscape all the way down the Malibamatso River. Pedal back up to Afriski for the ultimate in high altitude endurance training or join fellow downhill fanatics on the shuttle back up to Afriski.
New winding 5km “flowtrail” from the top of the slope to the start of the ski lift – all the turns you could wish for, with hardly any pedalling – currently under construction.
Kapoko Bike Park
When the snow has gone and the snowboarders have put away their boards, the Kapoko Snow Park becomes the Kapoko Bike Park with ramps and other features to test your skills in a unique high-altitude venue.
MTB Weekend Packages
All-inclusive MTB packages that give you the best of the Lesotho summer at a price that’s right. Start planning – you won’t want to miss a moment.
Afriski has a full-time trails team, responsible for designing, creating and maintaining the trails. They can advise on XC and Enduro techniques and give you tips for high-altitude training.
These are the trails within the Afriski bowl.
They are not technical, a few jumps, nothing huge, no hardcore rock gardens, you don’t have to pedal, just have fun.