Winter music festivals don’t get any cooler than the Afriski Winterfest, a gem of an experience in Lesotho, the Kingdom In The Sky, South Africa. It’s the best way to finish the winter season: you’ve got fresh snow all over, the hottest local artists on the bill, and an epic yet intimate crowd that loves the snow as much as partying! By day, you get to indulge in all the skiing you want. Seasoned skiers and newbies alike are all welcome – the only rule of thumb here is to have fun. By night, the temperatures may drop but the grooves go up! Get ready for hours of pulsating music from live jams to DJs dropping high energy beats that ensure you stay warm with all the dancing. There will be four stages to choose from throughout the event, so you can have the liberty to rock it out or chill: the Unplugged Stage, which allows you to enjoy a laid-back live act by the fireplace; the Hot Box Stage, where DJ’s will be dishing tunes for all-night dancing; the Main Stage, where the big bands will be playing; and the Cooler Box Stage, a ridiculous outdoor DJ setup where music will be pumping right on the slopes.
The Afriski Winterfest is what you get when you combine electrifying music, a dazzling ambiance, and a dreamlike setting in no other than Africa’s number 1 ski resort so that you hit the slopes in nothing else but style this winter.
If you’re looking for a way to beat the city this winter, or simply want to experience something so unique AND special this winter, you can’t go wrong with this boutique music festival. Book your tickets – you don’t want to get left out in the cold.
Past festivals have featured Rubber Duc, Gangs of Ballet, Gunshot Blue, Jack Parow, Simone Govender, and Lesotho locals such as Leomile. The 2019 lineup will surely be even more stellar!
Afriski Winterfest takes place at the Afriski Mountain Resort, simply one of the best ski resorts in Lesotho. It operates with European ski resort standards.
A selection of tickets and passes are available to cater to all your unique needs; from day passes to multi-day packages that include everything from ski gear rental to accommodation.
A designated WinterFest shuttle will be taking guests to and from various pickup areas. While Lesotho has minibuses and taxi services, during the winter your best bet is to rent a four-wheeler to get around.
Partygoers can choose from a wide range of accommodation packages available. If you’re on a budget, you can check out the shared dormitory rooms for a fun, youthful atmosphere. Larger groups have the option of sharing luxury lodges, apartments, and chalets in or out of the Afriski resort.
Lesotho is an underrated winter wonderland, but you’re in for a treat. Known as the Kingdom In The Sky, Lesotho is 1300m above sea level, resulting in breathtaking vistas and incredible African mountain culture. Adventure enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice: from adrenaline-pumping snow activities to 4×4 rides, hikes, or just relaxing by the fireplace taking in the awesome scenery. Don’t miss the stunning Lapquoa Waterfall, which turns into a dazzling ice sheet during the winter. Spend time immersing in the culture of Lesotho, where ancient customs and beliefs are still very much alive in the tribal villages.
The Afriski Winterfest will be happening from August 22-25, 2019.
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