Don’t miss the Afriski Winterfest in August 2019

Get your adrenaline pumping at the Afriski Winterfest in August 2019. If you love adventure, this is the right festival for you! With plenty of winter sports on offer, you’re sure to enjoy an action-packed getaway. As the only festival in Southern Africa that takes place in the snow, it’s the experience of a lifetime! To top it all off, there are four music stages featuring top-quality artists. Need to stock up on clothes and equipment before this awesome festival? Then visit Junk Mail today!

Afriski Winterfest  is Southern Africa's only festival in the snow
Photo Credit: Shawn van Zyl

Afriski Winterfest information

Excitement is mounting as the festival date draws closer. This is the 5th year this awesome event is taking place and this year the Afriski Winterfest is held from 22 to 25 August in Lesotho. Packages include backpacker, 4-sleeper, 5-sleeper, 8-sleeper accommodation, and a 3-day festival pass. You can also buy a 1-day pass to ensure you get your slice on the fun.

Haven’t skied before? This is the perfect opportunity to get started as your package includes skiing and snowboarding lessons as well as gear rental. Bumboarding and tubing are other exhilarating winter sports you’ll have the opportunity to experience.

From skiing and snowboarding to bumboarding and tubing there's a wide range of snow activities to enjoy.
Photo Credit: Shawn Van Zyl

Very important:

  • You’ll need to bring a valid passport, driver’s licence, and vehicle license
  • The borders open at 6 am and close at 6 pm
  • Unabridged birth certificate if you’re travelling with children under the age of 18
  • SA debit and credit card (please arrange with your bank to authorise usage in Lesotho)
  • Medical aid (please activate your cross-border benefits with your medical aid provider)
  • Remember to refuel before crossing the border, there is no fuel at Afriski
Get up to snow good at CompCare Afriski Winterfest presented by Jacaranda FM
Photo Credit – Alexander Wolf

What to take with you:

  • Warm clothes
  • Beanie
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Ski jacket
  • Ski pants
  • Warm socks
  • Woollen jersey

What’s not allowed:

  • No drugs
  • No personal alcohol
  • No weapons
  • No stealing
  • No fighting
  • No moaning
  • No Crocs
  • No fireworks
  • No drunk driving
  • No bad manners
  • No swimming in the lakes
Champagne showers, in the snow, from Jack Parow - Only at Afriski Winterfest
Photo Credit: Alexander Wolfe

What to expect at the festival?

Afriski Winterfest boasts multiple music stages where you’ll have the opportunity to see artists and DJs in action. With themed parties being held over the three days, you can expect to see some of the best local artists at this year’s event. In the past, the line-up has included Good Luck and Desmond and the Tutus. Morena Leraba will return to this year’s festival to captivate your attention with a distinctive blend of singing, rapping, and poetry.

Expect top-class artists and DJs, multiple music stages, and a non-stop party over the three days
Photo Credit: Shawn Van Zyl
  • Unplugged stage

The unplugged stage provides a cosy venue where you can listen to a range of artists. Grab a glass of wine and warm up at the fireplace where you’ll benefit from exceptional service from the Sky Restaurant’s staff.

Nick McCreadie on the decks in the Sky restaurant
Photo Credit: Alexander Wolfe
  • Hot Box Stage

Party through the night at the Hot Box Stage. Situated indoors near Gondola Café, you’re in for a wild music experience when you visit this part of the festival.

  • Main Stage

Be a part of the action by visiting the Afriski Winterfest Main Stage. The incredible line-up is sure to impress any music lover. If you want to hear your favourite big bands perform live, this is the place to be.

The Main Stage is where you can expect to see the best of our lineup rocking to the max
Photo Credit: Shawn Van Zyl
  • Cooler Box Stage

This outdoor stage boasts a line-up of awesome DJs. Enjoy your favourite winter sports while listening to top-quality music.

Highlights of this year’s line-up include:

  • Rubber Duc
  • Straight Jackal
  • Jerry & the Bandits
  • The Toast
  • Morena Leraba
  • Veranda Panda
  • DJ Invizable
  • Martin Bester
  • DJ Jazzy D
  • Easy Freak
  • 4 AM
  • Nick McCreadie
  • Stallion
  • Tashy D’Agrela
  • And many, many more
One of our absolute Winterfest favourites, Rubber Duc, in action
Photo Credit: Alexander Wolfe

The Afriski Mountain Resort

Afriski Mountain Resort is Africa’s leading ski resort. During June, July, and August, you can enjoy winter sports at this spectacular venue. With a wide selection of activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The outstanding on-site amenities and restaurants are designed to offer you a comfortable stay. Visit the festival and get the chance to enjoy everything that Afriski Mountain Resort has to offer.

Grab your crew, book your package and make awesome memories
Photo Credit: Shawn Van Zyl

Beat the winter blues and buy your ticket for the Afriski Winterfest today. Make sure you visit Junk Mail to find your ski clothing and equipment for sale before heading off to this amazing event!

Don't miss the Afriski Winterfest in August 2019
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Don't miss the Afriski Winterfest in August 2019
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