Tiffindell Ski Resort South Africa is the only ski and snowboarding resort which is located in the Southern Drakensberg
Tiffindell is not just a Ski Resort, we are open throughout the year and have a wide range of activities for the active and not-so-active holidaymaker, from hikes to grass skiing

Summer at Tiffindell

Tiffindell's Spring, summer and autumn seasons rival our winter uniqueness of skiing on the African continent, with many of our patrons preferring the Summer attractions to the full on hype of winter.

Tiffindell holidaymakers and weekenders can enjoy the spectacular views, relax at South Africa’s highest resort or stroll amongst the summer alpine flowers not found anywhere else in the world. Come and enjoy a starry starry night and the tranquillity of the Eastern Cape Highlands. Spend Christmas, New Year, or Easter with a bunch of friends in our luxurious accommodation. Remember everything is a mile high at Tiffindell

Tiffindell is also a breakaway with a difference for corporate conferences and team-building. Page Down for great summer accommodation prices

For the more active, Tiffindell has plenty of exciting activities from Mountain Biking and hiking to grass skiing.

Accommodation Prices and Meals

There is a variety of Tiffindell accommodation to pick from:

The Leisure Chalets are great for a group of friends (4 to 12 people) 
Accommodation in our chalets is charged at R375 pppn
R70 pppn Camping  (use of Lodge ablutions excluding electricity) & R150/day  additional for use of electricity /plug point;

Tiffindell does more cost effective 3 and 4 day packages with planned itineraries for those wishing to spend a few days in the area using Tiffindell as a base.  


Hiking, Mountain Biking, Birding & Alpine Flowers

Tiffindell’s mountain biking and hiking trails wind around Ben McDhui, the highest peak in the Cape Province so the views are spectacular. You can expect to see resplendent waterfalls (Tele-Falls), sparkling streams, alpine flora and fauna, rock art, ancient caves, swimming holes and picturesque resting spots. From a short hike to Ben McDhui (2 hours) chilling at the highest point in the Cape to the exhilaratingly beautiful hike to Telle Falls  (approximately 6 hour) we can guide or advise different hikes and bikes every day of the week. Look out for Jackal Buzzards, Cape and Bearded Vultures, Rock Jumpers, Blue Crane, Pied Starling, the Black Harrier and Secretary Birds; Mountain Reed Buck, Weasels, with Porcupines and Spring Hares  at night, not to mention one of the clearest views of the milky way in the Southern Hemisphere.

Guides will accompany you if required at R100 per hour; R60pp for packed lunch.


4x4, Motorbikes Routes

Tiffindell is centred at the heartland of the famous 8 passes routes. Experience Tiffindell’s fun and unique hospitality while using it as a base for exploring the 8 passes of the Eastern Cape Highlands. These include the infamous Naude’s Nek –the second highest mountain pass in South Africa, Joubert’s Pass and our very own Carlisleshoek Pass. Day itineraries are suggested to maximise your enjoyment of all the exciting adventures to be had around Tiffindell.


Guided Motorbike & Quad Trails

Take a drive on the wild side through the Eastern Cape/Lesotho border Highlands. These 4x4 routes will send a tingle up even the most extreme drivers spine, challenging driving skills to the max… with difficult terrains meeting up with slightly more laid back adjoining routes. Our trails are of differing degrees of difficulty to suit and venture across the border into Lesotho. Booking essential. Bring your own vehicles:  Day trips R 300 pp; Half day trips R 200 pp  and all inclusive weekends from R 1500 pp.  – includes guide and trail fees – tailored to suit your group.

Fly Fishing

Dams, weirs and the Bell river are the fishing grounds for the Wild Trout Association’s (WTA) catchment (catch & release). The rainbow and brown trout grow bigger here due to the cold climate and prime trophy fish are to be caught. Our skilled guides can take you from novice to fisherman in a few days. Skilled fly fishermen use Tiffindell as a base for finding the best spots before the annual WTA’s fishing contest. You may even catch a Loch Ness monster (recent catches include a 10lb rainbow in Loch Ness dam – see pic). Fishing rod hire R50 p/hour; Fly fishing: in Tiffindell’s dams, own rod RR100pp/day; in WTA dams and catchment own rod R170pp/day; Fishing guide R120/hour.

Mountain Bike Excursions

Perfect for the whole family, our recreational mountain bikes are the best way for you to explore the areas surrounding Tiffindell. Take in the spectacular Eastern Cape Drakensberg views on guided or unguided excursions.  Ride up to the McDhui ridge, take the “contour road”, or free wheel down to the National Heritage village of Rhodes. We can arrange to pickup your group back to your Tiffindell chalet. Mountain bike hire R80/hour; Mtn bike excursion to Rhodes (min 4 people) R600 including 4x4 pick up in Rhodes (R150 per extra persons). There are plenty of trails for the serious MTB enthusiast bringing their own equipment.

Conferences, Team Building & High Altitude

Tiffindell’s accommodation capacity of over 120 fully serviced beds, meals, and services make it one of the most  ideal venues in South Africa for large groups. Whether your group is a private company, government department, rugby or rowing team Tiffindell can cater for all your needs. 

Tiffindell has a large conference facility catering for all your corporate needs with no interference from outside influences.

With all of the activities mentioned it is hard not to bond together some exciting and absorbing Team Building events. A great getaway with a difference - summer or winter.

Tiffindell’s at 2720m is right at the optimal recommended height for High Altitude Training. Running, rowing, cycling and other sports are welcome. Bring your own equipment.

Grass Skiing

Snow need not thwart you from becoming an adept skier! Grass skiing was originally developed as a training method for alpine skiing. Today it is enjoyed by proficient and novice skiing enthusiasts who want to perfect the thrill of this fun sport. Grass skiing including equipment hire R100pp/2 hours; 2 hour grass ski lesson R150pp (compulsory for beginners).

Mountain Boarding

If you enjoy a slightly more extreme activity, Mountain Boarding is for you. Developed as the summer counterpart to snowboarding we will have you shredding the slopes in no time   Mountain Board including equipment hire R100pp/2 hours; 2 hour mountain board lesson R150pp (compulsory for beginners).

Other Activities

Plenty of other activities can be arranged in or out of Tiffindell.

At Tiffindell:  Mile High Volley ball, Summer bum boarding and Alpine Flower photography are available. Bring your telescope as the high altitude and absence of city lights allows viewing of one the most spectacular night sky vistas in the Southern Hemisphere. If it is a full moon there is nothing better to have a Westerly sundown(er) while the full moon rises over “old Ben Mac” in the East.

In the area River rafting, Horse riding and Rock art viewing can be arranged

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