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Tiffindell Ski Resort Guide

Ski S. Africa

Tiffindell Ski Resort Guide

Tiffindell Ski Resort Guide

Jack Frost's playground, Tiffindell photo


Photo credit: Ruairi Sheridan

Taking the piste!, Tiffindell photo


Photo credit: Ruairi Sheridan

Snow making on the go, Tiffindell photo


Photo credit: Ruairi Sheridan

Slope Stats

  • 3000m

  • 281m

  • 2719m

  • Acres of ski:15
  • Pistes:2
  • Snowmaking:100%
  • Halfpipes:-
  • Terrain Parks:1
  • X-Country:-
  • beginner50%
  • intermediate45%
  • advanced5%

Tiffindell is the highest resort in South Africa, nestling snugly on the slope of Ben McDhui (3001m), the highest peak in the Cape Province. There are 2000m of pistes within 15 acres of terrain, suitable for all abilities. Tiffindell is open for skiing and snowboarding in June, July and August in an average season. Tiffindell has slope-side accommodation available for 150 guests and many more day visitors in the surrounding valleys. There is a restaurant, coffee lounge, 2 bars, ski clothing shop and ski school. Non aspiring skiers join in to enjoy a unique experience, making snowmen, throwing snow balls or tobogganing, making it the perfect family holiday for young and old. In Summer, Spring and Autumn, Tiffindell becomes one of the best off-the-beaten-track adventure-lands in South Africa. Activities include high altitude hiking, mountain biking, grass skiing, mountain boarding, photography, rock art, birding, some of SA’s best fly fishing, quad biking, and the “High 5” route for motorcyclists and 4x4’s. Tiffindell is known internationally for unique alpine flowers bringing flora enthusiasts from the 4 corners of the world.


  • Nearest Airport:Johannesburg/Tiffindell
  • Nearest Train Station:-
  • Tourist Office Phone:+27 45 974 9005
  • Tourist Office
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
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  • Season opens:1 Jun 2019
  • Season closes:25 Aug 2019
  • Lifts:5 surface lifts
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Announcements & News from the Tiffindell ski resort manager

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* Snow for Monday & Tuesday 14th July. Opportunities for great snowmaking this week. Good skiing presently for School holidays.
* 18th July Tiff Series II Race - National Children's Qualifier
* 25th & 26th July SA National Children's Championships U16
* 25th & 26th July SA National Masters Championships Over 30's
* 27th July FIS ENL Race Men's & Ladies 2 Slalom events
* 28th July FIS NC/NJC Race Men's & Ladies 2 Slalom events
* 1-2nd Aug FIS/FIS ENL Race Men's & Ladies 2 Slalom events
*15th Aug Tiff Series III Race - Inter School Championships

Information supplied 12 Jul 2015

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:19 Dec
  • Last Snowfall:
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  • Off-piste:-

Today’s Weather (2860 m)view full snow forecast

40 WNW40
14 °CF-Level
partly cloudy
50 W50
16 °CF-Level
partly cloudy
10 NW10
13 °CF-Level

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Visitor Reviews of Tiffindell

Eric Whitaker from South Africa writes:

Just returned from a great break in the East Cape mountains; Tiffindell was superb. Would recommend that everyone visit this marvellous SA resort.

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