Tiffindell Ski Resort is the only ski resort in South Africa.

Ben McDhui peak is the highest point in the Eastern Cape at 3001m above sea level. The resort nestles snugly on its slope at 2720m, making you our guest in the highest resort in South Africa!

The carefully selected position of the resort, on the south facing slope of the highest mountain in the Cape, ensures that the snow lasts, extending the time available for snow skiing.  Slopes cleared and groomed during summer quickly transform to ski runs after even the lightest of snowfalls.

State of the art snowmaking equipment guarantees snow for over 100 days, and two modern snow grooming machines service the 2.3 hectares of ski area. The snow guns can blast 120,000 litres of water per hour, covering  the entire main slope with 20cm of snow within 24 hours.

The resort can accommodate about 150 guests in well-appointed, heated timber chalets, ranging from budget to luxury accommodation. The resort at Tiffindell offers 3 and 4 night ski and snowboard packages.

The Ice Station 2720 is the highest pub in South Africa.

There is MTN, Vodacom and Cell C coverage at the resort.


  • Johannesburg 817km (+/- 9hrs)
  • Cape Town 1177km (+/- 13hrs)
  • Port Elizabeth 642km (+/- 7.5hrs)
  • Durban 650km (+/- 7.5hrs)
  • East London 521km (+/- 6hrs)
  • Bloemfontein 419km (+/- 4.5hrs)

Contact Details


Work +27 (0)11 781 2620
Email Address
Rhodes, Eastern Cape,
South Africa