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The Katse dam, in the Lesotho Highlands, is one of the most spectacular water features in the country. Located on the Malibamatso River, this dam was completed in 1997 and is central to the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. The dam is second in size...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Maseru, Maseru 100, Lesotho
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Katse Dam in 1994. My uncle was actually one of the engineers. Saw it before it was filled with water.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ChristineR2926
Reviewed 16 October 2018

It is an impressive dam, but I don't think I'd travel to see just the dam unless it was in a very scenic area, and this is. And that's what made the journey all the more worthwhile

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We drove from Fouriesburg to Katse dam. It is a good tar road that takes you over the mountains. Allow extra time for all the bends and turns and to stop, the views are spectacular in all directions.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank riaano2017
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

A great dam, much to explore on the way. It’s very fascinating and I will recommend one to visit this place towards the sun set, but please be extra careful when driving. The road are too scary as they go up and down the mountains

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank setlhomor
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Ok so it was not your usual vacation. We had been working as teachers in thaba tseka so with no transport apart from local taxi getting around was difficult. To start the journey was long ( 5 hours 60 kn) but spectacular if uncomfortable. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sion W
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Stunning views and very good roads on route to the dam from Caledonspoort. Amazing project and very interesting to see the inside of the wall. We fully agree with a previous reviewer: the tour guide is an arrogant young woman, her presentation was almost useless...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is a lovely place to stay. The food is great and the staff is vey professional and helpful. It was worth the long drive and the views of the dam is breath taking

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank rudmana
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We did a tour of the dam wall and although it is spectacular with fascinating facts, we had the worst guide I have ever encountered. She barely looked at us, showed us she was utterly bored with what she was doing and the accent was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Jinx L
Reviewed 10 May 2018

The drive may be long, but it is definitely worth experiencing!! The dam is massive and the views are stunning; even the guard that let us drive over the dam was friendly! The bridge opens at 7 am and closes at 5 pm, so make...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Travis B
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

The people are friendly and the view of Katse Dam from the lodge is spectacular. What I was disgusted about is that on two occasions. 1st incidence happened in the afternoon when asked for a whiskey glass at the bar and the barman reached for...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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15 August 2018|
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Response from Sion W | Reviewed this property |
Yes by the Kate's lodge looked ok
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12 March 2018|
Response from lfrauenstein | Reviewed this property |
Goodday to you, There were no facilities at the Visitor Centre because we wanted to have a snack so we had a bite in the parking area.