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“More beautiful than mohale dam”
Review of Katse Dam

Katse Dam
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Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Maseru
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 in Africa to Ghana’s Lake Volta and Akosombo Dam. The impressive dam wall is 185m high, 700m long and contains 92 000 cubic metres of concrete.
Reviewed 8 July 2014

The dam is beautiful and the scenery around is pure rural nature.
But it is a long drive from Maseru.
Consider staying in the Orion Lodge to have more time to spend in the area.

3  Thank Gil K
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

The drive to Katse is very scenic - but not a short jaunt! Half the pleasure of visiting Katse is in the drive. You do not have to be an engineer to appreciate the achievement of building this dam in the mountains. If you can, stay overnight at the local lodge, it breaks the trip into a much more relaxing visit.

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

It is a long but beautiful road. It is worthwhile to take the day trip to the Katse dam. Just be aware for traffic enforcement as they bribe there visitors even if you stay within the traffic rules.

1  Thank Jannie O
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

am, 1Went on the Dam tour on Christmas morning. Very interesting learning about the structure and seeing inside. The information center was also informative. The guide spoke good English and was very happy to answer all our questions.
Tours seem to start at 9am, 11am and 2pm from the information center (blue roof building about km before Katse village). Costs R10 pp.

5  Thank Ollie-and-Jess
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

Great food, reasonable, nice location but thé activities with information centre are not well coordinated we missed thé boat trip as à résult of misinformation.j

1  Thank Pramudith
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