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Katse Lodge
Reviewed 27 October 2013

With a stunning view on the Katse dam, the Lodge offers great comfort, lovely food, and a perfect and smiling service: this is a place to go and rest, enjoying the peace of the mountains amidst a very friendly people. The road from Leribe to Katse bridge and further, to Katse dam offers scenic landcapes. A beautiful trip.

Room Tip: The flats are better than the rooms in the main lodge.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Hote1Management, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2013

Dear Sir

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, the lovely food and the service you received. We will pass your kinds words to our all our staff members.

We look forward to your next visit.

Warmest Regards
The Katse Lodge Team

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Reviewed 27 October 2013

Having read previous reviews on this hotel, we were not sure of what to expect at the Lodge. We were pleasantly surprised!! Staff very efficient and friendly. Room large and comfortable (beds should be replaced though as they are of the old spring type). A-la-carte supper enjoyable and reasonably priced and a buffet breakfast that included everything that you could wish for.

This dam is an engineering marvel and it's a pity that neither the Lodge nor the LHDA have a display/museum showing the construction of the dam, the building of the road through the steep terrain and just the sheer logistics of such a venture. Would be an awesome display.

Lesotho Tourism should really do more to promote this area and Orion should spend a few Rand/Maluti's on getting new beds and making the room area of the Lodge look less like a school dormitory/hospital ward and more like hotel..

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the dam.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hote1Management, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2013

Dear Kenny,

Thank you for your honest review. We are glad you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed the food as well as visiting the Dam. We thank you again for your suggestions on improving the property. We will make them part of our renovation plans of the hotel.

We hope to see you again soon.

Your Sincerely,
The Katse Lodge Team

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Reviewed 21 May 2013

We stayed for 1 night at the the Katse Lodge. The room was ok, very spacious with a large tv on the wall, but both the bedroom and bathroom were in need of updating. Katse dam is a beautiful area of the country and the dam tour interesting.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Katse, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2013

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you back at Katse soon.

Warm regards,

The Katse Lodge Team

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Reviewed 21 May 2013

This as an above average hotel situated right on the edge of the stunning Katse Dam.

The rooms in the main hotel are a decent size but are looking a little tired and in need of a face lift. They are however clean and tidy and the beds are big and comfortable.

The lounge, private bar and restaurant are all fine. The staff were very friendly and attentive; they made us a wonderful log fire in the lounge where we sat in comfortable chairs and drunk decent SA wines at around R120 a bottle. They charged us corkage of R30 to bring in our own bottle of brandy, not bad at all.

Supper was above average, from a very comprehensive a-la-carte menu. Unfortunately there was no fresh trout available, despite a trout farm being located just up the road and the first page on the menu being devoted to trout dishes.

The charming hotel manager spent at least 15-minutes chatting at out table. He explained that there are local supply issue with respect to trout.

Noise from the exuberant kitchen staff was a trifle excessive, but added to the local charm :)

The early breakfast was excellent and extensive. Each individual's choice being correctly catered for; crispy bacon, soft eggs etc. being correctly delivered to each guest. Plenty of good coffee was served too.

Room Tip: Must ask for a view of the Katse Dam.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Katse, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2013

Dear Sandy,

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are a simple lodge in a very remote location and sometimes that makes it a little more difficult to provide the things that most people take for granted... That is why it really makes a difference to hear such positive feedback.

Warmest regards,

The Katse Lodge Team

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Reviewed 14 May 2013

The rooms are spacious, but in need of an upgrade. It is fine for a night, but quite expensive for what you get. We had dinner in the restaurant and it tasted nice, but contained mainly canned vegetables, although there were also some fresh ones to be found on the plate.

We appreciated the service for an early breakfast.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Katse, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2013

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your review of Katse. We are currently working on a refurbishment plan for both of our Lesotho properties, in fact Mohale Logde has just completed refurbishment on their rooms. We eagerly await the opportunity to upgrade ours and look forward to being able to welcome you to Katse again.

Warmest regards,

The Katse Lodge Team

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Reviewed 7 April 2013

We stayed at the Katse village in one of the houses for one night. The houses are old and in desperate need of upgrading. I will not recommend staying over for more than one night, but even though the accomodation is not great, we were glad we planned to spend the night there for 2 reasons. It enabled us to take the tour of the dam wall. Defenitely worth it! The other reason is that we had dinner at the hotel. What a surprise! I can recommend their trout specialities. Delicious! Also make sure you take all supplies needed as shopping opportunities are basically non-existent. The beautiful scenery and quietness make a visit to the Katse dam a must.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Katse, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2013

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback and use it as a valuable tool to measure our performance. We are looking at upgrading chalets, however we recommend staying in the lodge rooms. The chef and restaurant staff will appreciate your compliments on your meal at the lodge restaurant.

Warmest regards,

The Katse Lodge Team

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Reviewed 3 April 2013

We stayed two nights in a "chalet" at Katse Lodge. The chalets are old housing from the dam construction project and are in very bad condition (at least the 2 we saw were.) Windows rotted, rugs stained and ripped, curtains ripped, window panes broken, plumbing problems, etc. Needless to say, they need alot of work. Definitely not worth the money. Hotel rooms are hopefully much better because the setting is nice and the dam tour is excellent. Not much else to do.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Katse, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2013

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your review. We generally encourage people to book the hotel rooms as the chalets are a separate entity and are being earmarked for renovation.

Our apologies, hopefully next time round you will stay in the lodge.

Warm regards,

The Katse Lodge Team

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Additional Information about Katse Lodge

Address: Katse Village, Bokong 333, Lesotho (Formerly Orion Katse Lodge)
Region: Lesotho > Thaba-Tseka District > Bokong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Bokong
Price Range: £42 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Katse Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Katse Lodge is perfectly positioned atop a saddle, offering incredible panoramic views of the famous Katse Dam, with its surrounding mountains, rocky crags, sparse vegetation and landlocked lakes. The Lodge is an ideal starting point for travelers wishing to explore Lesotho’s mountain kingdom. For the adventurous, drive the robustly constructed alpine roads to Mohale Lodge, and experience the stark desolate landscape with traditional villages, untouched by time. Return to the lodge after a day of exploration and adventure dine in comfort, with unobstructed views of the glimmering waterscape, and then relax in front of the inviting fireplace. Katse Lodge offers genuine warmth and old-fashioned hospitality, making it one of Lesotho’s best-kept secrets. ... more   less 
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Orion Katse Hotel Bokong
Katse Lodge Lesotho/Bokong

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