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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

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

Thank Setlhomo R
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

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

Thank ErikaJ986
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

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

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

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

4  Thank tebogom220
Reviewed 14 January 2018

I am not one to stop in awe at manmade structures -- especially in such a rural beautiful place like Lesotho where the mountains and agrarian lifestyle are beautiful in themselves. But, when we stopped and decided to do the tour at 9:00, I was...More

Thank stephmiami
Reviewed 17 October 2017

It is an incredible piece of engineering! Tours are run at 9am, 11am and 2pm when we were there. It last approximately an hour. There is a visitor centre with lots of information on the building of the dam. We did a tour of the...More

1  Thank lfrauenstein
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome ride from Ficksburg to Katse Dam (pity about the low water levels), very interesting engineering & development. Lovely to see the countryside & rural villages. Good service & lunch at the lodge.

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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
Stoney S
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.