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Katse Dam, Maseru

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See an engineering masterpiece at Katse Dam, Africa's highest and second largest dam. This reservoir serves as the main water source for South Africa, in addition to providing hydroelectric power for Lesotho. A guide can share the history of the dam, as well as the stories and consequences regarding the construction itself. The views from the height of the towering walls are unmatched, but not for the faint of heart. Facilities are clean and maintained. Use our Maseru road trip planning website to visit Katse Dam on your trip to Maseru, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • View from the Katse Lodge café was the best. Enjoyed the trout restaurant serves farmed in the Katse Dam.
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  • 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 th...  more »
  • Next, obligatory stop on the way, after Lesotho. Truly a monumental dam, which is definitely worth seeing.
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Where to stay in Maseru

A sure benefit of a quiet and small town like Maseru is that each hotel can be accessed quickly via taxi or public transport. The majority of the accommodations follow the main boulevard, which makes commuting easy. For those looking for something more removed from the hustle and bustle of the city center, the lakeside in the north is home to a few budget-friendly hotels and guesthouses. All establishments can be reached by taxi; the pricier ones usually have internet connection, as well.
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