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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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  • October 10, 2017
    Next, obligatory stop on the way, after Lesotho. Truly a monumental dam, which is definitely worth seeing.
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  • September 25, 2017
    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 lodg...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    The Katse dam was built by South Africa and Lesotho to provide electricity to Lesotho and water to South Africa. It is part of a big scheme of the Lesotho Highlands project that is not yet completed. ...  more »

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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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