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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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  • The arrival of Maseru on the A3 and then A25 is sure the more beautiful, but also very much time-consuming, insb. the last piece on the not Tared A25. We have pretty much kicked the car, 5-6 but must plan. The landscape, the mountains were great, groszartig Street, or passports. The Strasze was up on the A25 in good condition.
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  • 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...  more »
  • There is the possibility to visit the dam inside. It is recommended to know how I was built, that those who did it... to spend a morning this pretty well.
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