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General Information

Katse Dam is a popular holiday destination, providing plenty of water-based activities.  Enjoy boat trips and cruises along this majestic dam, and experience breathtaking sunsets.

Katse is the highest dam in Africa, is also one of the world’s ten largest concrete arch dams in terms of volume, with a capacity of nearly 2 billion cubic metres and a surface area of 38.5 square kilometres.  The dam is built in the Lesotho Maluti Mountains and is at the centre of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project.  The dam provides in the region of 72 megawatts of electricity for Lesotho and earns millions in revenue for supplying South Africa with water.

The flora surrounding the dam is of photographic beauty while bird life abounds and the winter months find the surrounds sprinkled with snow.  Tours are offered of the dam wall where visitors can stand in fascination at Man's great achievement - the project continues with new phases. 

Accommodation

There are a few accommodation options around the dam which provide a comfortable stay for tourists.  The views over the dam are spectacular as well as providing great activities for visitors.  Please view the accommodation directory for a full list of places to stay in the area.

Activities and attractions

Katse Dam and surrounds provides superb activities and attractions to visitors:

  • Katse Dam Wall
  • Katse Botanical Gardens
  • Bokong Nature Reserve
  • Pony trekking    
  • Fishing
  • Boat cruises    
  • 4x4 trails
  • Hiking and walking including nature trails    
  • Fly fishing    
  • Bird watching    
  • Mountain biking
  • Ts'ehlanyane National Park
  • Katse village walk tours

The activities directory provides a list of advertisers on activities in the area.

Businesses

Our business directory provides a list of business advertisers in the area, alternatively list your business as a free listing.

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