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Mohale Dam

Maseru 100, Lesotho
+266 2293 6217
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Interesting and informative talk by guide

A very large dam supplying power and water mainly to South Africa. Well constructed and maintained... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ian S
Perth, United Kingdom
The largest concrete faced rock filled dam in Africa

This dam is the second in the series of 5 dams that were proposed for the Lesotho Highlands Water... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Durban, South Africa
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Maseru is an ideal base from which to explore the western region of Lesotho with its magnificent scenery, rich history, culture and crafts. A made-made phenomenon in this area is the Mohale Dam, which was completed in 2003, situated 91km from Maseru. It is southwest of Katse Dam and almost doubles the water supply to South Africa through an inter-connecting tunnel into the Katse reservoir.
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Maseru 100, Lesotho
+266 2293 6217

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very large dam supplying power and water mainly to South Africa. Well constructed and maintained with good access to damside

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 9 January 2018

This dam is the second in the series of 5 dams that were proposed for the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. A magnificent structure in which an entire mountain was broken down to be used as a rock fill behind its concrete face. The visitors center...More

Thank nadara859
Reviewed 18 August 2017

the dam is so great, well constructed and the atmosphere is so cool and fresh. one can take a cruise around the dam with its beautiful clear water. friend can even opt for a braai after touring the dam and just enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Thank mosaek
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Loved doing this trip with friends. It's not always so much about the destination, but about the journey there. It was beautiful to go into the mountains and drive from peak to peak through winding roads surrounded by nature and rural life. The dam itself...More

Thank Anzel d
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Some nice views if it had not been so hazy. Cafe facilities very basic and no real attractions as indicated not even stalls of tourist trinkets. Glad we had not made a special trip

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is one of the most beautiful places in Lesotho! It is relatively close to Maseru, is attainable through a tarred road and therefore easy to get there.

Thank Paseka_CPT
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The location of this dam is quite amazing, although man made the mountain and water views are breathtaking, Be sure to travel the service road located on the dam wall, it is like a scene from a James Bond movie

2  Thank MaxwilG
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Lesotho is considered the "Mountain country" or "the roof of Africa". It is really a mountanious country where you can experience breathtaking views and good weather. Mohale Dam is a good spot to visit on a weekend or on a day out. Reserve at least...More

1  Thank Bruno R
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Mohale Dam is beautiful place where you can feel the peace and beauty around you. The fresh air and magic mountains taking over your mind. Nice restaurant with wooow delicious food are waiting for you, big portions and just freshly made giving the best taste...More

1  Thank anitaspokiene
Reviewed 9 July 2016

The beauty of this place is indescribable. Just park your car by the side and indulge in the greenness of the grass, the soothing sound of the water and the comforting rise of the mountains surrounding you. Definitely a must see

1  Thank Thato M
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