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Norwich, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you stay overnight after visiting Katse Dam you will probably stay at Katse Lodge. It's a motel style of accommodation....rooms are clean and adequate but are off a long corridor and sound proofing is poor. We did not find the staff very welcoming. We had dinner in the restaurant...the trout with almonds was delicious but the service was akin... More 

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Thank Poppyslane
Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for reviewing Katse Lodge in depth following your stay. We are absolutely pleased to see that you have enjoyed your stay and service offered. Excellence in customer care is of paramount importance. We take note on your comments regarding the buffet. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience that you may have encountered on... More 

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I had great memories of being at Katse dam about 12 years ago. Decided to go through Leshoto again to show my wife, and one cannot exclude Katse. The Lodge staff was very friendly, extremely helpful and proud. Lodge was well maintained and the food was of very good quality. The thought that everything had to come in through the... More 

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Thank Hugo d
Michael d, General Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Hugo for your comments. We are glad that your visit with your wife to Katse was a happy one. Next year we are planning a refurbishment of the Lodge to make it into an even better destination. Yes, I agree that a visit to Lesotho must include the beautiful Katse Dam. Thanks again. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I was not sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. On arrival the staff were very friendly and welcomed us with a drink . The whole place was clean and tidy. I must point out that the Lodge was built to house the people building katse Dam so please don't expect the Traditional Lodge. My room was plain and... More 

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Michael d, General Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Paul, It was great meeting you and thank you for your comments. We certainly look forward to welcoming your group in the future. More 

Merstham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We travelled late July- and it was a very slow drive up through the mountains. Snow piled up either side of the road, ours was one of the first vehicles (4x4)through in several days. If you arrive before 5pm, you can drive across the dam (need to go through checkpoint). It saves several miles of driving to the lodge. We... More 

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Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for your review on Katse Lodge after your stay with us. We are absolutely pleased to see that you had a good time and enjoyed your stay. Your comments will definitely be noted. We are glad that our General Manager Mr Michael de Kock went out of his way to assist you. Excellence in customer... More 

Randburg, South Africa
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135 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This is the only place to stay if you want to go and visit the Katse dam wall. The staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast was the best meal of the day although the burgers at lunch weren't too bad. Dinner was another story. The buffet the first night was quite expensive for what was on offer. The next night... More 

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Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for reviewing Katse Lodge in depth following your stay. We are absolutely pleased to see that you have enjoyed your stay and service offered. Excellence in customer care is of paramount importance. We take note on your comments regarding the buffet. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience that you may have encountered on... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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79 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Be aware if you book at Katse Lodge. We paid our accommodation in full but because of the Snow earlier in August the roads were closed. We had to cancel our accommodation. We cancelled according to the cancellation policy but one month later after numerous promises from the GM, Michael de Kock, we have not been refunded.

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Thank Gerrie M
Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for taking the time to review Katse Lodge. Your information has been forwarded to the General Manager at Katse Lodge who will be in contact with yourself as a matter of urgency pertaining to your refund. We do hope that you will afford us the opportunity to win back your most valued business and visit... More 

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Gaborone, Botswana
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34 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

After the quite disappointing experience of Semonkong Lodge, this was a complete and unexpected contrast.. This former camp for workers who built the Katse dam (the reservoir one can see form the hotel terrace) demonstrates a successful transformation from a utilitarian project into a guest friendly establishment. While the infrastructure naturally is still very functional, the little attention to detail... More 

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Michael d, General Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Thank for your kind words and I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at Katse Lodge. I am glad our staff were welcoming. We are hoping to have a refurbishment next year where we hope to make the the Lodge even more guest friendly. I hope you will visit us again. More 

Pretoria
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent setting. Staff very helpfull. The chef went out of her way to prepare excellent and tasty dishes. Views incredible. Rooms very nice. The botanical tour in the village was a let down though. Very run down. The lodge was central to our Lesotho trip. Good value for money coupled with a setting out of heaven.

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Thank 363pietere
Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for your review on Katse Lodge after your stay with us. We are absolutely pleased to see that you had a good time and enjoyed your stay. Your comments will definitely be reviewed. We are glad that our staff were helpful and our chef went the extra mile! Please visit us again in the near... More 

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53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Very happy to eat here after a loooong drive. Staff was friendly, restaurant was clean and neat. Also facilities was clean. Food prices was good. Had a great laugh when security guy at the entrance gate says we where on the wrong mountain we must drive back! Had a wonderful time

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Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Desiré Thank you for your review on Katse Lodge after your stay with us. Excellence is customer care is an important aspect to us. Your feedback is valuable for us to achieve that standards we aim for. We are absolutely pleased to see that you had a good time and enjoyed your stay. Please visit us again in the... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Cons: Desserts in the restaurant are terrible. 59 ZAR for matchbox-size piece of "synthetic" cheesecake or apple pie stale enough to hammer nails? Good joke guys. Apart from that we spent more than 3 hours waiting for our village walking tour offered at reception but our guide never came. Sure it was not lodge staff fault, but I would suggest... More 

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Thank Denys D
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Dear Denys D, Thank you for your comments on our Desserts. We are currently working on and training our Chefs to produce quality desserts and trust that your next visit you will see an improvement. Regrettably, as you stated we as a Lodge do not have control over local activities as we try to promote Social Responsibility and Community Development... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Katse Lodge is perfectly positioned atop a saddle, offering incredible panoramic views of the famous Katse Dam, with its surrounding mountains, rocky crags, sparse vegetation and landlocked lakes. The Lodge is an ideal starting point for travelers wishing to explore Lesotho’s mountain kingdom. For the adventurous, drive the robustly constructed alpine roads to Mohale Lodge, and experience the stark desolate landscape with traditional villages, untouched by time. Return to the lodge after a day of exploration and adventure dine in comfort, with unobstructed views of the glimmering waterscape, and then relax in front of the inviting fireplace. Katse Lodge offers genuine warmth and old-fashioned hospitality, making it one of Lesotho’s best-kept secrets. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Katse Lodge

Address: Katse Village, Bokong 333, Lesotho (Formerly Orion Katse Lodge)
Region: Lesotho > Thaba-Tseka District > Bokong
Price Range: €30 - €113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Katse Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
Orion Katse Hotel Bokong
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“The apartments are self catering, some are overviewing the reservoir with dramatic views”
 of 5 bubbles pepeyangu, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room that face the dam.”
 of 5 bubbles G2738VDandrec, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Buy the best room you can afford”
 of 5 bubbles Gingerdonnabots, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“in the village, self catering we felt was the best because of a large group”
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 of 5 bubbles Paparazzi100s, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Rather stay in the Lodge - manageress was friendly, nice verandah overlooking the dam. Avoid cottages.”
 of 5 bubbles 395kerryv, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
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