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Lesotho Overland 3 Nights/ 4 Days Tour

Country: Lesotho
City: Katse
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: 4x4 Adventures
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Day 1: Mohale Dam

Depart from Maseru Moshoeshoe Airport. We continue on the dirt road to the Mohale Dam. Climbing up the Molimo Nthuso Pass, meaning “God help me”, to the summit of 2.320 m. Lunch on route. Our Guide takes care of the security checkpoint. The dam was constructed from 1998 – to 2003 in a joint venture of Germany, Italy, and South Africa. Dinner at the restaurant.

Overnight: Mohale Dam Lodge, Mohale Dam

Day 2: Katse Dam

Depart the Mohale Dam after breakfast, via Thaba-Tseka. We enter the area of the second largest dam in the world – the Katse Dam. It has been constructed from 1991 – to 1997 and supplies water to Witwatersrand (Gauteng, Soweto, Farming, Mining) in South Africa and irrigates the lowlands in Lesotho. Dinner at the lodge.

Overnight: Katse Dam Lodge, Katse Dam

Day 3: Katse Dam

Breakfast at the lodge. Guided tour of the Katse Dam wall and a presentation of the construction.

Depart for Maseru ,lunch enroute.

Overnight at Botleng Guest House.

Day 4: Departure

Depart for Maseru airport.

END OF TOUR!

Cost is a minimum of 2 people, at a per person rate!

Explore More About Katse Dam:

The Katse Dam, a concrete arch dam on the Malibamat'so River in Lesotho, is Africa's second-largest double-curvature arch dam. (The Tekezé Dam, completed in early 2009, is now Africa's largest double curvature dam). The dam is part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, which will eventually include five large dams in remote rural areas. The dam is just below the confluence of the Bokong River, which forms the western arm of the Katse reservoir.

In recent years, water from the scheme has also been discharged into the Mohokare (Caledon) River to provide water to Lesotho's capital Maseru in times of shortages. The new dams have filled as anticipated and the discharge of water from the dams into the downstream rivers continues in a scheme devised to preserve ecological balances. This discharged water flows to the Senqu (Orange) River, and while preserving the ecological status quo, it benefits only those communities along the rivers.

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