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Katse Via Mohale Tour

Katse Via Mohale Tour Packages
Country: Lesotho
City: Thaba- Tseka
Duration: 3 Day(s) - 2 Night(s)
Tour Category: Nature Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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USD 700 / Per Person

Package Itinerary

Day 1: Maseru

Departing at 08h00 from Maseru after breakfast for the twisting tar road to the summit of the Mafika Lisiu Pass, with 3090m one of the highest roads attained by normal two-wheel-drive vehicles in Southern Africa. This is the basalt roof of Southern Africa, a world of winter snows, frozen waterfalls, crisp clear air, and crystal streams with fat trout.

Descending into the Holola Valley (River of the Blue Crane), pass spectacular sandstone overhangs and rugged countryside to Butha-Buthe. This little town was named after King Moshoeshoe’s old mountain stronghold, Butha-Buthe, the Gatherer. On our way to Hlotse strange, richly colored rock shapes may be seen on all sides, creating the effect of a vast assembly of weird, petrified figures.

Passing a few missions and several rock shelters, the main road passes the Leribe Farmers Training Center to the town of Hlotse. It is the administrative center of the Leribe district and originated in 1876 when a Mission outpost was established here. Visit the Craft Centre, proceed to Bokong Nature Reserve, lunch at the Nature Reserve.

Continue on the Nelson Mandela Road, crossing the Malibamatso River (River of dark Pools) where the great Katse Dam has been constructed from 1991 to 1997. Our guide is taking care of the security checkpoint. The Katse Dam is one of the largest dams in the world and supplies water to Witwatersrand (Gauteng, Soweto), Farming, and Mining in South Africa and irrigates the lowlands arrival at Katse Dam, check in and have afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Katse Dam Lodge, Katse Dam

Day 2: Mohale Dam Tour

After a good breakfast guided tour of the dam, then we depart for Mohale Dam. Via Thaba Tseka, a very scenic route, mountain passes, Makhoabong and Cheche Pass. Our guide will take care of the security checkpoint entering the dam area. The Mohale Dam was constructed from 1998 – 2003 in a joint venture of Germany, Italy and South Africa. Lunch at Mohale Dam. Afternoon at leisure and exploring the spectacular dam area. Dinner at the lodge.

Overnight at Mohale Dam Lodge.

Day 3: Dam Tour

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the lodge and take a scenic tour of the dam. We proceed ascending the Blue Mountain Pass to 2.620 m, named after the 2.900 m high Thaba Putswa (Blue Mountain), which dominates the range in the north. Travel via Blue Mountain,God Help Me and Bushmans Passes ,these 3 x passes are averaging on 2100 meters.Descend the Bushmans pass into commercialized farming areas towards Mazenod.

Lunch at Thaba Bosiu cultural village and taking a tour of Chief Mosheos demonstration village.

After lunch transfer to Maseru airport

Highlights of the tour

Rock Paintings

Pony Trekking

Qiloane Waterfalls

Rural Village

Mohale Information Center

Mohale dam

Scenic Mountain Pass

Bird Watching

Nature Reserve

Katse Dam Information Centre

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Tour Guide



Entrance Fees

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Items of personal use


Lunches and Dinners

** Minimum of 2 people !

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