Katse dam in Lesotho - Fouriesburg Country Inn

Self-drive to Katse Dam – 6/7 hour return

The Katse Dam, a concrete arch dam on the Malibamat’so River in Lesotho, is Africa’s second largest dam. The dam is part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, which will eventually include five large dams in remote rural areas. It is a beautiful drive from Fouriesburg Country Inn to Katse is 167 Km and will take approx 3 to 3.5 hrs to reach the dam wall. Please check the road conditions with

Reservations/Front desk before departure.

Did you know:

The water from the Katse runs under the mountain passing Clarens and into the Ash River/VaalRiver system about 10km from Clarens on route to Bethlehem.


Lesotho offers a wide variety of beauty, culture, and adventure. See below for a list of places to visit in our area.

Letseng Diamond Mine:

it is the world’s highest diamond mine, with having the highest percentage of large diamonds (greater than 10 karats). An easy X minute drive to Letseng.

Bokong Nature Reserve:

Roughly an X hour drive from Afriski, where an impressive visitors’ center is breathtakingly perched on the edge of a 100m cliff overlooking the magnificent Lepaqoa Waterfall and Valley.

Dinosaur Footprints:

Fossilized dinosaur footprints are found on the banks of the Subeng River very close to Buthe Buthe which is X minutes drive from Afriski.

Liphofung Caves and Museum:

Just an X drive from Afriski. The cave is a large overhang in the Clarens sandstones, which is a typical feature of the Lesotho lowlands region. Originally used by the San and other Stone Age descendants, the walls contain important rock art and a rich archaeological deposit of Stone Age implements on the floor.

Tsehlanyane National Park:

Over 5 600 hectares of extremely rugged mountains terrain is protected within this park, which includes one of the very few indigenous woodlands in Lesotho. Approximately two hours’ drive from Afriski. Boast various hiking trails, rivers, and waterfalls.