Day Trips – Explore Lesotho

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 Afriski to Katse is 152 Km and will take approx 2 to 2.5 hrs to reach the dam wall. Please check the road conditions with our Cabin crew before departure to Katse.

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 carats). An easy X minute drive to Letseng
  • Bokong Nature Reserve: Roughly a X hour drive from Afriski, where an impressive visitors’ centre 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.
  • Katse Dam: Africa's second largest dam, on the Malibamat'so River in Lesotho, As well as the highest dam in Africa sitting at 1 993 metres above sea level. Katse is 152 Km away and will take approx 2 to 2.5 hours to reach the dam wall.