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MOHALE DAM

The Mohale Dam is the second-largest dam in the Lesotho Highlands Development Project.  Built as a backup reserve to the Katse Dam project, the two dams are connected by a tunnel that ensures there’s enough water to meet South Africa’s ever-increasing demand.   At 145 m, Mohale is the highest concrete-faced rock-filled dam in Africa. An entire mountain was crushed and moved to build the rock wall. Driving in from Maseru, once again marvel at the beauty of the three mountain passes before arriving at the dam.   The drive from Mohale to Katse via Thaba-Tseka is one of the finest Lesotho has to offer.  Admire the reflections of the clouds as one drives around the lake on 4x4 roads. Enjoy the visitors centre’ and Mohale Village where there is a dam wall tour several times a day.

Mohale S 29º 27' 43.6 E 28º 06' 20.8

Mohale Info Centre +266 229 36217 
Fax: +266 229 36219

Mohale Lodge +266 229 36432
GPS S 29º 28' 45.0 E 28º 03' 29.0

Orion Mohale Lodge
mohalelodge@orion-hotels.co.za


MUELA HYDROPOWER STATION /

VISITORS' CENTRE

Coming in from the Caledonspoort Border Post on the way to Afri Ski and Oxbow, you will find the Muela Hydropower Station. This is the tail dam of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. At Muela, in between Katse and the Ash River outlet in the Free State, water in the transfer tunnel performs an additional task. Buried deep in the mountain, it drives the three turbines of Lesotho’s main hydropower station before continuing on its journey via the delivery tunnel north, to South Africa. At 25 megawatts each, the turbines contribute substantially to Lesotho’s energy demand.  The visitors’ centre hosts daily tours into the mountain where you can view how the turbines produce electricity for Lesotho. A beautiful small dam area is used to transfer the water further on its journey. Further hydropower development planned with an 800 megawatt facility in the Bokong River area of the Katse Dam.

GPS S 28º 46' 05.5 E 28º 27' 15.9

Muela Information Centre
+266 222 48000


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