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Katse Lodge

2.5 of 5 Katse Village, Bokong, Lesotho (Formerly Orion Katse Lodge)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

With a stunning view on the Katse dam, the Lodge offers great comfort, lovely food, and a perfect and smiling service: this is a place to go and rest, enjoying the peace of the mountains amidst a very friendly people. The road from Leribe to Katse bridge and further, to Katse dam offers scenic landcapes. A beautiful trip.

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Hote1Management, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, the lovely food and the service you received. We will pass your kinds words to our all our staff members. We look forward to your next visit. Warmest Regards The Katse Lodge Team More

Johannesburg
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Having read previous reviews on this hotel, we were not sure of what to expect at the Lodge. We were pleasantly surprised!! Staff very efficient and friendly. Room large and comfortable (beds should be replaced though as they are of the old spring type). A-la-carte supper enjoyable and reasonably priced and a buffet breakfast that included everything that you could... More

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Hote1Management, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kenny, Thank you for your honest review. We are glad you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed the food as well as visiting the Dam. We thank you again for your suggestions on improving the property. We will make them part of our renovation plans of the hotel. We hope to see you again soon. Your Sincerely, The Katse... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stayed for 1 night at the the Katse Lodge. The room was ok, very spacious with a large tv on the wall, but both the bedroom and bathroom were in need of updating. Katse dam is a beautiful area of the country and the dam tour interesting.

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Katse, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you back at Katse soon. Warm regards, The Katse Lodge Team More

Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
10 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This as an above average hotel situated right on the edge of the stunning Katse Dam. The rooms in the main hotel are a decent size but are looking a little tired and in need of a face lift. They are however clean and tidy and the beds are big and comfortable. The lounge, private bar and restaurant are all... More

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Katse, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sandy, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are a simple lodge in a very remote location and sometimes that makes it a little more difficult to provide the things that most people take for granted... That is why it really makes a difference to hear such positive feedback. Warmest regards, The Katse Lodge Team More

Nederland
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

The rooms are spacious, but in need of an upgrade. It is fine for a night, but quite expensive for what you get. We had dinner in the restaurant and it tasted nice, but contained mainly canned vegetables, although there were also some fresh ones to be found on the plate. We appreciated the service for an early breakfast.

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Katse, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your review of Katse. We are currently working on a refurbishment plan for both of our Lesotho properties, in fact Mohale Logde has just completed refurbishment on their rooms. We eagerly await the opportunity to upgrade ours and look forward to being able to welcome you to Katse again. Warmest regards, The Katse Lodge Team More

Capetown
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stayed at the Katse village in one of the houses for one night. The houses are old and in desperate need of upgrading. I will not recommend staying over for more than one night, but even though the accomodation is not great, we were glad we planned to spend the night there for 2 reasons. It enabled us to... More

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Katse, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback and use it as a valuable tool to measure our performance. We are looking at upgrading chalets, however we recommend staying in the lodge rooms. The chef and restaurant staff will appreciate your compliments on your meal at the lodge restaurant. Warmest regards, The Katse Lodge Team More

Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We stayed two nights in a "chalet" at Katse Lodge. The chalets are old housing from the dam construction project and are in very bad condition (at least the 2 we saw were.) Windows rotted, rugs stained and ripped, curtains ripped, window panes broken, plumbing problems, etc. Needless to say, they need alot of work. Definitely not worth the money.... More

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Katse, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your review. We generally encourage people to book the hotel rooms as the chalets are a separate entity and are being earmarked for renovation. Our apologies, hopefully next time round you will stay in the lodge. Warm regards, The Katse Lodge Team More

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The logde is NOT the main attraction but the view over the dam is. Not much to do so, this is the perfect time to relax with a good book looking out over the dam . I recommend the dam tour. Wanted to do the village walk but is seems they do not have guides available. Do not be enticed... More

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Katse, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Christine, Thank you for your wonderful review. You have summed up the Katse experience perfectly- "solitude, nature with spectacular vistas". There may not be a lot to do but it is peaceful enough to finally hear yourself think... We hope to see you back at Katse soon. Warmest regards, The Katse Lodge Team More

Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Staff is friendly and helpful. The lodge is very basic, but clean. The beds are borderline comfortable. Bathrooms need some serious maintenance. The taps are leaky which a simple new washer would take care off and the shower holders are in some rooms rickety. Extraction fans are not always working. The Flyscreens are loose and tend to bang when windows... More

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Katse, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Willy, Thank you for your kind words, we are working on some of the smaller issues and hope to take Katse to the next level. Warmest regards, The Katse Lodge Team More

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

The lodge is basic and clean, the receptionist was very helpful and the staff warm and friendly, food was good. But I think the rooms / bathroom need a lot of attention and the bed was so uncomfortable. Upgrading the rooms / bathroom and investing in new beds would be a good idea. However the katse dam wall presentation was... More

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Katse, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Valerie, We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear that the trip was worthwhile. We are currently working on renovation plans and can only see Katse going from strength to strength. Warm regards, The Katse Lodge Team More

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Address: Katse Village, Bokong, Lesotho (Formerly Orion Katse Lodge)
Location: Lesotho > Thaba-Tseka District > Bokong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Katse Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
Orion Katse Hotel Bokong
Katse Lodge Lesotho/Bokong

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