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Pretoria
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent setting. Staff very helpfull. The chef went out of her way to prepare excellent and tasty dishes. Views incredible. Rooms very nice. The botanical tour in the village was a let down though. Very run down. The lodge was central to our Lesotho trip. Good value for money coupled with a setting out of heaven.

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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very happy to eat here after a loooong drive. Staff was friendly, restaurant was clean and neat. Also facilities was clean. Food prices was good. Had a great laugh when security guy at the entrance gate says we where on the wrong mountain we must drive back! Had a wonderful time

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Thank Desiré L
Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Desiré Thank you for your review on Katse Lodge after your stay with us. Excellence is customer care is an important aspect to us. Your feedback is valuable for us to achieve that standards we aim for. We are absolutely pleased to see that you had a good time and enjoyed your stay. Please visit us again in the... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cons: Desserts in the restaurant are terrible. 59 ZAR for matchbox-size piece of "synthetic" cheesecake or apple pie stale enough to hammer nails? Good joke guys. Apart from that we spent more than 3 hours waiting for our village walking tour offered at reception but our guide never came. Sure it was not lodge staff fault, but I would suggest... More 

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Thank Denys D
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Dear Denys D, Thank you for your comments on our Desserts. We are currently working on and training our Chefs to produce quality desserts and trust that your next visit you will see an improvement. Regrettably, as you stated we as a Lodge do not have control over local activities as we try to promote Social Responsibility and Community Development... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Located on a beautiful spot, this place has the potential to be a great accommodation. The lounge and eating area are fine, the fire place was a real addition in the cold winter times. However, the hallways and dorms leave the impression that it used to be a hospital. Grey doors, grey walls, grey floors, flickering lights and the only... More 

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Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for reviewing Katse Lodge in depth following your stay. We are absolutely pleased to see that you have enjoyed your stay and service offered. We take note on your comments regarding the dorms etc, we will contact the holding company and try to get authorization to color up the place. We do hope that you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

This is such an amazing location. The lodge however, doesn't live up to its advertising. The food is mediocre at best, the service was average. We were in a little cottage, which, with a little effort could have been amazing, but the oven didn't work, the fridge was room temperature. I understand that Lesotho is a poor country, but for... More 

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Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for taking the time to review Katse Lodge following your family holiday. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience you may have experienced during your stay in the cottage. Senior management have been brought in to investigate the condition of the cottage as this is not the standards of Orion Hotels, we love to... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Without a stunning view of the Katse Dam and the surrounded mountains, the place would definitly not be a good choice. The staff wasn't really motivated, the common areas are a little bit old, the food at restaurant was average. We booked a room in the dormitory which was ok. However, there is not really other choices in the area.

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Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Vinz, Thank you for taking the time to review Katse Lodge following your stay. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced during your stay with staff and dated common areas. We do hope that you will afford us the opportunity to win back your most valued business. Warm Regards Staff and Management Katse Lodge More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I had a cottage which provided access to the main facilities. I was out of season and the staff were so welcoming and helpful. The evening meal was hearty and warming on a cold night. The journey to Haste was everything i wanted, the views over the reservoir were enthralling and the dam a confirmation of international cooperation - many... More 

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Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mike, Thank you for taking the time to review Katse Lodge following your stay. We are absolutely ecstatic to see that you have enjoyed your stay, dining experience and that our staff was so welcoming and helpful. We would love for you to visit us again. Warm Regards Staff and Management Katse Lodge More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I stayed in Kaste lodge for 4 nights and it was an nice place, from the room you see the water reservoir and place was calm and quite. The food was great and the staff was very receptive and professional.

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Thank Pramudith
Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pramudith, Thank you for your review on Katse Lodge after your stay with us. We are absolutely pleased to see that you had a good time and enjoyed your stay. Please visit us again in the near future! Warm Regards Staff and Management Katse Lodge More 

Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

There are not that many options when staying in the highlands of Lesotho. I had a pleasant stay at Katse Lodge when traveling in Lesotho with a friend. The rooms are OK but clean, and the staff is very friendly. The restaurant did not have that big of a variety in meals, but nevertheless the food tasted very good.

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Thank 763smiley
Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for great review following your stay at Katse Lodge.We are thrilled to see that you had a good time with us! We hope to see you in the near future. Warm Regards Staff and Management Katse Lodge More 

Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

There are not a lot of options in central and parts of the highlands of Lesotho. This one at the center of Lesotho sits on the Katse Dam and is a beautiful location. The single beds are comfortable, the rooms pretty clean (stained carpets), shared bathroom, not sure if they have rooms without sharing them. It apparently was the housing... More 

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Thank Chris T
Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Thank you for taking the time to honestly review Katse Lodge. We are thrilled to see that you have enjoyed your stay with us, we do have rooms that does not share bathrooms, it is a different type room that you stayed in. We would love for you to visit us again. Warm Regards Staff and Management Katse... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Katse Lodge is perfectly positioned atop a saddle, offering incredible panoramic views of the famous Katse Dam, with its surrounding mountains, rocky crags, sparse vegetation and landlocked lakes. The Lodge is an ideal starting point for travelers wishing to explore Lesotho’s mountain kingdom. For the adventurous, drive the robustly constructed alpine roads to Mohale Lodge, and experience the stark desolate landscape with traditional villages, untouched by time. Return to the lodge after a day of exploration and adventure dine in comfort, with unobstructed views of the glimmering waterscape, and then relax in front of the inviting fireplace. Katse Lodge offers genuine warmth and old-fashioned hospitality, making it one of Lesotho’s best-kept secrets. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Katse Lodge

Address: Katse Village, Bokong 333, Lesotho (Formerly Orion Katse Lodge)
Location: Lesotho > Thaba-Tseka District > Bokong
Price Range: $36 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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