Katse Botanical Garden


Katse Botanical Garden was originally established to protect the spiral aloes displaced from the Katse Dam’s construction. It has flourished to include gravel, hillside trails passing via a rock garden, indigenous flowers, a medicinal section and a dam viewpoint. A plant-propagation project takes place in the greenhouse.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Lesotho attractions

1. Katse Dam Visitors Centre


On the main road in Katse village is the dam's visitors centre, with information, displays and a dam-viewing deck. Look for the bright blue roof a few…

2. Bokong Nature Reserve

18.52 MILES

Bokong has perhaps the more dramatic setting of the two northern parks, with stunning vistas over the Lepaqoa Valley from the visitors centre, various…

3. Mohale Dam Visitors Centre

23.17 MILES

The visitors centre is 15km from the main road, signposted west of Mohale village. It offers dam views, a guided tour (M10) and boat cruises (per person…

4. Ts'ehlanyane National Park

29.73 MILES

The country's top park features a beautiful, 56-sq-km patch of rugged wilderness, including one of Lesotho’s only stands of indigenous forest, at a high…