Lesotho Highlands Water Project

The Lesotho Highlands Water Project and its construction in particular had a major influence on the development of Clarens. Not only did the Lesotho Highlands Water Project found Larola – the residential area bordering the Fouriesberg Road between the R712 and Kgubetswana township, but it provided impetus to the growth of Clarens by attracting visitors (originally construction workers and later tourists) to the town.

 

Further Reading

Launch of Lesotho Highlands Water Project- Phase 2  (Clarens News: May 2014.  Article by Mary Walker)

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase 2  (Clarens News: March 2014. Article by Mary Walker with  historical insight into building of Phase 1)

Water – Lesotho Highlands Water Project (Clarens News: September 2013.  Background on the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, with reference to the impact of this project on Clarens)

Self Drive – Ash River Outfall Drive  (Clarens News: April 2014) Map and information.

Self drive: Clarens to Katse Dam  (Clarens News: March 2014.) Article by Rod and Rose Smart on their Katse experience – with tips on driving in Lesotho.)

Katse Dam  (General information on Katse Dam, Tours to Katse Dam from Clarens, and the Katse Botanical Gardens.)