https://clarensnews.co.za/katse-dam/(Photo by Egbert, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38759590)

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

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.)