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Lethabo Power Station

Did you know?
  • the 6 boilers at Lethabo are each housed in a building as high as 35 storeys;
  • the turbine hall housing the 6 turbine - generators is 500m long;
  • the station burns ±50 000 tonnes of low grade coal every day;
  • the station comprise 6 X 618MW generating sets;
  • the cooling towers are 164M high, as high as a 54 story office block;
  • the white plume on top of the cooling towers is pure water vapour;
  • the two chimneys, each 275M high, are 35M taller than the TV tower in Johannesburg;
  • the station is a zero effluent loss power station;
  • the ash dumps gets rehabilitated into "mountains", covered with soil and grass.
Visitor Center Hours

Visits/tours are normally conducted weekdays from Monday to Friday 09h30 – 13h30; these times are subject to change according to the group of the day and prior arrangements.

As we are inundated with requests for visits, it is advisable for all prospective visitors to contact us in advance to make the necessary bookings. School groups must ensure the necessary approval of the visit is obtained prior to the confirmation of the visit.

An events calendar is available for your convenience to check the available dates, but all requests still need to be sent to the visitors centre for confirmation.

Where to find us

We are between 10 and 25 km's from the major towns in the Vaal Triangle, exit off the Denneysville road near New Vaal Colliery, Viljoensdrif, Free State Province.

The visitors centre can be reached via several highways leading from Johannesburg/Pretoria (N1/N3/N12 and R59) and Bloemfontein (N1) in the south. Johannesburg is less than an hour's drive from us.  (A map is available on request.)

We look forward to welcoming you at Lethabo Power Station Visitors Centre soon!


(016) 457 5650/5037
Fax (016) 457 5550

Lethabo Power Station Visitors Centre
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