The Morija Guest House is
perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the small historic town of Morija,
in the Lesotho Lowlands (45 km south of the capital Maseru). Built of
handcut stone and thatched with local grass, it blends discreetly into
the environment. During the day there are commanding views of the
surrounding forest and the village below. The sunsets from the front
deck and the views of the night sky are unforgettable (a telescope is available). Below the main
house, there are small cottages to welcome more visitors. The
accommodation offered is rustic but comfortable and the rooms are
We can welcome 24 people
comfortably (see details under "Facilities"). Guests can choose to
cater for themselves or to order cooked meals. We are proud of our
homely atmosphere where all - families or groups of friends, tourists or NGO staff, church groups or professionals - feel at ease. We also organise special weekends, some to introduce
visitors to the language and the culture of Lesotho to long-term visitors and others to
consolidate the teaching of French to small groups of high school or university students (See details under 'Special events').
Morija Guest Houses and Tours (MGH) belongs to the Lesotho Hotels and Hospitality Association (LHHA) and the Maloti Drakensberg Route (MDR).
Matela Youth Centre is located in one of the buildings at the
bottom of our site. It is an after-school centre with a small library that provides our young
neighbours with a quiet place to read, study and have fun. Two young
volunteers who came with a German organisation for international cooperation (GIZ) run the Centre. Guests are welcome to visit it
and even to give some of their time if they want to help some of the
youngsters with their school work or to play games with them. Donations
of books, stationery, puzzles, games, etc are welcome! You can read more and see
photos on Facebook:
Our next Introduction
to Sesotho Language and Culture Weekend will take place from 17th to 19th May 2013. Read all the details in the 'Special events' section.
Furthermore, a Follow-up Sesotho Weekend will take place from 12th to 14th April and is open to anybody who has already attended one of the Introduction Weekends. Contact Brigitte on firstname.lastname@example.org to register for either.