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 are glad to advise visitors on local activities (see details under Things to do) and to find guides for some of them. Tours outside of Morija can be organised as well, and if you don't have your own vehicle we can take you in ours. The hostess, who came to Lesotho in 1987, is French so tours can be organised in French as well as in English.
We also organise special weekends, some to introduce 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.
Please check out our Facebook page.
You can read great reviews on Morija Guest Houses (MGH) from different parts of the world on tripadvisor.
MGH belongs to the Lesotho Hotels and Hospitality Association (LHHA) and the Maloti Drakensberg Route (MDR).
To SA residents: if you want to leave your house and your pets in good hands while you travel, why not contact House Sitters 4 Africa?
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. Foreign volunteers run the Centre, assisted by young adults from Ha Matela.
Guests are welcome to visit it
and even to give some of their time if they want to help 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 the 10th to the 12th of June 2016. Read all the details in the 'Special events' section. Contact Brigitte on firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The main house will be closed during the whole of May 2016 because its roof needs rethatching but the cottages will remain available.
WiFi is now available to guests (at a small cost).