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. 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 delicious, home-cooked meals (vegetarians and vegans are most welcome). 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).
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 in early 2021. Read all the details in the 'Special events' section. Contact Brigitte on email@example.com to register.
WiFi is now available to guests (at a small cost).
This photo of our houses blending into the landsape was taken by the director of “The Forgotten Kingdom”, a beautiful feature film on Lesotho. In 2016, he also went around Lesotho on horseback and took this short film which starts at Morija Guest Houses. Another recent video clip showing Morija and other places of interest in Lesotho can be seen here.