Morija is located between Maseru and
Mafeteng, off the Main South Road. If you come from Maseru, you
must drive past the airport and go on for about 20km before you see
signs on your left indicating Morija (the first sign for the Guest
Houses is also just before the turn-off). If you come from
Mafeteng, the sign will be on your right.
Then go for about 1.5 km along the tar and ignore the turn-off on your
right to Scott Hospital. Before the road bends sharply to the
left, you will see the Post Office, a stone building with a green roof,
on your right and that's when you must leave the tar road and
turn right. Go up past the church and the Museum and go on
straight. You will see our third sign at that stage that will
advise you to follow the white stones all the way. Do just that
for another kilometre or so. The road is a bit bumpy but
accessible to all vehicles with a reasonable clearance. Finally
you will see our last sign a few hundred metres before you reach our
driveway and you discover the wonderful view on Makhoarane
Plateau. If you have access to a phone, please call the Manager,
Motseo Ntsihlele, on (+266) 630 650 93 so that he will know when to expect
you. You can also ask for further directions or advice at the
Museum if needed. Travel safely or, as we say in Sesotho,
GPS coordinates: 29°37'58.03" S
decimal: lat -29.632783° long 27.513262°
here to see guest house on Google Maps.
- IMPORTANT: there are new requirements by the South African Police regarding car papers; please check this document.
- Avoid the Maseru Bridge border post when going into Lesotho on a
Friday and out on a Sunday, especially at month end, as it gets
- Even at other times, smaller border posts are preferable, either
Peka Bridge, Ficksburg Bridge or Caledonspoort if coming from
Gauteng or KZN via northern Lesotho, or Van Rooyen's Gate if
coming from the west or the south west.
- Note that Ficksburg Bridge is open 24 hours like Maseru Bridge;
Caledonspoort and Van Rooyen's Gate close at 10pm but Peka
Bridge closes at 4pm. It's the smallest and also the quietest
- Many foreigners (especially Europeans who have lost the habit
of crossing borders) often neglect to get their passports
stamped properly and unfortunately poor signage does not
help! Passports must be stamped on both sides of the border,
on the South African side AND the Lesotho side. If travelling
from SA to Lesotho, you need a departure stamp when
leaving SA and an entry stamp when entering Lesotho.
- Visitors of most nationalities do not need to get a visa in
advance to get into Lesotho, they just ask for a 2-week or 1-month visa to be stamped in their passport (free of charge).
Then they pay R40 for the "Road Fund" when entering Lesotho.
- For travelling with minors out of South Africa, please check this page.