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Morija is a tiny town in north western Lesotho, about 40 miles south of Maseru. Tim Couzens' novel Murder at Morija tells of the 1920 poisoning of one of Lesotho's first missionaries. It's well worth a read before you visit! Although do note that it is highly unlikely that you will be poisoned on your visit.

Get in[edit]

Morija is located off the Main South Road (A2) between Maseru and Mafeteng, in Lesotho. Check how to get there on

Get around[edit]

Morija is small enough for it to be easy to get anywhere on foot or on a bicycle.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Dinosaur footprints in the hills above the town.
  • Sanrock paintings
  • Maeder House & the Morija Arts Center
  • Lesotho Evangelical Church

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Visit Morija Museum & Archives.
  • Go hiking, mountain climbing, village walks, pony-trekking, village sleepover and tailor-made tours all organised and arranged by Morija Guest House or other services.

Buy[edit][add listing]

There is a Craft Shop at Meader House

Eat[edit][add listing]

Lindy's Restaurant and Cafe Jardin are open daily and also offer catering, meals can also be arranged at Morija Guest Houses and at Mophato oa Morija.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Drink at Morija Guest House (previously Ha Matela Cottages)

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Mophato oa Morija, tel: +266 22 360 219. (email:[email protected], fax: +266 22 360 010) Conference centre that sometimes accommodates tourists. The reception office is closed during weekends. Near museum (Campsite 20 LSL, rooms from 60 LSL)
  • Morija Guest Houses, (telefax: +266 22 360 306, email: [email protected], cell: +266 63065093 or +266 22 360 306) Set back from the town, this guest house has space to accommodate 16 guests in the main house and 8 guests in the traditional style of Basotho cottages. From 230 LSL (2016). Genuine backpackers - using public transport - are offered a reduction: 190 LSL per person. Camping is 75 LSL.

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