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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! It is highly unlikely that you will be poisoned on your visit.

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


  • Dinosaur footprints in the hills above the town.
  • Morijafest
  • Sanrock paintings


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


There is a Craft Shop called Meader House


There are no restaurants or cafes per se, but meals can be arranged at Morija Guest Houses or at Mophato oa Morija or at the Tea Room Museum.


Drink at Morija Guest House (previously Ha Matela Cottages)


  • Mophato oa Morija, +266 22 360 219, fax: +266 22 360 010, . (, Conference centre that sometimes accommodates tourists. Near museum (campsite M20, rooms from M60)
  • Morija Guest Houses, +266 63065093, +266 58859211, fax: +266 22 360 306, . Set back from the town, this guest house has space to accommodates 14 guests in the main house and 8 guests in the traditional style of Basotho cottages (from M150-180 LSL). Genuine backpackers (using public transport) are offered 50% reduction in the price: M90 per person. Camping is M45.

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