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Morija Guest Houses

offered by supplier M19302 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Specialty Category: Eco lodges
Location: Lesotho
Region: Africa
Min Price: 145 South Africa Rand (ZAR) per day
Max Price: 320 South Africa Rand (ZAR) per day

The Morija Guest House is perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the historic town of Morija. Built of hand cut stone and thatched with local grass, it blends discreetly into the environment. Below the main house, which can welcome 16 people, are cottages built in traditional Basotho style that can sleep 8 more people. Most of our bedrooms are twin rooms. All are rustic but comfortable. Bathrooms are shared. Delicious home-cooked meals are served but self-catering is also available.

Property amenities:
- Terraces to sit and relax, lawns for children's games and for traditional dancers' performances.
- In winter, fireplaces in living-rooms, wood and coal stove in main kitchen and small heaters in bedrooms.
- Large kitchen/dining room fully equipped which can seat up to 24 people.
- TV, video recorder and DVD player available on request.

Nearby attractions and activities:
Many hiking trails in the vicinity; dinosaur footprints very close by; historic town of Morija boasts the oldest house, the oldest church and the only museum in the country; caves and rock paintings nearby; Thaba Bosiu, Moshoeshoe's fortress, easily accessible; Morija Arts and Cultural Festival, the largest in the country, held at the start of October (Independence holiday) every year.

Location:
45 Kilometers south of Maseru, the capital city.

Policy:
- 50% deposit to be paid in advance into bank account (Lesotho or South Africa). Balance to be paid in cash upon arrival, No credit card payments.
- Deposit refunded only if cancellation takes place 2 weeks before due date of arrival.
- Flexible check-in and check-out times
- No minimum stay
- No smoking in any of the houses
- No pets
- Children are welcome and pay half-price for both accommodation and meals (5-15 years old). Under 5's stay for free and can be looked after if parents go for outings
- Discount for genuine backpackers (using public transport).

Packages:
Things to do when you are at Morija Guest Houses

Walks or hikes:
- To the dams, a pleasant stroll from the guest houses, particularly recommended for bird watchers
- To an impressive rock bearing dinosaur footprints
- To the top of Makhoarane Plateau
- To the royal village of Matsieng or other neighboring villages.

Horse riding: on sure-footed Basotho ponies, from short rides in the vicinity to overnight treks.

Tours of historic Morija :
- Visit of the Morija Museum and Archives (only museum in Lesotho)
- Visit of historic buildings, in particular the oldest church and the oldest house in the country
- Visit of different institutions in the town (printing works, schools, hospital, etc), and of the local crafts shop
- Vour of places mentioned in Tim Couzens’ book: “Murder at Morija”.

Village sleepovers: after a four-hour hike or pony ride, small groups are welcomed for the evening and the night in the local homes of a mountain village – an unforgettable experience.

Day excursions outside Morija:
- Thaba Bosiu, Moshoeshoes’s historic fortress
- Kome Caves, once used as refuge from cannibals and still inhabited today
- Mohale Dam, one of the outstanding sites of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project
- The Afri-Ski resort in the Mahlasela Valley
- Maletsunyane Falls in Semonkong (highest waterfalls in Southern Africa).

Mountain biking and Rock climbing (bring your own bikes and/or equipment).

Notes:
Accommodation prices are per person, not per room:
- First price is R145 per night, highest price is R200 per night
- DBB in the best rooms (downstairs in main house) is R320 per person.

Supplier Information
Location: Lesotho
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2009
Client Request Served: 4

M19302 is perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the historic village of Morija, in the Lesotho Lowlands (45 km from 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...

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