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Here are the directions to reach Morija and the different Points of Interests with opening hours & contact details.

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Morija Access
Morija: -29.626380, 27.508810
Maseru Bridge Border Post: -29.297178, 27.453461
Caledonspoort Border Post: -28.701429, 28.242760
Ficksburg Bridge Border Post: -28.883160, 27.891541
Peka Bridge Border Post: -28.943866, 27.734985
Van Rooyenshek Border Post: -29.758417, 27.110138
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Morija
Morija is located off the Main South Road (A2) between Maseru and Mafeteng, in Lesotho.
GPS: Lat: -29.626220 / Lon: 27.508840

Coming from South Africa:
You’ll have several options to enter Lesotho. You may like to avoid Maseru bridge and choose a faster entry point: please see our information on border crossing.
Get directions from your location to Morija with ‘Yournavigation.org‘ or ‘Google Maps’.

Coming from Maseru:
Morija is less than 1h drive from Maseru:
- Using main roads: Take the Main South (A2) towards Mafeteng, pass Moshoeshoe International Airport, and after about 20km signs on your left will indicate Morija.
- Using shortest way: Take Pioneer Road (A10) out of Maseru. Pass Thetsane, leaving Maseru Private Hospital on your right.You reach a circle with no indication (located about 7.5 km from Pioneer Mall on Pioneer Road ): take right, then after 30m reach a T-junction and take left into B32 towards Ha Thaabe. Drive 19 km along B32  up to Ha Mantsebo, where you reach another T-junction: turn right into Main South (A2) towards Mafeteng, and after 17km you will see the signs for Morija on your left.

Notes:
- Coming from Mafeteng, the sign will be on your right along Main South (A2).
- Buses and taxis run regularly from the southern rank in Maseru.

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Maseru Bridge Border Post
The Maseru Bridge border post is accessible from the N8. It is open 24 hrs. » Read More

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Caledonspoort Border Post
The Caledonspoort border post is accessible from R26 and R711, Fouriesburg and Caledonspoort. It is open from 06:00 to 22:00. » Read More

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Ficksburg Bridge Border Post
The Ficksburg Bridge border post is accessible from R26 or R70. It is open 24 hrs. » Read More

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Peka Bridge Border Post
The Peka Bridge border post is accessible west of Ficksburg from R26. It is open from 08:00 to 16:00. » Read More

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Van Rooyenshek Border Post
The Van Rooyenshek border post is accessible from R701 east of Weppner. It is open 06:00 to 22:00. » Read More

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Morija Points of Interest
Maeder House Gallery: -29.625340, 27.507430
Morija Museum & Archives: -29.626220, 27.508840
Cafe Jardin: -29.627302, 27.508564
Morija Picnic Site: -29.626537, 27.508457
Lesotho Evangelical Church: -29.625306, 27.507974
Morija Printing Works: -29.625633, 27.506880
Dinosaur footprints: -29.633830, 27.516718
Historic Gravesites: -29.625661, 27.507620
Traditional Architecture: -29.623870, 27.512813
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Maeder House Gallery
The Maeder House provides exhibition space for a small but growing community of artists, crafters, and creative people  » Read More
» Open: Tuesday to Saturday. 11am to 4pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm (closed on Mondays).
» Tel: +266 – 5702-4917.

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Morija Museum & Archives
Museum exhibits and archival collections cover Basotho culture, prehistorical artefacts and 19th century historical items » More Info
» Open: Monday to Saturday 8am to 5pm, and Sunday, 2pm to 5pm
»  To pre-arrange a tour, contact the museum at (+266) 22360308.

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Cafe Jardin
Stop at Cafe Jardin for hot and cold drinks, small bites and beverages, together with full meals, and more!

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Morija Picnic Site
Braai pits are available for barbeques, along with a beautiful picnic area. The quiet atmosphere and beauty of our picnic grounds behind the Museum is very attractive to many tourists, and inviting for company picnics, schools outings, wedding luncheons and photo shoots, as well as other activities.

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Lesotho Evangelical Church
Visit one of Africa’s oldest Protestant churches, founded in 1833 by missionaries from the Paris Evangelical Mission Society, or take part in the congregation on Sunday (10am).

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Morija Printing Works
Morija Printing Works was founded by Adolphe Mabille in 1861 and is still operating today. A range of books and publications in more than 50 languages have been printed here, including  one of the oldest newspapers on the African continent, and the first African novel.  » Read More
» You can view the printing works in motion on weekdays from 9am to 5pm.
» To book a tour phone +266 2236 0205.

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Dinosaur footprints
You can hike up the mountain to see dinosaur footprints. It takes approximately 30 minutes and you will also see the picturesque village of Morija from above.  » Read More

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Historic Gravesites
Visit the historic gravesites where missionaries Adolphe Mabille and Eduoard Jacottet are buried, plus those of renowned evangelist Asser Sehahabane and the composer J.P. Mohapeloa, as well as some of the Lesotho royal family.
»  To pre-arrange a tour, contact the museum at (+266) 22360308.

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Traditional Architecture
You can see five generations of traditional architecture standing side by side at the homestead of Morija’s Chief – Chief Ranthomeng. » Read More
»  To pre-arrange a tour, contact the museum at (+266) 22360308.

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