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Morija Homestays

If you’re keen to interact with local people and learn about Lesotho culture then why not stay with a Basotho family. Homestays offer you a great opportunity to experience social traditions, local cuisine, rituals and the everyday life of your host family. The rates are very reasonable and you will be helping people to supplement their income. It will be a true cross cultural experience that you will not forget!

Here is a list of available homestays in Morija:

Homestay @ Malesia Tlale

Malesia was born in Morija and has 4 grown up children. She has 2 grandchildren and enjoys helping out with their homework, especially teaching them English and social studies. Malesia sells second-hand clothes and enjoys knitting and sewing. She likes afro jazz and gospel music. She enjoys time in her garden and so does her cat named Ntate Pappy.

Amenities:

  • Bed/s: Yes – One bedroom with two ¾ beds.
  • Linen: Yes
  • Shower/bath: No
  • Toilet: Yes
  • Parking: Yes
  • Heating: Yes
  • Window in room: Yes
  • English Speaking: Yes
  • Key to room/lock: Yes

Contact:

  • Name: Malesia Tlale
  • Phone: 2236 0626 landline: 5967 8075 cell

Homestay @ Monaheng Makotoane

Monaheng says he is friendly and charming guy who loves peace. His wife works at the Morija Book Centre and they have a 1 year old. Monaheng loves to farm and grow vegetables such as cabbage, spinach and beetroot. He likes music and in particular Reggae,especially Joseph Hill from Culture. He likes to keep fit by jogging early every morning through the beautiful fields of Morija.  He also likes to chill out with his pet cat named Tsoempe.

Amenities:

  • Bed/s: Yes – one bedroom with a double bed
  • Linen: Yes
  • Shower/bath: No
  • Toilet: Outside
  • Parking: Yes
  • Heating: Yes
  • Window in room: Yes
  • English Speaking: Yes
  • Key to room/lock: Yes

Contact:

  • Name: Monaheng Makotoane
  • Phone: 2236 0313 landline /5943 3775 cell

Homestay @ Malebohang Rajake

Malebohang Rajake is a farmer who sews seeds by hand and has maize and cabbages. She sells vintage and new clothes from home. She really enjoys making (and eating) homemade bread.

Amenities:

  • Bed: Yes – Two bedrooms – one bedroom with a double bed, one bedroom with a single bed
  • Linen: Yes
  • Shower/bath: Yes
  • Toilet: Yes
  • Parking: Yes
  • Heating: Yes
  • Window in room: Yes
  • English Speaking: Yes
  • Key to room/lock: Yes
  • Meals: No – guests can use kitchen to self cater

Contact:

  • Name: Malebohang Rajake or Kali Masiloana
  • Location: Centrally located in Police Station Area
  • Phone: 5881 4319 / 6377 4747

Homestay @ Mamoliehi Makakole

Mamoliehi Makakole runs a sewing business from home, mainly specialising in sewing traditional dresses in seshoeshoe fabric. She likes gardening and has a selection of fruit and vegetables growing nicely. She loves watching soccer and supports a local team called “Lijabatho”.

Amenities:

  • Bed: Yes – Two bedrooms, each with a queen size bed
  • Linen: Yes
  • Shower/bath: Yes
  • Toilet: Yes
  • Parking: Yes
  • Heating: Yes
  • Window in room: Yes
  • English Speaking: Yes
  • Key to room/lock: Yes
  • Meals: Yes – meals can be provided, plus, guests can use kitchen to self cater
  • Fee per night: 100M

Contact:

  • Name: Mamoliehi Makakole
  • Location: Approximately 10 minute walk from centre of town in Water Branch area,
  • Phone: 5888 3447

Homestay @ Mamotlamisi (Agnes) Kalaka

Mamotlamisi (Agnes) Kalaka is happily retired after a very busy career. For 19 years she was a Primary Health Care Director and she also worked for the United Nations Children’s Fund. She has 6 children and more than ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. She lives with her son Relebohile.

Amenities:

  • Bed: Two bedrooms, one with a single bed, one with a double bed
  • Linen: Yes
  • Shower/bath: Yes
  • Toilet: Yes
  • Parking: Yes
  • Heating: Yes
  • Window in room: Yes
  • English Speaking: Yes
  • Key to room/lock: Yes

Contact:

  • Name: Mamotlamisi (Agnes) Kalaka
  • Address:
    PO Box 115, Morija 190
  • Location: Likhoiting
  • Phone: 5844 2126

Homestay @ Manathane Buthelezi & Marumo Buthelezi

Manathane Buthelezi & Marumo Buthelezi have a wonderful orchard and sell peaches, plums, figs, pears and grapes. They have grown up children living in Maseru and South Africa. They like to keep up to date reading the newspaper and listen to the radio. Marumo is a carpenter and makes great furniture.

Amenities:

  • Bed: Yes – Two bedrooms, one with a ¾ bed, one with a single bed
  • Linen: Yes
  • Shower/bath: No – hot water available
  • Toilet: Yes – outside
  • Parking: Yes
  • Heating: Yes
  • Window in room: Yes
  • English Speaking: Yes
  • Key to room/lock: Yes

Contact:

  • Name: Manathane Buthelezi & Marumo Buthelezi
  • Address: PO Box 92, Morija 190
  • Location: Morija Hospital
  • Phone: 2236 0485 / 5883 4159

Homestay @ Mapalesa Leqheku

Mapalesa Leqheku works at the Morija Nursery School. She lives with her three grandsons and her mother. She is a really busy person. She loves to keep the house clean and have flowers inside the house and growing in the garden. She really enjoys cooking over an open fire in a cast-iron pot. She relaxes listening to Famo and Reggae music … she especially likes Lucky Dube.

Amenities:

  • Bed: Yes – Two bedrooms, each with a  double bed
  • Linen: Yes
  • Shower/bath: Yes
  • Toilet: Yes – Outside
  • Parking: Yes
  • Heating: Yes
  • Window in room: Yes
  • English Speaking: Yes
  • Key to room/lock: Yes

Contact:

  • Name: Mapalesa Leqheku
  • Address: PO Box 316, Morija 190
  • Location: Police Station Area
  • Phone: 59078727

Homestay @ Maethola Mapepesa

Maethola lives with his sister’s child and his grandmother, Me Mapesa Mpotjo. He is a skilled printer, with a great deal of experience working a printing press. He raises pigs and is often working in the garden, growing vegetables for the household. He is especially keen on indoor plants. He is a good cook and his favourite food is pasta. Maethola is a keen supporter of Lijabatho, the Morija soccer team. He likes watching movies and enjoys gospel, soul or jazz music. He understands Zulu and can speak a little “rusty” French.

Amenities:

  • Bed: Yes – Three bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with a double bed & a 3/4 bed, one with 2 double beds
  • Linen: Yes
  • Shower/bath: No – there is an indoor room for bathing with a basin
  • Toilet: Yes – outside
  • Parking: Yes
  • Heating: Yes
  • Window in room: Yes
  • English Speaking: Yes
  • Key to room/lock: Yes

Contact:

  • Name: Maethola Mapepesa
  • Address: PO Box 11, Morija 190
  • Location: Letlapeng
  • Phone: 6319 0606

Homestay @ Reentseng Semethe

Reentseng Semethe works for the Ministry of Tourism in Maseru. He loves to play soccer “just for fun” and listen to soul music, he especially likes Little Richie. He lives with his parents and has two brothers and two sisters. They have a big garden and a pig and a cow. He likes to talk to his friends on the silver shoe phone, when his sister is not on it!

Amenities:

  • Bed: Yes – Two bedrooms, one with a  ¾ bed, one with a single bed
  • Linen: Yes
  • Shower/bath: No –  hot water available
  • Toilet: Yes – outside
  • Parking: Yes
  • Heating: Yes
  • Window in room: Yes
  • English Speaking: Yes
  • Key to room/lock: Yes

Contact:

  • Name: Mafusi Flora Semethe or Reentseng Semethe
  • Address:
    PO Box 419, Morija 190
  • Location: Phahameng
  • Phone: 2236 0419 / 58420608

Homestay @ Tebello Moholi

Tebello Moholi is a youth leader and sits on Lesotho’s National Youth Council as an elected member. She has a business selling cosmetics, herbal medicines and massage machines. She lives with her parents and has a teenage daughter. Her father is a farmer and her mother is a
teacher at the Morija pre-school. They grow the best grapes in town!

Amenities:

  • Bed: Yes – Two bedrooms, each with a ¾ bed
  • Linen: Yes
  • Shower/bath: No – hot water
  • Toilet: Yes – outside
  • Parking: Yes
  • Heating: Yes
  • Window in room: Yes
  • English Speaking: Yes
  • Key to room/lock: Yes

Contact:

  • Name: Tebello Moholi
  • Address: PO Box 335, Morija 190
  • Location: Ha Matela
  • Phone: 5899 4905

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