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Morukuru Lodge | African Safaris

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Morukuru is a superb, exclusive use game lodge that is the epitome of extravagance. The lodge sleeps six adults and four children and offers the services of a personal manager, ranger, butler, nanny, chef and other staff all available twenty four hours a day to fulfill the guests every need. Morukuru Lodge enfolds guests in peace and comfort from the moment they enter its sumptuous living area. The Lodge can accommodate six adult guests in three double en-suite bedrooms, each featuring a super-king, super-wide bed. Airy bedrooms have individual air conditioning systems and fans, a fireplace for chilly nights and large, insect-screened sliding doors opening on to tree-shaded private balconies. The real African safaris with Game-rich country, Big 5 (black & white rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard) cheetah, wild dog, kudu, springbok, eland, red hartebeest, giraffe and impala, A paradise for bird watchers.

Owner’s House, River House and Farm House are all part of the unique Morukuru Family experience, just like Ocean House in De Hoop Nature Reserve. The Houses as we call them, all operate on an exclusive use basis, so there are never any other guests besides you and those you choose to accompany you. You'll not only have the entire property to yourself, but personal staff to attend to your every whim. Even more wonderful are the utterly private safaris – including a private vehicle and your personal guide who works with a gifted tracker to bring you the very best that there is to offer in Madikwe Game reserve. There are no set schedules at Morukuru Family in Madikwe, you are the masters of your stay with us and have complete freedom to do as you wish,
when you wish!

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Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rand • Subject to Availability
Minimum Morukuru Farm House  Rate
 Infants (0 to 2 years ) are  accomodate free of charge
 Additional adults pay extra  adult rate  per night (16 years & older) Additional child pay extra  child rate  per night (2-16 years)
Validity Period Seasonal Rates Seasonal Rates Seasonal Rates
30 Sep 2017 to 5 Nov 2017  
- 6 guests per night
60 480.00 7 680.00 3 840.00
06 Nov 2017 to 15 Dec 2017
- 4 guests per night
26 880.00  5 280.00 2 640.00
16 Dec 2017 to 07 Jan 2018
 - min. of 4 nigths 10 guests (per night)
100 800.00
Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rand • Subject to Availability
Morukuru River House
 4  guests per / night

• Infants (0 to 2 years ) are  accomodate free of charge
 Additional adults pay extra  adult rate  per night
(16 years & older)
 Additional children  pay extra  child rate  per night
(2 to 16 years)
Validity Period Seasonal Rates Seasonal Rates Seasonal Rates
01 Jul 2017 to 03 Sep 2017  40 320.00 7 680.00 3 840.00
04 Sep 2017 to 29 Sep 2017  26 880.00 5 280.00 2 640.00
30 Sep 2017 to 5 Nov 2017   40 320.00 7 680.00 3 840.00
06 Nov 2017 to 15 Dec 2017   26 880.00 5 280.00 2 640.00
16 Dec 2017 to 07 Jan 2018
- min. of 4 nigths 6 adult  & 4 children
80 640.00
Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rand • Subject to Availability
Morukuru Owner's House
Rate 2 guests per night

• Infants (0 to 2 years) are accomodate free of charge
Morukuru Owner's House
Additional adults pay extra adult rate per night
(16 Years & Older)
Morukuru Owner's House
 
Additional Children pay extra child rate  per night
(2 - 16 Years)
Validity Period Seasonal Rates
01 Jul 2017 to 03 Sep 2017  30 720.00 12 000.00 6 000.00
04 Sep 2017 to 29 Sep 2017  22 080.00 7 680.00 3 840.00
30 Sep 2017 to 5 Nov 2017   30 720.00 12 000.00 6 000.00
06 Nov 2017 to 15 Dec 2017   22 080.00 7 680.00 3 840.00
16 Dec 2017 to 07 Jan 2018 - min. of 4 nigths 4 guests 61 440.00
Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rand • Subject to Availability
Minimum Morukuru Farm House Rate
Infants (0 to 2 years ) are accomodate free of charge
Additional adults pay extra adult rate per night
(16 years & older)
Additional child pay extra child rate per night
(2-16 years)
Validity Period Seasonal Rates Seasonal Rates Seasonal Rates
16 Dec 2017 to 07 Jan 2018
- min. of 4 nigths 10 guests (per night)
100 800.00
08 Jan 2018 to 09 Feb 2018
- 4 guests per night
29 500.00 5 900.00 2 950.00
10 Feb 2018 to 15 Apr 2018
- 6 guests per night
65 690.00 8 380.00 4 190.00
16 Apr 2018 to 29 Jun 2018
- 4 guests per night
29 500.00 5 900.00 2 950.00
30 Jun 2018 to 02 Sep 2018
- 6 guests per night
65 690.00 8 380.00 4 190.00
03 Sep 2018 to 28 Sep 2018
- 4 guests per night
29 500.00 5 900.00 2 950.00
29 Sep 2018 to 04 Nov 2018
- 6 guests per night
65 690.00 8 380.00 4 190.00
05 Nov 2018 to 14 Dec 2018
- 4 guests per night
29 500.00 5 900.00 2 950.00
15 Dec 2018 to 06 Jan 2019
- min. of 4 nigths 10 guests (per night)
110 430.00
Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rand • Subject to Availability
Morukuru River House
 4  guests per / night

 Infants (0 to 2 years ) are  accomodate free of charge
 Additional adults pay extra  adult rate  per night
(16 years & older)
 Additional children  pay extra  child rate  per night
(2 to 16 years)
Validity Period Seasonal Rates Seasonal Rates Seasonal Rates
16 Dec 2017 to 07 Jan 2018
- min. of 4 nigths 6 adult  & 4 children
80 640.00
08 Jan 2018 to 09 Feb 2018 29 500.00 5 900.00 2 950.00
10 Feb 2018 to 15 Apr 2018 43 790.00 8 380.00 4 190.00
16 Apr 2018 to 29 Jun 2018 29 500.00 5 900.00 2 950.00
30 Jun 2018 to 02 Sep 2018 43 790.00 8 380.00 4 190.00
03 Sep 2018 to 28 Sep 2018 29 500.00 5 900.00 2 950.00
29 Sep 2018 to 04 Nov 2018 43 790.00 8 380.00 4 190.00
05 Nov 2018 to 14 Dec 2018 29 500.00 5 900.00 2 950.00
15 Dec 2018 to 06 Jan 2019
- min. of 4 nigths 6 adult  & 4 children
88 545.00
Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rand • Subject to Availability  
Morukuru Owner's House
Rate 2 guests per night

• Infants (0 to 2 years) are accomodate free of charge
Morukuru Owner's House
Additional adults pay extra adult rate per night
(16 Years & Older)
Morukuru Owner's House
 
Additional Children pay extra child rate  per night (2 - 16 Years)
Validity Period Seasonal Rates Seasonal Rates Seasonal Rates
16 Dec 2017 to 07 Jan 2018 - min. of 4 nigths 4 guests 61 440.00 
08 Jan 2018 to 09 Feb 2018 23 800.00 8 380.00 4 190.00
10 Feb 2018 to 15 Apr 2018 33 320.00 13 140.00 6 570.00
16 Apr 2018 to 29 Jun 2018 23 800.00 8 380.00 4 190.00
30 Jun 2018 to 02 Sep 2018 33 320.00 13 140.00 6 570.00
03 Sep 2018 to 28 Sep 2018 23 800.00 8 380.00 4 190.00
29 Sep 2018 to 04 Nov 2018 33 320.00 13 140.00 6 570.00
05 Nov 2018 to 14 Dec 2018 23 800.00 8 380.00 4 190.00
15 Dec 2018 to 06 Jan 2019 - min. of 4 nigths 4 guests 67 590.00
MorukuruFamily–Madikwe Game Reserve:

Stay/Pay 3=2 offer

Book 3 nights and pay for 2 nights only
Validity:
This offer is valid for stays in September 2017. Not combinable with other offers
 
Morukuru Family Journey
Book 4 nights Madikwe Game Reserve at Morukuru Owner’s House, River House or Farm House
+
and Book 3 nights De Hoop Nature Reserve at Morukuru Ocean House
=
and receive 2 nights free at AtholPlace Hotel in Johannesburg

Conditions
  • This is a combination offer of Owner’s House, River House or Farm House in Madikwe Game Reserve and Morukuru Ocean House in De Hoop Nature Reserve.
  • This offer is also valid for 3 nights Madikwe plus 4 nights De Hoop Nature Reserve.
  • Transfers to/from Madikwe Game Reserve are not included. Transfers to/from AtholPlace Hotel are not included. Roadtransfers from Cape Town to De Hoop Nature Reserve and v.v. not included.
  • Standard rates and conditions apply for Madikwe Game Reserve and De Hoop Nature Reserve.
  • AtholPlace Hotel in Johannesburg on bed & breakfast basis.
  • Not combinable with stay longer offer or honeymoon offer
Morukuru Owner's House - Madikwe & AtholPlace Hotel – Johannesburg
Book a minimum of 3 nights at Morukuru Owner’s House  
+
and 1 night at AtholPlace Hotel
=
we will offer
you a complimentary couples massage at Owner’s House in your choice of location (in the bush, in the privacy of your villa or next to the river), a romantic ‘cushion dinner’ at our Owner’s House sala overlooking the Marico River PLUS a private set menu dinner on the candlelit balcony of your Superior Suite at AtholPlace Hotel.
Validity:
This offer is valid for new bookings only and can not be combined with the Morukuru Family Journey. This offer is valid for all stays until 31 December 2017. Weather permitting.
 


Morukuru Family & Camp Jabulani:
Kids in the Bush

An African Adventure for the whole family awaits! Book 3 nights at Morukuru Owner’s House, Morukuru River House or Morukuru Farm House, 1 night at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa and 3 nights at Camp Jabulani Zindoga and receive a complimentary 3 course fine dining experience at AtholPlace Restaurant PLUS a complimentary Swedish massage at the Bush Spa.
Conditions:
Valid for stays between 10 January 2017 and 15 December 2017. The usual Terms & Conditions apply. Can not be combined with other Camp Jabulani or Morukuru Family promotions. Please quote promotion at time of booking.  

Morukuru Family and Mhondoro Game Lodge combo
Combine Johannesburg, Welgevonden and Madikwe
Are you looking for a malaria-free safari option in the north of South Africa? Look no further! Benefit from 10% reduced rates when you combine the luxurious Mhondoro Villa in Welgevonden Game Reserve with any of the three exclusive-use houses of Morukuru Family in Madikwe Game Reserve – for four people. Why not add a few nights in the bustling city of Johannesburg at the intimate AtholPlace Hotel & Villa too?
Conditions:
Valid for stays until 31 December 2017, Peak Season excluded. Can not be combined with other promotions. 10% discount applies to Mhondoro Villa and Morukuru Family Madikwe only, for four guests. Additional guests pay applicable surcharge per person per night. Exclusively valid for direct bookings. Transfers not included. The usual Terms and Conditions apply.  

Relais & Chateaux South Africa sample itinerary
Ultimate Route of Happiness
Looking for a great itinerary for a couple, a family, friends or honeymooners? What about the following suggestion, based on Relais & Chateaux properties in South Africa:

  • 2 nights at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa in Johannesburg
  • Federal Air flights
  • 3 nights at Morukuru Family in Madikwe Game Reserve
  • OR
  • 3 nights at Londolozi in Sabi Sands Game Reserve
  • Private air charter or road transfer
  • 3 nights at Camp Jabulani near Hoedspruit
  • SA Express flight Hoedspruit-Cape Town
  • 3 nights at Ellerman House in Cape Town
The above sample itinerary is a suggestion only. Transfers between properties are suggestions only. Please enquire with the individual properties for reservations details.
All special offers are applicable to new bookings only

MORUKURU FAMILY MADIKWE

Stay-Pay Offers
Book 4 nights and pay only 3 nights.
Validity:
For all stays between 26 February and 16 March 2018
For all stays in May 2018
For all stays in September 2018.
For all stays between 5 November and 14 December 2018

COMBINATION PACKAGES

Morukuru Family Journey
Book minimum 4 nights in Madikwe Game Reserve plus 3 nights in Morukuru Ocean House and we will
offer 2 free nights in AtholPlace Hotel & Villa, including breakfast.
Validity:
For all stays between 1 January and 31 December 2018


City and Bush
Book minimum 3 nights at Morukuru Family in Madikwe Game Reserve and 2 nights at AtholPlace Hotel &
Villa in Johannesburg and we will include two free one-way airport transfers in Johannesburg and a
complimentary dinner at AtholPlace Restaurant one evening.
Validity:
For all stays between 1 January and 31 December 2018.
 

The exclusive-use bush villa, Morukuru will provide you with top class personal service, a warm and hospitable African ambiance and outstanding cuisine from a personal chef who will cater to your specific culinary requests. The three bed rooms in this luxury bush villa, all with en-suite bathrooms connect into the central living area under one continuous roof. The lodge offers the perfect setting for guests to enjoy alfresco dining on the wooden decks shaded by the impressive Tamboti trees overlooking the pool area and the riverbed beyond that, where animals converge to escape the heat of the day and quench their thirst. In the evening enjoy traditional African dinners around an open fire in a secluded “boma” under the stars. Morukuru Lodge is available for the exclusive use by 6 adults, 4 children and is perfect for families, friends and small groups.

Exceptional game viewing experiences are part of the magic of Madikwe, with your own private game ranger and game viewing 4x4 vehicle, Morukuru offers you the flexibility of game drives or walks scheduled to your meet your timing preferences, through early morning and evening game drives are best for game viewing.

Between game drives you and your guests or family can recline at the rim flow pool, sip an ice-cold drink and take in the scenery that surrounds the lodge. Take a siesta or just unwind and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the bush .As Morukuru is situated on private property in the park visits to our hide and Lookout (ready end 2006) are a must.

Game-rich country with Big Five (black & white rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard) cheetah, wild dog, kudu, springbok, eland, red hartebeest, giraffe and impala, A paradise for bird watchers.


MORUKURU RIVER HOUSE ***** (10 guests)

  • Exclusive use of the house
  • Maximum 6 adults + 4 children
  • Children of all ages welcome
  • 3 spacious bedrooms en-suite
  • Study / kids bedroom
  • Airconditioning and ceiling fans
  • Fireplaces
  • Electronic safe in each bedroom
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Large outdoor deck
  • Boma
  • Sala at river level (Yoga space)
  • Private pool (12 meter)
  • River front location
  • Fenced for security
  • 8 staff including private guide, tracker, chef, host, butler and housekeeping
  • Nanny service
  • Private gamedrive vehicle
  • All meals included
  • All drinks included, with the exception of wines on the ‘Reserve list’.
  • Safari activities included
MORUKURU OWNER’s HOUSE ***** (4 guests)
  • Exclusive use of the house
  • Maximum 4 guests
  • Children of all ages welcome
  • 2 spacious bedrooms en-suite
  • Airconditiong and ceiling fans
  • Fireplaces
  • Electronic safe in each bedroom
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Library
  • Digital entertainment system
  • Wine cellar
  • Large outdoor deck
  • Boma
  • Tree top Sala
  • Private pool (14 meter)
  • Outdoor bath
  • River front location
  • Fenced for security
  • 8 staff including private guide, tracker, chef, host, butler and housekeeping
  • Nanny service
  • Private gamedrive vehicle
  • All meals included
  • All drinks included, with the exception of wines on the ‘Reserve list’.
  • Safari activities included 
MORUKURU FARM HOUSE ***** (10 guests)
  • Exclusive use of the house
  • Maximum 10 adults
  • Children of all ages welcome
  • 5 spacious bedrooms en-suite
  • Airconditioning and ceiling fans
  • Electronic safe in each bedroom
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Bar
  • Television
  • Fireplace in the living room
  • Large wrap around veranda
  • Boma
  • Private pool (15 meter)
  • Outdoor bath
  • Large garden
  • 15 minutes from Owner’s / River House
  • Located in 1 km² safe fenced in area
  • 8 staff including private guide, tracker, chef, host, butler and housekeeping
  • Nanny service
  • Private gamedrive vehicle
  • All meals included
  • All drinks included, with the exception of wines on the ‘Reserve list’.
  • Safari activities included
 

Madikwe Reserve in which Morukuru is situated is approximately 360 km from Johannesburg and Pretoria a 3.5 4 hours drive. Guests taking the self-drive option should also inform Morukuru staff of their impending arrival at Madikwe Reserve gate, at which point a ranger will drive through, meet and personally escort them to Morukuru Lodge.

NB It is also imperative to note that there are no petrol stations within Madikwe, so the Sun City Village is the last petrol stop available before entering the reserve. Morukuru Lodge is located in the heart of the richly diverse and Malaria Free 75 000 - hectare Madikwe Game Reserve, located in the North West Province of South Africa. Close to the South Africa-Botswana border.

Federal Air operates a daily flight from Johannesburg International Airport to Madikwe Airstrip, departing at 11H15 and returning at 12H30. Private air charters fly directly to Madikwe airstrip, 25 minutes from the lodge. Morukuru Lodge is easily accessible by two-wheel drive vehicle on good roads. The driving time from Johannesburg is 3.5 hours on good roads. Chauffeured transfers are also available.

All our rates are quoted in South African Rand and include VAT. Ratesare subject to change without prior notice.

OCCUPANCY
  • Morukuru Farm House: up to 10 guests (5 presidential bedrooms, all en-suite)
  • Morukuru River House: up to 6 adults & 4 children (3 presidential bedrooms en-suite & 1 kids/study room)
  • Morukuru Owner’s House: up to 4 guests (2 presidential bedrooms, both en-suite)
TARIFF INCLUDE
  • Rates are quoted per person per night and include accommodation, three meals, two game activities, TOMSA levy and VAT at 14%
  • VIP Meet and assist on arrival at ORTambo (*for Madikwe Houses only)
  • Private and exclusive use of the Houses
  • Free Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
  • Local drinks, water, non-alcoholic drinks
  • Local house wines & local spirits
  • Private butler
  • Private chef
  • Your own private guide & tracker
  • Private game drives & nature drives
  • Private bush walks (*in Madikwe Game Reserve 16yrs+)
  • Private nature walks (*in De Hoop Nature Reserve for all ages)
  • Mountain biking (*in de Hoop Nature Reserve)
  • Sundowner drinks
  • Picnics
  • Road transfers within Madikwe Game Reserve and De Hoop Nature Reserve
  • Entrance fee/reserve gate fee
  • Laundry service
  • VAT/taxes
TARIFF EXCLUDE
  • Road transfers to/from the reserves
  • Flights to/from the reserves
  • Massage treatments
  • Cellar wines
  • Local dancers (*Madikwe Houses)
  • African drummers (*Madikwe Houses)
  • Conservation activities (*Madikwe)
  • Day trips outside the reserves
  • Curio shop purchases
NOTES:
  • All combinations are permitted.
  • A minimum stay of 4 nights is required at the exclusive use houses, for reservations during Christmas/New Year “PEAK SEASON”
  • Infants from the ages of 0 till 2 years are accommodated free of charge
AIR & ROAD TRANSFERS:
The Morukuru Family reservations team will gladly assist with any road transfer or air transfer requirements you might have. Quotations on request. Please also check our special offers and packages

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES:
Regular check in time is from 14:00 PM, regular check out time is strictly 11:00 AM. Due to the specific nature of our exclusive-use houses in Madikwe Game Reserve and De Hoop Nature Reserve we have to be strict about these times.
Early arrival or late check out is only possible when an additional night is booked.

CHILD POLICY:
Morukuru Family gladly welcomes children of all ages in all private houses
We have fold away beds, baby cots, highchairs and car seats available. Our junior guests are allowed to participate in game drives, no matter their age.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:
Please ensure that you are in possession of a valid ID, a Visa (if applicable) and a travel and cancellation insurance policy covering - at least - injury, death, medical costs, repatriation, loss of or damage to personal belongings and cancellation costs. Families travelling with children under 18 years old should check the immigration regulations for South Africa, as additional documents may be required.

EXTRAS:
All clients shall settle their extra account prior to departure from the premises unless otherwise arranged.

SPECIAL DIETARY / MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:
If guests have any medical problems, disabilities and/or allergies that may affect their holiday, please inform us before confirming the booking so that we can advise as to the suitability of the arrangements we provide. In any event guests must give us written details before booking. If we reasonably feel unable to accommodate the particular needs of a guest we reserve the right to decline the reservation or, if full details are not provided at the time of booking, we may need to cancel the reservation when we become aware of the situation. Normal cancellation policy will apply. We cannot be held responsible if we are not advised at the time of booking.

PAYMENT CONDITIONS:
  • A deposit of 10% will secure your reservation for all our properties.
  • We kindly request you to pay this deposit within 1 week after receiving the confirmation from Morukuru Family.
  • We request to pay the full balance of accommodation 30 days prior to date of guests’ arrival. For bookings made less than 30 days prior to stay, full payment must be received immediately.
  • Morukuru Family reserves the right to automatically release reservations being held for which a deposit payment has not been received. After your booking has been confirmed, any amendments will be done subject to availability.
  • A fee will be charged for amendments at our discretion.
  • For Christmas/New Year “PEAK SEASON” reservations a deposit of 10% will secure your reservation. We kindly request you to pay this deposit within 1 week after the booking is confirmed by Morukuru Family.
  • Please pay 50% of the total amount on the 1 st of July of the booking year and the full balance of accommodation 30 days prior to the date of guests’ arrival. Standard cancellation fees will apply. Morukuru Family reserves the right to
  • automatically release reservations being held, for which deposit payment has not been received. After your booking has been confirmed, any amendments will be done subject to availability. A fee will be charged for amendments at our discretion.
GATE FEES: We would like to inform you that the park management of Madikwe Game Reserve has adjusted the entry fees as of 1 Jan 2017:
  • Adults: R180
  • Children: R80
  • Day Visitors Fees: R70 per person or child
  • Fly In Fees: Adults R240, Children R150
CANCELLATION POLICY:
  • All cancellations must be made in writing. No telephonic or verbal cancellations will be accepted.
  • If a booking is cancelled after confirmation, the 10% deposit will be forfeited.
  • In addition, for AtholPlace Hotel (superior and deluxe suites) the following fees will be levied:
  • Cancellation within 2 days before arrival – 100% of full amount
  • For our private houses and AtholPlace Villa the following fees wil be levied:
  • Cancellation within 60 days before arrival – 50% of full amount
  • Cancellation within 30 days before arrival – 100% of full amount

The following new levy will apply for reservations made at Madikwe Game Reserve from 1 June 2017 and with a check-in date from 1 August 2017:
  • All visitors: ZAR 150 per night
  • Children under 12 years: ZAR 75 per night
  • Babies under 2 years: ZAR 0
Levies are inclusive of VAT and subject to change without prior notice. They will be charged by the respective lodge to the guest's overall bill and paid at check-out.
Bookings with check-in before 1 August 2017 as well as bookings made before 1 June 2017 will not be affected by this new levy.

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