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Morukuru Lodge | African Safaris

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The Morukuru Family of Madikwe Lodges is essentially a cluster of three deluxe family- friendly residences set within a private concession in the lower south-eastern section of Madikwe Game Reserve on the edge of the Groot Marico River.

Morukuru Lodges’ award-winning residences are all available on a sole-use basis and provide varying accommodation possibilities as follows:
Morukuru Farm House accommodates from four up to 10 visitors in five generous en- suite bedrooms. Just on the other side of the Morukuru Hill, an easy 15 minutes’ walk away lies Owner's House which can sleep up to four guests in its two spacious en-suite bedrooms, while Morukuru River House can house up to six adults and four children between its three generous en-suite bedrooms and one kids/study room.

The beauty of a stay at Morukuru is that you are the master of your schedule with the freedom to do as you wish when you wish. The entire staff complement from the rangers and trackers to the butlers and housekeepers are at your disposal and will go out of their way to ensure you have an extraordinary bushveld breakaway.

Morukuru Lodges provides a choice of family-orientated adventures geared to help you take full advantage of your time in this pristine wilderness paradise. These include customised game drives, bush walks, and bird watching outings accompanied by a guide working with a gifted Shangaan tracker. And angling enthusiasts will no doubt enjoy the excellent fishing afforded by their proximity to the Groot Marico River.

Morukuru also offers many fun opportunities for junior guests to interact with Mother Nature. The activities are all totally safe and supervised by the Lodge’s experienced guides whether it’s taking them on their first fishing expedition, a mini bush walk in non- Big Five territory, baking, swimming, and more. There is even a babysitting service available to allow parents to take some time to themselves with absolute peace of mind. The cherry on top is the special Kidz Backpack filled with safari mementos.

When it comes to mealtimes, Morukuru Lodges is known for its legendary cornucopia of settings and options like bush breakfasts, pizza picnics, “out-of- Africa” al fresco dinners complete with crystal glassware, crisp linen and silver cutlery, and memorable riverside barbeques. Morukuru’s chefs are highly trained and able to prepare an array of delectable fare from traditional, formal and nouvelle cuisine to casual dishes on demand, served with your selection of fine wines from the Lodge’s well-stocked cellar.

For a thoroughly indulgent experience, treat yourself to one of the relaxing massages offered by the on-site therapists. Escape for a romantic couples’ starlit sleepover above the double-storey bird hide. Or take in some live entertainment provided by the dancers from the nearby Molatedi village, a firm favourite with visitors.


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Luxury in the heart ofthe Madikwe Game Reserve
A modern contemporary African homestead, offering the perfect private setting for families and larger groups.

Located on the other side of the mountain from the sister houses within the Morukuru Family private property, the five suite Farm House is an oasis, surrounded by luscious green lawns, and set within a 100-hectare fenced-in safe area which is home to general game, so kids can play and roam at will, and guests have the freedom to walk and explore.

Luxury house
Furnished by well-known South African interior designer, Sumari Krige, the Farm House is bright and stylish, with bespoke items produced by local artists and craftsmen in a neutral palette. Following the owners’ brief to create spaces where families with children of all ages can completely relax, the overall sense is kick-off-shoes and curl-up-on-the-couch comfort. The five huge en-suite bedrooms – linked to the main area by a covered walkway – are all equally luxurious, because Morukuru Family believes that a family holiday should be special for every family member.

Want to know more about the layout of the Morukuru Farm House? Have a look at the FloorPlan.

Multi generation travel
If you love the bush, space and South African surroundings. Morukuru Farm House is the place to be. Multi generation travel, families and groups of friends, of all ages, have already found their way to Morukuru Farm House, and celebrated life to the fullest. Anniversaries, birthdays or, most important, spending quality time together, this exclusive-use house is sublime.

Your private staff of 8, including you own private guide, tracker, hostess, chef, butler and housekeepers will look after every single wish. They are highly skilled and are trained regularly, ensuring they can give you the best.

Morukuru Farm House is also the perfect home for celebrations with large groups of friends getting together in the featured bar area.
Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • 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
29 Sep 2018 to 04 Nov 2018
- 6 guests per night
R66 265 R8 450 R4 215
05 Nov 2018 to 14 Dec 2018
- 4 guests per night
R29 760 R5 950 R2 975
15 Dec 2018 to 06 Jan 2019
- min. of 4 nigths 10 guests (per night)
R111 400
Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability
  LOW SEASON HIGH SEASON PEAK SEASON
7 Jan - 8 Feb 2019
4 Mar - 5 Apr  2019
6 May - 28 Jun 2019
2 Sep - 12 Oct 2019  
4 Nov - 13 Dec 2019
HIGH SEASON
9 Feb - 3 Mar 2019
6 Apr - 5 May 2019
29 Jun - 1 Sep 2019
13 Oct - 3 Nov 2019
PEAK SEASON
14 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020

Min 4 nights
5 bedrooms en-suite Exclusive-use, occupancy: Up to 10 guests - Children of all ages welcome- Infants (under 2 years) are accommodated free of charge
MINIMUM HOUSE RATE (6 guests / night) N/A R72,960 R  122,880 
MINIMUM HOUSE RATE (4 guests / night) R 32,640 N/A
Additional adults pay the extra adult rate per night
(16 years and over)
R 6,530 R 9,410
Additional children pay the extra child rate per night
(2 to 15 years)
R 3,265 R 4,705
Luxury private bush housewith river view
A luxury house perched on the banks of the most important river in the Madikwe Game Reserve, the Marico River, where the sound of cascading water will coax you into a permanent state of restful bliss.

Private bush house
Morukuru River House comprises of three double en-suite bedrooms, each featuring every comfort, including super-king size beds, romantic fireplaces (Gas fires), cooling and heating A/C, and large tree-shaded private decks. The spacious bathrooms have tubs with bush views and indoor as well as outdoor private showers. Four children can be comfortably accommodated in the separate family room/study with bunk beds, where they have access to recreational facilities such as satellite TV, Playstation, computer with internet and DVD’s.

Want to know more about the layout of the Morukuru River House? Have a look at the FloorPlan.

Holiday luxuries
Like the Owner’s House, River House combines European styling with handpicked African pieces, wonderful indoor and outdoor flow, plenty of al fresco dining and unwinding opportunities, and the ultimate of holiday luxuries: a staff of 7 or 8 to look after you – including your own chef, butler, hostess, nanny (if required) housekeepers and a private safari guide and tracker for you to personalize your itinerary completely.

Note: River House enjoys a completely private location, yet surprisingly enough is within strolling distance of Owner’s House – an ideal combination should you wish to book both for a larger party that requires shared gatherings coupled with maximum privacy.
Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • 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
30 Jun 2018 to 02 Sep 2018 R44 175 R8 450 R4 215
03 Sep 2018 to 28 Sep 2018 R29 760 R5 950 R2 975
29 Sep 2018 to 04 Nov 2018 R44 175 R8 450 R4 215
05 Nov 2018 to 14 Dec 2018 R29 760 R5 950 R2 975
15 Dec 2018 to 06 Jan 2019
- min. of 4 nigths 6 adult  & 4 children
R89 320
Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability
  LOW SEASON HIGH SEASON PEAK SEASON
7 Jan - 8 Feb 2019
4 Mar - 5 Apr  2019
6 May - 28 Jun 2019
2 Sep - 12 Oct 2019  
4 Nov - 13 Dec 2019
HIGH SEASON
9 Feb - 3 Mar 2019
6 Apr - 5 May 2019
29 Jun - 1 Sep 2019
13 Oct - 3 Nov 2019
PEAK SEASON
14 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020

Min 4 nights
3 bedrooms en-suite + children's bedroom Exclusive-use, occupancy: Up to 6 adults & 4 children - Children of all ages welcome- Infants (under 2 years) are accommodated free of charge
MINIMUM HOUSE RATE (4 guests / night) R 32,640 R 48,960 R  97,920 
Additional adults pay the extra adult rate per night
(16 years and over)
R 6,530 R 9,410
Additional children pay the extra child rate per night
(2 to 15 years)
R 3,265 R 4,705
Love for Luxury, withinthe Madikwe Game Reserve
Tucked under the leafy canopy of an ancient Morukuru tree (Tamboti tree), on the banks of the Marico River, lies this perfectly decadent, ultra luxurious home away from home.

Exclusive use private house
Ideal for honeymooners, couples or a small family, Owner’s House was built by the owners as their own private retreat, with two huge en-suite bedrooms and a choice of shared spaces. Nestled in between the Morukuru trees, surrounded by decks and balconies, Owner’s House offers plenty of peaceful nooks to hide off alone, or to gather for wonderful al fresco meals. Whether reclining together by your infinity pool, or alone in your private elevated sala, or just lying in bed with the doors wide open, the combination of dappled shade and the sound of nature is deeply restorative.

Want to know more about the layout of the Morukuru Owner’s House? Have a look at the FloorPlan.

Personal design in Morukuru Owner’s House
The Owner’s House combines contemporary European styling with handpicked African pieces, and every luxury – including a team of 8 staff at your service, home office facilities, a superb wine cellar for your perusal, Wi-Fi connection, stereo system, dvds, cds, a small library stocked with topical books and the opportunity to bathe outside under the stars. Wood, stone and glass provide a seamless design flow between the in- and outdoors.

Note: While the location is completely private, Owner’s House is within strolling distance from River House using a wooden walkway – ideal should you wish to book both houses for a larger party that requires a combination of shared gatherings with maximum privacy.
Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • 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
29 Sep 2018 to 04 Nov 2018 R33 610 R13 255 R6 625
05 Nov 2018 to 14 Dec 2018 R24 100 R8 455 R4 225
15 Dec 2018 to 06 Jan 2019 - min. of 4 nigths 4 guests R68 180
Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability
  LOW SEASON HIGH SEASON PEAK SEASON
7 Jan - 8 Feb 2019
4 Mar - 5 Apr  2019
6 May - 28 Jun 2019
2 Sep - 12 Oct 2019  
4 Nov - 13 Dec 2019
HIGH SEASON
9 Feb - 3 Mar 2019
6 Apr - 5 May 2019
29 Jun - 1 Sep 2019
13 Oct - 3 Nov 2019
PEAK SEASON
14 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020

Min 4 nights
2 bedrooms en-suite Exclusive-use, occupancy: Up to 4 guests - Children of all ages welcome- Infants (under 2 years) are accommodated free of charge
MINIMUM HOUSE RATE (2 guests / night) R 24,000 R 33,600 R  68,160 
Additional adults pay the extra adult rate per night
(16 years and over)
R 8,450 R 13,250
Additional children pay the extra child rate per night
(2 to 15 years)
R 4,225 R 6,625
 

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.

 
MorukuruFamily–MadikweGameReserve:


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
 
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 4, Pay 3
 The same 4=3 stay/pay offer is also valid:

For all stays in September 2018.
For all stays between 5 November and 14 December 2018
Minimum 3 guests. Subject to availability

Stay-Pay Offers
For groups of 3 guests or more, book 4 nights and pay 3 nights only.
Validity:
For Morukuru Owner’s House, Morukuru River House and Morukuru Farm House
For all stays in May 2019
For all stays in September 2019.
For all stays between 4 November and 13 December 2019

 


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 & 1 January and 31 December 2019

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 & 1 January and 31 December 2019

Conditions: The above special offers and packages are valid for new bookings only and they can not be combined, unless otherwise specified. Subject to availability. Normal Terms & Conditions apply, unless otherwise specified

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 ourrates 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 
  •  VIP Meet & Assist at OR Tambo International Airport
  •  Private and exclusive use of the houses
  •  Complimentary Wi-Fi (limited bandwidth)
  •  Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  •  Local softdrinks, water, juices, coffee, tea 
  •  Local house wines & local spirits 
  •  Private chef, butler, host and housekeeping staff 
  •  Private game drive vehicle 
  •  Private bush walks (16 years and older)
  •  Sundowner drinks
  •  Picnics
  •  Road transfers within Madikwe Game 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 (Premium list)
  • Local dancers  
  • African drummers 
  • Conservation activities  
  • Day trips outside Madikwe Game Reserve
  • 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.
 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
Heated pools at Morukuru Ocean House and Morukuru Beach Lodge
 
As from early February 2018 the pool at Morukuru Ocean House will be properly heated, thanks to the new pellet burner system. The same system is also being installed in Morukuru Beach Lodge, meaning that the swimmingpool there will also be heated. Guests will be able to enjoy the pools year round at both properties, which is a nice added selling point for Morukuru Family De Hoop.

Check in from 14h00 and check out at 11h00 strict.
A family bush safari or a coastal safari experience
At Morukuru Family a bush safari or a coastal safari is a wonderful family therapy. Regardless of age, the shared thrill of seeing wild animals in their natural habitat is bonding. This is exactly why Morukuru Family welcomes children of all ages, a privilege many of the other accommodations don’t offer. in Madikwe Game Reserve children of all ages can also join on gamedrives, thanks to the exclusive-use house concept.

We are very aware of the fact that different families have different needs – some parents want to be with their kids 24/7, others crave time out. When staying at Morukuru Family, you set the boundaries, and our team will maintain them. We know that parents only truly relax when they know their kids are having a great time, so we offer not only a babysitting service if required, but plenty of exciting things for kids to do as well.

We do not offer a set ‘kiddies programme’, but we rather believe that children should be given the same individual care and attention that we provide for our adult guests, with each child’s particular food requirements, bedding preferences, interests, age and life experiences taken into account.

From the moment you arrive, your children will be handed their very own ‘Morukuru Kidz’ backpack filled with some fun and useful goodies. At the three exclusive-use houses in Madikwe Game Reserve and at Morukuru Ocean House in the De Hoop Nature Reserve we offer a host of child-specific activities, from tracking lessons to baking biscuits, from bush- and/or marine walks to board games. And for those kids who simply can’t live without technology, those properties also offer access to free Wi-Fi, computer stations, DVDs and Playstation.

Morukuru Family was created by a family, for families. We like to welcome our guests into our large extended family, with a real focus on the importance of bringing generations together – grandparents, parents, siblings and children, creating an album of memories to last a lifetime.

Indoors – A home from home for children
Sometimes our junior guests tire of the great outdoors and just want to chill inside. They will find a host of goodies in their Morukuru Kidz backpacks to entertain and educate them simultaneously. These include educational wildlife cards, activity books, epitomizing a fun, interactive learning experience about wildlife, game, birdlife and Africa in general. At the exclusive-use houses in Madikwe Game Reserve and at Morukuru Ocean House in De Hoop Nature Reserve we also have an extensive selection of children’s movies on DVD and other (board)games to keep them playing happily for hours!

Babysitting services – Your African Mary Poppins!
At Morukuru Family we know that our adult guests love to rest, relax and unwind. Sometimes, that can best be achieved knowing that one’s children are in the responsible care of an experienced babysitter. At our exclusive-use houses in Madikwe and at Morukuru Ocean House our staff will gladly tailor their duties to your daily requirements, and are available at any time to ensure that your children are well taken care of and caringly entertained. While you go on a bush walk, enjoy a romantic sunset dinner on top of a mountain or overlooking the ocean (depending in which house you are staying), ….. or just relax with a good book as the peace of Morukuru wraps itself around you, you can unwind knowing that your little ones are happy with their very own “Mary Poppins”.

FISHING SAFARIS
Experience the thrill of catching your own fish and then setting it free again.

Going on Morukuru Fishing Safaris at the Marico River, that runs through the Madikwe Game Reserve, which is the largest natural source of water in the province, pumping one million litres per day: the river is clean and the fishing is good, though as any fishermen knows, patience will be required!

Species you may encounter at the end of your line include Yellow Fish, Catfish, Bream, Eel, Paper Mouth, Three Spot Tilapia and Carp. If you (or your younger guests) have never tried their hand at fishing before, your ranger is on hand to provide guidance.

MASSAGES  
Peace, lulled to a deep, alpha state by the gurgling waters of the Marico River and the somnambulant calls of riverside birdlife. Guests can give in to total indulgence and relaxation with one of the Morukuru Massages in the Sala Area, built as a treatment spot, overlooking the water.

All worries and everyday concerns simply melt away as the tension leaves one, with soothing  aromatherapy and carrier oils, in this bush idyll. Here, what sort of massage to treat oneself with, really, can be the biggest concern of the day.

The best moments in life are the ones when we feel most connected to self in harmony with nature and the world around us. Morukuru carefully selected Africology as the  product line used throughout our relaxing Spa Treatments. Africology uses only organic ingredients with their products free from toxic chemicals, including dangerous preservatives. At a location of your choice within your personal villa, be it the sala overlooking the Marico River, the deck of your room or by the pool enjoying the sounds of nature whilst relaxing with a treatment of your choosing.

SAFARI DRUMMING  
What would an African safari be, without the typical sound of African drums beating at night? Now is your chance to master the rhythm and send a powerful message out the bush, to rival the roar of the African lion.

A true Safari Drumming master will teach you and your family how to play the drums, starting with the basics, but taking it a step further as well. Sitting around the fire you will not only play the drums together, but you will also listen to some wonderful stories about the various tribes of South Africa.

This will certainly be an evening to remember and one thing is for sure, after the session your hands will be warm!

WATER FUN  
Just outside the Madikwe Game Reserve Park, at the local Molatedi Dam, our Morukuru boat awaits you, ready for you to enjoy an afternoon of water fun. Be it fishing, water skiing or soaking up the sun there is something for the whole family.

It is a full day excursion including the delights of a scrumptious lunch prepared by your private chef, relaxing at the waters edge whilst drinking an ice cold drink, digging your toes into the sand, reading your favourite book, or for the super eager jumping straight in and relishing in the water activities of the day.

As the sun sets across the dam, painting the sky with indescribable beauty, enjoy quiet sundowners as you cruise across the dam before heading back into Madikwe to your very own safari home.

Note: this excursion is seasonal and weather dependant.

BUSHWALKS
Traversing the reserve in a comfortable safari vehicle allows one to cover thousands of kilometers in search of exhilarating game sightings, but for a true taste of Africa nothing beats being on foot in the midst of the wilderness. On a bushwalk you smell, see and hear so much more, and getting up close and personal with insects and plants, with a ranger explaining their survival techniques, can be fascinating (such as the Acacia robusta’s ability to let off a stinky pheromone when it senses an animal grazing on its leaves!).

Bushwalks in Madikwe are not for the fainthearted however – you are on foot in a wilderness area where predators roam free. You are of course protected by the presence of your fully armed ranger and the bush knowledge of your tracker, but to be on the safe side children under the age of 16 may not participate in bush walks and for those over the ages of 60 require a doctor’s certificate of good health. Alternatively a stroll through the near by 100 hectare fenced in area home to general game can be enjoyed by the entire family subject to availabily. Bush walks are also limited to a maximum of eight people.

Note: Bushwalks at Ocean House do not require armed guides and are open to all ages with no limit on numbers.

LOCAL DANCERS
The patter of feet, clapping of hands and the joyous dance movements executed with grace and joy by our local dancers is a captivating sight. The dancers are selected from the nearby primary school of Molatedi Village, one of our nearest community partners.

The Morukuru Family, strives to support and encourage this local community at every given opportunity. The school children who perform the richly colorful and entertaining dances, provide such an occasion for our visitors to also support and encourage these talented youngesters through a small contribution.

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What sets us Apart !

MALARIA FREE
Ideal for family or small groups
Rich biodiversity of game
Large elephant population
Over 350 bird species
Effortless road and air access

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Madikwe Entry Fees

Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Park fees
  - R180 per Adults per STAY
  - R105 Child per  STAY
Guest Conservation Contribution
  - R150 per Adults per DAY
  - R75 per Child (under 12 years) per DAY
SUBJECT to change without notice
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Paid directly by clients
Flight landing fee
  - R240 per Adult
  - R150 per Child (under 12 years)
SUBJECT to change without notice