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Morukuru Family | Owners House

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Morukuru Owner's House - the pride of the Morukuru Family Owner's House is the very essence of classic bushveld charm. A mighty ancient Morukuru tree (Tamboti tree) guards the entrance to the impressive living area which boasts state-of- the-art digital entertainment and home office facilities, including WiFi, a dining area, formal lounge, complete with fireplace, library, as well as a fully-equipped kitchen and superb wine cellar.

There is also a team of eight staff, namely a guide, tracker, personal hostess, chef, butler, and three housekeepers, on standby to see to your every need including offering a nanny service.

To either side of the central living area lies the Owner's House two exquisitely appointed en-suite bedrooms. Each bedroom has a king-sized bed, fireplace, indoor and outdoor showers, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, electronic safe, and insect-screened sliding doors which open onto multiple wooden balconies.

Owner’s House blends contemporary styling and plush furnishings with traditional African collectibles to create a uniquely decadent home-from- home. Constructed of wood, stone, and glass, and nestled under a canopy of Morukuru trees, Owner’s House is just perfect for a honeymooners’, couples’ or intimate family getaway.

Whether reclining alongside the infinity pool or enjoying the unlimited peace from the privacy of your elevated Sala, you’re sure to find the dappled shade and muted sounds of nature deeply restorative.

For a truly revitalising experience, be sure to take advantage of the Owner's House famed bushveld bath, which is set against a backdrop of cascading water from the heated infinity pool positioned one level above.

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Love for Luxury, within the 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

26 Apr - 16 Jul 2021
6 Sep - 1 Oct 2021
1 Nov - 17 Dec 2021


27 Mar - 25 Apr 2021
17 Jul - 5 Sep 2021
2 Oct - 31 Oct 2021
18 Dec 2020 - 2 Jan 2022

Min of 4 nights 4 guest
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 27,360 R 36,480 R 80,640
Additional adults pay the extra adult rate per night
(16 years and over)
R 6,720 R 9,410
Additional children pay the extra child rate per night
(2 to 15 years)
R 3,360 R 4,705

Infants (under 2 years) are accommodated free of charge

Inclusions for Morukuru Family Madikwe:

  • 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 guide & tracker
  • 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

Exclusions for Morukuru Family Madikwe:

  • Road transfers to/from Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Flights to/from Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Massage treatments
  • Cellar wines (Premium list)
  • Local dancers
  • African drummers
  • Conservation activities
  • Day trips outside Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Curio shop purchases

Maximum 4 guests
In the shade of the Big Morukuru Tree – Owner’s House
The Owner’s House is our premier bush house and embraces all that is luxury. Our arrival bridge that takes you straight to the entrance of Owner’s House, is what we consider to be the start of our “red carpet treatment” and you are immediately enveloped in the lavishness as you walk into you very own bush home. The house is adorned in silk and handmade fabrics of the highest quality. Even though this is a two bedroom house it is our largest and most spacious riverside bush home with a library, top of the range digital audio-visual equipment, a prestigious wine cellar and many comfortable spaces to unwind and relax. The outdoor space is equally impressive with a 14meter pool, a romantic tree top sala, a boma for starlit dining and an outside bath for a romantic and tranquil bathing experience.

  •  Owner’s House can accommodate 4 guests in two spacious, beautifully appointed en-suite king sized bedrooms
  •  The suites consist of sumptuous bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, fireplace for chilly nights and private wooden balconies in the green canopy of the trees
  •  Owner’s House is fully air-conditioned and also offers the option of ceiling fans, there are guest safes, home office facilities and an impressive digital entertainment system
  •  The very stylish centre of the Owners House includes an elegant dining room, a plush lounge and a fully equipped private kitchen from where all our catering is done and to which the guests are welcome to a constant supply of snacks, teas and coffees
  •  State of the art Wine Cellar featuring some of South Africa’s greatest estate wines
  •  An outdoor bath under the starlit sky for those favouring a more intrepid style of bathing
  •  A heated pool and private outdoor sala where guests can relax or savour romantic lantern lit dinners

Morukuru Family is entirely centered on guest experience and delighting them. We can offer game drives, bush walks (children under 16 will have bush walks on non big five private Morukuru Family property), fishing, bird-watching, fun outdoor mini-adventures like supervised exploring for junior guests, romantic starlit sleepovers at the double-storey bird hide for adults, creative meal settings and options like bush breakfasts, pizza picnics, candle-lit dinners and memorable barbeques at the riverside. Local dancers from the nearby Molatedi village are also a firm favourite. We also offer guests the possibility of having massages during their stay with our onsite therapists. 

Morukuru Kids
Morukuru Family is extremely child friendly as we welcome children of all ages. We have based our whole ethos around hosting families or groups of close friends. Our junior guests are allowed on game drives throughout the Madikwe Game Reserve and are able to enjoy every magical aspect of being on safari with their parents. Our children receive a Morukuru Kidz Backpack filled with Safari treasures. We offer the service of a Nanny for those parents that wish to have a little time to themselves allowing them to relax knowing their children are being cared for. Children are kept busy with baking, kiddie-adventures,
swimming, fishing and much more.

Food and Wines 
Our chefs are meticulously trained and can provide a wide array of catering options from traditional, formal and nouvelle cuisine to utterly relaxed and casual snacks on demand and everything in between.
We encourage our guests to eat al fresco as much as our beautiful African weather allows and believe that every meal is an occasion. Guests are also able to personally select wines from our wine cellar to accompany and compliment their meals.

Morukuru  Goodwill Foundation 
The Morukuru Family believes in giving back to Africa and to her wildlife, in the form of preservation and conservation and to her local communities through education, empowerment and encouragement.
We are involved in various Wildlife and Community projects: removing alien vegetation from the Madikwe Game reserve, assisting the Molatedi school library with book donations as well as soccer kits for the up and coming soccer stars, recycling initiatives, and assistance with Parks Board projects like darting, collaring and relocation activities. 

Madikwe is a Big 5 reserve (top 10). Its extensive grass plains are home to game such as Gemsbok and Springbok and over 340 species of birds. The rich diversity of vegetation ensures a wide range of game and wildlife as well as a terrain and topography that offer ideal game viewing and photographic opportunities.

The climate is typified by hot summers (September to April) and cool dry Winters (May to August).
Summer: 25˚C(77˚F) – 40˚C(104˚F) and Winters: 3˚C(38˚F) – 23˚C(73˚F)
Classed as a semi arid region, rainfall amounts to about 500mm (19.5inches) per year, with most of the
rain falling in the summer months.
Madikwe Game reserve is malaria free. No Malaria medication is necessary for your stay at any of the Morukuru Family private houses, but we do advise the use of insect repellant

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 
  • All ages are welcome
  • All inclusive
  • Child friendly
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Dining Room
  • Electronic safe
  • Exclusive use of the house
  • Fireplace
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Heated pool
  • Indoor & outdoor showers
  • King size bedrooms
  • Library
  • Morukuru Freedom Concept
  • Nanny service
  • Outdoor bath
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private Butler
  • Private chef
  • Private Game Drive Vehicle
  • Private Guide
  • Wine cellar
  • Wooden decks

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.

By Air
We offer our guest the possibility of getting to and from the Morukuru Family private houses using our close partners Federal Air/Madikwe Charters.
The Federal Air Hangar and lounge is based at O.R. Tambo International Airport.
The duration of the flight from O.R. Tambo to Madikwe is +/- 50 minutes. All our guests are met on arrival at Johannesburg airport by a Morukuru representative and assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs. They are then escorted to the Federal Air Kiosk (situated outside the
Intercontinental Hotel) and from there shuttled by road to the Federal Air lounge. The Federal Air shuttle bus passes every 20minutes and this is a complimentary service. Guests are able to make use of the Federal Air lounge where light refreshments and snacks are offered whilst guests can stretch their legs and wait for the departure of their flight to Madikwe. On arrival at the Madikwe airstrip, your Morukuru Family team will be waiting to take you through to your private villa.
Helicopter transfers can also be arranged should this be a requirement, we have a helicopter platform on our private property.

By Road
Madikwe Game Reserve is located 360kms from Johannesburg and is about a 4 hour drive. Sun City is located approximately 1½ hours from the Lodge. Transfer services can be arranged and  include a personalised meet and greet service at O.R. Tambo International Airport or hotel and the services of an
English speaking driver or language guide if required. 

For all three houses in Madikwe Game Reserve: Check in from 14h00 and check out at 11h00 strict.

We are unable to accommodate guests that arrive early or depart late, unless an additional night is booked.

All our rates are quoted in South African Rand and include VAT.

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

A minimum stay of 4 nights is required at the exclusive use houses and Morukuru Beach Lodge, for reservations during Christmas/New Year “PEAK SEASON”.

Infants under 2 years old are accommodated free of charge


  • 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)

Inclusions for Morukuru Family Madikwe:

  • 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 guide & tracker
  • 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

 Exclusions for Morukuru Family Madikwe:

  • Road transfers to/from Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Flights to/from Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Massage treatments
  • Cellar wines (Premium list)
  • Local dancers
  • African drummers
  • Conservation activities
  • Day trips outside Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Curio shop purchases

Morukuru Owner's House is closed for refurbishments 1 March - 15 May 2020

Morukuru River House is closed for refurbishments 1-31 March 2020 and 20 April - 31 May 2020


  • 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


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


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.


Morukuru Family gladly welcomes children of all ages in all properties. 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.


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.


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


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.

Deposit Policy

  • For all bookings made within 45 days of travel
  • Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).
  • For all bookings made more than 45 days of travel
  • A 50% deposit Is required within 48 hours of your booking and the balance 30 days prior to arrival. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).


  • All cancellations must be made in writing. No telephonic or verbal cancellations will be accepted.
  • If a booking is cancelled after confirmation, the applicable deposit will be forfeited.
  • Cancellation within 60 days before arrival – 50% of full amount
  • Cancellation within 30 days before arrival – 100% of full amount
  • A 10% admin fee will be retained for cancellations made after the card has been charged.


  •  Cancellation within 90 days before arrival – 50% of full amount
  •  Cancellation within 60 days before arrival – 75% of full amount
  •  Cancellation within 30 days before arrival – 100% of full amount
  •  A 10% admin fee will be retained for cancellations made after the card has been charged.

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.

All meals, drinks and activities are included when booking one of our exclusive-use houses.

Please note that due to the specific nature of our exclusive-use houses, we have to be strict about the check-in time (from 14:00 hrs) and check-out time (latest 11:00 hrs). We don’t have a communal space (restaurant) like ‘normal’ lodges, therefor we can’t accommodate guests that arrive early or depart late, unless an additional night is booked.

Each of the exclusive-use houses comes with its very own chef, personal butler, babysitting services (if required), private guide, tracker (in Madikwe) and your own game drive vehicle and last but not least the kind and attentive service of friendly Morukuru staff. There are also no schedules at Morukuru Family, which means that you are able to enjoy your house and the bush at your own rhythm and pace… It is the perfect place for families, friends, and couples to reconnect with one another whilst at the same time being in the setting of the incredible Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve or the De Hoop Nature Reserve, a marine protected reserve.

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”.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.

Refurbishments at Morukuru Owner's House and River House

As we welcome a new year and look ahead to a new decade, we can share some exciting news with you all. Morukuru Family Madikwe is getting a whole new look! Our beloved bush property received the honour of being selected number  3 on the Top Resorts in South Africa (27th in the world) in the 2019 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Such an accolade means exceptional standards must be maintained and improved upon and hence we are embarking on an exciting 3-month refurbishment journey.
Anyone who has undertaken building and interior work understands how challenging such projects are, but ultimately all the blood, sweat and tears will reveal a fresh new look and feel for Morukuru Family Madikwe - without losing any of the intrinsic values we are already so proud of. We like to think of it in terms of nature - which is at the heart of what we do. River House and Owners’ House are undergoing a metamorphosis - a process resulting in growth and differentiation.

We have chosen to collaborate with FoxBrowne Creative, who have an outstanding reputation for inspired spaces in the hospitality industry and we know they will deliver our vision which includes some new construction, improvement work and fresh interiors. We are committed to retaining the spirit of Morukuru Family which is renowned for existing elements like the natural stone cladding, the layout of the properties and the opulent (yet under-stated ) furniture; but are anticipating a more contemporary interpretation of luxury with the introduction of a new colour palette and more modern furnishing with some quirky aspects.

Our vision includes bold shapes and patterns as well as elements of traditional Tswana Culture and the incorporation of the beauty of our beloved African Wild Dog, drawing on the patterns and shades of their natural pelts.

Guests at Owners House can look forward to a completely new elevated deck on the Marico River side, which will accommodate a lounge and dining area (both shaded by established trees ) as well as a firepit. At River House, we are embarking on an extra dining deck and a new pool, as well as a completely newly designed boma.
After 15 years of our current environment, we are bracing for an activity-filled three-months and then the final reveal...when the beautiful butterfly escapes the cocoon. We are so excited about our butterfly moment and can’t wait to introduce our fully realised vision for Morukuru Family Madikwe.

The work on both properties will begin soon and Owner's House will re-open on 15 May 2020, River House will re-open on 30 May 2020.
Their sister property Morukuru Farm House will remain open as usual and will not be affected by any of the work going on.

Need Assistance ?

South Africa+27 14 004 0056 / 014 004 0056

Business Hours

Mon – Fri: (09:00 - 17:00)
Sat: (09:00 - 13:00)
Time Zone UTC/GMT +2 hours

E-mail: safaris@madikwe.net


What sets us Apart!

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

Why Book With Us?

Personal inter-action
Lodges with high standards
Stay in control of your booking
Most special deals by far
Secure payment process (SSL)
South African based
Superior knowledge
Expert advice
No booking fees

Best time to visit

The best time to visit malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve is during March and November, when temperatures are lower.

Entry Fees

Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Gate Entry Fees
  - R180
per Adults per STAY
  - R 80  per Child  
Guest Conservation Contribution (GCC)
  - ZAR R165 per Adults per DAY
  - ZAR 82.50 per Child    
• Bed Levy
  - ZAR 10 pppn from age 1 year old    
SUBJECT to change without notice,
Guests GCC are payable at the lodges and
will be added to guests' bills
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Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Flight Entry
  - R240 per Adult  
  - R150 per Child from   
SUBJECT to change without notice
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Molatedi Gate: R1250.00 per vehicle  
Derdepoort / Abjaterskop Gate: R1250.00 per vehicle