Discover the Diverse Wildlife of Southern Africa
Nestled beneath the verdant canopy of an ancient Morukuru (Tamboti) tree, poised along the storied banks of the Marico River, lies the resplendent Morukuru Owners House, a haven of supreme opulence within the Madikwe Private Game Reserve. This luxurious enclave is where the artistry of seasoned staff, hosts, and guides converges, orchestrating an unparalleled malaria-free safari experience that embodies the essence of South African magnificence.
Morukuru Owners House is an embodiment of sustainable sophistication, thriving off-grid through the utilisation of solar power. Here, the allure of European elegance intertwines seamlessly with the rich tapestry of African individuality, culminating in a harmonious synthesis that is both captivating and immersive.
Within this sanctuary, you are invited to traverse the well-stocked wine cellar, delve into the intimate library, and indulge in the treasure trove of digital entertainment at your leisure. While immersed in the embrace of this natural paradise, Wi-Fi connectivity remains at your disposal, ensuring a seamless blend of modernity and seclusion.
A minimalist architectural ethos, accentuated by the tactile warmth of natural wood and stone, fosters a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor realms. A wooden pathway unites Morukuru Owners House with its counterpart, the Morukuru River House. When intertwined, they unfold into an unparalleled symphony of African escape, evoking sensations of utmost exclusivity.
Perfectly suited for honeymooners, couples, or a small family, the two-bedroom Morukuru Owners House was conceived by its proprietors as a private refuge. The splendour of choice unfolds with an array of resplendent private spaces: a shimmering infinity pool and a raised sala, inviting you to bask in the tranquility of an untouched natural tableau.
Morukuru Owners House transports you to an exquisite realm where luxury melds effortlessly with wilderness, allowing you to revel in the pinnacle of an ultra-luxury African safari within the embrace of the Madikwe Private Game Reserve.
Each of the 2 bedrooms at Morukuru Owner’s House on the banks of the Marico River features an en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower, as well as a double vanity unit.
Morukuru Owner’s House is fully air-conditioned and also offers the option of ceiling fans, guest safes, complimentary Wi-Fi , satellite television, a small library and a selection of DVD’s and CD’s.
This exclusive-use bush home is a true family haven, allowing friends and families an unforgettable escape from reality. Morukuru Owner’s House also offers an infinity pool, a boma for bonfire feasts, wraparound wooden decks with romantic nooks and cosy views of the Marico river. The living space inside consists of a dining room, lounge, double view fire place and a warm inviting “Chef space” (aka a kitchen) which is open to guests at all times for snacks and drinks at their leisure. Our Morukuru Family chefs love interacting and exchanging magical tips with our guests that love all things culinary. Winelovers should not forget to visit the winecellar too!
Hop onto your private vehicle at a timing of your choosing and head out for the ultimate safari adventure. With your personal experienced guide and tracker enter the beauty of Madikwe home to the Big 5, Wild Dogs, 350 bird species and other wonders. Every game drive is equipped with a variety of snacks and drinks so on crisp mornings watch the sunrise whilst wrapping your fingers around a hot drink and be in awe of the nature that surrounds you. For evening game drives enjoy the sunset that engulfs the African skies revealing a sheath of colour and warmth with a gin and tonic in hand. As the only guests on the vehicle, game drives are tailored to your preferences.
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 bush walk 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!).
Bush walks 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.
Experience the thrill of catching your own fish and then setting it free again. The Marico River that runs through Morukuru 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 a Morukuru Massage 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.