Morukuru River House

Discover the Diverse Wildlife of Southern Africa


Indulge in the pinnacle of luxury at Morukuru River House, an exquisite three-bedroom sanctuary tailored for an ultra-exclusive safari experience within the Madikwe Private Game Reserve. Resting gracefully along the meandering banks of the perennial Marico River, this haven promises a journey unlike any other.

Enveloping you in an embrace of opulence is your dedicated hospitality team, orchestrated by an experienced host and guide. From the moment of your warm welcome to the bittersweet farewell, your every need is met with consummate finesse. This is a symphony of hospitality at its most refined.

Sustainability finds a luxurious companion in Morukuru River House, thriving off-grid through the seamless embrace of solar power. Beyond its generous proportions, this retreat mirrors the enchantment of Morukuru Owner’s House in every enchanting facet, promising a seamless blend of grandeur and intimacy.

Lodge Amenities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym
  • Wellness Spa
  • Gift Shop

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Room Service
  • Safe
  • Bath
  • Shower

What to Expect

Within this sanctuary, a seasoned personal Chef, a gracious butler, diligent housekeepers, and an expert safari guide and tracker curate an unparalleled malaria-free safari experience in the heart of Madikwe, South Africa.

A wooden walkway unites the secluded Owner’s House with the River House, an expansive and private haven that embodies exclusivity. Here, three double en-suite bedrooms await, each a testament to refinement and comfort. Super-king size beds, gas fireplaces, air-conditioning for climate control, full bathrooms with bush views, outdoor showers, and private tree-shaded decks create an ambiance of serenity.

For families, a whimsical touch is the family room (study) where up to four children (under 16) can bunk in comfort. State-of-the-art amenities abound, from satellite TV and Playstation to a computer with internet access and a collection of DVDs.

At Morukuru River House, the boundaries of luxury are transcended, inviting you to embark on a journey of unmatched elegance in the embrace of the Madikwe Private Game Reserve.


Morukuru River House

Morukuru River House comprises of three double en-suite bedrooms, each featuring every comfort, including super-king size beds, crackling log fires (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 DVDs.

Like the sister property (Morukuru Owner’s House), Morukuru 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 8-10 at your beck and call – including your own chef, butler, hostess, babysitter (if required), housekeeper and a private safari guide and tracker for you to personalize your itinerary completely.

Game Drive

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.

Massage Treatements

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.

Bush Walks

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.

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