The Morukuru Family has been created out of love. A sanctuary where you can celebrate the pure feeling of freedom during your holiday by spending quality time with your family and/or friends without maintaining any schedules or time tables. Our uniquely designed Morukuru Freedom Concept provides you with the gift of doing “whatever you want, whenever you want”. The way you wish to experience your holiday is completely up to you and your loved ones. The Morukuru Family looks after the rest. 100% pure bliss. Each of the lodges within the Morukuru Family operates on an exclusive-use basis, which gives guests private and personal use to the property and all facilities.
The Owners House
The Owners House is a short distance from the River House, and is also nicely positioned on the banks of the Marico River. Under ancient Morukuru trees, this is a stylish and luxurious bush lodge that is perfectly adapted for your every need. It is the ideal accommodation for honeymooners, or small families or groups who would like to enjoy a private retreat. It has two spacious en-suite bedrooms, several additional shared spaces and stunning outdoor areas with a private infinity pool and breathtaking scenery. Air conditioning, fireplaces, fans and insect-screened doors will make sure you are perfectly comfortable. The lodge features an elegant dining area, a formal lounge and a living room with state-of-the-art entertainment facilities, all decorated in contemporary African style. The Madikwe stone of the Owners House, crafted by the local community, is especially intriguing. Special features of the Owners House include its romantic bushveld bath, a well-stocked, custom-designed wine cellar and two terraced balconies. Whether it’s romance you seek, or an exclusive and unique getaway, the Owners House is an exceptional choice.
The River House
The River House lodge is a luxury home perfectly designed for up to six adults and four children. It is a multi-level home with stunning views and spacious rooms on the banks of the Marico River, and is decorated in a European style that is accentuated with attractive, handpicked African items. River House guests are waited on hand and food by their own chef, butler, hostess, housekeeper and nanny (if required)! Personal safari guides and trackers will be there as well to ensure you have a superb wildlife experience in the game reserve. Guests will enjoy the finest of meals in the dining room or under the stars and by a crackling bonfire in the outdoor boma area, and are welcome to schedule their meals for any time that is convenient. Children have four bunk beds and plenty of recreational activities, including a playstation, satellite TV, DVDs and a computer with internet access. Children will also love the spacious grounds that surround the lodge. There are three double bedrooms that are comfortably stylish, with king-sized beds, en-suite bathrooms and log fires to keep them warm on cooler evenings. The bathrooms are spacious, with baths and showers. They also have private outdoor showers that are a lovely experience. The bush views from the bathrooms create a wonderful feeling of peace and serenity.
The Farm House
The Farm House is a beautifully restored home that has been furnished and decorated in the style of a traditional African farm house. This gives it a unique and comfortable atmosphere. Since that it has been furnished by Sumari Krige, a well-known South African interior designer, you can be assured of its perfection. Luscious green lawns surround the home, but furthermore, there is an area of 100 hectares that is fenced off so that children and guests can safely wander and explore the area. The Farm House is therefore ideal for families with children of any age. The Farm House consists of five presidential bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms – sufficient room for between 4 and 10 guests. Some of its facilities include private outdoor showers, log fireplaces, private viewing decks, a fully-equipped kitchen, a lounge and bar, heated swimming pool and outdoor patios. Staff of the home are ready to attend to all your needs, and will arrange plenty of activities to keep the children entertained. This is the perfect place to gather with a group of friends, or to simply enjoy with your family. The Farm House’s relaxed ambiance invites you to sip cocktails on the sunny patios, relax by the pool or take a stroll in the lush gardens. A simply wonderful place to come home to after exploring the magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve.
Owners House Reviews
“all I can say is that this experience was one of the most memorable that we have had as a family. From the moment we arrived on the airstrip and we were met by our fantastic ranger, Wessell and eternally patient, tracker, Gummy we continued to enjoy the hospitality and professionalism of the whole Morukuru team. Nothing was too much trouble and Wessell would go to any lengths to find the ‘Big 5’ for us! We saw a newborn elephant, a pride of lions, lots of elephants” –Max C
“We had different dining experiences for every meal; a private, wonderful swimming area to cool off in the African heat. Magnificent accommodation that is well looked after looked after and the whole weekend was romantic, relaxing, beautiful and certainly memorable. What a wonderful and memorable experience. Outstanding. Thank you to the whole Morukuru team!” –Alison K
“Everything from the welcome to the departure was absoltutely perfect. The complete Morukuru team (Jo, Wessel, Gummy, Asion, George, and all the others) made every member of our family feel absolutely welcome from the first minute.Marvelous game drives, surprise bush breakfast and dinner, fishing at the river with the kids, +++ .All of us enjoyed every moment of the 3 night stay in this incredible house ,the surrounding nature and with these wonderful people. We left with tears in our eyes and are hoping to return one day.” –th63
River House Reviews
“Wow – what a wonderful weekend! We stayed at the River House. What a welcome we received! Amazing, dedicated, friendly staff. Thank you Carrie for making us feel right at home! The food was absolutely wonderful and very special. Thank you Esmeralda for preparing special dishes for our boy and making every meal so amazing. Bedrooms are spacious, clean and very well equipped. The bathrooms are private and divine.” –Lourens N
“Impossible to describe in words…. Simply AMAZING! My wife and I together with some close friends we were discovering Africa for the first time and choosing Morukuru Family – River House was the right way to do it. Even if you are in the wild, literally, surrounded by nature and wild animals, you are safe and cocooned in luxury. Breakfasts, snacks, lunches, dinners are all 1st class and more than that, they all come with a surprise! I can’t tell you more because I don’t want to spoil it, really! As a guest, you can customize your menu, program, staff, you can choose what you want to do and when. All Morukuru Family is there to make sure you are completely satisfied and happy!” –JeDRooPY
“a magnificent journey! The river house is just incredible, with 8 staff only here for you! A big pool and garden! And a private chef with fabulous chef! One of the best’s experience of my life! I had tears when I left. The safaris are very nice, with a break in the middle! I really enjoyed it! LOVED IT” –Samuel G
Farm House Reviews
“We were worried that Morukuru wouldn’t live up to our expectations. It was everything I was led to expect when I chose it and more. Our family group stayed in the Farm House which offered 5 spacious, light, well equipped rooms, complete with a very comfortable beds. The food was wonderful. The staff are professional, flexible and helped to make our stay very special. As an experienced traveller who is used to staying in de luxe hotels all over the world, I cannot fault Moukuru.” –Anne87London
“Morukuru is an amazing, wonderful place to stay and experience the trip of a lifetime. The location and Farm House itself is incredible but what makes this even more special is the wonderful staff who cannot do enough for you to make sure you feel so welcome and at home.” –Janelle V
“the Morukuru family exceeded expectations. The Farm House and surroundings make it easy to relax and find your own space. Lindy manages everything in a quiet, unobtrusive way that means everybody’s needs are well anticipated. Esmeralda’s excellent meals are prepared and cooked to your requirements and to your schedule. Because meals are served in different locations, often with great lighting there’s a great element of anticipation and surprise waiting with Philip orchestrating the events to a consistently high standard.” –RoyKeenan