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Morukuru Family Madikwe

Madikwe Safaris

3 Day Madikwe Bush House Safari

Madikwe Bush House is a sprawling old farmhouse that has been lovingly transformed into a luxury safari lodge.

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R 17650

3 Day Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is an intimate bushveld retreat offering guests an exclusive Big 5 safari experience in a malaria-free region.

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R TBA

3 Day Jaci’s Safari Lodge

aci’s Lodges is a well-known safari operation in Madikwe Game Reserve that’s renowned for its treehouse glamping experience and vibrant off-the-wall décor.

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R TBA

3 Day Madikwe Hills Game Lodge Safari

Discover why Madikwe Game Reserve has become one of the most sought-after safari destinations for the discerning wildlife traveller.

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R TBA

4 Day Madikwe Bush House Safari

Madikwe Bush House is a sprawling old farmhouse that has been lovingly transformed into a luxury safari lodge.

From

R 23975

5 Day Madikwe Bush House Safari

Madikwe Bush House is a sprawling old farmhouse that has been lovingly transformed into a luxury safari lodge.

From

R 30300

4 Day Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is an intimate bushveld retreat offering guests an exclusive Big 5 safari experience in a malaria-free region.

From

R TBA

4 Day Jaci’s Safari Lodge

Jaci’s Lodges is a well-known safari operation in Madikwe Game Reserve that’s renowned for its treehouse glamping experience and vibrant off-the-wall décor.

From

R TBA

4 Day Madikwe Hills Game Lodge Safari

Discover why Madikwe Game Reserve has become one of the most sought-after safari destinations for the discerning wildlife traveller.

From

R TBA

The Morukuru Family Madikwe group is made up of three private homesteads: The Owner’s House, the River House, and the Farm House. They are all in a private concession in the southeast corner of Madikwe Game Reserve.

Each luxury homestead has a butler, a host, a chef, a vehicle for game drives, a tracker, and a guide. The owner has created places where families with kids of all ages can completely unwind and feel comfortable.

Morukuru, which in Tswana means “Tamboti Tree,” is a private bush lodge on the edge of the Marico River, right under the many Tamboti Trees that grow along the river.

The Forest Villa is good for private groups and families who want to have the lodge all to themselves.

This luxury bush villa has three air-conditioned bedrooms with private decks and bathrooms that connect to the central living area. The central living area is a large lounge with rich modern details and a fireplace for a cosy touch. In this central area is an attractive dining room that can meet all your culinary needs, whether you want a light snack or a first-class dinner.

The Lodge is also the perfect place for guests to eat outside on the wooden decks that are shaded by the tall Tamboti trees and look out over the swimming pool area and the riverbed, where animals come to cool off and drink. In the evenings, eat traditional African dinners around an open fire under the stars.

With your own private game ranger and 4×4 wildlife viewing vehicle, you’ll be able to see wildlife in ways you’ve never seen before. The 5 star Morukuru Lodge lets guests choose between safari drives and walks at times that work for them.

Accommodation

Each of the three exclusive-use houses has its own guide, host, butler, chef, housekeepers, and babysitters, for a total of 8 to 10 people. If guests want to book both houses for a bigger group, they can easily walk from the River House to the Owner’s House.

The five luxury suites in the Farm House make it a great place for large groups and families. This modern and contemporary homestead is the perfect place for a large family to live in privacy.

The Morukuru Owner’s House is in the Madikwe Game Reserve in the Northwest Province, close to the border with Botswana. It is a few kilometres from the Marico river. This 500 ha private farm is part of the Madikwe reserve, so animals can roam freely on the land.

The idea is that couples, families, and groups of friends who want complete privacy can rent the owner’s house, which is 50 metres from the Lodge itself.

The Owner’s House offers excellent personal service with its own butler, a warm and welcoming African atmosphere, and excellent food. When people come to the house, they go through the design lobby to get to their closets. Next to that is a large, luxurious lounge with modern touches and a fireplace for a warm touch.

The dining room is just a few steps away. To the left of the stairs is the wine cellar, where guests can choose from the best South African wines. The private chef will make great meals in the kitchen, which is right next to the dining room.

From there, you can go to the library, which has books, CDs, and DVDs for guests to use when they want to relax. There is also a 42-inch flat-panel TV, a Bose home sound system, an office desk, and a computer with wireless internet access.

One of the bedrooms faces north towards the hills and has a private bathroom with a Jacuzzi, an indoor rain dance shower, and an outdoor shower. The other room faces the river and has a private bathroom with a rain dance shower and an outdoor shower that looks out over the 14-meter-deep rim-flow pool, where you can soak up the African sun and go for a long, cold swim.

For the most romantic night under the stars, you have to take a bath outside. There is one right next to the rim-flow on the river’s edge.

Guests will have their own private game viewing vehicle and game ranger. This gives you the freedom to schedule safari drives at times that work best for your group, though the best times to see wildlife are early in the morning and early in the evening.

The Owners House has 2 King bedrooms with Mosquito nets, private bathrooms with a bathtub and a shower inside and a shower and bath outside, a living room, library, and dining room, Wine Cellar, and private Boma deck with a heated pool.

River House has 3 King bedrooms with mosquito nets, bathrooms with bathtubs and both indoor and outdoor showers, a Kids bedroom with 4 bunk beds, living room, library, and dining room and private Boma deck with a heated pool.

The Farm House has 5 King bedrooms, bathrooms with bathtubs and both indoor and outdoor showers, an outdoor bath, living room, library, and dining room, private Boma and heated swimming pool.

Facilities

General lodge facilities include a boma, library, lounge, restaurant, spa, swimming pool, wine cellar, exclusive use of the lodge, luxurious and spacious en-suite bedrooms with fireplaces, separate child’s bedrooms, lounge with fireplace, fully equipped kitchen with a personal chef, personal butler, rim flow pool, boma, pool deck with river view, shaded patio and laundry.

Activities

During their stay, guests at Morukuru Family Madikwe have as much freedom and flexibility as possible. Activity schedules are made to fit each person’s needs. Game drives are done in your own vehicle with a guide and tracker, and guided Big 5 bushwalks are possible if you ask for them and there is time.

Birdwatching, fishing, outdoor mini-adventures for kids, romantic sleep-outs in the hide under the stars, bush breakfasts and lunches, candle-lit dinners, and memorable braais/barbecues on the mountaintop or by the river are also part of your stay.

You can also enjoy some wellness treatments, walking safaris, and fishing.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is Morukuru Family’s approach to conservation and sustainability?

Morukuru Family provides an immersive safari experience with an emphasis on conservation and sustainability. Working in collaboration with local communities, they actively participate in educating, mentoring, and empowering initiatives aimed at protecting Madikwe Game Reserve–one of Africa’s premier wildlife reserves. Both Morukuru Families–De Hoop and Madikwe–operate entirely off grid using only solar power for their operation, while also employing eco-friendly practices such as intelligent greywater systems to minimize their impact and ensure its preservation as much as humanly possible.

 

For whom is the Morukuru Owner’s House suitable?


The Morukuru Owner’s House is an intimate two-bedroom private bush house situated near Marico River – ideal for couples or families seeking a malaria-free safari experience and accommodating up to four guests comfortably.

 

What is the Morukuru Farm House?

Morukuru Farm House is an intimate five-bedroom safari haven, exclusively reserved for one group and accommodating up to 10 guests. Situated amidst expansive lawns, its rustic yet idyllic setting makes it the ideal location for multigenerational Madikwe family safaris in an atmosphere free of malaria.