South African Lodges

Morukuru Lodge

Address
Madikwe Game Reserve
North West
South Africa
Rating
Lodge Type
Family, Leisure, Game Lodge
R18400.00SINGLE RATE
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The Morukuru Lodge is in the Madikwe Private Game Reserve, which is one of South Africa's largest and malaria-free game sanctuaries. It is home to a rich biodiversity of Mammals, including the "Big 5" and excellent bird viewing, with over 350 bird species.

Morukuru, meaning Tamboti Tree in Tswana, is an exclusively appointed bush lodge on the edge of the Marico River, under the Tamboti Trees that grow in abundance on the river banks. The bush villa is suited to private parties and families looking for exclusive use of the lodge.

The Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve can accommodate six adults and four children, children of all ages are welcome. The House can accommodate four guests, no children under the age of 16 can be provided here.

Lodge Information

The exclusive-use bush villa provides guests with a high level of personal service in the form of an own butler, a warm and hospitable African ambiance and outstanding cuisine which is prepared by the personal chef who caters to guests' particular dietary requests.

The three air-conditioned bedrooms with private decks, in this luxury bush villa, all with en-suite bathrooms connect into the central living area which consists of a magnificent lounge filled with tasteful modern details and a fireplace as a cozy finishing touch. The attractive dining room is situated in this central area fulfilling all your culinary wishes, either for a light snack or a first class dinner. Adjacent to the bedrooms is a family room (children's room) with a large sofa which doubles up to provide two super-size single beds should additional accommodation be required for children. The family room enhances the home away from home experience with recreational and office facilities including television, DVD internet, and satellite access.

The Lodge also offers the perfect setting for guests to enjoy alfresco dining on the wooden decks shaded by the impressive tamboti trees overlooking the swimming pool area and the riverbed beyond that, where animals converge to escape the heat of the day and quench their thirst. In the evening enjoy traditional African dinners around an open fire in a secluded "boma" under the stars.

Exceptional game viewing experiences are part of the magic with the own private game ranger and 4x4 game viewing the vehicle. The 5 star Morukuru Lodge offers guests the flexibility of game drives or walks scheduled to your timing preferences.

The Lodge features:

  •  Exclusive use of the Lodge
  •  Luxurious and spacious en-suite bedrooms with fireplaces
  •  Separate Child's bedroom
  •  Dining Room
  •  Lounge with fireplace
  •  Fully equipped kitchen with personal chef
  •  Personal butler
  •  Rim flow Pool
  •  Boma
  •  Pool deck with river view
  •  Shaded Patio
  •  Laundry
  •  Drinks/refreshments, non-alcoholic drinks, house wines, and local spirits
  •  Fully air-conditioned

Overview:

  •  Location: Madikwe Game Reserve
  •  Malaria area: No
  •  Getting there: 3.5 hours by road from Johannesburg
  •  Daily 45 minute scheduled charter flights from Johannesburg to Madikwe (Private Charter)
  •  Total number of rooms: 3 master bedrooms & 1 child / study room (maximum 6 adults & 4 children)
  •  Type of Accommodation: Luxury Lodge to be booked exclusively for small parties & families
  •  Children of all ages are welcome.

Morukuru Owner's House

The Morukuru Owner's House is situated adjacent to Madikwe Game Reserve in the Northwest Province, near the Botswana border, with a few kilometers of Marico river frontage. This private 500 ha farm is incorporated in the Madikwe reserve so the animals can roam freely over the property. They also have a traversing right for the Madikwe Game Reserve.

The idea is that especially couples, families and friends, that want absolute privacy can rent the owner's house; named Morukuru Owner's House, an exclusive use private bush villa, situated 50 meters from the Lodge.

The Owner's House provides guests with top class personal service with an own butler, a warm and hospitable African ambiance and outstanding cuisine. Entering the House, visitors come through the design lobby for their wardrobe, adjacent one finds the magnificent spacious lounge which is luxury furnished with modern details and a fireplace as a warm finishing touch.

A little step further, one can locate the dining room, on the left of the staircase is the wine cellar, where guests have a choice of the best wines from South Africa.The kitchen, where the private chef will prepare outstanding meals, is situated just next to the dining room.

 From there one can go to the library which provides guests with a collection of books CD's and DVD's, for relaxing moments, and a 42-inch flat panel TV, the Bose home sound system and office desk and computer with wireless access to the internet is provided.

Two air-conditioned bedrooms with private decks are furnished, one facing north towards the hills with en-suite bathroom and Jacuzzi, inside rain dance shower and outside shower. The other room is facing the river with en-suite bathroom with private rain dance shower and outside shower which overlooks the 14-meter deep rim flow pool where one can enjoy the African sun and have a long cool swim. For the ultimate romantic star experience, one has got to have an outside bath, and it is there, just next to the rim-flow on the edge of the river.

Guests will have their own private game viewing vehicle and game ranger, which will offer you the flexibility of scheduling game drives at specific times preferred by your party, although early morning and early evening game drives are best for game viewing.

The Owner's House is booked on an exclusive use basis and an exceptional team of dedicated staff will be there for your exclusive use and will take care of your every need during your stay. The personal manager, ranger, chef, butler, tracker, nanny and housekeeping staff attend to guests and ensure that their stay is a truly memorable one.

The exclusive Morukuru Owner's House features:

  •  Exclusive use of Owner's House
  •  Luxurious and spacious en-suite bedrooms with fireplaces
  •  A Jacuzzi and an outside bath
  •  Library of books, CD's and DVD
  •  In-house Bose sound system
  •  Dining Room
  •  Lounge with fireplace
  •  Fully equipped kitchen with personal chef
  •  Personal butler
  •  Long rim flows Pool
  •  Pool deck with river view
  •  Sala
  •  Wine cellar
  •  Laundry
  •  Drinks/refreshments, non-alcoholic beverages, house wines, and local spirits
  •  Fully air-conditioned

Overview of the House:

  •  Location: Madikwe Game Reserve
  •  Malaria area: No
  •  Getting there: 3.5 hours by road from Johannesburg
  •  Daily 45 minute scheduled charter flights from Johannesburg to Madikwe (Private Charter)
  •  Total number of rooms: 2 master bedrooms (maximum four adults)
  •  Type of Accommodation: Luxury Owner's House  is available exclusively
  •  No children under 16 years can be accommodated here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Ceiling Fan
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Outside Shower

Restaurants

Dining at Morukuru

Every meal at Morukuru is an occasion. The lodge encourages guests to eat al fresco as much as the weather allows. A full bush breakfast amidst the Savannah or on a nearby mountaintop is followed by a plated luncheon, poolside pizza or a pretty riverside picnic. Later enjoy a three-course colonial dinner by flickering fire and candlelight. The chefs provide a broad range of catering options, from traditional, formal cuisine to relaxed and casual snacks. The superb selection of Morukuru house wines are are offered on a complimentary basis to guests, but there is also a additional private stock of award-winning estate and auction wines at an extra cost if so desired.

The Spa

This Spa offers back, neck, head, foot or full body massages in the lapa area.

Wildlife activities

Morukuru is situated on private land in the Madikwe Game Reserve. The game drives at Morukuru are entirely tailored to fit in with what guests would like to see and what time they would like to see it. Morkuru also offers the opportunity for guests to walk free on safaris, exploring the vista of wildlife, flora and fauna of the African bush. Morukuru not only offers guests their private game-viewing vehicle and dedicated game ranger; but also an experienced tracker to assist in the game-viewing experience. Bush walks are only open to parties of a maximum of eight people, with children sixteen years and younger not allowed to participate for safety reasons.

Morukuru overlooks the Marico River, and many different species of fish live in its depths. There is a ranger on hand to provide fishing lessons, and freshly caught fish can be barbequed right on the spot. The double-storey bird hide offers an excellent spot to bird watch over the accompanying dam. Fully solar powered, surrounded by an electrified fence and fitted with toilet facilities downstairs, the bird hide can sleep a couple spaciously for a romantic evening by starlight or a bird watching breakfast.

Bush breakfasts, pizza picnics, colonial-style candlelit dinners atop the nearby mountain or freshly barbequed fish at the Riverside are just some of the culinary choices on offer.

African dancing shows

The local Morukuru dance team has been selected from the primary school in the nearby Molatedi Village. The students perform colorful and entertaining dances for visitors to Morukuru to enjoy.

  • Boma
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wine cellar
Baby Facility

At Morukuru children can be left in the responsible care of an experienced nanny. The staff will tailor their nanny duties to suit daily requirements.

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge services
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
Children Activities
  • Morukuru staff members offer a variety of outdoors activities for children to enjoy. Youngsters can go on fishing expeditions, a fish barbeque at the riverside or kids game drives. On arrival, children are presented with their very own Morukuru Kidz backpack which is filled with a host of goodies to entertain and educate them about the African bush. These include educational wildlife cards, beads and activity books. We also have an extensive selection of children's movies on DVD and other (board)games to keep them playing happily for hours!

Social Responsibility
  • Morukuru believes firmly in the concept of giving back to Africa in the form of preservation and conservation and through educating, empowering, mentoring and encouraging local communities. Well-known ecologist Declan Hofmeyer is a frequent visitor and advisor to Morukuru and help to ensure the facility and operations are ecologically and environmentally sound. Morukuru gives time, staff and other resources towards the Parks Board to help with projects such as wildlife collaring, darting, monitoring and relocation.

    Morukuru also partners will local communities in the form of many different initiatives; the dancers who perform at Morukuru are sourced from the local primary school while a book donation project has been initiated by Morukuru staff, encouraging guests to donate books to the school library. The eradication of the Sickle bush at Morukuru is a project that provides local employment while trees are also sold to guests, who can then choose to plant them somewhere at Morukuru, Madikwe or home. As a result of this project, the community is building a greenhouse to assist with the growth and harvesting of trees. Morukuru also recycles refuse which the city collects and resells to companies which deal commercially in recycled materials.

Available Rooms

River House

# Rooms:
3

The exclusive-use bush lodge provides guests with a high level of personal service in the form of an own butler and a personal chef. Three air-conditioned bedrooms with private decks all feature en-suite bathrooms. A magnificent lounge features a fireplace while an attractive dining room is also on offer at the lodge. Adjacent to the bedrooms is a family room with a large sofa which doubles up to provide two super-size single beds for children. The family room is filled with recreational and office facilities including television, DVD internet and satellite access.

The Morukuru Lodge also offers the perfect setting for guests to enjoy alfresco dining on the wooden deck overlooking the swimming pool and the riverbed. In the evening, traditional African dinners can be enjoyed around an open fire in a secluded boma under the stars.

The Morukuru Lodge features:

  • Exclusive use of the Lodge
  • Luxurious and spacious en-suite bedrooms
  • Separate Child's bedroom
  • Dining Room
  • Lounge with fireplace
  • Fully equipped kitchen with personal chef
  • Personal butler
  • Rim flow Pool
  • Boma
  • Pool deck with river view
  • Shaded Patio
  • Laundry
  • Full air-conditioning
     
Single Room R23000
Double Room R23000

Owners House

# Rooms:
2

The Morukuru Owner's House is ideal for couples, families and/or friends; that want absolute privacy. The Owner's House provides guests with top class personal service with a personal butler. A  magnificent lounge with a fireplace, a dining room and a wine cellar can be found in the house. In the kitchen, the private chef prepares outstanding meals. A library provides guests with a collection of books CD's and DVD's, a 42-inch TV, a surround sound system, office desk and a computer with wireless access to the internet.

Two air-conditioned bedrooms with private decks are available at the Morukuru House, one facing north towards the hills with en-suite bathroom and Jacuzzi, inside rain dance shower and outside shower. The other room is facing the river with en-suite bathroom with private rain dance shower and outside shower which overlooks the 14-meter tall rim flow pool. An outside bath is situated just next to the pool on the edge of the river.

Morukuru Owner's House is booked on an exclusive use basis and an exceptional team of dedicated staff will be there for your exclusive use and will take care of your every need during your stay. The personal manager, ranger, chef, butler, tracker, nanny and housekeeping staff attend to guests.

The exclusive Morukuru Owner's House features:

  • Exclusive use of Owner's House
  • Luxurious and spacious en-suite bedrooms
  • A Jacuzzi and an outside bath
  • Library of books, CD's and DVD
  • In-house sound system
  • Dining Room
  • Lounge with fireplace
  • Fully equipped kitchen with personal chef
  • Personal butler
  • Long rim flows Pool
  • Pool deck with river
  • Wine cellar
  • Laundry
  • Fully air-conditioning
Single Room R18400
Double Room R18400

Farm House

The Farm House is a modern five bedroom bush home that can accommodate up to 10 guests. The five suites are airy and bright, and all have their private en-suite bathrooms with beautiful glass doors and windows that open out onto the bush.

Single Room R23000
Double Room R23000

Morukuru Lodge Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Kids in the Bush - An African adventure for the whole family

Book 3 nights at Morukuru Owners House or River House, 1 night at AtholPlace & Villa and 3 nights at Camp Jabulani Zindoga and receive a complimentary 4 course fine dining experience at AtholPlace plus a complimentary Swedish Massage at the Bush Spa.

This package includes:

  • All meals, drinks and activities at Morukuru Family Madikwe (Owner’s House / River House)
  • A full English breakfast plus a complimentary 4 course Dining experience at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa
  • All meals, drinks and activities at Camp Jabulani (Zindoga) plus a complimentary Swedish massage at the Bush Spa and Return road transfers from Hoedspruit Airport to Camp Jabulani (Zindoga)

The package excudes:

  • Transfers or flights to/from Madikwe Game Reserve,
  • Transfers in Johannesburg
  • Domestic flight Johannesburg – Hoedspruit and any items not mentioned above

This package is available 10 January - 15 December 2016.

Please contcat us for a quote for your family.

Included in the rate:

  • All meals, drinks and activities at Morukuru Family Madikwe (Owner’s House / River House)
  • A full English breakfast plus a complimentary 4 course Dining experience at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa
  • All meals, drinks and activities at Camp Jabulani (Zindoga) plus a complimentary Swedish massage at the Bush Spa and
  • Return road transfers from Hoedspruit Airport to Camp Jabulani (Zindoga)

Excluded from the rate:

  • Transfers or flights to/from Madikwe Game Reserve, Transfers in Johannesburg, Domestic flight Johannesburg – Hoedspruit and any items not mentioned above

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid from 10 January - 15 December 2016
  • Subject to availability
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Morukuru Lodge was a great Getaway for the family, we had a great bush experience, We all liked the boma dinner very much.

2014-06-04

I had a great relaxing time at Morukuru Lodge, I really enjoyed the views as well as the Boma Dinner.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.785914

Longitude: 26.440944

Directions

1. From Johannesburg head north on the N1
2. Take the N4 Toll road towards Zeerust
3. Take the R556 Sun City/Pilanesberg turn off. The Sun City Village is the last stop to re-fuel
4. Continue straight on the R556 and at the 4-way stop turn right onto the R565 towards Derdepoort
5. Turn left to Bapong
6. At the 4-way stop turn right towards Derdepoort
7. Continue the dirt road and turn right towards Derdepoort
8. Turn left at the gate signposted Madikwe Conservancy Private Game Reserve

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Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

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