Morukuru Family
Privacy. Exclusivity. Space.

The Morukuru comprises of three luxurious sole-use villas, privately located within malaria-free, Big 5 Madikwe game reserve. With each villa offering its own chef, butler, hosts, game ranger and tracker, all devoted entirely to you and your chosen guests, the Morukuru Family is there to make your every wish come true.

Our villas Lodge and Owners House are situated along the banks of the Groot Marico River. The Lodge sleeps a total of 6 adults in three large en-suite bedrooms, each with their own fireplace and tree-shaded deck, and a kids` room (complete with TV, DVD and internet access) that accommodates four junior guests.

The more intimate Owner`s House sleeps up to four guests in two en-suite bedrooms. Both provide guests (whether 1 or 10) with all the comforts of home - your own kitchen, dining room, lounge, large pool and comfortably furnished decks.

Better still, each lodge comes with its own safari guide, tracker, chef, butler and, if required, nanny - allowing you to truly set your own pace. Staff presence at Morukuru is discreet; should you wish to be completely alone, you need only say.

The newest additional to the Morukuru Family is our villa Farm House. While The Lodge and Owner`s House are within walking distance of each other and can therefore be utilised by a large party who want to be together yet separate, this cool, spacious 5 bedroom home is located in an utterly private location.

With a gorgeous pool set in sprawling green lawns, the more rustic-chic ethos of the Farm House makes this the ideal destination for an extended family or group of friends who want unpretentious barefoot elegance, in a house that encourages gathering as well as private reverie.

The Morukuru family prides itself in being one of the few lodges in Madikwe to accept children of all ages - even on game drives!!!

Staff are handpicked for their ability to entertain children, be it with a fishing or baking lesson, making beaded necklaces or spoor casts. Regardless of where you come from, your age or your interests, the real luxury of Morukuru soon works its magic: no pressure to do anything, or be anywhere, other than in the moment.
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  • Morukuru Family  -  Your private lounge
  • Morukuru Family  - Your private pool
  • Morukuru Family  - Owners House Suite
  • Morukuru Family  - Lodge infinity pool
  • Morukuru Family  - Lodge Boma
  • Morukuru Family  - The lounge at Lodge
  • Morukuru Family  - Alfresco dining
  • Morukuru Family  - Farm House Suites
  • Morukuru Family  - Farm House bathroom
  • Morukuru Family  - Farm House Boma
  • Morukuru Family  - Your view
  • Morukuru Family  - Your personal bar
  • Morukuru Family  - Farm House pool
  • Morukuru Family  - Dining with a view
  • Morukuru Family  - Romantic riverside dinner
  • Morukuru Family  - Morukuru Elephant Family
  • Morukuru Family  - Our wild dogs
  • Morukuru Family  - Morukuru bird hide and waterhole
  • Morukuru Family  - Safari fun
  • Morukuru Family  - Junior guests on a bush walk
  • Morukuru Family  - Tree climbing
  • Morukuru Family  - Morukuru Smiles

Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Babysitting Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Other
  • Wine Tasting
  • Other
  • Wedding facilities
  • Dining room
  • Other
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Restaurant
  • Other
  • Cots available
  • Library
  • Curio Shop
  • Internet Access
  • Fax & Photocopy Machine
  • Parking (open and off-street)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Other
  • Garden
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Other Language
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Swimming Pool
  • DVD and/or VCR
  • Other


All the villas are booked on a private and exclusive use basis.

Morukuru Owners House
- max 4 adults with 2 ensuite bedrooms

Morukuru Lodge
- max 6 adults plus 4 kids.

Morukuru Farm House
- max 10 adults in 5 ensuit bedrooms

All of the villas offer the same luxurious furnishings and fittings.

Large bedrooms all ensuite and with king sized beds; opulent bathrooms with separate bath, indoor showers and outdoor showers; air con or the option of ceiling fans and guest safes for personal items of value.

Your own Lounge for lazing about; a dining room where a many scrumptious meals will be enjoyed plus digital entertainment.

Also a fully equipped kitchen from which guests are welcome to a constant supply of snacks, teas, coffees and water; private infinity pools with comfy pool loungers and shady umbrellas; your own private bar and your own boma area with a fireplace for lots of story telling.

The villas all have their own unique fireplace; wooden balconies for afternoon high teas; wine cellar library with; a variety of topical books as well as CDs and DVDs.

It is a honeymoon haven, and we delight in offering the honeymooners that stay with us and unforgettably romantic experience.

Morukuru Family Activities:

Morukuru is entirely centered on guest experience and delighting them.

We can offer game drives, bush walks (children under 16 will have bush walks on non big five private Morukuru property), fishing, bird-watching, fun outdoor mini-adventures like supervised exploring for junior guests, romantic starlit sleepovers at the double-storey bird hide for adults, creative meal settings and options like bush breakfasts, pizza picnics, candle-lit dinners and memorable barbeques at the riverside.

Local dancers from the nearby Molatedi village are also a firmfavourite.

We also offer guests the possibility of having massages during their stay with our onsite therapists.

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Clothing & Accessories:

Summer (September to March):
Lightweight clothing, Long Trousers , Shorts, T-shirts, Vests, Long sleeve tops, Swimwear, A warm sweater for any cool evenings/mornings, Extra Sun Block, Socks, Walking Shoes, Sandals , Sunglasses, Sunhat, Cap, Raincoat , Binoculars, Camera with spare memory card and charger

Winter (April to August):
Long Safari Trousers, Shorts for during the day, T-shirts, Long sleeve tops, Fleece, Warm Coat, Gloves, Hat/beanie, Scarf, Thermals for particularly cold mornings, Sun hat/cap for during the day, Extra Sun Block, Socks, Walking Shoes, Closed comfortable warm shoes, Sandals for by the pool/warm days, Swim wear for warm days, Sunglasses, Binoculars, Camera with spare memory card and charger.

We also have a Curio shop that offers fleeces / sweatshirts / scarves / gloves and other safari items.

Health & Climate:

Malaria free.

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