Morukuru Owner’s House

Morukuru Owner’s House is located in a private concession in the south-eastern corner of the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s North West Province. Madikwe is a 75 000 hectare Big 5 non-malaria reserve, just 4 hours from Johannesburg. Here you can satisfy your craving for exclusivity, while still enjoying some of southern Africa’s most productive wildlife interactions in the company of specialist guides.

This ultra luxurious home is tucked under the leafy canopy of an ancient Morukuru tree (Tamboti Tree), on the banks of the Marico River. It is available on an exclusive-use basis so there are never any other guests besides you and those you choose to accompany you. It comes with your own dedicated team of staff, including your own private guide, tracker, host, butler, chef and housekeeping staff. The house, which is ideal for honeymooners, couples or a small family, has two huge en-suite bedrooms and a choice of shared spaces. Whether reclining together by your infinity pool, or alone in your private elevated sala, or just lying in bed with the doors wide open, the combination of dappled shade and the sound of nature is deeply restorative. The house includes a private 14 m long pool, a wine cellar, a tree top sala, a large outdoor deck, a boma, an outdoor bath and river front location.

Why we like it here

The Morukuru Freedom Concept means that guests are given total freedom regarding activities, meals and timings.

Prior to your arrival, you will have the choice to fill in a Wishlist. This is in order for the staff to better understand your specific preferences and tailor-make your stay.

Relish utterly private safaris going out on a private vehicle with your personal guide who works with a gifted tracker to bring you the very best that there is to offer in Madikwe Game reserve.

The malaria-free Madikwe is one of South Africa’s largest Big 5 game reserves.

Look out for a wide range of game and wildlife on your game drives like the African Wild Dog, Cheetah and a large selection of plains game, as well as over 340 species of birds.

There are fun outdoor mini-adventures for junior guests (under 16 years) including nature walks in a safe and enclosed area.

Eat “al fresco” while enjoying the beautiful African weather. The chefs are meticulously trained and can provide a wide array of traditional, formal and nouvelle cuisine.

Enjoy massages by onsite therapists.

Things to be aware of

The house accommodates a maximum of 4 guests.

For larger groups, the Owner’s House can easily be combined with The Morukuru River House.

There is a strict check-in time (from 14:00) and check-out time (latest 11:00 hrs). There is no communal space which can accommodate guests that arrive early or depart late.

Where we are situated