Morukuru Owners House

The ultimate luxury African safari in an intimate, exclusive environment

Morukuru Owners House

Tucked under the leafy canopy of an ancient Morukuru tree on the banks of the Marico River in the Madikwe Game Reserve, lies this perfectly decadent, ultra-luxurious home. Ideal for honeymooners, couples or a small family, Owner’s House has two huge en-suite bedrooms surrounded by decks and shared indoor and outdoor spaces. Your own private butler, chef, game ranger and nanny will ensure that your family’s every whim is catered for. Morukuru invites you to do whatever you want, whenever you want, making this the ultimate tailored safari holiday experience.

At the lodge

The hotel

Morukuru Owner’s House combines contemporary styling with handpicked African artworks and décor. The setting is completely wild - on the banks of the Marico river and surrounded by African wildlife -but the house offers every luxury, including a team of 8 staff at your service, home office facilities, a superb wine cellar, high speed wifi, stereo, dvds, cds, a small library and even the opportunity to indulge in a Victorian tub bath on a deck outside under the stars.

The rooms

Wood, stone and glass provide a seamless flow between in- and outdoors. The two huge bedrooms are stylishly decorated in natural shades, accented with bright African colours. Doors open wide onto a wrap-around deck surrounded by trees, and the combination of dappled shade and the sound of nature is deeply restorative. You can also choose to spend a night in your private elevated hide next to the water’s edge – an unforgettable way to experience life in the wild.

On safari


Experience productive wildlife interactions in your own private vehicle with a safari guide and wildlife tracker. You may encounter rare African wild dogs as well as the big 5. Guided nature walks and fishing are a wonderful way to get close to nature. Try your hand at African drumming, enjoy a spa treatment or relax around the heated pool. A magical experience is being left alone in your private hide in a vast plain at the water’s edge.

When to go

Madikwe by month


Season: Wet


Season: Wet


Season: Wet


Season: Dry


Season: Dry


Season: Dry


Season: Dry


Season: Dry


Season: Dry


Season: Wet


Season: Wet


Season: Wet


Madikwe Game Reserve lies on a transition zone with a mix of Kalahari thornveld, denser bushveld and open savannah areas providing the perfect habitat for an abundance of species including the famed Big Five, with both black and white rhino present. The not-to-be-missed wildlife specials for this region include brown hyena, sable antelope and gemsbok. However, the real highlight for Madikwe is its resident pack of wild dogs, providing exciting moments on the hunt.


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