Morukuru Family - Madikwe Game Reserve
Morukuru Farm House
Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe and the northwest, South Africa
At a Glance
Exclusive use makes Morukuru feel like your own private family bush home
Private Guide and Tracker to maximise your Madikwe experience
Take a stroll through the garden whilst sipping on a cool cocktail shaken by your own Butler
Experience an early morning bush walk and feel the thrill of tracking game on foot
Relax during the heat of the day with an aromatherapy massage in the shade by the pool
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The best game viewing is from May to the end of September. Summer (November to March) days can get quite warm (up to 28-32 degrees on average) but it is a dry heat. Summer rainfall, normally in the form of thunder storms are usually in the evening, however, the African climate is still always unpredictable. Autumn (April to May) days can still be warm but the evenings cool down. Average day time temperature 22-28 degrees. Evenings 10-15 degrees. Winter (June to August) days are warm (temperatures in the mid-twenties) evenings and early mornings very cold with average early morning temperatures 5-12 degrees. It very rarely rains at this time when the bush is golden and dry. Spring (September, October) days start getting hotter, evenings and mornings could still be crisp but not as cold. A very slim chance of rain.
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Despite being the youngest of the Morukuru Family, the Farm House has stood in its secluded location in the centre of Madikwe for many years. Completely remodelled, the Farm House is the new jewel in the Morukuru crown.
Morukuru Farm House sits in the heart of Morokuru's private Madikwe property. Surrounded by prime bushveld, and blessed with the luxury of wide views, guests here are able to experience what it would be like to have their own private luxury house in the centre of one of Southern Africa's ultimate game rich areas.
The Farm House has been designed to create a modern, spacious and light atmosphere where you can enjoy the best of both indoor and outdoor living. A beautifully designed garden, outdoor pool (heated to about 25 degrees Celsius) and carefully designed terraces provide great spots to enjoy the day when not out on safari. There are five luxurious bedroom suites here, each with a beautiful view out onto the bush.
Located just ten minutes drive away from Morukuru Lodge and the Owner's House, Morukuru Farmhouse benefits from the support of its sister properties, however, retains all of its charm as a private residence. You will have a full Morukuru team of Guide, Tracker, Butler and Chef on hand make your stay as memorable and comfortable as possible.
Only available on an exclusive basis, Morukuru Farmhouse is available to groups of friends or families. Five presidential rooms can accommodate ten guests of any age. Each room is en-suite with windows opening up straight onto prime bushveld giving you wonderful views.
Out on safari, guides at Morukuru are experienced working with children and have a fantastic ability to maximise the safari experience for all. Tracking lessons and identification of flaura and forna keep children involved during game drives. Guides will organise extra activities, such as fishing trips with lunch braai to cook up the catch, to make sure children leave Morukuru with great memories.
For those wanting to have a day off from safari, children's packs are given to all children on arrival, containing activity books and an interactive learning guide for African wildlife, birdlife and geography.
Children of all ages are welcome to join their parents on all activities, however, Morukuru also do provide a nannying service should it be required.
The Morukuru team aim to create a sensory experience for all their Guests, whether that be out on safari or back at the Farm House. Guests are encouraged to eat al fresco as much as possible to soak up the spectacular Madikwe surroundings.
The Chefs at Morukuru pride themselves on their flexibility, they look forward to any challenge that can be asked of them. Bush breakfasts, casual snacks by the pool or candlelit three course dinner, the idea is that you get whatever you would like.
The Morukuru house wines are excellent, for those with particular interest, there is a private cellar at the Owner's House. If requested your butler will take you on a tour of the cellar, all bottles are available at an additional cost.
Game drives with guide and expert tracker are always best early morning and late afternoon, the animals relax over the heat of the day. Specially designed game drive vehicles transport Guests around the reserve and sightings of a great variety of animals is common on all drives. There are some 340 species of birds in this particularly rich area of Madikwe.
Specially trained armed game rangers can take groups of up to eight for game walks, the thrill of tracking game on foot is hard to beat.
Guides can organise fishing on the Marico River, a particularly popular activity with children.
The emphasis at Morukuru is focussed on the Guest experience, nothing is enforced and everything is done to accommodate what the Guests would like to experience.
Game Drives & Bush Walks
The Madikwe Game Reserve is an incredible 'Big 5' wilderness area. Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, white and black rhino, and the critically endangered Africa wild dog are just some of the amazing sightings you can enjoy in this 75 000 hectare reserve.
South African Birding
The Waterberg is home to an incredible diversity of bird species. Besides residents, migratory species move through during the rains and the escarpment cliffs are home to the world's largest breeding colony of the critically endangered Cape Vulture.
Location & directions
Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe and the northwest, South Africa
Morukuru Farm House is nestled in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve, just the other side of the Morukuru Hill on Morukuru’s Private Property, 10-minutes away from the Lodge and the Owner’s House.
Situated between the Botswana border and the Groot Marico - just 110 km from Sun City and 4-hours drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria.
How to get there
A scheduled flight service or private charter to and from Madikwe Game Reserve and Morukuru Lodge is available. Morukuru Lodge is a 4-hours drive from Johannesburg.