Morukuru is a collection of exclusive-use properties in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. The Owner's House is one of the villas situated along the bank of the Marico River.
Big 5 game viewing
Perfect for families
Beautifully designed lodge
Morukuru Lodge is made up of the River House and the Owner’s House. The houses are fully staffed and guests have the use of a private 4 wheel drive vehicle and guide, making for a truly exclusive safari experience.
Owner's House is approximately 400 metres from River House, the two houses can be taken exclusively, or, for larger groups, as a whole. The Owner's House is the smaller of the two and has just two double en-suite bedrooms.
The central living area is adorned with plush soft furnishings, Madikwe stone, crafted by the local community, and wood and glass elements work together to create a pleasing synergy of contemporary African décor, style and ambiance. The living area boasts state-of-the-art digital entertainment and home office facilities, as well as an elegant dining area and formal lounge.
A wooden deck surrounds the villa and guests can recline on comfy sofas or on loungers by the pool, overlooking the river. Retreat for a siesta under the impressive Tamboti trees which provide welcome shade from the hot African sun.
In the evening, there is a range of dining options, including the opportunity to sit around a log fire in the lodge’s atmospheric boma. The lodge also organise enchanting bush meals: riverside picnics, dining amidst the savannah or breakfast on a nearby mountain top. No two meals are taken in the same location.
Established in 1991, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve is today one of South Africa’s top wildlife destinations offering the chance to see a variety of game, including Africa’s ‘big five’.
When to visit
Ask to be dropped off at the hide, and not bothered again until night fall. It's the perfect way to spend an afternoon, listening to the eles play in the water while reading your favourite book.
Plan your tripPlan your trip
Morukuru Lodge is nestled in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve on the banks of the Marico River. Situated between the Botswana border and the Groot Marico - just 110 km from Sun City and four hours drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria.
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.