Morukuru Beach Lodge

De Hoop Nature Reserve, Garden Route, South Africa

At a Glance

  • A stunning and incredibly intimate guest house with just five rooms (four ocean view suites and one dune view suite) situated within one of Africa's most beautiful coastal reserves

  • Morukuru Beach lodge does not have to be taken exclusively and is perfect for couples or smaller families

  • From mid-July to November, sit on the balcony and with a cocktail in hand soak up the views of the Southern Right Whales migrating right past the house

  • Enjoy an array of activities including dune boarding, nature drives and fynbos & marine walks

  • Only a three hour drive from Cape Town Airport

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The Garden Route enjoys a moderate climate all year round. In peak summer season, from December to February, temperatures can climb as high as 34ºC, although winter temperatures can drop to as low as 4ºC. Generally, this season has many sunny days with high wind at times. During the winter months of June, July, and August, expect frequent rains and a couple of chilly evenings. From June to December, the Southern Right Whale graces Walker Bay with its massive presence.

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Insider's View

Feel warm and toasty on walks even if the weather is bad with the Morokuru provided wellies and ponchos.

Enjoy a BBQ one evening on the veranda, under the stars.

Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to Morukuru Beach Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to South Africa


Morukuru Beach Lodge is the newest member of the Morukuru family. With only five suites this intimate property is a luxury boutique eco lodge based along the pristine coast line of the De Hoop Nature Reserve, ideal for those on a self drive adventure.

Morukuru Beach Lodge is a lovely option for couples or small families exploring the garden route. The property prides itself on being eco-friendly, sustainable and operates on 100% solar power with the design having been built with the greatest sensitivity to the environment. Nestled amongst the towering white sand dunes of the De Hoop Nature Reserve, Morukuru Beach Lodge consists of only 4 Ocean View Suites and 1 Honeymoon Suite and can be taken exclusively or per room. Each of these luxury suites is located on the ground floor and feature a large en suite bathroom, the epitome of beach side comfort.

At Morukuru, two guided activities are included daily however guests also have complimentary use of outdoor equipment such as mountain bikes, sand boards, snorkeling gear and so much more. Take advantage of the beautiful surroundings with guided walks or alternatively take things at your own pace as most activities can be done individually without a guide.

For whale enthusiasts, Morukuru Beach Lodge is a prime spot for whale watching. From mid-July through to November you can enjoy the views of the Southern Right Whales as they migrate towards the coastal basins off the Overberg Coast for the calving and nursing season.

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Morukuru Beach lodge has 4 Ocean View Suites and 1 Honeymoon Suite. All suites are large and spacious with Ocean View Suites offering views of the Indian Ocean and surrounding landscapes, with the Honeymoon Suite offering fynbos dune views and a large deck with an outside bathtub. Each suite is located on the ground floor and features a large en-suite bathroom with a walk-in rain shower, separate bath and his and her vanity units.


Children of all ages are welcome at Morukuru Beach Lodge and the chefs can cater to all dietary needs and babysitting can be arranged.


Morukuru Beach Lodge has a lovely on site restaurant and comfortable lounge/ bar area to relax in. Guests have complimentary use of all outdoor equipment such as snorkels, wet suites, sand boards and mountain bikes, however for those looking to relax, there is a swimming pool and hot tub. .


At Morukuru Beach Lodge there are two guided activities included in your daily rate but as all out door equipment is complimentary it is very flexible to you. Most activities are weather or tide dependent and will be decided on a daily basis. The area is stunning for marine walks and fynbos hikes, you can explore the area by mountain bike, have a go at sand boarding or during July to October you can even see the whales from the beach.


  • Black Water Tubing - Green Route

    Explore the beauty of Tsitsikamma's Plaatbos Nature Reserve through a fun combination of tubing and stand-up paddle boarding.

  • Black Water Tubing - Red Route

    For those who are thrilled with adventure, this is a unforgettable way to explore Tsitsikamma's Goesa Nature Reserve as you journey through beautiful forest and cliff sceneries which opens up to the spectacular Storms River Mouth.

  • Boat Trip on Storms River

    If you like to be on the water, then this boat trip will get you up close and personal to the stunning Storms River. Afterwards, walk through the forest to the suspension bridge.

  • Paddle Up Storms River

    If you like to be on the water, then this two to three-hour kayak adventure will get you up close and personal to the stunning Storms River. Afterwards, walk through the forest to the suspension bridge.

  • Quad Biking at the Wineries

    This route takes you through Hamilton Russel Vineyards & South Right wineries into the Fernklook Nature Reserve.

  • Sea Kayaking at Hermanus

    An adventurous 2-hour sea kayaking experience as you paddle along the coastline with opportunities to encounter sea creatures.

  • Whale watching on the Western Cape

    Southern right whales visit the Western Cape from about June to December every year. These beautiful gentle giants congregate to the shores of Hermanus all the way along the coast line towards Plettenberg Bay.

Location & directions

De Hoop Nature Reserve, Garden Route, South Africa

Morukuru Beach Lodge is situated in the beautiful De Hoop Nature Reserve in Koppie Alleen set back from a 51 kilometre long beach, with sand dunes and limestone cliffs, costal fynbos and rock pools.

How to get there

11-hour 30-minute flight from London to Cape Town followed by a 3 hour drive along the Garden Route to the Reserve or a 1 hour private charter flight.

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