Morukuru Ocean House

Morukuru Ocean House

De Hoop Nature Reserve, Garden Route, South Africa

At a Glance

  • An exclusive, tranquil and private property surrounded by beaches and sand dunes which is ideal for both families or small groups of friends

  • A truly unique private house which has been cleverly designed to effortlessly blend into its breath-taking location, the De Hoop costal reserve

  • Four well-appointed en-suite bedrooms, which each have stunning ocean views

  • There is an abundance of activities on offer from sand surfing, rock pooling, snorkeling, and mountain biking to star-gazing and enjoying a sundowner in the dunes

  • From mid-July to November, guests will be greeted by the sight of the migrating whales from their bedroom window!

  • Only a three hour drive from Cape Town Airport

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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 (Eubalaena australis) graces Walker Bay with its massive presence.

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Insider's View

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

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

To start planning your vacation to Morukuru Ocean House


Morukuru Ocean House is a four bedroom private house situated in the De Hoop Nature Reserve which is often cited to be one of the most beautiful costal reserves in South Africa. It is the perfect spot for anyone seeking an exclusive and unique vacation.

Morukuru Ocean House is a private house so you have complete privacy and the choice to plan each day as it comes. Each of the four bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and spectacular ocean views. There is also a small study which can be converted into a children's bedroom with bunk beds. The interiors of the property are modern and tasteful and the color scheme has been inspired by the fynbos dunes. The house itself is set just back from a 51 kilometer long pristine white sand beach back by limestone cliffs and coastal fynbos, and has been built so it operates on 100% solar power and with an eco-friendly and sustainable focus.

Morukuru Ocean House offers a unique view over one of Africa's largest whale nurseries and 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.

At Morukuru, you can choose to do as much or as little as you wish. Take advantage of the beautiful surroundings with guided walks and hikes, bike rides, sand boarding, picnics, cave tours, quad biking and 4x4 fynbos safaris. Alternatively, spend the day relaxing by the pool and enjoy a BBQ on the veranda. Morukuru Ocean House is the perfect location to relax with family and friends in complete privacy in an entirely unique setting.

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Morukuru has four bedrooms which each have their own en-suite bathrooms and beautiful glass fronts overlooking the Indian Ocean.


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


Morukuru House is yours to enjoy, there is a large pool at the front of the house overlooking the ocean, where you can relax and enjoy the views. The lounge area is extremely comfortable and there is a fireplace for the cooler evenings. Alternatively, for the warmer days, the lounge area can be opened up so the sea breezes cool the house.


At Morukuru, you are on your own schedule and can do whatever you want, whenever you want. Hikes, bike rides and 4x4 fynbos tours can all be organized. Explore the mile long beaches with their many rock pools and caves and for the younger children kite making and fun educational tours can all be arranged.


  • 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 Ocean House is situated in the beautiful De Hoop Nature Reserve set back from a 51 kilometer long beach, with sand dunes and limestone cliffs, costal fynbos and rock pools. Morukuru offers unique access to some of South Africa's undiscovered gems with some of the most productive wildlife interactions in South Africa.

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