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Madikwe Game Reserve


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Forming part of the Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve, Morukuru is an exclusive private concession, which is home to 3 separate lodges - Owners House, River House and Farm House.

Each lodge boasts an excellent and experienced team of dedicated staff that will take care of your every need and desire. The staff includes the personal manager, ranger, chef, butler, tracker and housekeeping staff, all of whom will try their utmost to make you feel relaxed, comfortable and at home.

Guests will have their own private game viewing vehicle and game ranger. This gives you the of flexibility of scheduling game drives at times convenient to you.

The 5 bedroomed Farm House is ideal for larger groups or families travelling together.  Surrounded by luscious green lawns, the lodge is set within a 100 hectare fenced-in safe area, so children can play and roam at will, and guests have the freedom to walk and explore.  The Farm House is stylishly decorated, with bespoke items produced by local artists and craftsmen in a neutral palette. 

Owners House, on the banks of the Marico River, has 2 en-suite bedrooms.  Nestled in trees and surrounded by decks and balconies, the wood, stone and glass design provides a seamless design flow between in and outdoors.  An infinity pool and private elevated sala complete this luxurious home away from home safari experience.

Finally, River House, also on the river bank, comprises of 3 double en-suite bedrooms plus a separate family room, which can accommodate 4 children in bunk beds. 

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Our standard rates for a River House
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
2 February 2024 to 3 March 2024 GBP 2,816 USD 3,548 ZAR 64,761 EUR 3,266 per roomContracted FIT Rate1+ nights
4 March 2024 to 21 March 2024 GBP 2,085 USD 2,627 ZAR 47,951 EUR 2,418 per roomContracted FIT Rate1+ nights
22 March 2024 to 5 May 2024 GBP 2,816 USD 3,548 ZAR 64,761 EUR 3,266 per roomContracted FIT Rate1+ nights
6 May 2024 to 12 May 2024 GBP 2,085 USD 2,627 ZAR 47,951 EUR 2,418 per roomContracted FIT Rate1+ nights
13 May 2024 to 31 May 2024 GBP 2,085 USD 2,627 ZAR 47,951 EUR 2,418 per roomContracted FIT Rate1+ nights
13 May 2024 to 6 June 2024 GBP 2,085 USD 2,627 ZAR 47,951 EUR 2,418 per roomContracted FIT Rate1+ nights
1 June 2024 to 6 June 2024 GBP 2,816 USD 3,548 ZAR 64,761 EUR 3,266 per roomContracted FIT Rate1+ nights
7 June 2024 to 4 July 2024 GBP 2,816 USD 3,548 ZAR 64,761 EUR 3,266 per roomContracted FIT Rate1+ nights
5 July 2024 to 1 September 2024 GBP 2,816 USD 3,548 ZAR 64,761 EUR 3,266 per roomContracted FIT Rate1+ nights
2 September 2024 to 26 September 2024 GBP 2,816 USD 3,548 ZAR 64,761 EUR 3,266 per roomContracted FIT Rate1+ nights
27 September 2024 to 27 October 2024 GBP 2,816 USD 3,548 ZAR 64,761 EUR 3,266 per roomContracted FIT Rate1+ nights
28 October 2024 to 12 December 2024 GBP 2,085 USD 2,627 ZAR 47,951 EUR 2,418 per roomContracted FIT Rate1+ nights
13 December 2024 to 19 December 2024 GBP 2,085 USD 2,627 ZAR 47,951 EUR 2,418 per roomContracted FIT Rate1+ nights
20 December 2024 to 5 January 2025 GBP 6,255 USD 7,881 ZAR 143,864 EUR 7,256 per roomContracted FIT Rate4+ nights

Prices are on a per room basis.

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Madikwe Conservation Levy (pppn)
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 March 2023 to 31 December 2024 GBP 8 USD 10 ZAR 190 EUR 10 per person per nightStandard1+ nights

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Rates Include

All meals; snacks; tea/coffee; house wines and local branded spirits; private butler; private chef; private ranger; personal nanny; the Madikwe Conservation Levy; the Madikwe Gate entry fee/FedAir landing/departure fee (if applicable); laundry service; private game vehicle (max 10 guests); daily game drives; bush walks; sundowners; entrance/gate fees; and medical emergency response are included.


Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided walks in the reserve.  Guests over 60 years old wishing to join a guided walk are required to have a letter or certificate from their doctor confirming they are in good health and are physically fit to do the walk. A  guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.

Regardless of age or the provision of a doctors certificate, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.



All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Morukuru can be included in you own dream holiday.

An Exclusive Holiday to Morukuru and Mozambique

Featured Accommodation

Morukuru
Morukuru
Madikwe Game Reserve
Peermont D'oreale Grande Hotel
D'oreale Grande Hotel
Johannesburg
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort
Anantara Bazaruto
Bazaruto Archipelago

Destination: South Africa and Mozambique.

This 11 night itinerary is ideal if you want to give your teens a safari and beach holiday to remember for years to come.

This is a 11 night itinerary including Madikwe Game Reserve, Johannesburg and Bazaruto Archipelago.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 4 Nights at Morukuru
  • 1 Night at Peermont D'oreale Grande Hotel
  • 6 Nights at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort
Price Per Person From

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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.




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Morukuru Location.


General Information For Guests

All of the houses have air conditioning, ceiling fans, an electronic safe and a hair dryer in each bedroom, complimentary Wi-Fi, a dining room, living room, boma, private pool, a fireplace, a large deck/verandah, and staff including private guide, tracker, chef, host, butler and housekeeping.

Owners House fits a maximum 4 guests and has 2 spacious en-suite bedrooms, a library, digital entertainment system, wine cellar, tree top sala and an outdoor bath.

River House can accommodate a maximum 6 adults and 4 children and consists of 3 spacious en-suite bedrooms, a study, kid's bedroom and a sala at river level. River House is approximately 100m from Owners House.

The Farm House can host a maximum 10 adults in 5 spacious en-suite bedrooms. It has a bar, television, outdoor bath, a large garden and is 15 minutes from Owners/River House.

Activities that are available include game drives, guided bush walks (bush walks are also limited to a maximum of 8 people), bird watching, fishing, sleep outs at the hide, bush breakfasts/lunches and fun outdoor mini adventures for junior guests.

Activities that are available for an additional cost include African drumming lessons and cultural dances performed by students from a nearby primary school at Molatedi Village.

Massages and spa treatments by an onsite therapist can also be arranged (additional cost).

Owners and River House each face the river.

A babysitting service is available.

A laundry service is included.

If you are arriving/departing via FedAir, the lodge is a 45 minute drive away from the airstrip.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided walks in the reserve.  Guests over 60 years old wishing to join a guided walk are required to have a letter or certificate from their doctor confirming they are in good health and are physically fit to do the walk. A  guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.

Regardless of age or the provision of a doctors certificate, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.


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