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Nestled beneath the shady canopy of a giant morukuru tree, Morukuru Owner's House is a tranquil retreat on the banks of the Marico River in the Madikwe Private Game Reserve.

Quiet and secluded, this 2-bedroom getaway is ideal for honeymooners or discerning couples who want excellent game viewing coupled with top-notch creature comforts.

Wooden walkways connect the bedrooms, secluded salas and living areas that embrace the surrounding wilderness while also creating cosy nooks and crannies to relax in. Your every whim is catered for by a loyal team of staff - including a butler, chef and nanny - as well as an extensive library and superb wine cellar. Enjoy summer days at the pool or soak in the Jacuzzi under the Milky Way on balmy nights.

Your own knowledgable tracker team will lead you in search of the Big 5 or – if you dare - sleep among the animals in the secure Madikwe hide for an unforgettable night in the heart of the bush.


  • VIP meet & greet at OR Tambo International Airport
  • Perfect for honeymooners & small families
  • Sample South African vintages in the wine cellar
  • Private game walks & safaris with experienced guides
  • Enjoy an unforgettable ‘bush-dining’ experience


  • 4x4 Drives
  • Animal tracking experience
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Full-day safaris
  • Guided walks
  • Hiking
  • Specialist guides
  • Guided walking safaris

Fact File

Location Madikwe
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Pool Yes
Views Bush Views
Service Fully serviced by a team of staff
Property Type Villa
Ideal For Family, Families with babies, Families with toddlers, Families with young children, Families with teens, Couples
Sleeps 4

Style & Décor

Contemporary European style meets Afro-chic in a joyous union in this secluded bush retreat. Plush furnishings in rich textures and earthy hues are accented by pops of burnt orange that recall the classic African sunset. Double-volume thatched roofs echo traditional dwellings of the region, while floor-to-ceiling doors fold back to seamlessly connect interior and exterior spaces in this ‘treehouse for grown-ups’.


Morukuru Owner’s House is situated in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s North West province. At 75 000 hectares, this is one of the largest game reserves in the country. Because the animals, including the Big 5, have no reason to migrate, Madikwe offers unrivalled all-year game viewing. In addition, guests can enjoy excellent bird watching, freshwater fishing safaris and water sports on the private dam. For after-hours relaxation, have a spa treatment or learn a traditional local dance, even if you think you have two left feet!


This exclusive-use bush lodge is ideal for small families, couples or honeymooners wanting a tranquil escape with all amenities and activities on tap.

Best time to visit

While many parks around South Africa experience high and low seasons in terms of spotting game, Madikwe Private Game Reserve offers superb year-round game viewing. Due to the reserve being under single management, the animals do not undertake any major migrations and can easily be spotted during both the wet and dry seasons. The wet season runs from October to April and sees Africa at her greenest, with lush landscapes, flowing rivers and bird-and-newborn-viewing is at its best. The dry season in winter sees warm, clear days and crisp nights, making for breath-taking game spotting.

Special Notes

Helicopter transfers from the airport can be arranged.

Morukuru Owner’s House is an ideal honeymoon getaway in Madikwe. It offers luxury with an authentic bush experience
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A fully equipped kitchen allows your chef personal to spoil you with superb local cuisine, while taking into account your dietary preferences.

Master Bedroom

Elegantly styled in rich earth tones, the master bedroom is your tranquil haven. A king-sized bed ensures blissful sleep after early-morning game drives, while a private terrace that seems to float among the surrounding trees is the perfect spot sit and relax.

Guest Bedrooms

The beautifully appointed second bedroom is sumptuously furnished with a king-sized bed. Sliding doors open onto a private terrace that offers reach-out-and-touch-it views of the surrounding wilderness.


The capacious en suite bathrooms have oval bathtubs that command serene views and roomy-but-private alfresco showers for those who really want to ‘get back to nature’.

Living & Dining Area

Living spaces are comfortably furnished with contemporary Afro-Euro décor in dark, natural hues. Large sofas and comfy armchairs invite you to unwind, while a cosy stone fireplace beckons on winter nights. An 8-seater dining table is perfect for enjoying the culinary delights created by your personal chef. All living areas open up on verdant treescapes, putting you among the playful birdlife.

Outside Area

Exquisite decks flow around the house, connecting living spaces and offering secluded sanctuaries in which to relax in peace. An azure swimming pool and private Jacuzzi will delight water babies. Enjoy an African-style barbeque while you watch for shooting stars and listen out for the roar of distant lions and rustle of cicadas.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Beauty or wellness therapist
  • Computer facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-fi available


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Dates Board Price
2023-10-30 — 2023-12-14 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $830
2023-12-15 — 2024-01-07 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $2,425

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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