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Set on the banks of the Marico River in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve, Morukuru is an exclusive-use, private safari villa that combines stylish décor with luxury and warm African hospitality. Ideal for a large family or group of friends, the lodge boasts a superb team of dedicated and experienced staff who are always on hand to ensure all your needs and requests are well taken care of.

With its unique blend of classic savannah animals and desert specialists, malaria-free Madikwe offers spectacular wildlife viewing and is home to the Big 5 as well as wild dog, giraffe and cheetah. Morukuru provides you with a personal game ranger and safari vehicle so memorable, exciting and informative game drives can be scheduled at your convenience.


  • Located in a private section of the Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Exclusive-use luxury safari villa - a fantastic option for families or friends
  • Informal, yet luxurious feel with beautiful interiors
  • Safari at your own pace - all activities are tailored
  • Team of dedicated team looking after you
  • Children of all ages welcome


  • Game drives
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Guided walks
  • Live music & entertainment
  • Guided walking safaris


Exclusive Use

The luxury private villa has three spacious and uniquely themed bedrooms each with their own private deck, air conditioning and fans. Each bedroom has a full en suite bathroom with the option of indulging in a foam bath, bush shower or indoor shower.

Adjacent to the three fully-furnished bedrooms is a family room with satellite TV, internet access and a DVD player to keep the youngsters occupied, plus a large sofa which folds out to provide two super-size single beds should they be required.


Beat the heat of the afternoon on the sun loungers around the heated infinity pool that overlooks the tumbling Marico River, or just relax on the extensive wooden veranda surrounded by the sounds of the bush.

Dine around the fire in the open-air boma at night for a uniquely African experience or on cold nights make yourself at home in the comfortable lounge area in front of the crackling log fire with a book from the well-stocked library.


Morukuru offers delicious cuisine created for you by your personal chef who will cater to your individual tastes and according to your schedule. Meals are accompanied by a selection of house wines, or you can choose to go down to the wine cellar and select your own. Dine indoors around the lovely 10-seater dining table or enjoy your meals outside in the boma area beside a roaring fire. You can also enjoy an alfresco lunch in the shaded garden area or pool deck

General facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Computer facilities
  • Babysitting service available
  • Beauty or wellness therapist
  • Children's Club
  • Library


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Dates Board Price
2022-07-16 — 2022-09-04 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $800
2022-09-05 — 2022-09-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $555
2022-10-01 — 2022-10-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $800
2022-10-31 — 2022-12-16 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $555
2022-12-17 — 2023-01-08 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $1,750
2023-01-09 — 2023-02-10 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $610
2023-02-11 — 2023-03-05 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $890
2023-03-06 — 2023-03-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $610
2023-03-31 — 2023-04-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $890
2023-05-01 — 2023-07-06 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $610
2023-07-07 — 2023-09-03 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $890
2023-09-04 — 2023-09-28 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $610
2023-09-29 — 2023-10-29 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $890
2023-10-30 — 2023-12-14 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $610
2023-12-15 — 2024-01-07 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $1,925

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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Traveller Reviews

Morukuru River House

Joy Yokoyama

Now, what can I say about Ocean House and River House. Words simply cannot describe the staff at both venues. Talk about feeling pampered and spoiled. Our every wish and need met by the most competent, hospitable staff. River House was the perfe ct place for our safari adventure. Okker and Gummy were the best ranger and tracker team anyone could ask for. We saw four of the Big Five but we also had an encounter with the rare black rhino. Every game drive was special with wonderful animal viewings made special by Okker and Gummy's expertise. The house was a wonderful place to go back to after every game drive. The beautiful venues for our meals and the care given to making each meal special was a wonderful surprise to come home to each day. Yes, home. Both houses felt like home while we were there and the staff made sure we had all the privacy we wanted but were nearby if we needed them. This concept really worked well for our family and has spoiled us forever. Besides the personal house concept our itinerary was what also made this trip exceptional. The combination of the Ocean House and all that deHoop has to offer and the River House and big game viewing is a perfect match.
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Kahlan Erasmus

'When we got to Morukuru River Lodge, an OMG! We were in total heaven! Even though two of the group couldn't handle the food (I feel sorry for them because it was superb), the game drives, staff, sheff, and all effort done completely excelled and exc eeded my experience and comfort.'
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