Morukuru Farm House | Madikwe Game Reserve | South Africa
Madikwe Game Reserve
The three exclusive-use houses of Morukuru Family are situated in a private concession in the southeast corner of Madikwe Game Reserve, located in the North West Province of South Africa. The reserve covers over 75.000 hectares, offering guests a premier safari and wildlife experience. The reserve is situated between the Botswana border and the area made famous by the South African writer Herman Charles Bosman, called the Groot Marico.
ACCESS BY AIR
Federal Air offers daily shuttle flights from O.R. Tambo International Airport to Madikwe Game Reserve. The duration of this flight is 50 minutes. Our guests are met on arrival at Johannesburg airport by a Morukuru representative and assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs. They are then escorted to the Federal Air Kiosk (situated outside the Intercontinental Hotel) and from there shuttled by road to the Federal Air lounge. Guests are able to make use of the Federal Air lounge where light refreshments and snacks are offered whilst guests can stretch their legs and wait for the departure of their flight to Madikwe. Upon arrival at the Madikwe East airstrip, your Morukuru Family team will be waiting to take you through to your private villa. This transfer is a game drive already and takes 30 minutes. Private charters and helicopter transfers can also be arranged upon request, we have a helicopter platform on our private property.
ACCESS BY ROAD
Madikwe Game Reserve is located 360 kms from Johannesburg and is about a 4-hour drive, with Sun City being located more or less halfway. Transfer services can be arranged and include a personalised meet and greet service at O.R. Tambo International Airport or hotel and the services of an English speaking driver.
The malaria-free Madikwe is one of South Africa’s largest Big 5 game reserves. Its extensive grass plains are home to not just the Big 5, but also the African Wild Dog, Cheetah and a large selection of plains game, as well as over 340 species of birds. The rich diversity of vegetation ensures a wide range of game and wildlife as well as a terrain and topography, that offer ideal game viewing and photographic opportunities.
FOOD AND WINES
Our chefs are meticulously trained and can provide a wide array of catering options from traditional, formal and nouvelle cuisine to utterly relaxed and casual snacks on demand and everything in between. We encourage our guests to eat ‘al fresco’ as much as our beautiful African weather allows and we believe that every meal is an occasion. Guests are able to personally select wines from our wine cellar to accompany and compliment their meals. All meals and drinks are included, with the exception of wines on the ‘Reserve List’.
WISH LIST – We encourage all our guests to complete the Wish List which will be send to you, prior to your arrival. The more we know about any specific preferences or requirements, the better the service we can provide. Because of the exclusive-use nature of our three houses, we are able to tailor make each stay.
MORUKURU FREEDOM CONCEPT – Our Morukuru Freedom Concept has been designed to offer our guests total freedom with regards to the activities and the meals they prefer to enjoy. Our guests can decide whatever they want to do, whenever they want, with no fixed time schedule. Each of the three exclusive-use houses comes with 8 staff, including your own private guide, tracker, host, butler, chef and housekeeping staff.
MORUKURU KIDS – Morukuru Family welcomes children of all ages. We have based our whole ethos around hosting families or groups of close friends. Our junior guests are allowed on game drives throughout the Madikwe Game Reserve and are able to enjoy every magical aspect of being on safari with their parents. Children receive a Morukuru Kidz Backpack filled with Safari treasures. Children are kept busy with baking, kiddie-adventures, swimming, fishing and much more. We offer babysitting service as well.
THE MORUKURU HOUSES – Owner’s House, River House and Farm House are all part of the unique Morukuru Family experience, just like Ocean House in De Hoop Nature Reserve. The Houses as we call them, all operate on an exclusive use basis, so there are never any other guests besides you and those you choose to accompany you. You’ll not only have the entire property to yourself, but personal staff to attend to your every whim. Even more wonderful are the utterly private safaris – including a private vehicle and your personal guide who works with a gifted tracker to bring you the very best that there is to offer in Madikwe Game reserve. There are no set schedules at Morukuru Family in Madikwe, you are the masters of your stay with us and have complete freedom to do as you wish, when you wish!
- Exclusive use of the house
- Maximum 10 adults
- Children of all ages welcome
- 5 spacious bedrooms en-suite
- Air-conditioning and ceiling fans
- Electronic safe in each bedroom
- Complimentary wifi
- Dining room
- Living room
- Fireplace in the living room
- Large wrap around veranda
- Private pool (15 meter)
- Outdoor bath
- Large garden
- 15 minutes from Owner’s / River House
- Located in 1 km2 safe fenced in area
- 8 staff including private guide, tracker, chef, host, butler and housekeeping
- Babysitting service
- Private game drive vehicle
- All meals included
- All drinks included, with the exception of wines on the ‘Reserve list’.
- Safari activities included
All activities are tailor made to your preference, with no fixed time schedules. Included are:
- Game drives (private vehicle / guide / tracker)
- Fun outdoor mini-adventures for junior guests
- Romantic starlit sleep-outs in our hide
- Bush breakfasts and lunches
- Candle-lit dinners
- Memorable mountaintop or riverside braais.
- Upon request it is possible to do guided Big 5 bushwalks as well. Our junior guests (under 16 years) can go for nature walks in a safe and enclosed area in our private concession.
Optional extra activities include:
- Local dancers from nearby Molatedi village
- African drumming lesson
- Massages by our onsite therapists.
Please contact us for availability and pricing details
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