- We accept children of all ages at Morukuru, even on game drives!
- We offer families the opportunity to reconnect with one another in their own private and exclusive space.
- The Morukuru Freedom concept allows you to choose how you wish to spend your days – NO schedules only your own rhythm and pace.
- Big FiveYes
- Off RoadYes (for Big 5 Sightings only)
- Camp FencedYes
- Child PolicyAll ages welcome
- PoolEach Safari House has its own private pool
- SPAIn-room Massages
- Cellphone SignalYes
- Malaria AreaNo
LocationMadikwe Game Reserve
4 hours by road from Johannesburg (360km)
Three Luxury bush homes to be booked exclusively for small parties & families:
Farm House – 5 Bedroom Safari Private House
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- All rates are subject to availability
- Proof of SADC residency may be required at the time of booking or upon check-in at the lodge
- Surcharges may apply on rates over peak holiday periods and long weekends.
Terms & Conditons
- Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking. Over peak season a minimum 4 night stay is required.
- Rates offered above are valid for SA Residents only. Special discounted rates for International Residents are available on request.
Single Accommodation Policy
- Rates are quoted per house per night therefore a single supplement does not apply.
- Children of all ages are welcome.
- Please request the child policy from you BushBreaks consultant.
Game Drive Policy For Children
About Morukuru Farm House
ABOUT FARM HOUSE
A restored Farm House becomes the new Morukuru Farm House sensation! The Farm House can accommodate 10 guests The 5 double suites are airy bright and all have their own en suite bathrooms with beautiful glass doors and windows that open out onto the bush. Tastefully decorated with amusing pieces of carefully selected furniture and items, makes this bush home one of a kind. Morukuru Farmhouse includes all the same features as those you will find at Owners House and Lodge but with a modern “new bush” design and amazing green eco settings. Once again Farmhouse will be booked under the famous Morukuru concept – exclusive use & fully inclusive basis, Pools, ponds, wine cellar, open kitchen, lounge, dining room, courtyards, dining gardens and fireplace, this lodge has been built with “Green” in mind and is perfect for families and small groups of friends
- Air conditioned
- En-suite bathrooms
- Indoor & outdoor showers
About Madikwe Game Reserve
Herman Charles Bosman has woven many a tale about Abjaterskop and the Marico River . It is perhaps he that best describes the vast area where enselsberg rise from the savannahs and an area that is given life from the Marico River . This is the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, 75 000 hectares of unique topography and breath-taking beauty, it is also the home to the big 5, wild dog, cheetah and a large variety of mammal and bird life.
This 75 000 hectare reserve is situated in the North-West province of South Africa , on the border with Botswana . The large diversity of vegetation and ecozones allows for a rich diversity of game and bird species to inhabit the reserve.
HISTORY OF THE RESERVE
The reserve was proclaimed in August 1991, but officially became the estate of the North-West Parks Board on the 31 October 1991.
The reserve is one of very few in the world that was proclaimed purely on the grounds of it being the most appropriate sustainable land use for the area in which the reserve lies. Studies done through independent consultants clearly showed that wildlife-based tourism would be the most beneficial option for an area that was in an economic depression. The vision for Madikwe was to have a joint venture run by the North-West Parks Board, private investors and the local communities living in the surrounding area. The reserve has now become a role model for many similar ventures country wide due to the successes achieved within the reserve.
Prior to the park being proclaimed, work had already begun on clearing derelict farm buildings, fencing, and a number of alien plant species.
The park has a number of old buildings that were spared from demolition and now serve as The Parks Board headquarters. There were other game scout outposts built to house game scouts and other reserve staff. The perimeter was fenced with approximately 150km of electric game fencing, which is electrified to prevent the escape of the larger game species. In the park local business and labour was used to demolish buildings, erect fences and to construct roads, dams and lodges.
Morukuru Air is able to privately charter guests from OR Tambo Airport or any or the other local airfield directly to Morukuru. The duration of the flight is +/- 50 minutes. All our guests are met on arrival by a personal escort that will greet them at the airport and assist them though immigration, baggage control and customs. They are then escorted to their personal chauffer that will transfer them to one of the local airfields for departure to Madikwe. Morukuru Air offers guests the flexibility of arrival and departure times as well as a relaxed and exclusive flight experience. Helicopter transfers can also be arranged on request as we have a helicopter platform on the private property of Morukuru.
Outdoor mini adventures
FROM JOHANNESBURG (OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL)
PLEASE NOTE: We advise that you fill up with fuel at Sun City Village which is shortly after the Sun City Entrance gates on your right. There is no fuel available once in Madikwe Game Reserve.
Take R21 to Pretoria.
Then take the N1 North to Pietersberg (Polokwane).
After the Zambezi Road turnoff, you take the N4 toward Rustenburg.
After Brits look for the R556 Sun City/Pilanesberg turnoff. Follow the signs to Sun City/Pilanesberg approximately 76km.
After passing Sun City entrance you will see the Sun City Village. Please stop here for fuel if necessary and phone the lodge to advise that you have reached Sun City.
Join the Sun City road again and continue straight on the R556 for approximately 5 km’s. You will come to a T junction. Turn right onto the R565 toward Derdepoort.
Follow the road for approximately 8 km’s and turn left to Bapong. Continue straight for approx 35km (IGNORE ALL SIGNS TO MADIKWE).
After passing through Mabeskraal you will get a 4 way stop, turn right to Derdepoort.
After 25km the tar road ends, continue straight for approximately 18km, and then turn right towards Derdepoort.
After 23.6km turn left into the MELOA GATE. Please wait here to be met by a Morukuru Staff member – they will escort you through to the lodge.