North West Province » Madikwe Game Reserve Specials » Morukuru Family Houses


LOCATIONMadikwe Game ReservePOOLEach Safari House has its own private pool
BIG 5 GAME RESERVEYesSPAIn-room Massages
OFF ROADYes (for Big 5 Sightings only)AIRCONYes

  •   We accept children of all ages at Morukuru - Even on our 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 under our beautiful African stays - NO schedules only your own rhythm and pace.

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01 August - 01 September 2019
13 October - 03 November 2019
OWNER'S HOUSE R 35,000 per lodge per night rate for advance bookings - based on 2 guests
RIVER HOUSE R 51,000 per lodge per night rate for advance bookings - based on 4 guests
FARM HOUSE R 76,000 per lodge per night rate for advance bookings - based on 6 guests
02 September - 12 October 2019
04 November - 13 December 2019
OWNER'S HOUSE R 25,000 per lodge per night rate for advance bookings - based on 2 guests
RIVER HOUSE R 34,000 per lodge per night rate for advance bookings - based on 4 guests
FARM HOUSE R 34,000 per lodge per night rate for advance bookings - based on 4 guests
14 December 2019 - 05 January 2020 OWNER'S HOUSE R 71,000 per lodge per night special rate for advance bookings - based on 4 guests and a minimum 4 night stay
RIVER HOUSE R 102,000 per lodge per night special rate for advance bookings - based on 6 adults & 4 children and a minimum 4 night stay
FARM HOUSE R 128,000 per lodge per night special rate for advance bookings - based on 10 guests and a minimum 4 night stay

FOR SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES AND LONG STAY RATES PLEASE CONTACT BUSHBREAKS & MORE ON 0861 00 44 55 (South Africa) or +2711 468 3476 (International) or email 

Owner’s House: accommodates up to 4 guests (2 presidential en suite bedrooms)
River House: accommodates up to 6 adults & 4 children (3 presidential en suite bedrooms & 1 kids/Study room)
Farm House: accommodates up to 10 guests (5 presidential en suite bedrooms)

*Please request special rates for additional guests in Luxury Houses from your BushBreaks consultant on 0861 00 44 55 / +2711 468 3476 or email

- For groups of 3 guests or more, book 4 nights and only pay for 3 nights.
- Aplicable to the Morukuru Owner's House, Morukuru River House and Morukuru Farm House.
- For all stays in September 2019 & 04 November to 13 December 2019.

- rates are available on request.

*surcharges on all special rates and a minimum 4 night stay will apply over peak holiday periods and long weekends.

• VIP Meet & Assist at ORT International Airport
• Private & exclusive use of selected Bush House
• Complimentary W-Fi (limited bandwidth)
• Breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks
• Selected local soft drinks, water, juices, coffee & tea
• Selected local house wines & local spirits
• Private chef, butler, host and housekeeping staff
• Private guide & tracker
• Private game drive vehicle
• Private bush walks (16 years and older)
• Sundowner drinks
• Picnics
• Road transfers within Madikwe Game Reserve
• Entrance fee / Reserve gate fee
• Laundry service
• Rates are quoted per house per night therefore a single supplement does not apply.
• Please request the child policy for the Luxury House which you are interested in.
• Game drives
• Bush walks
• Boating
• Fishing
• Bird watching
• Outdoor mini adventures
• Pizza picnics
• Massages
• 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.

4 hours by road from Johannesburg (360km)

Three Luxury bush homes to be booked exclusively for small parties & families:
Owner’s House – 2 Bedroom Safari Private House
River House – 3 Bedroom Safari Private House
Farm House – 5 Bedroom Safari Private House


The Morukuru Family is situated in the Madikwe Private Game Reserve, one of South Africa's largest and malaria-free game sanctuaries. It boasts a rich biodiversity of Mammals, including the Big 5 and excellent bird viewing, with over 350 bird species.


Morukuru (meaning Tamboti Tree in Tswana) is a beautifully appointed bush lodge on the edge of the Marico River, under the Tamboti Trees that grow in abundance on the river banks. The bush home is suited to private parties and families looking for exclusive use of the lodge.
  •     The house can accommodate 6 adults and 4 junior guests
  •     The 3 suites are adorned with king sized beds, sumptuous bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, fireplace for chilly nights and private wooden balconies
  •     Junior guests are accommodated in our kids’ room (also used as our study) which is also equipped with facilities such as television, a DVD player and board games
  •     The home is fully air-conditioned and also offers the option of ceiling fans, guest safes, internet , satellite television, small library of topical books and a selection of DVD’s and CD’s
  •     A heated infinity pool with inviting lounges, a boma for bonfire feasts, wooden veranda with romantic nooks and cosy views of the Marico river and an al fresco dining garden make this bush home a true haven
  •     The living space consists of a dining room, lounge, double view fire place and fully equipped kitchen which is available to guests at all times for snacks and drinks at their leisure and of their choice


In the shade of the Big Morukuru Tree

The Owner’s House is our premier bush house and embraces all that is luxury. Our arrival bridge that takes you straight to the entrance of Owners House, is what we conisder the start of our “red carpet treatment”  and you are immediately enveloped  in the lavishness as you walk into your very own bush home. The house is adorned in silk and handmade fabrics of the highest quality. Even though this is a two bedroom house it is our largest and most spacious riverside bush home with a library, top of the range digital equipment, a prestigious wine cellar and many comfortable spaces to unwind and relax in. The outdoor space is equally impressive with a 14meter pool, a romantic tree top tsala, a boma for starlit dining and an outside bath for a romantic and tranquil bathing experience.
  •     The house can accommodate 4 guests in two spacious, beautifully appointed en-suite king sized bedrooms
  •     The suites consist of sumptuous bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, fireplace for chilly nights and private wooden balconies in the green canopy of the trees
  •     The home is fully air-conditioned and also offers the option of ceiling fans, there are guest safes, home office facilities and an impressive digital entertainment system
  •     The very stylish centre of the Owners home includes an elegant dining room, a plush lounge and a fully equipped private kitchen from where all our catering is done and to which the guests are welcome to a constant supply of snacks, teas and coffees
  •     State of the art Wine Cellar featuring some of South Africa’s greatest estate wines
  •     An outdoor bath under the starlit sky for those favouring a more intrepid style of bathing
  •     A heated pool and private outdoor tsala where guests can enjoy time relaxing or having lantern lit dinners


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


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 breathtaking 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.


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.


  • Exclusive use of the Lodge
  • Luxurious and spacious en-suite bedrooms with fireplaces
  • Separate child's bedroom
  • Dining room
  • Lounge with fireplace
  • Fully equipped kitchen with personal chef
  • Personal butler, chef, tracker, nanny & housekeeping staff
  • Heated infinity pool
  • Pool deck with river view
  • Shaded patio
  • Laundry
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Flat screen television
  • Internet facilities


  • Air conditioned
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Indoor & outdoor showers
  • Fireplaces



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.


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