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Madikwe, Madikwe Game Reserve 2838 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 23 Speciality lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
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Morukuru Family Madikwe is a collection of three exclusive-use private safari villas on a private concession in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Owner's House has 2 bedrooms, River House has 3 bedrooms and Farm House has 5 bedrooms. We welcome children of all ages and are very family friendly. Our 'Morukuru Freedom Concept' means that our guests have total freedom to do whatever they want, whenever they want. During their stay in one of the private houses all activities are included, as well as all meals and drinks. We provide a private gamedrive vehicle for each house, including a private guide and a tracker. The rest of the staff at the house comprises of a private chef, a butler and general housekeeping staff.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Hidden Gem
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans


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Madikwe, Madikwe Game Reserve 2838 South Africa
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Lanseria Airport197 kmSee all flights
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BatmansAlive wrote a review Jul 2021
Sudan105 contributions41 helpful votes
A holiday out of this world… A team that makes one feel at home.. A game reserve that you can customize to your needs, wants and qualms… An area that puts the wildlife before all… Whether your 2 or 24, young or old, adult or child, Morukuru makes all have a holiday to remember… A management team that keeps you surprised, relaxed and entertained, supported by a team that make you forget all and want for nothing… A chef that will tantalize your taste buds, butlers that make your drinks smooth like silk, guides and trackers that will show and explain all your wants and needs when looking and gods wild creations… An in house staff that makes you feel at home when away from home… Thank you to each and everyone, who made our holiday one to remember for many many a moon… We will be going back to this hidden wonder..
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Rinse Wassenaar, Marketing at Morukuru Family Madikwe
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this glowing feedback and review. We are very happy to hear that you truly enjoyed your time with us. The entire team (Anne-Marie, Armand, Gummy, Sipho, Asion, Ellen, Mpho, James & Suzan) enjoyed hosting you all and sharing our piece of paradise. You were quite fortunate with the gamedrives too! Thank you also for the generous donation towards Morukuru Goodwill Foundation, enabling us to continue with the work we do. We look forward to welcoming you back! Warmest regards from all of us at Morukuru Family
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i0m2ct wrote a review Jun 2021
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This was special from start to finish. Evan is a very knowledgable guide, keen to impart information and also fun. Ilse is a very thoughtful guest manager and looked after our every need. What is fantastic is the ability to tailor your stay so that every day is different.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Rinse Wassenaar, Marketing at Morukuru Family Madikwe
Responded 09 Jun 2021
Thank you so much for your review and feedback! We are very happy to hear that your stay at Morukuru Owner's House was special from start to finish and that you enjoyed our 'Morukuru Freedom Concept' which allows you to completely tailormake your stay. Evan, Ilse, Asion, Sipho, Ellen, Gummy, Maggie, Susan, James & Masego enjoyed hosting you and we look forward to welcoming you back. Warmest regards from all of us at Morukuru Family
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Althea wrote a review May 2021
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
If you are looking for the essence of a bush experience, look no further. From the moment we arrived, we were pampered with little luxuries, and our activities were planned around our specific needs and desires. We were a large family group of 3 generations celebrating a big birthday. We had kids between the ages of 3 and 14 and l can honestly say it worked very well and everybody had a fantastic time. We stayed in River and Owners Houses, which are stunningly beautiful. We were able to have all our meals outside, which added to the intimate nature experience for me. The spa was also incredibly special. But the highlight would have to be the game drives. Our guide was highly knowledgeable and kept us informed (and entertained!) with tidbits about the flora and fauna of the region. He also had endless energy and patience with the kids. I can definitely recommend Morukuru Family for an unforgettable bush getaway!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Rinse Wassenaar, Marketing at Morukuru Family Madikwe
Responded 17 May 2021
Thank you very much for booking Morukuru Family Madikwe for this special 3 generations safari! We are thrilled to read your feedback and comments about the houses, the meals and the guiding. Thank you also for highly recommending us, we really appreciate it. The entire team (Evan, Armand, Ilse, Anne-Marie, Boiky, Bugzy, Aaron, Fortunate, Shaddy, Evanz, Suti, Gloria, Thabo & Greg) had such a great time hosting your family and we look forward to welcoming you back. Warmest regards from all of us at Morukuru Family.
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Fabrizio Clarizio wrote a review Dec 2020
19 contributions4 helpful votes
My family and I went to Morukuru in Madikwe, we stay in the 4 sleeper villa Named Owners House. From the moment we arrived we were treated as international guests, we were given 5 star treatment from the word go. From the the cleaners to management 5 star service nothing was ever too much unbelievable Accommodation great game fabulous food. Definitely going back in 2021. A big thank you to Brad and Vicky for looking after us and to the amazing staff. A must for Safari Lovers.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Rinse Wassenaar, Marketing at Morukuru Family Madikwe
Responded 21 Dec 2020
Thank you very much for these kind words and wonderful review, after your recent stay at Morukuru Owner's House. All guests that arrive at any of our properties will receive the same levels of service and personal attention, no matter who they are, or where they are from. Our teams love to spoil our guests and that is what they do best. In this case Vicky, Forchnet, Justice, Ellen, Gummy, Masego, James and Brad had a wonderful time with you. You also managed to see the Big 5 during your stay and some pretty amazing sightings of Black and White Rhino, a Leopard right next to the car and Lions stalking Zebra. For your next stay the bush bath will be waiting for Jessie, as well as a tub of delicious berries for each game-drive. Brad really loved the high five from Jessie on the last day, the perfect end to your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back! Warmest regards from all of us at Morukuru Family
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Maya wrote a review Nov 2020
Vaalwater, South Africa124 contributions15 helpful votes
We once again were fortunate enough to visit the newly refurbished Morukuru Family Owners House in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa with dear friends. Despite all the strictly applied C-19 rules, it has not affected the warm inviting atmosphere, and dedication of the friendly staff. Besides the Owners House, the River House has been refurbished in the same style with warm yellow mustard, grey and black colours. Even the food- and drink covering jug- and table nets match the new look designed by the world renown Fox Browne company that has given so many lodges their unique characters and interiors on the African continent. C-19 no doubt has changed our lives and life styles we had to adopt to such as wearing face masks that are provided by the lodge, wrapped as a gift together with sanitiser and gloves and for the sake of the environment, personalised stainless steel water bottles are provided. It is up to the guests or they wear the face masks, because it’s their own temporarily house and home. I myself was pleasantly surprised by the delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes the chef prepared and that were savoured not just by me😊 and paired with outstanding wines. As a returning guest and carefully updated guest profile, no further explanations needed. Besides quality time with friends, the best parts are the game drives. The close encounters with Elephants, Rhino’s, Lions, Buffalo’s and when lucky a Leopard or Wild dogs. It takes your breath away to watch these animals so close by and especially their cubs, puppies, baby’s. The reserve has strict poaching policies and an excellent track-record on protecting it’s wildlife with all means. To us it is heaven on earth. Thank you very much my dearest Morukuru Family! Note: All rooms are excellent and since one rents the entire house/villa, no social distancing marks, nor mini bar on the room or pool bar is necessary. Butler service is available everywhere and anytime and in the unlikely event there is not, one has a coffee- and fully stocked drink self service bar. The lounge has e smart flat screen. Although one will never ever find the time to watch TV because one is kept busy with activities, game drives, food and drink experiences and catching up about sightings and stories.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: All rooms are exceptional
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Response from Rinse Wassenaar, Marketing at Morukuru Family Madikwe
Responded 17 Nov 2020
Thank ypu so much for this wonderfully detailed and extensive review and feedback following your recent stay at the refurbished Owner's House. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the new design and style, after you have experienced the house during a few previous stays. Thank you also for your comments regarding the vegan / vegetarian food options, which are appreciated by the Chef. We look forward to welcoming you back for another stay! Warmest regards from all of us at Morukuru Family!
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US$1 414 - US$2 678 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceMadikwe Game Reserve
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Frequently Asked Questions about Morukuru Family Madikwe
What are some of the property amenities at Morukuru Family Madikwe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Morukuru Family Madikwe?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Morukuru Family Madikwe?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Morukuru Family Madikwe?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Morukuru Family Madikwe?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Morukuru Family Madikwe have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Morukuru Family Madikwe offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Morukuru Family Madikwe?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.