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Madikwe Entry Fees

Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Rebuilding and Recovery levy
  - R115
pppn (optional)
Gate Entry Fees
  - R180
per Adults per STAY
  - R 80  per Child  (3-9 yrs)
Guest Conservation Contribution (GCC)
  - R165 per Adults per DAY
  - R 82.50 per Child  (2-12 yrs)  
Guest Conservation Contribution (GCC)
- from 01 Mar 2023
  -  R190 per Adults per DAY
  -  R  95 per Child  (2-12 yrs)
• Bed Levy
  - ZAR 10 pppn from age 1 year old    
SUBJECT to change without notice,
Guests GCC are payable at the lodges and
will be added to guests' bills
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Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Flight Entry
  - R240 per Adult  
  - R150 per Child (3-9 yrs)  
SUBJECT to change without notice
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Best time to visit

The best time to visit malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve is during March and November, when temperatures are lower.

Why Book With Us

Personal inter-action
Lodges with high standards
Stay in control of your booking
Most special deals by far
Secure payment process (SSL)
South African based
Superior knowledge
Expert advice
No booking fees

What sets us Apart !

MALARIA FREE
Ideal for family or small groups
Rich biodiversity of game
Large elephant population
Over 300 bird species
Effortless road and air access
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Luxury in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve
A Modern Contemporary African Homestead, offering the perfect private setting for families and larger groups.

Located on the other side of the mountain within the Morukuru property, the five-suite Farm House is an oasis, surrounded by luscious green lawns, and set within a 100-hectare fenced-in safe area which is home to general game, so kids can play and roam at will, and guests may have the freedom to walk and explore.

Luxury House
Furnished by well-known South African interior designer, Sumari Krige, the Farm House is bright & stylish, with bespoke items produced by local artists and craftsmen in a neutral palette. Following the owners’ brief to create spaces where families with children of all ages can completely relax, the overall sense is kick-off-shoes and curl-up-on-the-couch comfort. The five huge en-suite bedrooms – linked to the main area by a covered walkway – are all equally luxurious, because Morukuru believes that a family holiday should be special for every family member.

Multi generation travel
If you love bush, space and South African surroundings. Morukuru Farm House is the place to be. Multi generation travel, families and groups of friends, of all ages, have already found their way to our Farm House, and celebrated live to the fullest. Anniversaries, birthdays or, most important, spending quality time together, this exclusive use House is sublime.

Your private staff will look after every single wish. They are highly skilled and are trained regularly, so they can give you the best.

Farm House is also the perfect home for celebrations with large groups of friends getting together in the featured bar area.



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Luxury in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve
A modern contemporary African homestead, offering the perfect private setting for families and larger groups.

Located on the other side of the mountain from the sister houses within N/Athe Morukuru Family private property, the five suite Farm House is an oasis, surrounded by luscious green lawns, and set within a 100-hectare fenced-in safe area which is home to general game, so kids can play and roam at will, and guests have the freedom to walk and explore.

Luxury house
Furnished by well-known South African interior designer, Sumari Krige, the Farm House is bright and stylish, with bespoke items produced by local artists and craftsmen in a neutral palette. Following the owners’ brief to create spaces where families with children of all ages can completely relax, the overall sense is kick-off-shoes and curl-up-on-the-couch comfort. The five huge en-suite bedrooms – linked to the main area by a covered walkway – are all equally luxurious, because Morukuru Family believes that a family holiday should be special for every family member.

Want to know more about the layout of the Morukuru Farm House? Have a look at the FloorPlan.

Multi generation travel
If you love the bush, space and South African surroundings. Morukuru Farm House is the place to be. Multi generation travel, families and groups of friends, of all ages, have already found their way to Morukuru Farm House, and celebrated life to the fullest. Anniversaries, birthdays or, most important, spending quality time together, this exclusive-use house is sublime.

Your private staff of 8, including you own private guide, tracker, hostess, chef, butler and housekeepers will look after every single wish. They are highly skilled and are trained regularly, ensuring they can give you the best.

Morukuru Farm House is also the perfect home for celebrations with large groups of friends getting together in the featured bar area.

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability
  LOW SEASON
9 May - 15 Jul '22 
5 Sep - 30 Sep '22 
31 Oct - 16 Dec '22
HIGH SEASON
12 Feb - 6 Mar '22
 9 Apr - 8 May '22
16 Jul - 4 Sep '22
 1 Oct - 30 Oct '22
PEAK SEASON
17 Dec 2022 - 8 Jan 2023
Min of 4 nights
10 guest
5 bedrooms en-suite Exclusive-use, occupancy: Up to 10 guests - Children of all ages welcome- Infants (under 2 years) are accommodated free of charge
MINIMUM HOUSE RATE (6 guests / night) N/A R78,720 R 144,000
MINIMUM HOUSE RATE (4 guests / night) R36,480 N/A
Additional adults pay the extra adult rate per night
(16 years and over)
R 6,720 R 9,410
Additional children pay the extra child rate per night
(2 to 15 years)
R 3,360 R 4,705

 

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability
Exclusive-use, occupancy: up to 10 guests
(Children of all ages are welcome)
LOW SEASON  
9 Jan - 10 Feb '23

6 Mar - 30 Mar '23
1 May - 6 Jul '23
4 Sep - 28 Sep '23
30 Oct - 14 Dec '23
 
HIGH SEASON 
11 Feb - 5 Mar '23

31 Mar - 30 Apr '23
7 Jul - 3 Sep '23
29 Sep - 29 Oct '23
PEAK SEASON
15 Dec '23 - 7 Jan '24


Min of 4 nights
per night 
5 bedrooms en-suite Exclusive-use, occupancy: Up to 4 guests - Children of all ages welcome- Infants (under 2 years) are accommodated free of charge
Minimum house rate / night (includes 6 guests ) N/A  R86,400 R 158,400
Minimum house rate / night (includes 4 guests ) R 40,320  N/A 
Additional adults pay the extra adult rate per night
 (16 years and over)
R 7,680 R10,560
Additional children pay the extra child rate per
night (2 to 15 years)
R 3,840 R 5,280
Promotions 2022 / 2023
Morukuru Owner's House, River House & Farm House
Validity
Stay-Pay Offer 4=3
For groups of 3 guests or more, book 4 nights and pay 3 nights only.
For all stays between
31 October - 16 December 2022
8 May – 2 June 2023
30 October – 14 December 2023
Stay-Pay Offer 5=4
For groups of 3 guests or more, book 5 nights and pay 4 nights only.
For all stays between
5 September - 30 September 2022
9 January – 10 February 2023

 4 September – 28 September 2023

Early Bird offer
Validity
Early bookers will get 15% discount off rates, if booked at least 6 month prior
to arrival. Full payment is required within 14 days from confirmation of the booking.
Not adhering to the specific payment requirement means the 15% 'early bird'
discount will no longer apply.
For all stays between
3 January - 16 December 2022
9 January and 14 December 2023
Not combinable with BAR.
Non-refundable
100% cancellation fees applay
Capacity : accomodated 10 pax

Facilities

  • All ages are welcome
  • All inclusive
  • Bar
  • Child friendly
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Dining Room
  • Electronic safe
  • Exclusive use of the house
  • Fireplace
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Indoor & outdoor showers
  • King size bedrooms
  • Large heated swimming pool
  • Library
  • Morukuru Freedom Concept
  • Nanny service
  • Outdoor bath
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private Butler
  • Private chef
  • Private Game Drive Vehicle
  • Private Guide
A restored old farm house is now the sensational Morukuru Farm House!
  •  The Farm House can accommodate 10 guests
  •  The 5 double suites are bright and airy and each of them has an en suite bathroom with beautiful glass doors and windows that open out onto the bush
  •  Tastefully decorated with amusing pieces of carefully selected furniture and items, making this house one of a kind
  •  Morukuru Farmhouse includes all the same features as found at Owner’s House and River House, but with a modern “new bush” design and amazing green eco settings
  •  Farm House is also booked under the famous Morukuru Freedom concept – sole use & fully inclusive basis
  •  Pool, wine cellar, open kitchen, lounge, dining room, courtyards, dining gardens and fireplace, this private house has been built with “Green” in mind and is perfect for families and small groups of friends 
Activities
Morukuru Family is entirely centered on guest experience and delighting them. We can offer game drives, bush walks (children under 16 will have bush walks on non big five private Morukuru Family property), fishing, bird-watching, fun outdoor mini-adventures like supervised exploring for junior guests, romantic starlit sleepovers at the double-storey bird hide for adults, creative meal settings and options like bush breakfasts, pizza picnics, candle-lit dinners and memorable barbeques at the riverside. Local dancers from the nearby Molatedi village are also a firm favourite. We also offer guests the possibility of having massages during their stay with our onsite therapists.

Morukuru Kids

Morukuru Family is extremely child friendly as we welcome 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. Our children receive a Morukuru Kidz Backpack filled with Safari treasures. We offer the service of a Nanny for those parents that wish to have a little time to themselves allowing them to relax knowing their children are being cared for. Children are kept busy with baking, kiddie-adventures,
swimming, fishing and much more.

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 believe that every meal is an occasion. Guests are also able to personally select wines from our wine cellar to accompany and compliment their meals.

Morukuru  Goodwill Foundation 
The Morukuru Family believes in giving back to Africa and to her wildlife, in the form of preservation and conservation and to her local communities through education, empowerment and encouragement.
We are involved in various Wildlife and Community projects: removing alien vegetation from the Madikwe Game reserve, assisting the Molatedi school library with book donations as well as soccer kits for the up and coming soccer stars, recycling initiatives, and assistance with Parks Board projects like darting, collaring and relocation activities. 

Wildlife
Madikwe is a Big 5 reserve (top 10). Its extensive grass plains are home to game such as Gemsbok and Springbok and 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.

Climate
Weather
The climate is typified by hot summers (September to April) and cool dry Winters (May to August).
Summer: 25˚C(77˚F) – 40˚C(104˚F) and Winters: 3˚C(38˚F) – 23˚C(73˚F)
Rainfall
Classed as a semi arid region, rainfall amounts to about 500mm (19.5inches) per year, with most of the
rain falling in the summer months.
Malaria
Madikwe Game reserve is malaria free. No Malaria medication is necessary for your stay at any of the Morukuru Family private houses, but we do advise the use of insect repellant

The exclusive-use bush villa, Morukuru will provide you with top class personal service, a warm and hospitable African ambiance and outstanding cuisine from a personal chef who will cater to your specific culinary requests. The three bed rooms in this luxury bush villa, all with en-suite bathrooms connect into the central living area under one continuous roof. The lodge offers the perfect setting for guests to enjoy alfresco dining on the wooden decks shaded by the impressive Tamboti trees overlooking the pool area and the riverbed beyond that, where animals converge to escape the heat of the day and quench their thirst. In the evening enjoy traditional African dinners around an open fire in a secluded “boma” under the stars. Morukuru Lodge is available for the exclusive use by 6 adults, 4 children and is perfect for families, friends and small groups.

We are unable to accommodate guests that arrive early or depart late, unless an additional night is booked.

All our rates are quoted in South African Rand and include VAT.

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

A minimum stay of 4 nights is required for stays at Morukuru Family Madikwe for reservations during Christmas/New Year “PEAK SEASON”.

Infants under 2 years old are accommodated free of charge


OCCUPANCY

  • Morukuru Farm House: up to 10 guests (5 presidential bedrooms, all en-suite)

Inclusions for Morukuru Family Madikwe:

  • VIP Meet & Assist at OR Tambo International Airport
  • Private and exclusive use of the houses
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (limited bandwidth)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • Local softdrinks, water, juices, coffee, tea
  • 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
  • VAT / taxes

Exclusions for Morukuru Family Madikwe:

  • Road transfers to/from Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Flights to/from Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Massage treatments
  • Cellar wines (Premium list)
  • Local dancers
  • African drummers
  • Conservation activities
  • Day trips outside Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Curio shop purchases
 

NOTES:

  • All combinations are permitted.
  • A minimum stay of 4 nights is required at the exclusive use houses, for reservations during Christmas/New Year “PEAK SEASON”
  • Infants from the ages of 0 till 2 years are accommodated free of charge

AIR & ROAD TRANSFERS:

The Morukuru Family reservations team will gladly assist with any road transfer or air transfer requirements you might have. Quotations on request. These transfers are performed by independent third parties. Therefor we can’t assume any liability for irregularities or changes made by these third parties.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES:

Regular check in time is from 14:00 PM, regular check out time is strictly 11:00 AM. Due to the specific nature of our exclusive-use houses we have to be strict about these times. Early arrival or late check out is only possible when an additional night is booked.  

CHILD POLICY:

Morukuru Family gladly welcomes children of all ages in all properties. We have fold away beds, baby cots, highchairs and car seats available. Our junior guests are allowed to participate in game drives, no matter their age.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:

Please ensure that you are in possession of a valid ID and a valid visa (if applicable). It is a condition of booking that the sole responsibility lies with the guests to ensure that they carry the correct comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover themselves, as well as any dependants/travelling companions. This insurance should include full cover in respect of, but not limited to, the following eventualities: cancellation or curtailment of the safari, emergency evacuation expenses medical expenses, repatriation expenses, injury, death, damage/theft/loss of personal baggage, money and goods. The company, their representatives, employees and agents will take no responsibility for any costs, losses incurred or suffered by the guest, or guest’s dependants or travelling companions, with regards to, but not limited to, any of the abovementioned events. Families travelling with children under 18 years old should check the immigration regulations for South Africa, as additional documents may be required.

EXTRAS:

All clients shall settle their extra account prior to departure from the premises unless otherwise arranged.

SPECIAL DIETARY / MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:

If guests have any medical problems, disabilities and/or allergies that may affect their holiday, please inform us before confirming the booking so that we can advise as to the suitability of the arrangements we provide. In any event guests must give us written details before booking. If we reasonably feel unable to accommodate the particular needs of a guest we reserve the right to decline the reservation or, if full details are not provided at the time of booking, we may need to cancel the reservation when we become aware of the situation. Normal cancellation policy will apply. We cannot be held responsible if we are not advised at the time of booking.

Deposit Policy

  • For all bookings made within 45 days of travel
  • Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).
  • For all bookings made more than 45 days of travel
  • A 50% deposit Is required within 48 hours of your booking and the balance 30 days prior to arrival. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • All cancellations must be made in writing. No telephonic or verbal cancellations will be accepted.
  • If a booking is cancelled after confirmation, the applicable deposit will be forfeited.
  • Cancellation within 60 days before arrival – 50% of full amount
  • Cancellation within 30 days before arrival – 100% of full amount
  • A 10% admin fee will be retained for cancellations made after the card has been charged.

PEAK SEASON CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • Cancellation within 90 days before arrival – 50% of full amount
  • Cancellation within 60 days before arrival – 75% of full amount
  • Cancellation within 30 days before arrival – 100% of full amount
  • A 10% admin fee will be retained for cancellations made after the card has been charged.

All meals, drinks and activities are included when booking one of our exclusive-use houses.

FORCE MAJEURE 

In the event of a stay being rendered impossible, illegal or inadvisable by weather, strike, war, epidemic, pandemic, seismic activity, government interference or any other cause whatsoever (‘force majeure’), the expenses incurred as a result thereof shall be the responsibility of the guest. We strongly advise guests to take out Trip Cancellation Insurance that includes ‘cancel for any reason’. 

NOTE: 

The booking and all services carried out with regards to the reservation will be subject to South African law and the jurisdiction of South African courts. Morukuru Family reserves the right to change rates without prior notice subject to the implementation or variation of taxes or levies by any relevant authority or by the government.


The three private houses of Morukuru Family ( Farm House, Owner House, River House ) are situated in the Madikwe Game reserve which is located in the North West Province of South Africa. The reserve covers over 75.000 hectares, offering guests a premier safari and wildlife experience.
It is a malaria-free reserve and one of the biggest game reserves in South Africa.
It can be found between the Botswana border and the area made famous by the South African writer Herman Charles Bosman called the Groot Marico.