Morukuru River House

Morukuru River House - Madikwe Game Reserve

Morukuru River House – Madikwe Game Reserve

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The Morukuru River House is a multi-level luxury house perched on the banks of the Marico River, where the background track of cascading waters will coax you into a permanent state of restful bliss. River House enjoys a completely private location, yet surprisingly enough is within strolling distance of Owner’s House – an ideal combination should you wish to book both for a larger party that requires shared gatherings along with maximum privacy.

Morukuru River House in the Madikwe Game Reserve is booked on exclusive use basis and is inclusive of all meals, drinks, activities, private vehicle, private guide and tracker, private chef, butler and general staff.

Accommodation & Facilities
  • The House can accommodate 6 adults and 4 junior guests
  • The 3 suites are adorned with king size beds, sumptuous bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, fireplace for chilly nights and private wooden balconies
  • Junior guests are accommodated in their kids’ room (also used as a study) which is equipped with facilities like television, a DVD player and board games.
  • The House 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 loungers, 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 fireplace and fully equipped kitchen which is available to guests at all times for snacks and drinks at their leisure and of their choice.


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


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.



  • 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)


  • 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.


Madikwe Game reserve is malaria free. No Malaria medication is necessary for your stay at any of the Morukuru Family private houses, but they do advise the use of insect repellent.

Madikwe Game reserve is malaria free. No Malaria medication is necessary for your stay at any of the Morukuru Family private houses, but they do advise the use of insect repellent.


Morukuru Family is entirely centered on guest experience and delighting them. They are able to offer the following activities:

  • 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 which are a firm favourite
  • Massages from their onsite therapists.

Morukuru Kids

Morukuru Family is extremely child friendly as we welcome children of all ages. They have based their whole ethos around hosting families or groups of close friends. Their 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. Their children receive a Morukuru Kidz Backpack filled with Safari treasures. They 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 & Wines

Their 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. They encourage their guests to eat al fresco as much as their beautiful African weather allows and believe that every meal is an occasion. Guests are also able to personally select wines from their wine cellar to accompany and complement their meals.

Wish List

They encourage all their guests to complete their Wish List. Morukuru arranges special deliveries for all guests according to their personal wishes noted on their Wish List. Your wish is their command.

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