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Morukuru Family Madikwe

Madikwe, Madikwe Game Reserve 2838, South Africa
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  • Madikwe Nature Reserve
    9.4 km
  • 5 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 1 week ago
Adventures at Morukuru
We had a wonderful time at the River House, Morukuru. My... more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time at the River House, Morukuru. My children are very young (3,5,7,8) and they were totally involved and enraptured by the whole experience. It is not for the faint-hearted child (or adult for that matter!) as game drives are long and bumpy - but my lot loved it and embraced it all. Okker our guide, is...

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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at Morukuru Family Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear SGjersey, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experiences at River House. We are very happy to read this wonderful review and feedback. The whole team really enjoyed spending time with your family. The 'dolphin' sighting will be remembered for a long time, as will the beautiful singing on the mountain top, watching the...

Johannesburg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very fortunate to stay at River house for a weekend to celebrate my mother’s 60th birthday in November 2016. What a magical place ! Words can’t express the perfection we experienced this weekend. From the moment we arrived at the gate into the reserve, to arriving to all the staff singing us a welcome song, through twice daily...

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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at Morukuru Family Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear JohannesburgChick, On behalf of the entire team I would like to thank you very, very much for taking the time to write this truly wonderful review of your stay at Morukuru River House in November 2016. Andrew, Carri, Jose, Boiky, Evans, Maggie, Shimmy, Aubrey, Suzan and Ellen all had a great time with your lovely family. We are glad...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate to stay for 6 days in the Farmhouse in the very capable hands of Rose-Mary, Stefan, Justice and the Morukuru family. There's no way of really capturing the magic of this place - you would have to try it for yourself! From the moment we arrived at the gate into the reserve, drove our own cat through...

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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at Morukuru Family Madikwe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this truly wonderful review of your recent stay at Morukuru Farm House! We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed every moment and every aspect of your stay. The team loved to play soccer with you and watch some late night soccer as well. Rosemary, Stefan, Godfrey, Justice, Sika, Shimmy, Macbeth, Kopano, Ingrid, Mpho...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Morukuru River House and Madikwe Game Reserve are truly special places to go on Safari in South Africa. The exclusive use River House in a very picturesque setting affords privacy and relaxation when we were not on Safari. The comfortably appointed house, deck and pool areas allowed for lots of time to lounge and enjoy gourmet meals and snacks provided...

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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at Morukuru Family Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear Kena Y, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Morukuru River House on TripAdvisor! We are very happy to read that you had such a great time in Madikwe. Our team loved to spend time with you all and Chef Jose enjoyed the assistance he got when making pizza for lunch one day....

Paris, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hi, my name is Alan! I am 14 years old, yep you read it right ! Doesn't mean I can't i've good reviews. This place thought is magic! We spent last Christmas there and it's an experience of a lifetime. The villa could not of been better, the employees were exemplary and the animals were incredible. Seeing lions 🦁 from...

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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at Morukuru Family Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear Alan, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us at Morukuru Family over Christmas in 2014. Warren, Paula, Temba, Vuyo, Evanz and the rest of the team still remember you and your family very well! Especially the fact that you loved to show them all some great card tricks. We believe you and...

Seillans, France
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I stayed for 3 days at the Farmhouse with my friends. Every day we went on safari and we had seen a lot of different animals, marvelous! But not only that made our stay like this; also the people from the Farmhouse are so lovely. The meals at wonderful places were delicious. It felt like home:)

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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at Morukuru Family Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear Karin L, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback of your recent stay at Morukuru Farm House. We are very happy to read that you truly enjoyed your stay, not just because of the animals that you saw, but also because of our team at Farm House. Stefan, Rosemary, Ernest, Isaac, Joyce, Phillimon, Amy,...

Ellijay, Georgia
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This was our second trip to South Africa but our first stay at Morukuru... We spent 5 nights and 6 days in the Owner's House.... and I cannot sing the praises enough.. The staff - Donald, Ascci, and the ladies had us all spoiled rotten... we wanted for nothing... The food Ascci prepared was outstanding...and the presentation and dining locations......

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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at Morukuru Family Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear ClemsonTiger1996, Thank you so much for this really amazing review of your recent stay with us at Morukuru Owner's House. Vivian, Okker and the rest of the team are really happy with your feedback and we are very happy that you got to see so many birds and animals, including some of the elusive ones. We are also happy...

Long Valley, NJ
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We just returned from three nights/four days at River House and we had a wonderful time! The house itself is beautiful. Comfortable and luxurious at the same time. It is even more lovely in person than the pictures on their website. What makes this property extraordinary is the staff. I hate to use this word because by the time we...

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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at Morukuru Family Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear Heather5Dallas, On behalf of the entire Morukuru Family team I would like to thank you for taking the time to write this beautiful review of your recent stay at Morukuru River House. We are very pleased to read that you not only appreciated the house and the location, but also the sublime service provided by our team. We take...

Malelane, South Africa
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Our 2 nights spent as Owner's House in Madikwe will remain to be one of our most special times ever! The friendliness of the staff, the immaculate presentation of the house and the unforgettable quality of the food will forever be etched in our memories. This was truly a very special experience for both of us.

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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at Morukuru Family Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear larasG1327RO, Thank you so much for this wonderful review of your recent stay at Morukuru Owner's House. We are very happy that we managed to surprise you with the food, the staff and the house and we hope you will cherish your memories for a long time to come. Warmest regards from all of us at Morukuru Family, Rinse

Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Myself and a group of 10 spent 4 magically days at the Farm House. The home and the ground were beautiful and luxurious The staff and service could only be described as amazing. Our ranger Warren and Tracker Ernst made sure our safari experience was the best it could be. We also had a chance to the visit the River...

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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at Morukuru Family Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear tylermolan2, On behalf of the entire team we would like to thank you very much for taking time to share your feedback with the TripAdvisor community. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Morukuru Farm House. You were very lucky with some of your amazing sightings of Boomslang and Aardwolf with pups. We look forward to...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Morukuru Family is a collection of three exclusive-use private safari villas on private property 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Morukuru Family Madikwe

Address: Madikwe, Madikwe Game Reserve 2838, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: €1,551 - €4,293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Morukuru Family Madikwe 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Morukuru Family Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
Morukuru Family Madikwe South Africa/Madikwe Game Reserve
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“All rooms in the Farmhouse are lovely, but nr 5 is perfect!”
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“Our 2 families shared River Lodge which comfortably housed 6 adults (private large rooms with ensuites) and 4 children (in the bunk room)”
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