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Park Ridge, Illinois
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff at Morukuru Family lodge is beyond a doubt, one of the best we have ever had the pleasure of being with. From Vivian, the manager, Okker our ranger, Gummy our guide and spotter, our personal chef, chef's assistant and housekeeping staff treated us just like family. The accommodations were 5 star, the family lodge has three bedrooms, a...

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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

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...

Zug
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were 4 days in Madikwe with an international group of friends to celebrate a birthday. We stayed at River House which is beautifully furnished. I loved the open air shower. The whole atmosphere was very welcoming and the team looking after us was just amazing. It is a magical place when you love nature and look for a true...

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

Dear jr08_02 Thank you so much for this wonderful review of your recent stay at River House. We are very happy to read that you had such a great time, celebrating the birthday in style! Our team loved spending time with you and sharing some of the magical places (and secrets/surprises). Thank you also for the wonderful conservation work you...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our large family of 12 took both the River House and the Owners House for 3 days before Christmas and had an amazing time though we really wished we had booked longer! All the staff are wonderful, friendly and nothing is too much trouble. As we took both houses we were fortunate to be able to take even the youngest...

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

Dear KimT755, Thank you so much for this wonderful review of your recent stay at both River House and Owner's House! As you mention, we welcome families with children of all ages into our exclusive-use houses and all children, even the youngest ones, can join on gamedrives. That is the benefit of having a place to yourself... Vivian and Okker...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Farmers House for only 1 night but it was a memorable one. We enjoyed every minute of it. Madikwe has been receiving some good well deserved rain in the last couple of months and it shows.

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

Dear Frank V, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your short stay at Morukuru Farm House. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed every minute of it. We have indeed been fortunate with the rains this season, the reserve is looking lush and green again, after the drought we experienced the last 2 years. We...

United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

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...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 January 2017

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 31 December 2016 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 23 December 2016 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 30 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,...

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  • 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: $2,429 - $6,816 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Morukuru Family Madikwe 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“The family lodge is a three bedroom home with great accommodations!”
 of 5 bubbles drdanh1012017, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles KimT755, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms in the Farmhouse are lovely, but nr 5 is perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles KarinL268, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Owner's house...great”
 of 5 bubbles FAD258, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rent the river house. It is something special.”
 of 5 bubbles Traveling_FamilyRSA, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
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