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 the 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.
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.
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.
Morukuru Family gladly welcomes children of all ages in all private houses
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.
Please ensure that you are in possession of a valid ID, a Visa (if applicable) and a travel and cancellation insurance policy covering - at least - injury, death, medical costs, repatriation, loss of or damage to personal belongings and cancellation costs. Families travelling with children under 18 years old should check the immigration regulations for South Africa, as additional documents may be required.
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.
A deposit of 10% will secure your reservation for all our properties.
We kindly request you to pay this deposit within 1 week after receiving the confirmation from Morukuru Family.
We request to pay the full balance of accommodation 30 days prior to date of guests’ arrival. For bookings made less than 30 days prior to stay, full payment must be received immediately.
Morukuru Family reserves the right to automatically release reservations being held for which a deposit payment has not been received. After your booking has been confirmed, any amendments will be done subject to availability.
A fee will be charged for amendments at our discretion.
For Christmas/New Year “PEAK SEASON” reservations a deposit of 10% will secure your reservation. We kindly request you to pay this deposit within 1 week after the booking is confirmed by Morukuru Family.
Please pay 50% of the total amount on the 1 st of July of the booking year and the full balance of accommodation 30 days prior to the date of guests’ arrival. Standard cancellation fees will apply. Morukuru Family reserves the right to automatically release reservations being held, for which deposit payment has not been received. After your booking has been confirmed, any amendments will be done subject to availability. A fee will be charged for amendments at our discretion.
GATE FEES: We would like to inform you that the park management of Madikwe Game Reserve has adjusted the entry fees as of 1 Jan 2017:
Day Visitors Fees: R70 per person or child
Fly In Fees: Adults R240, Children R150
All cancellations must be made in writing. No telephonic or verbal cancellations will be accepted.
If a booking is cancelled after confirmation, the 10% deposit will be forfeited.
In addition, for AtholPlace Hotel (superior and deluxe suites) the following fees will be levied:
Cancellation within 2 days before arrival – 100% of full amount
For our private houses and AtholPlace Villa the following fees wil be levied:
Cancellation within 60 days before arrival – 50% of full amount
Cancellation within 30 days before arrival – 100% of full amount
The following new levy will apply for reservations made at Madikwe Game Reserve from 1 June 2017 and with a check-in date from 1 August 2017:
All visitors: ZAR 150 per night
Children under 12 years: ZAR 75 per night
Babies under 2 years: ZAR 0
Levies are inclusive of VAT and subject to change without prior notice. They will be charged by the respective lodge to the guest's overall bill and paid at check-out.Bookings with check-in before 1 August 2017 as well as bookings made before 1 June 2017 will not be affected by this new levy.
All our rates are quoted in South African Rand and include VAT. Ratesare subject to change without prior notice.
Morukuru Farm House: up to 10 guests (5 presidential bedrooms, all en-suite)
Rates are quoted per person per night and include accommodation, three meals, two game activities, TOMSA levy and VAT at 14%
VIP Meet and assist on arrival at ORTambo (*for Madikwe Houses only)
Private and exclusive use of the Houses
Free Wi-Fi connectivity
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
Local drinks, water, non-alcoholic drinks
Local house wines & local spirits
Your own private guide & tracker
Private game drives & nature drives
Private bush walks (*in Madikwe Game Reserve 16yrs+)
Private nature walks (*in De Hoop Nature Reserve for all ages)
Mountain biking (*in de Hoop Nature Reserve)
Road transfers within Madikwe Game Reserve and De Hoop Nature Reserve
Entrance fee/reserve gate fee
Road transfers to/from the reserves
Flights to/from the reserves
Local dancers (*Madikwe Houses)
African drummers (*Madikwe Houses)
Conservation activities (*Madikwe)
Day trips outside the reserves
Curio shop purchases
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. Please also check our special offers and packages
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 in Madikwe Game Reserve and De Hoop Nature Reserve we have to be strict about these times.
Early arrival or late check out is only possible when an additional night is booked.
All ages are welcome
Exclusive use of the house
Indoor & outdoor showers
King size bedrooms
Morukuru Freedom Concept
Private Game Drive Vehicle
Private swimming pool
KIDS TAKING THE KIDS TO SOUTH AFRICA
A family bush safari or a coastal safari experience
A Morukuru Family bush safari or coastal safari is a wonderful family therapy. Regardless of age, the shared thrill of seeing wild animals in their natural habitat is bonding. This is exactly why Morukuru Family welcomes children of all ages, a privilege many of the other accommodations don’t offer.
We are very aware of the fact that different families have different needs – some parents want to be with their kids 24/7, others crave time out. When staying with Morukuru Family, you set the boundaries, and our team will maintain them. We know that parents only truly relax when they know their kids are having a great time, so we offer not only responsible care by an experienced nanny, but plenty of exciting things for kids to do as well.
We do not offer a set ‘kiddies programme’, but we rather believe that children should be given the same individual care and attention that we provide for our adult guests, with each child’s particular food requirements, bedding preferences, interests, age and life experiences taken into account.
From the moment you arrive your children will be handed their very own ‘Morukuru Kidz’ backpack filled with some fun and useful goodies. We offer a host of child-specific activities, from tracking lessons to baking biscuits, from beading to bush- and/or marine walks, from scrap book making to board games. And for those kids who simply can’t live without technology, there is always access to free Wi-Fi, computer stations, DVDs and Playstation.
Morukuru Family was created by a family, for families. We like to welcome our guests into our large extended family, with a real focus on the importance of bringing generations together – grandparents, parents, siblings and children, creating an album of memories to last a lifetime.
Indoors – A home from home for children
Sometimes our junior guests tire of the great outdoors and just want to chill inside. They will find a host of goodies in their Morukuru Kidz backpacks to entertain and educate them simultaneously. These include educational wildlife cards, beads, activity books, epitomizing a fun, interactive learning experience about wildlife, game, birdlife and Africa in general. We also have an extensive selection of children’s movies on DVD and other (board)games to keep them playing happily for hours!
Nanny – Your African Mary Poppins!
At Morukuru Family we know that our adult guests love to rest, relax and unwind. Sometimes, that can best be achieved knowing that one’s children are in the responsible care of an experienced nanny. Our staff will gladly tailor their nanny duties to your daily requirements, and are available at any time to ensure that your children are well taken care of and caringly entertained. While you go on a bush walk or enjoy a romantic sunset dinner on top of our nearby mountain or overlooking the ocean (depending in which house you are staying), ….. or just relax with a good book as the peace of Morukuru wraps itself around you, you can unwind knowing that your little ones are happy with their very own “Mary Poppins”.
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