The only 5 star Luxury Accommodation in De Hoop Nature Reserve
Cocooned in utmost luxury, adrift in your own 4-bedroom oceanfront home within one of Africa’s most beautiful coastal reserves: the 36 000-ha De Hoop Nature Reserve. De Hoop offers 51km of pristine white beaches and dunes lapped by a warm Indian ocean, as well as limestone cliffs, rock pools, wetlands, coastal fynbos and the reserve is home to more than 260 species of birds.
Ocean House offers a bird’s eye view of the continent’s greatest whale nursery, as Southern Right whales migrate to the shallow coastal basins off the Overberg Coast for the calving and nursing season from mid-July to November. In short, Morukuru Family offers access to some of the continent’s most undiscovered gems, able to satisfy visitors’ craving exclusivity, yet providing some of the most productive wildlife interactions in Southern Africa.
Morukuru Ocean House can accommodate 8 adults & 4 children (all ages are welcome!). The 4 double suites all have their own en suite bathrooms and glass doors overlooking the ocean. The interior design is inspired by the surrounding fynbos dunes and is of the highest quality. Morukuru Ocean House includes the same features as those you will find at our private houses situated within the Madikwe Game Reserve: amazing views, top service, a wide range of activities from guided marine walks and mountain-biking to sandboarding and of course 100% privacy. Morukuru Ocean House is also booked under the famous Morukuru Freedom Concept: no schedules! A sparkling pool, delicious food, lovely drinks served by your personal butler, your own private kitchen with chef, open plan lounge areas, dining areas, garden with amazing views, romantic fireplaces & lots more.
Want to know more about the layout of the Morukuru Ocean House? Have a look at the Floor Plan.
Thanks to innovative eco house design, including the use of solar power and double glazed windows, Morukuru Ocean House is completely off the grid, relieving the tension between tourism and sustainability, thus offering guests five star luxury with limited damage to the environment.
o Road transfers to/from the reserves
o Flights to/from the reserves
o Massage treatments
o Cellar wines
o Local dancers (*Madikwe Houses)
o African drummers (*Madikwe Houses)
o Conservation activities (*Madikwe)
o Day trips outside the reserves
o 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
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.
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, asadditional documents may be required.
EXTRAS:All clients shall settle their extra account prior to departure from the premises unless otherwise arranged.
CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT
Due to the specific nature of our exclusive use houses we have to be strict about the check-in time (from 14:00 hrs) and check-out time (latest 11:00 hrs). We don’t have a communal space (restaurant) like ‘normal’ lodges, therefor we can’t accommodate guests that arrive early or depart late, unless an additional night is booked.
Morukuru Ocean House: up to 8 adults & 4 children (4 presidential bedrooms en-suite & 1 kids/study room)
All our rates are quoted in South African Rand and include VAT. Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
o VIP Meet and assist on arrival at ORTambo (*for Madikwe Houses only)
o Private and exclusive use of the Houses
o Free Wi-Fi connectivity
o Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
o Local drinks, water, non-alcoholic drinks
o Local house wines & local spirits
o Private butler
o Private chef
o Your own private guide & tracker
o Private game drives & nature drives
o Private bush walks (*in Madikwe Game Reserve 16yrs+)
o Private nature walks (*in De Hoop Nature Reserve for all ages)
o Mountain biking (*in de Hoop Nature Reserve)
o Sundowner drinks
o Road transfers within Madikwe Game Reserve and De Hoop Nature Reserve
o Entrance fee/reserve gate fee
o Laundry service
All ages are welcome All inclusive Bar Child friendly Complimentary Wi-Fi Dining Room Electronic safe Exclusive use of the house Fireplace King size bedrooms Library Morukuru Freedom Concept Nanny service Outdoor bath Outdoor dining Patio Private Butler Private chef Private Game Drive Vehicle Private Guide Private swimming pool Study Wine cellar
Infants 0-2 years old are accommodated free of charge.
Annual closure of Morukuru Ocean House: 15 May - 30 June 2017
Morukuru Ocean House is situated in one of Africa’s most beautiful coastal reserves: De Hoop Nature Reserve, just south of Swellendam along the Garden Route in the Overberg region. The Overberg is characterized by quaint towns, a blossoming wine industry and delicious local dishes.The 36 000 hectares of De Hoop conservation area is a World Heritage Site comprising rich biodiversity and over 50 kilometres of pristine coastline. A 19 km vlei (wetland) stretches across the reserve, which is on the Ramsar list of Wetlands of InternationalImportance, established by UNESCO. De Hoop Nature Reserve also offers towering white sand dunes lapped by the Indian Ocean, limestone cliffs, rock pools and coastal fynbos. Our sister property Morukuru Beach Lodge is located ± 1 km further west along the beach.
ACCESS BY AIR
We offer our guests the possibility of getting to and from De Hoop Nature Reserve by private charter flight. The flight from Cape Town International Airport to De Hoop Nature Reserve takes ± 45 minutes. On arrival at the De Hoop airstrip, your Morukuru Ocean House team will be waiting to take you through to your exclusive use house. Helicopter transfers can also be arranged, should this be required. We have a helicopter platform close to Morukuru Ocean House.ACCESS BY ROADThe De Hoop Reserve is situated just over three hour’s drive from Cape Town on the world renowned Garden and Whale Routes – an ideal stop en route from the Cape Winelands to Plettenberg Bay. It is in the Overberg region near the southern tip of Africa and can be reached from either Bredasdorp or Swellendam. The Reserve gates open at 7am and close at 6pm. Gate closes at 7pm on Fridays. Late or early arrivals need to be pre-booked and arranged with management.2WD with higher ground clearance is recommended for the gravel roads to and inside De Hoop Nature Reserve.
De Hoop Nature Reserve is reckoned to be the ultimate place in South Africa to see southern right whales. July to end of September is best for whalewatching, but you stand a very good chance of a sighting from June to early November. Rare or endangered animal species in the reserve include whales, dolphins, sharks and seals as well as the Bontebok and Cape Mountain Zebra. Other animals you may see are Eland, the Cape clawless otter, baboons, rock dassies and the occasional rooikat (caracal) and Cape leopard.The reserve is particularly known for its bird population, many of which - such as the endangered African Black Oystercatcher - breed within the reserve. The flora and fauna are impressive too – the fynbos floral kingdom dominates with 1500 species of plants in the reserve alone – also 86 species of mammal, 260 or more different birds, 14 amphibians and 50 reptile species.
A typical Mediterranean climate prevails in the region. Daytime temperatures range from 20-30°C in summer to 14-18°C in winter. The annual rainfall is about 380 mm and August is usually the wettest month. Sea mists also occur. The most frequent summer winds are east, west and southeast, while westerly and south-westerly winds prevail in winter.
We encourage all our guests to complete the WishList which will be send to you, prior to your arrival.The more we know about any specific preferences or requirements, the better the service we can provide. Because of the exclusive-use nature of Morukuru Ocean House, we are able to tailor make each stay.
1. Stay longer offer
Book a minimum of two nights at Morukuru Ocean House and receive 50% discount on any additional nights booked.
Validity: Valid during Low Season 2017. Not combinable with Morukuru Family Journey and Kids stay Free offer.
2. Kids stay Free
Book a minimum of two nights at Morukuru Ocean House for minimum of four paying guests and any additional children under 16 years old stay for free.
Validity: Valid for all stays at Morukuru Ocean House until 31 December 2017. Peak Season excluded. Not combinable with other offers.3. 3=2 offer
Book 3 nights and pay for 2 nights only.Validity:Valid for stays in November 2017. Not combinable with other offers.
Book minimum 2 nights for minimum 4 paying guests and any additional children under 16 years old stay for free.
Validity: For all stays between 8 January and 14 December 2018.
Whale season Offer
31 December 201Book minimum 2 nights and receive 50% discount on any additional nights booked.
Validity: For all stays between 30 April and 28 September 2018.
Stay – Pay Offer
Book 3 nights and pay only 2 nights.
Validity: For all stays in November 2018.
Fly in package
Book 4 nights or longer at Morukuru Ocean House for minimum 6 paying guests and we will offer a complimentary one way private charter flight from or to Cape Town airport.
Validity: For all stays between 8 January and 14 December 2018.
Morukuru Family Journey
Book minimum 4 nights in Madikwe Game Reserve plus 3 nights in Morukuru Ocean House and we will offer 2 free nights in AtholPlace Hotel & Villa, including breakfast.
Validity: For all stays between 1 January and 31 December 2018
City and Ocean
Book minimum 3 nights at Morukuru Ocean House and 2 nights at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa in Johannesburg and we will include two free one-way airport transfers in Johannesburg and a complimentary dinner at AtholPlace Restaurant one evening.
Validity: For all stays between 1 January and 31 December 2018.
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|Tariff name||Resource/property type||Min people||Max people||Valid from||Valid til||Minimum days||Maximum days|
|4 Guest/night||Ocean House||1||100||Saturday, 30 September 2017||Friday, 15 December 2017||R32 650.00 Per night||1||100|
|4 Guest/night||Ocean House||1||100||Monday, 08 January 2018||Sunday, 29 April 2018||R36 180.00 Per night||1||100|
|4 Guest/night||Ocean House||1||100||Monday, 30 April 2018||Friday, 28 September 2018||R22 850.00 Per night||1||100|
|4 Guest/night||Ocean House||1||100||Saturday, 29 September 2018||Friday, 14 December 2018||R36 180.00 Per night||1||100|
|min. 4 nights 8 adults & 4 children/night||Ocean House||1||100||Saturday, 16 December 2017||Sunday, 07 January 2018||R76 800.00 Per night||1||100|
|min. 4 nights 8 adults & 4 children/night||Ocean House||1||100||Saturday, 15 December 2018||Sunday, 06 January 2019||R83 775.00 Per night||1||100|
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