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Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Morukuru Family Lodge
- Madikwe Game Reserve offers the opportunity of a malaria-free Big-five game experience.
- Morukuru Freedom Concept has been designed to offer our guests total freedom with regards to their activities.
- Dine ''al fresco'' as meticulously-trained chefs prepare a wide array of traditional, formal and nouvelle cuisine.
Facilities includeComplimentary Wifi Fully Air Conditioned Private Swimming Pool Electronic Safe Private Chef
- Fishing Safaris
- Private Vehicle Game Drives
- Watersports eg. Water Skiing
Seasons in South Africa
About Morukuru Family Lodge
The positioning of the Morukuru Family Lodges is truly awe-inspiring, with incredible scenic beauty thanks to the riverine forest along the banks of the Marico River, the red Kalahari soil and the vast open glass land plains, all being bordered in the South by the picturesque Dwarsberg Mountains. A one-of-a-kind destination with several high vantage points to take in and fully appreciate these unique and stunning views.
Owner's House, River House and Farm House make up the Morukuru Family here in Madikwe Game Reserve. The three properties all operate on an exclusive-use basis and along with personal staff to attend to your every whim, the houses offer complete privacy and comfort for the guests. The privacy is continued onto the safaris with completely private game vehicles and personal guides who work with a gifted tracker to bring you the very best that there is to offer in Madikwe Game Reserve. The extensive grass plains are home to the ''Magnificent Seven'' which consists of the Big Five with the addition of cheetah and African Wild Dogs, along with a huge selection of plains game and over 340 species of bird, providing a truly wild experience.
The Owner's House accommodates 4 people, with all ages being welcome. The house is fully air-conditioned for the warmer days and also boasts a fireplace for the cooler evenings. As with all of the properties, the guests have exclusive use of the house and a private butler, providing relaxation and complete privacy. The private pool and wooden decks allow for outdoor relaxation and stunning views. With king-sized bedrooms, dining room and library, this property really provides that luxurious yet homely feel in the heart of Africa.
The Farm House accommodates up to 10 people, with all ages being welcome. With use of a private butler, private chef, private game vehicle and private guide, this property oozes luxury. The house is fully air-conditioned, as well as possessing a fireplace for optimal comfort of the guests. The outside provides a private swimming pool, outdoor bath and outdoor dining facilities for ultimate luxury and enjoyment. King-sized bedrooms throughout and the presence of a bar creates a relaxing and laid-back residence to return to after a long day out on your exciting private game drives.
The River House accommodates 10 people, with a maximum of 6 adults and 4 children, children of all age are welcome. This property boasts extensive outdoor facilities including a boma, private pool, large outdoor deck, as well as a sala at river level (yoga space), to really make the most of the stunning riverfront location. The property provides 8 staff including housekeeping, private guide, private chef, host, private butler to attend to your every whim. 3 spacious en-suite bedrooms, dining room and living room, along with the exclusive-use of the property really create a home-from-home feeling in this sensational location.
The three exclusive-use houses are situated in a private concession in the South East corner of Madikwe Game Reserve. Madikwe Game Reserve is the fifth largest game reserve in South Africa with 75,000 hectares of stunning, malaria-free bushveld. The pristine reserve is situated between the Botswana border and Groot Marico, the area made famous by the South African writer, Herman Charles Bosman. Madikwe Game Reserve is located 360km from Johannesburg, with Sun City being located more or less halfway.
How to get there
The lodges can be accessed by both road and air.
Federal Air offers daily shuttle flights from O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) to Madikwe Game Reserve. The flight duration is approximately 50 minutes. Guests of the lodge are greeted upon arrival at Johannesburg airport by a Morukuru representative and are assisted through immigration, baggage collection, and customs. Guests are escorted to the Federal Air kiosk before then being shuttled by road to the Federal Air lounge, where snacks and light refreshments are available. Upon arrival at Madikwe East airstrip, the Morukuru Family team will be waiting to greet you and take you through to your private villa. The transfer to your villa is a game drive in itself and takes approximately 30 minutes.
Access by road can be arranged using transfer services and can include a personalised meet and greet service at O.R. Tambo International Airport. The 360km drive from Johannesburg to Madikwe Game Reserve takes approximately 4 hours.
When to go
There is no specific one best time to visit Madikwe Game Reserve as each season has its own unique benefits. The dry and sunny winter months of May-September (temperature 25â°C- 40â°C) have the benefit of offering prime game viewing, however, the night-time temperatures can be noticeably low. October to November host the arrival of the summer rains (average rainfall 500mm), typically in the form of thunderstorms. December to April (temperature 3â°C- 23â°C) are ideal for birdwatchers due to the arrival of the migratory birds and also during this period, the animals give birth to their young, so this season is ideal for nature lovers.
Madikwe Game Reserve is malaria-free.
Travelling with children
Children of all ages are welcome in the accommodation.
Junior guests are allowed on game drives throughout the reserve and are able to enjoy every aspect of being on safari.
Children receive a Morukure Kidz Backpack filled with safari treasures.
Children are kept busy with baking, kiddie-adventures, swimming, fishing and much more.
There is also a nanny service available with all three lodges.
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