Morukuru Madikwe Game Reserve

Marico River, South Africa

Max 22

Overnight | 11 bedrooms

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About Morukuru Madikwe Game Reserve

Travelers seeking a luxury African safari experience will find their definition of paradise on the banks of the Marico River in the Morukuru villas on the Madikwe Game Reserve.  This wildlife-rich place stretches for 300 square miles along the borderlands between South Africa and Botswana.  A malaria-free zone, Madikwe is the ideal setting for a carefree safari vacation. In addition to famous animals that are on every safari-goer's list (lions, hyenas, Cape buffalo, rhinos, giraffes and elephants), the reserve is home to more than 60 mammal species and nearly 300 species of birds.  Actually, Madikwe was at the heart of one of Africa's biggest conservation efforts: hundreds of creatures were relocated here so that they could thrive in a protected environment.  This is why guests get to e ...
Travelers seeking a luxury African safari experience will find their definition of paradise on the banks of the Marico River in the Morukuru villas on the Madikwe Game Reserve.  This wildlife-rich place stretches for 300 square miles along the borderlands between South Africa and Botswana.  A malaria-free zone, Madikwe is the ideal setting for a carefree safari vacation. In addition to famous animals that are on every safari-goer's list (lions, hyenas, Cape buffalo, rhinos, giraffes and elephants), the reserve is home to more than 60 mammal species and nearly 300 species of birds.  Actually, Madikwe was at the heart of one of Africa's biggest conservation efforts: hundreds of creatures were relocated here so that they could thrive in a protected environment.  This is why guests get to enjoy such a diverse array of wildlife. There are other accommodations inside Madikwe, but none can match the atmosphere and luxury available at the three Morokuru villas.  These three homes, the Owner's House, River House, and Farm House, all sit at the heart of the reserve, mere feet from the scenic Marico River. The River House features three suites with oversized beds, gas fireplaces, air conditioning, and large tree-shaded terraces overlooking the reserve.  Alfresco dining options and expansive living spaces with both European and African accents make this a charming spot to stay.  The blend of European and African is also evident at the two-suite Owner’s House.  Popular with honeymooners because of its secluded location and its romantic atmosphere, the Owner's House also boasts a state-of-the-art entertainment system and a fabulous wine cellar. The unpretentious-but-stylish Farm House has five suites and vast public areas, making it perfect for large groups (a large family or even a wedding party or retreat group). A pool, bar, and fenced-in "safe area" where younger guests can explore the landscapes of wild Africa round out this extraordinary estate's attractive list of amenities. Morukuru's villas all have staff on hand to cater to guests every need - from preparing gourmet African dishes to leading guests around Madikwe in search of its abundant and exotic wildlife. What to do Enjoy an evening on your private terrace. Take a guided drive through the Madikwe Game Reserve and see Africa's most famous species up-close. Enjoy a family meal in an al fresco setting with a fire crackling nearby and the African night sky twinkling above.

What we love

The African design accents in each of Madikwe's three Morukuru homes.

The chance to see ALL of Africa's major safari animals in one place.

The views of the beautiful landscapes from every bedroom, public area, terrance,and deck inside Morukuru villa.

What to know

Madikwe Game Reserve is four hours from Johannesburg by car and only 50 minutes by air.

There are other options within the reserve, but only the three properties we've mentioned are part of the Morukuru family of luxury villas.

These three estates are known for their family-friendliness.

  • Indoor Event Space
  • Outdoor Event Space
  • Overnight Stays
  • WiFi
  • Scenic Views
  • On site Event Staff
  • Pool
  • Kid Friendly
  • On Site Restrooms
  • Catering Provided