Morukuru Ocean House

Swellendam, Swellendam
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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.

A sanctuary where you can celebrate the pure feeling of freedom during your holiday by spending quality time with your family and/or friends without maintaining any schedules or time tables. Our uniquely designed Morukuru Freedom Concept provides you with the gift of doing “whatever you want, whenever you want”. The way you wish to experience your holiday is completely up to you and your loved ones.

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    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Electronic safe
    • Wine cellar
    • Dining Room
    • King size bedrooms
    • Outdoor bath
    • Child friendly
    • Outdoor dining
    • Exclusive use of the house
    • All ages are welcome
    • Morukuru Freedom Concept
    • Private chef
    • Private Butler
    • Private Guide
    • Patio
    • Library
    • Bar
    • Study
    • Fireplace
    • Nanny service
    • Swimming pool
    • Private Game Drive Vehicle

Safari Packages

Ocean House - All inclusive

Ocean House - Morukuru Ocean House
Morukuru Ocean House is part of the unique Morukuru Family experience, just like Owner’s House, River House and Farm House in Madikwe Game Reserve. The Houses as we call them, all operate on an exclusive use basis, so there are never any other guests besides you and those you choose to accompany you. You'll not only have the entire property to yourself, but personal staff to attend to your every whim. Even more wonderful are the utterly private nature drives – including a private vehicle and your personal guide - to bring you the very best that there is to offer in De Hoop Nature Reserve. There are no set schedules at Morukuru Ocean House, you are the masters of your stay with us and have complete freedom to do as you wish, when you wish!
Features Available

Exclusive use of the house ✓ Maximum 8 adults + 4 children ✓ Children of all ages welcome ✓ 4 spacious bedrooms en-suite ✓ Study / kids bedroom ✓ Fireplaces ✓ Electronic safe in each bedroom ✓ Complimentary WiFi ✓ Television ✓ Dining room ✓ Living room ✓ Library ✓ Wine cellar ✓ Large sheltered patio ✓ Bar and lounge area upstairs ✓ Viewing deck upstairs ✓ Telescope for stargazing ✓ Dutch tub with ocean view ✓ Private pool (10 meter) ✓ Ocean front location ✓ 8 staff including private guide, chef, host, butler and housekeeping ✓ Nanny service ✓ Private vehicle ✓ All meals included ✓ All drinks included, with the exception of wines on the ‘Reserve list’. ✓ Activities included

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Heated pools at Morukuru Ocean House and Morukuru Beach Lodge

As from early February 2018 the pool at Morukuru Ocean House will be properly heated, thanks to the new pellet burner system. The same system is also being installed in Morukuru Beach Lodge, meaning that the swimmingpool there will also be heated. Guests will be able to enjoy the pools year round at both properties, which is a nice added selling point for Morukuru Family De Hoop.

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.

Luxury House
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.

Eco Design
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.

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.

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