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Reviewed 21 June 2014

I had the opportunity to spend two days at the Owner's House recently and I have to admit, I was blown away. I've done safaris in Madikwe before, and have never been disappointed by the quality and quantity of game sightings, but the folks at Morukuru go the extra mile to make the whole experience amazing. From the time you arrive until the sad moment when you pull away, the staff makes you feel like this is YOUR safari experience. I never felt like I was staying at a hotel that happened to be in a game park, this felt like I was at a second home surrounded by people that truly want me to be happy.

There wasn't one part of my stay that I thought needed improvement. The rooms are spectacular, clean, modern, and cozy. The staff is attentive without being overwhelming, always smiling, and fun to just sit around and chat with. The rangers and trackers are top notch, and you can tell from the start that they love their jobs. Having your own safari vehicle makes things that much better. Finally, the food was plentiful, tasty, and creative.

While not the cheapest option in Madikwe, I can't imagine getting better value for the money. Morukuru will create memories that you will never forget, and you can't price that. I will be back, and I can't wait!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but this short video is just a hint of how great this place is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jq76YIxU_0

Room Tip: You can't go wrong with any of the houses. For a truly immersive experience, ask to spend a night in one of the bush shelters.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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MorukuruEluisa, Public Relations Manager at Morukuru Family Madikwe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Thank you so much for your taking the time to share your Morukuru adventure with us.
As you know, we love the video that you put together and have been sharing it with our entire "family circle". We do in fact LOVE what we do and just so delighted that this magic was passed onto you. We hope to be able to welcome you back to your "African home" again soon.
Best wishes from the whole team,
Eluisa

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

We had the honor of staying at the Farm House last year and recently came back to stay in the "Owners House". This property is a 10 star. From the moment you step on property every detail is sorted. They pamper you and before you think of a request it's sitting in front of you. The photos are 100% what you get in real life. You would be hard pressed to find more luxury and better service anywhere in the world. In terms of food....amazing. From the steaks to the homemade ice-cream...you'll be surprised. There are a few other things...but if I tell you it'll ruin the surprise. Look forward coming back again. I even made a one minute video of my trip to honor them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jq76YIxU_0

Room Tip: Ask to spend at least one night in the Bush outside.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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MorukuruEluisa, Public Relations Manager at Morukuru Family Madikwe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Dearest Brian,
We cant thank you enough for all the Morukuru magic you constantly share with others.
Love the video you put together for us too and have been showing it off to all and sundry :-)
We cant wait to welcome you again - this time with the whole family.
Best wishes from Andrew, Carri and the whole Morukuru clan.
Till your return,
Eluisa

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Sad how quickly “normal life” takes over when back, as it's approximately a month ago now since we have visited Morukuru.
The memories of an amazing holiday remain forever though. Very often our hearts and minds go back to the wonderful time in Morukuru.

After visiting the River House some years ago, we had the pleasure to stay in the Owners House this time. So although we knew what to expect, the Morukuru family always have their ways to beat expectations.
And they do this with a beautiful South African smile.
The service and hospitality… all seems possible and feels deceptively effortless (while it’s clear that Morukuru-perfection requires a lot of hard work and planning).

In the beautiful Madikwe Game Reserve, Andrew and Boiky showed us how special “Mother Nature” is. From Lions to the rare Aardwolf and from Wild Dogs to Monitor Lizards.
Every animal has their own tracks and stories…. Andrew and Boiky seems to know them all.

When you go to South Africa for safari, great food is not the first thing what comes to mind.
At Morukuru though every meal is a true pleasure and work of art.

We would like to thank Andrew, Carri and the full Morukuru family for the unparalleled VIP wilderness experience.
We sincerely hope to see you all back soon!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank marcel_boshuizen
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RinseW, Guest Relations Manager at Morukuru Family Madikwe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Dear Marcel, it was a huge pleasure to welcome you and your family back to Morukuru Family in Madikwe after your first visit. We are very happy that you had an amazing stay and saw some of our more special animals like the Aardwolf! We really value your feedback very much as it shows how much you appreciate the efforts from our entire team to try and exceed expectations all the time. Hopefully we will see you back soon, perhaps next time at Ocean House for some more unforgettable Morukuru memories?? :) Warm regards from all of us at Morukuru Family, Rinse

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

The four of us really enjoyed the week we spent together at River House in May. Everything was perfect from start to finish. We saw the Magnificent Seven in the comfort of our own private vehicle and Owen, our ranger, and Timber, our tracker, were a great team. A tracker is a must out in the Bush and Timber was truly remarkable. Paula, our hostess, made sure that everything was perfect down to the last detail. She planned very special settings for all our meals and Asion, our chef, was so creative and our meals were absolutely delicious. Everyone at Morukkuru was great and they all contributed to making our holiday memorable. Our waiters were superb and the ladies who took care of our rooms and laundry were outstanding, The weather was perfect during our stay and we really had a fabulous time.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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MorukuruEluisa, Public Relations Manager at Morukuru Family Madikwe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Friends are like Family and we are so happy that you and your closest friends were able to spend this special time at Morukuru. We hope your memories made during your stay will be cherished forever and that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back for your next 5 year reunion! (Perhaps this time to our Ocean House?)
Best wishes always .....from Your Morukuru Family

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

It was an absolute pleasure for us to get to know jo and wessel (managers) and their lovely team :-)! the whole team is facinating and wonderful!! the greatest place in the bush is "morukuru family" :-)! when we left madikwe resort with the plane, wessel and gummy (our tracker) where waiting beside the airstrip, saying „good-bye“ to us and waving……we all had tears in our eyes and could not believe whats going on with us – we were so affected about this unique holiday…!!!

many many warm and hearty greetings to jo, wessel, gummy, george, irwen and bronwin, elaine and all the others that made our stay sooo unforgetable!!!
lots of light&love
hope&happiness to all of you

we will always remember you…!
thank you very, very much!!!

yours
niki, peter & the kids kristin & jana :-))))

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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MorukuruEluisa, Public Relations Manager at Morukuru Family Madikwe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Thank you so much for your very touching and beautiful message to the Morukuru Family.
We are so happy that you had such a special time with us and you too will not be forgotten.
Your precious family photo will be forever in our guest book and we hope that one day you will return to your "home" in Africa.
With lots of Morukuru magic,
Your Morukuru Family

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