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The Morukuru Ocean House nestles in the 36 000 hectare De Hoop Nature Reserve of the beautiful Western Cape. This magnificent coastline of South Africa stretches over 51km of pristine white beaches and dunes where rock pools, cliffs, wetlands and coastal fynbos can be found. With more than 260 species of birds, the De Hoop Nature Reserve is a great paradise for bird watchers.
Exclusive Use Beach Villa - Morukuru Ocean House
Cocooned in Luxury - whales - fynbos - pristine beaches - rock pools - ocean
The De Hoop Reserve lies just over a three hours drive away from Cape Town on the famous Garden and Whale Routes, which is an ideal stop en route from the Cape Winelands to Plettenberg Bay. Set in the Overberg region near the southern tip of Africa, it can be approached from either Bredasdorp or Swellendam. Guests staying here enjoy exclusive use of the entire house which comes with a private butler, chef and guide. Families travelling with children are welcome at this beach retreat; there are no age limitations for kids.
- b=Booked on an exclusive basis
- Children friendly
- Accommodates eight adults and four children in comfort
- Spectacular coastal, ocean views
- Set on the beach/ocean in the De Hoop Nature Reserve
- Highest service standards
- Full range of activities (guided marine walks, mountain biking, sandboarding, etc.)
- Complete privacy.
This property accommodates a maximum of 8 adults and four children. The well appointed four double suites feature their en-suite bathrooms as well as high glass doors through which ocean views can be admired. The surrounding fynbos inspires the decor of the welcoming bedrooms, and its dunes, amenities and features are of the highest quality.
- Four King size bedrooms
- Dining room
- Outdoor bath
- Outdoor dining
- Swimming pool
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Electronic safe
- Game drive vehicle
- Wine cellar
- Double glazed windows.
- Babysitting services
- Private butler
- Private chef
- Private guide.
Families & Children
This exclusive beach retreat in South Africa is very child - friendly, kids of all ages are welcome. The whole ethos of this private villa is set around hosting families as well as groups of close friends. Junior guests are encouraged to participate in the nature drives throughout the De Hoop Nature Reserve and are able to enjoy every magical aspect with their parents.
Guests have the fantastic opportunity to enjoy any of the below complimentary activities, all of which can be tailored to personal requirements.
- Guided marine walks (1- 3 hours), see the amazing marine life of the rock pools
- Various guided fynbos walks and hikes (1 - 3 hours), learn about the diversity and beauty of the fynbos vegetation
- Guided mountain biking (1 - 3 hours)
- Guided 4x4 fynbos nature drives; these nature drives also offer a good opportunity to see the park's wildlife
- Land based whale watching (June - October)
- Sundowners on the sand dunes, overlooking the Indian Ocean with possibly a glimpse of a pod of dolphins
- Sand boarding on the white sand dunes
- Various beach games like volleyball, cricket and croquet
- Snorkeling in the rock pools (Morukuru Ocean House has masks, snorkels and fins for all sizes)
- Kids activities like kite making and flying them
- Star gazing, using the telescope at Ocean House
- Tennis (at De Opstal, approximately 30 minutes away).
Additional activities (not included in the price):
- Spa treatments
- Horse riding (1 - hour trail starting at De Opstal, for all levels)
- Visit Cape Agulhas (Africa’s southernmost tip) combined with a private boat excursion from Struisbaai
- Visit to a local community and school just outside De Hoop Nature Reserve
- Whale watching by helicopter and scenic flights by helicopter.
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- Bedside table
- Butler service
- Dining Room
- Ensuite / Private bathroom
- Fully Furnished Kitchen
- King size bed
- Writing desk
Meals are freshly prepared in the villa's modern kitchen where a chef is available for all guests needs. Menus and dining times can be discussed with the chef to meet all dietary requirements. Various dining venues at the Morukuru Ocean House invite for a relaxed, dining atmosphere where guests may feel at home and enjoy the delicious flavors which are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Relaxing spa treatments in the privacy of one of the rooms. Spa treatments, which include massages, facials, manicures and pedicures are provided at an additional cost.
- Guided marine walks
- Guided Fynbos walks & hikes
- Mountain biking
- 4x4 Nature drives
- Land based whale watching
- Sand boarding
- Star gazing
Sundowners in the evenings make for a memorable beach experience on the sand dunes, overlooking the Indian Ocean with the possibility of seeing a pod of dolphins.
Guided mountain biking
Exciting guided mountain biking tours can be arranged which are one to three hours in length depending on the guest's requirements.
Snorkeling in the rock pools in front of the Morukuru Ocean House makes for a thrilling experience. Masks, snorkels and fins for all sizes are available to guests.
Fun activities which are available for children include kite making and flying them.
At an additional cost, relaxing health and beauty treatments can be arranged. These can include rejuvenating massages, as well as facials and pedicures.
This scenic coastal region of South Africa can be admired from a helicopter. Whale watching and scenic flights make for an unforgettable experience.
Different beach games such as volleyball, cricket and croquet may be enjoyed during a stay at this luxurious beach retreat.
- Sun deck
- Swimming Pool
- Wine cellar
Check in and Check Out Times
- Check in: 13:00
- Check out: 11:00
- Airport transfers
- Butler service
- Car rental service
- Concierge services
- Game drive safaris
- Housekeeping service
- Internet connection
- Kid's entertainment
- Massage treatments
- Secure parking
- Tours & Transfers on Request
- Wellness & Beauty treatments
Malaria and Animals
Western Cape's De Hoop Nature Reserve is one of the best places from where to admire the Southern Right whales which come to its shores between the months of August to November every year.
Endangered or rare animal species which are home in this reserve are the 'Marine Big 5' as well as the Bontebok and Cape Mountain Zebra. Other animals guests may encounter here include the Eland, the Cape clawless otter, baboons, rock dassies and the occasional rooikat (caracal) and Cape leopard.
Situated in a malaria free region of South Africa, this nature reserve is ideal for families travelling with children. The De Hoop Nature Reserve is known for its vibrant and colourful bird population, many of which - such as the endangered African Black Oystercatcher - breed within the reserve. Flora and fauna are impressive too – the fynbos floral kingdom dominates with 1500 species of plants in reserve alone – also 86 species of mammal, 260 or more different birds, 14 amphibian and 50 reptile species.
- Cape Mountain Zebra
- Cape clawless otter
- rock dassies
- rooikat (caracal)
- Cape Leopard
- abundant bird life
Children of all ages are welcome to stay at the Morukuru Ocean House. This exclusive beach house in the Western Cape of South Africa can accommodate eight adults and four children making for an unforgettable getaway for families and friends alike.
- # Rooms:
Morukuru Ocean House can accommodate eight adults and four children in its luxuriously furnished, four double suites. Each of the rooms provide their private en-suite bathrooms. The glass doors of the rooms face the ocean side, making for great beach and ocean views. The warm and natural decor of the rooms is inspired by the surrounding dunes and fynbos. The room's features and amenities are of the highest quality.
- Four King size bedrooms
- En-suite bathrooms
- Electronic safe
- Double glazed windows
- Outdoor bath
- Dining room, bar and library
- Outdoor dining and patio
- Swimming pool
- Complimentary WiFi
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Access to De Hoop Nature Reserve by Air:
Travellers can get to the and from the De Hoop Nature Reserve by private charter flight.
The duration of the flight from Cape Town International Airport to De Hoop Nature Reserve is about 40 minutes.
On arrival at the De Hoop airstrip, the team of Morukuru waits to take guests through to their private villa.
Helicopter transfers can also be arranged should this be a requirement, the house features a helicopter platform nearby.
Access to Morukuru Ocean House by Road:
The Reserve gates open at 7am and close at 6pm.
Gate closes at 7pm on Fridays.
Late or early arrivals need to be prebooked and arranged with management.
2WD / wheel drive with higher ground clearance is recommended for the roads inside De Hoop Nature Reserve.
Directions from Cape Town:
For guests who are self driving, take the N2 to Caledon.
Between Botrivier and Caledon you can stop at Dassiesfontein for refreshments.
From Caledon drive through Napier to Bredasdorp.
Please make sure you stop for fuel in Bredasdorp, as there is no petrol station at De Hoop.
From Bredasdorp take the R319 to Swellendam.
At about 6kms turn right, sign posted De Hoop / Malagas / Infanta.
Gravel road for 35kms until you see a sign to the right - De Hoop Nature Reserve.
Directions from George / Swellendam:
From George / Swellendam, drive on the N2 towards Cape Town.
Please make sure you stop for fuel in Swellendam, as there is no petrol station at De Hoop.
13km west of Swellendam, in the direction of Cape Town, turn left onto a gravel road, signed Spitskop.
Continue on this road for about 45km until you reach a T-junction.
Turn left at the T-junction signed Malgas / Infanta and travel approximately 2km before you turn right onto the De Hoop Pad signed BUCHU BUSHCAMP / DE HOOP.
It is 7km from this turn off to the Main Gate of the Park.
Directions from the De Hoop entrance gate to the Morukuru Ocean House:
All the roads in the reserve are gravel except for a short tarred section atthe entrance, and a short section close to Koppie Alleen.
A 2WD /wheel drive with higher ground clearance is recommended for the roads inside De Hoop Nature Reserve.
At the entrance gate you will receive directions to Ocean House.
Follow the signs to Koppie Alleen.
Just before the parking at Koppie Alleen you turn left into a privateroad which leads you to Ocean House.
The driving time is approximately 40 minutes.
On site parking facilities are provided for guests.