Discover the iconic Morukuru Family De Hoop within one of South Africa’s stunning nature reserves
The 36,000-ha De Hoop Nature Reserve offers the perfect location for your South African escape, with its 51km of pristine white beaches and dunes lapped by the warm Indian Ocean, as well as limestone cliffs, rock pools, wetlands and coastal fynbos. The reserve is home to almost 90 mammal species such as the mountain zebra, eland, bontebok, baboon and even an occasional leopard, while bird lovers are guaranteed to be dazzled by 260 species of birds, yet what makes Ocean House truly unique is the bird’s eye view it offers of the continent’s greatest whale nursery. Visitors can witness Southern Right whales migrate to the marine protected shallow coastal basins off the Overberg Coast for the calving and nursing season from mid-July to November, while other whales, dolphins and seals can also be frequently spotted.
Morukuru Ocean House
Ocean House is the newest member of the ‘Morukuru Family’ that allows discerning travellers to experience one of Africa’s most beautiful coastal reserves while residing in a truly stunning yet private oceanfront home that is large enough to accommodate a group of friends or a family with children.
Even though Ocean House was built to have a minimal environmental and visual impact; while being off the grid this spectacular family villa is a stunning example of architectural brilliance combining sophistication and seamless, harmonious integration within the surrounding fynbos dunes. The property can accommodate a maximum of eight adults and four children. The four stylish – and well-appointed – double bedrooms all have their own en-suite bathrooms and beautiful glass fronts overlooking the Indian Ocean. The children’s room features four bunk beds and the only TV in the house! In the same spirit of promoting ‘togetherness’ and creating lasting memories, Wi-Fi connectivity is not available in the gorgeous dining room – overlooking the ocean and the fabulous pool area – while several hotspots are available throughout the property. On the upper floor, the cosy lounge and bar area is totally encased in glass offering amazing panoramic views of the surrounding landscape while also leading to a sundeck boasting stunning ocean views, comfortable loungers and sofas.
Morukuru Beach Lodge
Morukuru Beach Lodge consists of 4 Ocean View Suites and 1 Honeymoon Suite. All suites are equally spacious (90 m2 each) and comfortably furnished. The 4 Ocean View Suites offer views of the Indian Ocean and the surrounding landscape, whereas the Honeymoon Suite offers a view of the Fynbos dune landscape and partial sea view, as well as a large private deck with outside bathtub and sun loungers. Each of the suites is located on the ground floor and features a large en-suite bathroom with walk-in rain shower and separate bath, separate toilet as well as double vanity units. All suites have an oversized (2 x 1,1 m) bay window/daybed, a perfect place to lounge while watching the sea and the same bed doubles up as children’s bed. Intimate and sophisticated, Morukuru Beach Lodge is a sanctuary of refined comfort and luxury.
Guests staying at Morukuru Family De Hoop can enjoy the unique ‘whatever you want, whenever you want’ Morukuru Freedom Concept which guarantees total freedom without schedules or time tables. The way you wish to fulfil your holiday is completely up to you and your beloved ones. Morukuru Family looks after the rest with its own close-knit staff, meaning that you are attended to by a personal chef and butler, two housekeepers, host, safari guide and a wildlife tracker. All activities – such as guided walks, hikes and mountain bike tours, guided 4×4 fynbos nature drives, sandboarding, whale watching, snorkelling and numerous beach games -can thus be tailored to your own requirements. Children are encouraged to participate and are allowed to join the nature drives, reflecting the family-oriented ethos of this private villa which caters for multi-generational families as well as tight-knit groups of friends.