Morukuru Ocean House

Morukuru Ocean House, De Hoop Nature Reserve
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Hotel Type:
Beach, Villa
Address:
De Hoop Nature Reserve
Western Cape
South Africa
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Overview

Morukuru Ocean House is set within the 33 000 hectare De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape of South Africa.  This exclusive use beach villa offers guests direct access to the scenic coastline with its pristine beach, rock pools, coastal fynbos and wetlands can be found.  The De Hoop Nature Reserve is home to more than 262 species of birds, making it a paradise for bird watchers.

Quick summary:

  • this villa is booked on an exclusive basis (book entire villa)
  • children are welcome of all ages
  • Eight adults and four children can be accommodated
  • beautiful coastal, ocean views
  • located right on the beach
  • set in the De Hoop Nature Reserve
  • Five-star service standards
  • various activities are available (guided marine walks, mountain-biking, sand boarding, etc.)
  • privacy and tranquillity.

Facilities at Morukuru

This beach retreat features an outdoor swimming pool where guests enjoy warm afternoons in the sunshine.  Delicious meals and refreshing drinks are served on the deck while a personal butler and a chef in the private kitchen are also available.

Facilities:

  • 4 King size bedrooms
  • dining room
  • library and study
  • outdoor bath
  • outdoor dining and patio
  • swimming pool
  • complimentary Wi-Fi
  • electronic safe
  • fireplace
  • game drive vehicle
  • bar and wine cellar.

Activities

A wide variety of complimentary activities are available to guests at this ocean villa which include, amongst others, marine walks along the coastline, sundowners, star gazing and snorkelling in the rock pools.  Activities for guests of all ages are available.  Should visitors enjoy the tranquillity of the beautiful location and relax at the house, they are welcome to.  For the active visitor, great walks and mountain bike trips are available.

Complimentary activities:

  • sand boarding
  • guided marine walks (1- 3 hours)
  • guided mountain biking (1 - 3 hours)
  • various guided fynbos walks and hikes (1 - 3 hours)
  • guided 4x4 fynbos nature drives
  • sundowners on the sand dunes
  • land based whale watching (June - October)
  • snorkelling in the rock pools
  • various beach games like volleyball, cricket and croquet
  • star gazing
  • kids activities like kite making and flying them
  • tennis (at De Opstal, approximately 30 minutes away).

Additional activities which are not included in the cost:

  • health and beauty spa treatments
  • exciting horse rides (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 the local community and school just outside De Hoop Nature Reserve
  • whale watching by helicopter and scenic flights by helicopter.

House

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.

Accommodation features:

  • Four King size bedrooms
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Study
  • Electronic safe
  • Double glazed windows
  • Outdoor bath
  • Dining room, bar and library
  • Outdoor dining and patio
  • Swimming pool
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Fireplace.
Today's Rate
R31010.00

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Directions

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude: -34.478748
Longitude: 20.506956

Directions

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.

Parking

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

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Hotel Group(s)

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