Morukuru Ocean House


The innovative off-the-grid eco-design of four-bedroomed Morukuru Ocean House in pristine De Hoop Nature Reserve perfectly tethers tourism to sustainability. Our five-star luxury ocean house maintains a fine ecological balance with the lightest footprint possible. In true Relais & Chateaux style our accomplished team of hosts delight in tailoring your seaside wilderness adventure to your liking.

Accommodates 84

Secluded luxury

Morukuru Ocean House, in the 36 000-ha De Hoop Nature Reserve satisfies the craving for exclusive encounters of Southern Africa’s wilderness. The topography is exciting and diverse. Fifty-one kilometres of white sandy beaches and dune fields lapped by the Indian Ocean are home to Africa’s most significant Southern Right whale nursery offering rare sightings during calving season from mid-July to November.

Endless views

Morukuru Ocean House accommodates eight adults and four children (under 16) in four, beautiful en-suite ocean-facing rooms, inspired by the sand dunes of South Africa.  Experience guided marine walks, mountain-biking and sandboarding, all from your gorgeous exclusive-use ocean house.  The sparkling pool, delicious gastronomy and dedicated hospitality team await along with endless, uninterrupted views.

Morukuru Family De Hoop Nature


  • All-inclusive
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Electronic safe
  • Fully staffed
  • Hot tub
  • Private safari vehicle
  • Private swimming pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Wine cellar


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Guest referrals


  • Marine walk

  • Snorkelling

    Protected rock pools in front of Morukuru Family De Hoop offer idyllic swimming and snorkelling.  We have the necessary gear available for you, if required.

  • Fynbos walk

  • Land-based whale watching

    Whale watching South Africa between July and November in De Hoop means you can enjoy the panorama from the privacy of your elegant guest suite.

  • Mountain biking

  • Nature drive

    Enjoy spotting herds of eland antelope, bontebok, Cape mountain zebras, interesting birds and more during our thrilling, open-vehicle guided safaris against a stunning fynbos-filled backdrop.

  • Sandboarding

  • Bird watching

    De Hoop, with over 260 different bird species including Oystercatchers, Flamingos and Cape Vultures,  offers rewarding birdwatching from our rooftop terrace or out in nature.

Other accommodations De Hoop Nature Reserve


Morukuru Beach Lodge

De Hoop Nature Reserve

Five-bedroom oceanfront beach lodge, ideal for (honeymoon) couples and small families seeking an eco-beach holiday or immersive coastal nature experience.

Accommodates 104