Morukuru Family Madikwe is just 110 km from Sun City, and a mere 4 hours drive from Johannesburg/Pretoria, making this location one of the most accessible reserves in Africa. We can arrange private transfers by road but for the most convenient and trouble-free way to get to there we recommend you book a scheduled flight or private charter, only 45 minutes, from O.R. Tambo International Airport to Madikwe Game Reserve.
A Morukuru Family representative will greet you on disembarking from your international flight, assist a smooth and quick passage through immigration and luggage collection and deliver you to your Morukuru Aircraft, prepped and ready for take off.
Note: Helicopter transfers can also be arranged on request.
De Hoop Nature Reserve
Morukuru Ocean House is located in Hoop Nature Reserve
AtholPlace Hotel & Villa
AtholPlace Hotel & Villa is located in Johannesburg
Directions to Morukuru Family Madikwe:
Directions from O.R. Tambo International Airport to Morukuru Family Madikwe – Molatedi Gate
- Please fill up in Sun City
- River House and Owners House guests: +27-82 894 1967 or +27-82 654 4359
- Farmhouse Guests: +27-82 894 1967 or +27-83 235 2686
- AtholPlace Hotel & Villa: +27-11 783 7553
Take R21 to Pretoria for approximately 36 km.
Then take exit 134 for the N1 North toward Pietersburg (Polokwane). Follow the N1 for approximately 21 km.
Then take exit 156 for the N4 toward Rustenburg. Follow the N4 for approximately 61 km
Then take the R556 Sun City turnoff. Follow the R556 to Sun City for approximately 76 km.
After passing Sun City entrance on your right, please phone the lodge to advise that you have reached Sun City.
Continue straight on the R556 after passing Sun City entrance for approximately 5 km. You will come to a four-way stop.
Turn right onto the R565 towards Derdepoort. Follow the R565 for approximately 8 km and turn left to Bapong.
After 35 km you will get to a 4-way stop, turn right towards Derdepoort.
After 25 km the tar road ends. Please phone the lodge to advise that you have reached the dirt road.
Continue driving on the dirt road for approximately 25 km and pass through the small rural village of Molatedi.
Cross over the Marico River Bridge and continue to drive for about 10 km till you reach Molatedi Gate.
A Morukuru staff member will meet you at the Molatedi Gate (entrance to Madikwe Game Reserve) and escort you to the Lodge.
Download a PDF of the route-description to Morukuru Family in Madikwe.
Direction to Morukuru Ocean House in De Hoop Nature Reserve
• The reserve gate closes at 18h00 (19h00 on Fridays).
• When you get to Bredasdorp or Swellendam, please contact Ocean House at +27-82 651 2114 or +27-76 504 2520 to advise estimated arrival time at the main gate of De Hoop Nature Reserve.
• We strongly recommend a vehicle with high ground clearance (2WD or 4WD) for the gravel roads leading to and inside De Hoop Nature Reserve.
• We advise that you fill up with fuel in Bredasdorp, Riviersonderend or Swellendam, before arriving at De Hoop Nature Reserve, there is no fuel available inside De Hoop Nature Reserve.
• GPS Co-ordinates of Ocean House: 34⁰28’24.23”S 20⁰30’58.56”E
Self-drive from Cape Town (scenic route approx 3.5 – 4 hours):
Take the N2 to Caledon. From Caledon drive on the R316 through Napier to Bredasdorp. From Bredasdorp take the R319 to Swellendam out of town for about 6kms and then turn right – sign posted De Hoop / Malgas / Infanta. Travel on the gravel road for 33kms until you see a sign to the right – BUCHU BUSHCAMP / DE HOOP. It is 7km from this turn off to the Main Gate of the Park. You will be met at the Main Gate and escorted to Morukuru Ocean House.
Self-drive from Cape Town (fastest and easiest route approx 3.5 hours):
Travel on the N2 from Cape Town to Swellendam, past Caledon and Riviersonderend. Pass the Bredasdorp turn off and look out for Spitskop turnoff on your right (it is 13km before Swellendam). Turn right onto the Spitskop road and travel for approx 45km until you get to a T-junction. Turn left at the T-junction signed Malgas / Infanta and travel approx 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. You will be met at the Main Gate and escorted to Morukuru Ocean House.
From George / Swellendam (approx 4 hours from George):
Travel on the N2 from George in the direction of CapeTown. 13km past Swellendam turn left onto 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 approx 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. You will be met at the Main Gate and escorted to Morukuru Ocean House.
Download a PDF of the route-description to De Hoop Nature Reserve.
Directions to AtholPlace Hotel & Villa and AtholPlace Restaurant
Closest airport is O.R. Tambo International Airport (20km). Easy freeway access allows guests to travel to O.R. Tambo International, Johannesburg or Pretoria city centers within 40 minutes. The nearest Gautrain station, South Africa’s first rail subway servicing the Johannesburg and Pretoria areas, is only minutes away from the hotel.
From O.R. Tambo enter R24 then continue onto N12 (signs for N12/Johannesburg). At the interchange, bear left into N3. Take the exit toward Eastern Bypass (M1). Take the ramp onto De Villiers Graaff Motorway. Turn right at Grayston Dr/M40 then bear left into Katherine Road. After 1 km, turn left at Pretoria Avenue. AtholPlace Hotel & Villa will be on the left.
Download a PDF of the route-description to AtholPlace Hotel & Villa.