As 2019 draws to a close and we focus on the start of a new decade we would like to wish our friends, guests, travel partners and the tourism industry a very happy Festive Season, as well as express huge gratitude for all the support we received from far and wide.
It has been a proud year, not only for us as a company, but also for our country. We have celebrated the amazing Springboks winning the Rugby World Cup, the Blitzboks win in Dubai, Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe, Cape Town voted best city in the World, the #Iamstaying movement gains nearly 1 million followers in just 3 months.
The words of Springbok captain Siya Kholisi ring true for us all: "we can achieve anything if we work together".
Morukuru Family received numerous accolades and recognitions on the global stage too – Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards for all our properties, with Morukuru Family Madikwe voted 3rd best lodge in South Africa, Haute Grandeur Awards of Excellende for Morukuru Ocean House and Morukuru Beach Lodge and a Family Traveller UK Excellence Award for our 'Safaris with a Purpose' package at Morukuru Family Madikwe. We thank all those who voted for us and for our wonderful staff who made all our guests feel so welcome and part of the Morukuru Family!
As a company we also strive to make a difference in the lives of our local communities at each of our properties as well as our conservation efforts under the banner of The Morukuru Goodwill Foundation. We are so appreciative of the travel trade and our guests who have supported us this year. We also continue to be as sustainable and eco-friendly as we can, across all our properties and this will continue to be a major focus for us for 2020.
We are excited about what the new decade holds for us. We are delighted to announce that Morukuru Owners House and River House will undergo an extensive refurbishment and will be ready to show off our new look inspired by the wild dogs of Madikwe in June 2020. Below is a little teaser of what t expect!