Family Safari Adventure in Madikwe Game Reserve

Sharing nature and adventure with your children creates memories that last a lifetime… At Morukuru Family in Madikwe Game Reserve, we offer the perfect blend of luxury, fun, and freedom. Escape to this enchanting and malaria-free corner of Africa and experience unforgettable wildlife encounters together on this family safari. Madikwe Game Reserve offers unparalleled game viewing and photographic opportunities as it’s home to South Africa’s Big Five, the Little Five, wild dog, cheetah, and over 340 bird species. Imagine your child's wonder as they see their first elephant in the wild or share the thrill of spotting lions lounging under a tree. As a family enterprise ourselves, we craft moments with families in mind, making every safari a magical and memorable experience for guests of all ages. Our exclusive-use houses are designed as spaces to call your own. Morukuru Owner’s House (two bedrooms), Morukuru River House (three bedrooms), and Morukuru  Farm House (five bedrooms) cater to families of different sizes and provide privacy, comfort, and personalised service. You’ll also have a dedicated hosting team, including a private guide, tracker, and your own safari vehicle. Children are welcome on all game drives. And there’s more… On arrival, each child receives a Morukuru Kidz Backpack filled with safari treasures, like track identification guides, to set the stage for their outdoor adventure. While aimed at slightly older children, there’s no harm in letting the little ones get stuck in. Everyone will get a water bottle, ensuring we minimise our environmental footprint, and as our houses are solar-powered, you’ll experience what it means to live by the sun! Central to the Morukuru Family experience is the Morukuru Freedom Concept. This innovative approach allows you the flexibility to set your own timetable. Whether it's an early morning game drive, a leisurely afternoon by the pool, or an impromptu fishing trip, the choice is entirely yours. Depending on the weather and what the little ones want to do, we arrange experiences accordingly. Making the most of the game drives, our trackers show you how to identify signs in the bush, keeping the children fascinated. They’ll be immersed in a nature ‘treasure hunt’, looking out for animal spoors and droppings and identifying birds and insects. On rainy days, there’s pizza-making or baking and a wonderful array of board games to keep everyone entertained. Babysitting services are also available if you need some ‘me-time’ or you’d like to enjoy a relaxing massage. On warm days, the pool is the best place to be. A starlit sleep out in the hide is the ultimate bush adventure. Overlooking an active waterhole, you’ll experience nature in a whole different way. Fall asleep to the sounds of animals and wake up to a sunrise coffee, possibly shared with elephants. Dining at Morukuru is always an occasion, with an emphasis on al fresco meals whenever the weather permits. Special experiences like bush breakfasts, candle-lit dinners, and a mountaintop or riverside barbecue add a touch of magic. We enjoy creating surprises for you. And who doesn’t love bread on a stick over a campfire? You may even experience local traditions with dancers from the nearby Molatedi village or learn the rhythms of African drumming. If you’re staying more than four nights, why not sign up for our Safaris with a Purpose option to further enrich your stay? Join our conservation initiatives and visit our community projects run in partnership with the Morukuru Goodwill Foundation. We welcome you to contribute your talents and make a difference during your stay. Whether you’re witnessing the majestic Big Five, enjoying a bush breakfast, or watching your children discover the joys of nature, every day at Morukuru Family brings new and exciting experiences for the whole family. Special thanks to Maddie Diehl and family for these beautiful images shared from their family safari at Morukuru River House.