Immersive Coastal Adventures at Morukuru Family De Hoop

Rediscover the joy of the great outdoors, reconnect with nature and create unforgettable memories with coastal adventures for the whole family!

We are in the heart of the unspoilt De Hoop Nature Reserve on the Garden Route and offer the best of "all worlds" when it comes to things to do. While we're privileged to be set in an area famous for whale-watching (yes those are all whales in this picture – zoom in), there's even more to experience here.

Activities for all ages Our diverse and exciting coastal adventures suit all ages, activity levels, and interests, and they are included in your stay. As most are weather- and tide-dependent, our guides curate a daily itinerary of the best possible experiences. Explore the rugged coastline on a guided marine walk, including the rock pools at low tide, teeming with colourful marine life. Alternatively, snorkel in the protected rock pools to see these fascinating creatures up close (snorkelling gear is provided).

Venture into the fynbos with our guides and choose your adventure: a gentle walk to take in the scenery and learn about the unique flora of the region (1 500 species!), a challenging hike or a mountain biking trail to explore on two wheels.

The reserve is also home to 86 mammal species and more than 260 species of birds, and our guided 4x4 nature drives take you across the diverse landscape, where you may spot wildlife such as bontebok and Cape Mountain zebra. We might surprise you with a bush picnic. We love dining outdoors!

For a real adventure that will have you all learning a new skill, laughing (a lot), and burning off the plentiful food, you can learn to sandboard down the white dunes.

Our guides will have you getting active with beach games like volleyball, cricket, and croquet. We also ensure some down time with picnics and sundowners overlooking the ocean.

Dolphins, whales, sharks, and seals are plentiful in the Indian Ocean, and during whale season (July to October), you can watch these giants of the sea migrate along the coast from the comfort of your accommodation. Making family memories At Morukuru Family De Hoop, we welcome children of all ages with specially designed activities just for them, like making and flying kites, baking, swimming in our pools and tailored kiddie adventures. They can share the magic of the reserve with you by joining various activities such as nature drives and exploring the rock pools. They’ll also love building sandcastles on the beach and collecting shells to treasure in our special shell bags. With parents in mind, our babysitting services are available on request, allowing you to relax and enjoy some well-deserved downtime. Stay in style We have two different luxury accommodation options available to suit multi-generational families. Morukuru Ocean House is our exclusive-use home-away-from-home. Luxurious and secluded with ample living spaces, it’s ideal for families and groups of friends, allowing you to spend quality time together in a pristine setting of fynbos, white dunes, and ocean views. At Morukuru Ocean House, all complimentary activities can be tailored to your requirements. It’s part of our Freedom Concept, which is about staying your way and on your own schedule. You may also opt for exciting additional activities not included in the rate, which you would need to pre-book with us, such as whale watching by helicopter, a birdwatching boat cruise on the De Hoop Vlei, or a visit to the Cape Vulture colony in the Potberg Mountains. Morukuru Beach Lodge offers an intimate lodge experience with a selection of luxury suites that can be booked together or separately. At Morukuru Beach Lodge, you can either enjoy activities on your own or join two guided activities daily, included in your stay. These would be shared with your fellow guests on the property. If you want an extra special experience, sign up for our Coastal Conservation with a Purpose option. This gives you a glimpse behind-the-scenes: Learn more about our solar powered approach, our alien plant clearing initiative and best of all, get to spend time with our favourite turtle heroes at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town. If you are very fortunate, your stay might be at the same time as a turtle release.

If a coastal escape is next on your travel list, Morukuru Family De Hoop is the ideal destination to reconnect, reset, and feel revived with diverse adventure activities for the whole family in one idyllic location. See you soon!