The Morukuru Freedom Concept: Your Holiday, Your Way

When you stay at one of the Morukuru Family exclusive-use houses, you say goodbye to strict schedules and hello to freedom and flexibility. You experience the magic of the Morukuru Freedom Concept first-hand. Ed and Anka Zeeman, Morukuru Family’s founders, understood the frustration of feeling tied to a pre-set schedule. They envisioned a holiday experience that revolved around the guests rather than the clock. “There’s no such thing as one size or schedule fits all – we design a holiday around a family. We make itineraries around their wishes and demands, considering ages of the group members, not just two safaris a day and a comfortable stay in between. Our concept includes all bush meals, activities during the day, hide sleeps, mealtime preferences, and more. It’s your getaway – you should have the freedom to enjoy it your way.” The Freedom Concept goes beyond flexibility – hyper-personalisation is at its core. Your wish is our command, whether you crave lazy mornings followed by spontaneous afternoon game drives, you’re an early bird who wants to rise with the sun, or you prefer late-night stargazing dinners under the Milky Way. A dedicated team to fulfil your dreams awaits from the moment you arrive at your exclusive-use house, ready to ensure every detail aligns with your vision. Your personal chef will whip up whatever delicacy you’re craving, while the butler anticipates your every need. Our housekeepers ensure everything remains spick and span, and your host acts as your personal guide, ensuring every moment is expertly orchestrated. Unstructured luxury  True luxury means lingering a little longer wherever you choose, even if it means changing your plans at a moment’s notice. At Morukuru Family properties, you can savour a long, leisurely breakfast on the veranda or enjoy a romantic picnic under a canopy of trees when the mood strikes you. “As for activities? They’re all up to you. Head out on exhilarating nature or game drives in search of Africa’s Big and Little Five or relax with a pampering spa treatment. Perhaps you yearn for a day of cultural immersion, or simply wish to relax by the pool with a good book? Our team is here to make it happen without a hitch,” says Anne-Marie Steyn, General Manager, Morukuru Family Madikwe. “We just returned from a stay at the Owner's House of Morukuru Family Madikwe and will never forget this magical and life changing experience. From the moment Andre picked us up at the game reserve gate with ice cold personalised water bottles, every detail was so perfect. Michelle, Andre, Chef Geoffrey, Evanz, and the entire team were so incredibly kind and welcoming. It was truly the trip of a lifetime. We had gone there to celebrate my 60th birthday. The whole team gifted us with a magical barbecue dinner on top of a mountain on our last night. They even baked a delicious gluten free cake for me and gave me a beautiful hand-woven gift. There were little treats left on our pillows at night and a parting gift on our last evening. This was truly one of the best trips we have ever taken in our lives, and it has left an indelible mark in our hearts.” – Leslie Fischer Where to stay The following Morukuru Family properties all revolve around the Freedom Concept:
  • Morukuru Owner’s House Madikwe Game Reserve: Accommodates four, tucked beneath the leafy canopy of an ancient Morukuru (Tamboti) tree on the banks of the fabled Marico River.
  • Morukuru River House – Madikwe Game Reserve: Accommodates six adults and four children, perched on the banks of the Marico River.
  • Morukuru Farm House – Madikwe Game Reserve: Accommodates 10, just over the mountain from its sister exclusive-use safari houses above.
  • Morukuru Ocean HouseDe Hoop Nature Reserve: Accommodates eight adults and four children, offering stunning en-suite ocean-facing rooms, inspired by South Africa’s sand dunes.
  • AtholPlace House & VillaJohannesburg: Accommodates 18 in the 9-bedroom House, and 8 in our 4-bedroom Villa, both exclusive-use properties, just a short distance from the commercial centre of Sandton.
At Morukuru Family, we invite you to shed the constraints of time and embrace the boundless possibilities that await. Don’t just ‘do more’ – do what you want, when you want. Get in touch with us or contact your travel agent for more information and to make a reservation.