Morukuru Ocean House is a 4-bedroom oceanfront home situated within one of Africa's most beautiful coastal reserves: the 36 000-ha De Hoop Nature Reserve. The reserve offers 51km of pristine white beaches and dunes lapped by a warm Indian Ocean, as well as rock pools, wetlands, limestone cliffs, coastal fynbos and 260 species of birds. From mid-July to November the house also offers a bird's eye view of Africa's greatest whale nursery, as Southern Right whales migrate to the shallow coastal basins off the Overberg Coast for the calving and nursing season.
With amazing views, a wide range of activities, a dedicated hospitality team and complete privacy, Morukuru Ocean House is five-star luxury at its best. With an innovative, off-the-grid eco-design it maintains a fine ecological balance with the lightest footprint possible. It can accommodate eight adults and four children (under 16). There are four, beautiful en-suite ocean-facing rooms, inspired by the sand dunes of South Africa. The rooms have large glass doors overlooking the Indian Ocean and each have their own en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower and double vanity units.
If children are staying in the house, they can be accommodated in the study annex children's room that can accommodate up to 4 children under 16. This does not have its own bathroom so the children would need to use their parents' bathroom. The study features a large flatscreen TV and PlayStation, as well as a selection of boardgames to keep children entertained.
Morukuru Ocean House operates with the famous Morukuru Freedom Concept: no schedules! Expect a sparkling pool, delicious food and drinks served by your personal butler, your own private kitchen with chef, open plan lounge and dining areas, romantic fireplaces, garden with amazing views and much more. The house runs on sustainable green energy and conventional electricity use is limited.
The area surrounding the house is the De Hoop conservation area, a World Heritage Site comprising rich biodiversity and pristine coastline. A 19 km vlei (wetland) stretches across the reserve. The Reserve is home to rare or endangered animal species including whales, dolphins, sharks and seals as well as the bontebok and Cape Mountain Zebra. You may also see eland, the Cape clawless otter, baboons, rock dassies and the occasional rooikat (caracal) and Cape leopard.
The birdlife is astounding, many of which - such as the endangered African Black Oystercatcher - breed within the reserve. The fynbos floral kingdom has 1500 species of plants in the reserve alone - also 86 species of mammal, 260 or more different birds, 14 amphibians and 50 reptile species.
Morukuru Ocean House is situated in one of Africa's most beautiful coastal reserves: De Hoop Nature Reserve, just south of Swellendam along the Garden Route in the Overberg region. It is reached either by private charter flight from Cape Town International Airport (45 min), or by road (3 hours from Cape Town).
Guided marine walks, mountain biking, sandboarding, snorkeling, fynbos walks, land-based whale watching (in season), nature drives, birdwatching and massages.
Our favourite itineraries that visit De Hoop Nature Reserve
Show more itineraries