Morukuru River House

Madikwe & the Waterberg

Lying on the banks of the Marico River in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa, River House is the ultimate bush retreat.

This luxury boutique hideaway is spread across multiple floors and combines elegant European style with striking African influences. There is plenty of indoor living space, huge decks, a fully equipped kitchen, a Boma and a heated infinity pool. River House comes with a team of eight staff including a chef, butler and nanny, if needed, as well as an experienced ranger and a 4WD vehicle.

River House accommodates up to six adults and four children in three lavishly appointed suites and a kids’ room. Each suite features a super-king size bed, a luxurious bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers, a fireplace for cold nights and delightful wooden balconies.

There is an array of dining options on offer from casual snacks to fine dining. Enjoy breakfasts on a nearby mountaintop, riverside picnics, bush meals or sumptuous dinners at the Boma.

Morukuru River House Information


4 hours’ drive from Johannesburg


River House can accommodate 6 adults and 4 junior guests. The 3 suites are adorned with king size beds, sumptuous bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, fireplace for chilly nights and private wooden balconies


game drives, bush walks, fishing, bird-watching, fun outdoor mini-adventures, creative meal settings and options like bush breakfasts, pizza picnics, candle-lit dinners and memorable barbeques at the riverside. Local dancers from the nearby Molatedi village are also a firm favourite



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Why we recommend Morukuru River House

“Like its sister property Morukuru Farm House, guests at Morukuru River House enjoy a private guide and vehicle, private butler and private chef, making for the perfect exclusive bush getaway. This luxury Relais & Chateaux property is perched on the banks of the Marico River, the most important river within Madikwe Game Reserve – the gentle sounds of cascading water is super-soothing. When it comes to activities you will be spoilt for choice.”

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