Luxury Africa Collection

Morukuru Beach Lodge

Morukuru Beach Lodge is a luxury 5-suite boutique style eco-lodge in the 36,000 ha De Hoop Nature Reserve, situated approximately 1 km from the exclusive-use Morukuru Ocean House, along the same pristine coastline. Morukuru Beach Lodge, voted 'Best Resort in South Africa' in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, consist of 1 Honeymoon Suite and 4 Ocean View Suites, which can be booked individually, making it a great stopover location for couples or smaller families travelling along the Garden Route.

From the lodge it is just a short walk down to the beach and during whale season (July-October) this is arguable the best location for land based whalewatching in Africa. Other activities on offer include mountain-biking, fynbos walks, tidal walks, snorkeling and swimming in protected rockpools, sand-boarding and nature drives. Morukuru Beach Lodge is off grid completely, with electricity being generated entirely by solar panels, for the odd longer cloudy periods a backup generator is available however. All meals, drinks and 2 guided activities (shared with the other guests) are included in the daily rate. Driving time from Cape Town or Knysna is approximately 3,5 hours. Charter flights from Cape Town to De Hoop Nature Reserve are also possible, this flight takes approximately 50 minutes.

Classic Perspective Certified
Sustainable Resort
Conservation Efforts
Check-in time: 2pm / Check-out time: 11am
Family Friendly
#1 Resort in South Africa (Condé Nast Traveler)
2 Ocean View Suites / 2 Ocean View Family Suites / 1 Honeymoon Suites
1 Dining Area
Wheelchair Accessible

Accommodation

Ocean View Family Suite

The 2 Ocean View Family Suites (90 sqm each) have large floor to ceiling glass doors offering beautiful ocean views. The rooms also have indoor and outdoor sitting areas, as well as fireplaces. The spacious en-suite bathroom offers separate bath and shower, as well a double vanity units. The 2 Ocean View Family Suites can each accommodate 2 adults + 2 children under 16, sharing with the parents.

Ocean View Suite

The 2 Ocean View suites (90 sqm each) have large floor to ceiling glass doors offering beautiful ocean views. The rooms also have indoor and outdoor sitting areas, as well as fireplaces. The spacious en-suite bathroom offers separate bath and shower as well as double vanity units. The 2 Ocean View Suites can each accommodate 2 guests only.

Honeymoon Suite

The Honeymoon Suite (90 sqm) has floor to ceiling glass doors offering views of the surrounding fynbos covered dunes, as well as a partial view of the ocean. The room also has indoor and outdoor sitting areas, as well as a fireplace. The large deck features an outdoor bathtub and sun loungers. The spacious en-suite bathroom offers separate bath and shower as well as double vanity units. The Honeymoon Suite can accommodate 2 guests maximum.

Dining

Morukuru Beach Lodge Dining

Morukuru Beach Lodge offers both indoor and outdoor dining options. The large dining room inside overlooks the sunken fire pit in front, as well as the white sand dunes and the Indian Ocean. The sheltered courtyard offers further outdoor seating for meals.

Activities

01
Nature drive

Enjoy spotting herds of eland antelope, bontebok, Cape mountain zebras, interesting birds and more during our thrilling, open-vehicle guided safaris against a stunning fynbos-filled backdrop.

02
Snorkelling

Protected rock pools in front of Morukuru Family De Hoop offer idyllic swimming and snorkelling. We have the necessary gear available for you, if required.

03
Fynbos walk

Guided fynbos experience introduces you to 1500 different species of seasonal flowers. Morukuru's self-guided trails are a delight for those seeking solace in nature.

04
Land-based whale watching

Whale watching South Africa between July and November in De Hoop means you can enjoy the panorama from the privacy of your elegant guest suite.

05
Mountain biking

06
Sandboarding

Sandboarding atop the white dunes of the De Hoop Nature Reserve is a thrilling guided activity for the whole family. Adventure gear and sundowners included.

Spa & Wellness

Facilities

  • 5 Bedrooms En-suite
  • Dining Room
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Bar / Longe Area
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sheltered courtyard terrace
  • Firepit
  • Laundry Service
  • Curio Shop

Inclusions

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • Beverages
  • Two shared guided activities daily
  • Wi-Fi (limited bandwidth)
  • Use of snorkeling equipment & mountain bikes
  • Sandboarding
  • Entrance fee / reserve gate fee
  • Free use of outdoor equipment (snorkels, masks, water shoes, wetsuits, mountain bikes, sand boards, ponchos, gumboots, beach umbrella, towels)
Location
Morukuru Beach Lodge is situated at Koppie Alleen in one of Africa’s most beautiful coastal reserves, the De Hoop Nature Reserve, just south of Swellendam along the Garden Route in the Overberg region. The Overberg is characterized by quaint towns, a blossoming wine industry and delicious local dishes. The 36 000 hectares of the De Hoop conservation area is a World Heritage Site comprising rich biodiversity and over 50 kilometres of pristine coastline. A 19 km vlei (wetland) stretches across the reserve, which is on the Ramsar list of Wetlands of International Importance, established by UNESCO. De Hoop Nature Reserve also offers towering white sand dunes lapped by the Indian Ocean, limestone cliffs, rock pools and coastal fynbos. Our sister property Morukuru Ocean House is located approximately 1 km further east along the beach.
Transfer by Air

We offer our guests the possibility of getting to and from De Hoop Nature Reserve by private charter flight. The flight from Cape Town International Airport to De Hoop Nature Reserve takes ± 45 minutes. On arrival at the De Hoop airstrip, a vehicle will be waiting to take you through to Morukuru BeachLodge, this transfer takes ± 25 minutes. Helicopter transfers can also be arranged, should this be required.

Transfer by Road

The De Hoop Reserve is situated just over 3 hour’s drive from Cape Town on the world renowned Garden and Whale Routes – an ideal stop en route from the Cape Winelands to Plettenberg Bay. It is in the Overberg region near the southern tip of Africa and can be reached from either Bredasdorp or Swellendam.

Classic Perspective

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Luxury Africa Collection

Morukuru Beach Lodge

Morukuru Beach Lodge is a luxury 5-suite boutique style eco-lodge in the 36,000 ha De Hoop Nature Reserve, situated approximately 1 km from the exclusive-use Morukuru Ocean House, along the same pristine coastline. Morukuru Beach Lodge, voted 'Best Resort in South Africa' in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, consist of 1 Honeymoon Suite and 4 Ocean View Suites, which can be booked individually, making it a great stopover location for couples or smaller families travelling along the Garden Route.

From the lodge it is just a short walk down to the beach and during whale season (July-October) this is arguable the best location for land based whalewatching in Africa. Other activities on offer include mountain-biking, fynbos walks, tidal walks, snorkeling and swimming in protected rockpools, sand-boarding and nature drives. Morukuru Beach Lodge is off grid completely, with electricity being generated entirely by solar panels, for the odd longer cloudy periods a backup generator is available however. All meals, drinks and 2 guided activities (shared with the other guests) are included in the daily rate. Driving time from Cape Town or Knysna is approximately 3,5 hours. Charter flights from Cape Town to De Hoop Nature Reserve are also possible, this flight takes approximately 50 minutes.

Sustainable Resort
Classic Perspective Certified
Check-in time: 2pm / Check-out time: 11am
Family Friendly
#1 Resort in South Africa (Condé Nast Traveler)
2 Ocean View Suites / 2 Ocean View Family Suites / 1 Honeymoon Suites
1 Dining Area
Wheelchair Accessible
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Ocean View Family Suite

The 2 Ocean View Family Suites (90 sqm each) have large floor to ceiling glass doors offering beautiful ocean views. The rooms also have indoor and outdoor sitting areas, as well as fireplaces. The spacious en-suite bathroom offers separate bath and shower, as well a double vanity units. The 2 Ocean View Family Suites can each accommodate 2 adults + 2 children under 16, sharing with the parents.

Ocean View Suite

The 2 Ocean View suites (90 sqm each) have large floor to ceiling glass doors offering beautiful ocean views. The rooms also have indoor and outdoor sitting areas, as well as fireplaces. The spacious en-suite bathroom offers separate bath and shower as well as double vanity units. The 2 Ocean View Suites can each accommodate 2 guests only.

Honeymoon Suite

The Honeymoon Suite (90 sqm) has floor to ceiling glass doors offering views of the surrounding fynbos covered dunes, as well as a partial view of the ocean. The room also has indoor and outdoor sitting areas, as well as a fireplace. The large deck features an outdoor bathtub and sun loungers. The spacious en-suite bathroom offers separate bath and shower as well as double vanity units. The Honeymoon Suite can accommodate 2 guests maximum.

Accommodation

Ocean View Family Suite

The 2 Ocean View Family Suites (90 sqm each) have large floor to ceiling glass doors offering beautiful ocean views. The rooms also have indoor and outdoor sitting areas, as well as fireplaces. The spacious en-suite bathroom offers separate bath and shower, as well a double vanity units. The 2 Ocean View Family Suites can each accommodate 2 adults + 2 children under 16, sharing with the parents.

Ocean View Suite

The 2 Ocean View suites (90 sqm each) have large floor to ceiling glass doors offering beautiful ocean views. The rooms also have indoor and outdoor sitting areas, as well as fireplaces. The spacious en-suite bathroom offers separate bath and shower as well as double vanity units. The 2 Ocean View Suites can each accommodate 2 guests only.

Honeymoon Suite

The Honeymoon Suite (90 sqm) has floor to ceiling glass doors offering views of the surrounding fynbos covered dunes, as well as a partial view of the ocean. The room also has indoor and outdoor sitting areas, as well as a fireplace. The large deck features an outdoor bathtub and sun loungers. The spacious en-suite bathroom offers separate bath and shower as well as double vanity units. The Honeymoon Suite can accommodate 2 guests maximum.

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Ocean View Family Suite

Ocean View Family Suite

The 2 Ocean View Family Suites (90 sqm each) have large floor to ceiling glass doors offering beautiful ocean views. The rooms also have indoor and outdoor sitting areas, as well as fireplaces. The spacious en-suite bathroom offers separate bath and shower, as well a double vanity units. The 2 Ocean View Family Suites can each accommodate 2 adults + 2 children under 16, sharing with the parents.

Ocean View Suite

The 2 Ocean View suites (90 sqm each) have large floor to ceiling glass doors offering beautiful ocean views. The rooms also have indoor and outdoor sitting areas, as well as fireplaces. The spacious en-suite bathroom offers separate bath and shower as well as double vanity units. The 2 Ocean View Suites can each accommodate 2 guests only.
Ocean View Suite
Honeymoon Suite

Honeymoon Suite

The Honeymoon Suite (90 sqm) has floor to ceiling glass doors offering views of the surrounding fynbos covered dunes, as well as a partial view of the ocean. The room also has indoor and outdoor sitting areas, as well as a fireplace. The large deck features an outdoor bathtub and sun loungers. The spacious en-suite bathroom offers separate bath and shower as well as double vanity units. The Honeymoon Suite can accommodate 2 guests maximum.

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Activities
01
Nature drive

Enjoy spotting herds of eland antelope, bontebok, Cape mountain zebras, interesting birds and more during our thrilling, open-vehicle guided safaris against a stunning fynbos-filled backdrop.

02
Snorkelling

Protected rock pools in front of Morukuru Family De Hoop offer idyllic swimming and snorkelling. We have the necessary gear available for you, if required.

03
Fynbos walk

Guided fynbos experience introduces you to 1500 different species of seasonal flowers. Morukuru's self-guided trails are a delight for those seeking solace in nature.

04
Land-based whale watching

Whale watching South Africa between July and November in De Hoop means you can enjoy the panorama from the privacy of your elegant guest suite.

05
Mountain biking

06
Sandboarding

Sandboarding atop the white dunes of the De Hoop Nature Reserve is a thrilling guided activity for the whole family. Adventure gear and sundowners included.

Dining
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Facilities

Hotel facilities with your booking:

  • 5 Bedrooms En-suite
  • Dining Room
  • Rooftop Terrace
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Inclusions

Inclusions with your booking:

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • Beverages
  • Two shared guided activities daily
  • Wi-Fi (limited bandwidth)
  • Use of snorkeling equipment & mountain bikes
  • Sandboarding
  • Entrance fee / reserve gate fee
  • Free use of outdoor equipment (snorkels, masks, water shoes, wetsuits, mountain bikes, sand boards, ponchos, gumboots, beach umbrella, towels)
See More Inclusions

Frequently Asked Questions

Location
Morukuru Beach Lodge is situated at Koppie Alleen in one of Africa’s most beautiful coastal reserves, the De Hoop Nature Reserve, just south of Swellendam along the Garden Route in the Overberg region. The Overberg is characterized by quaint towns, a blossoming wine industry and delicious local dishes. The 36 000 hectares of the De Hoop conservation area is a World Heritage Site comprising rich biodiversity and over 50 kilometres of pristine coastline. A 19 km vlei (wetland) stretches across the reserve, which is on the Ramsar list of Wetlands of International Importance, established by UNESCO. De Hoop Nature Reserve also offers towering white sand dunes lapped by the Indian Ocean, limestone cliffs, rock pools and coastal fynbos. Our sister property Morukuru Ocean House is located approximately 1 km further east along the beach.
Transfer by Air

We offer our guests the possibility of getting to and from De Hoop Nature Reserve by private charter flight. The flight from Cape Town International Airport to De Hoop Nature Reserve takes ± 45 minutes. On arrival at the De Hoop airstrip, a vehicle will be waiting to take you through to Morukuru BeachLodge, this transfer takes ± 25 minutes. Helicopter transfers can also be arranged, should this be required.

Transfer by Road

The De Hoop Reserve is situated just over 3 hour’s drive from Cape Town on the world renowned Garden and Whale Routes – an ideal stop en route from the Cape Winelands to Plettenberg Bay. It is in the Overberg region near the southern tip of Africa and can be reached from either Bredasdorp or Swellendam.

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De Hoop Nature Reserve / South Africa

Morukuru Beach Lodge is a luxury 5-suite boutique style eco-lodge in the 36,000 ha De Hoop Nature Reserve, situated approximately 1 km from the exclusive-use Morukuru Ocean House, along the same pristine coastline. Morukuru Beach Lodge, voted 'Best Resort in South Africa' in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, consist of 1 Honeymoon Suite and 4 Ocean View Suites, which can be booked individually, making it a great stopover location for couples or smaller families travelling along the Garden Route.

From the lodge it is just a short walk down to the beach and during whale season (July-October) this is arguable the best location for land based whalewatching in Africa. Other activities on offer include mountain-biking, fynbos walks, tidal walks, snorkeling and swimming in protected rockpools, sand-boarding and nature drives. Morukuru Beach Lodge is off grid completely, with electricity being generated entirely by solar panels, for the odd longer cloudy periods a backup generator is available however. All meals, drinks and 2 guided activities (shared with the other guests) are included in the daily rate. Driving time from Cape Town or Knysna is approximately 3,5 hours. Charter flights from Cape Town to De Hoop Nature Reserve are also possible, this flight takes approximately 50 minutes.

Check-in time: 2pm / Check-out time: 11am
1 Dining Area
2 Ocean View Suites / 2 Ocean View Family Suites / 1 Honeymoon Suites
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Inclusions:

Inclusions with the hotel Include:
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • Beverages
  • Two shared guided activities daily
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Facilities:

Facilities within the hotel include:
  • 5 Bedrooms En-suite
  • Dining Room
  • Rooftop Terrace
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Location
Transfer by Air

We offer our guests the possibility of getting to and from De Hoop Nature Reserve by private charter flight. The flight from Cape Town International Airport to De Hoop Nature Reserve takes ± 45 minutes. On arrival at the De Hoop airstrip, a vehicle will be waiting to take you through to Morukuru BeachLodge, this transfer takes ± 25 minutes. Helicopter transfers can also be arranged, should this be required.

Transfer by Road

The De Hoop Reserve is situated just over 3 hour’s drive from Cape Town on the world renowned Garden and Whale Routes – an ideal stop en route from the Cape Winelands to Plettenberg Bay. It is in the Overberg region near the southern tip of Africa and can be reached from either Bredasdorp or Swellendam.

Morukuru Beach Lodge is situated at Koppie Alleen in one of Africa’s most beautiful coastal reserves, the De Hoop Nature Reserve, just south of Swellendam along the Garden Route in the Overberg region. The Overberg is characterized by quaint towns, a blossoming wine industry and delicious local dishes. The 36 000 hectares of the De Hoop conservation area is a World Heritage Site comprising rich biodiversity and over 50 kilometres of pristine coastline. A 19 km vlei (wetland) stretches across the reserve, which is on the Ramsar list of Wetlands of International Importance, established by UNESCO. De Hoop Nature Reserve also offers towering white sand dunes lapped by the Indian Ocean, limestone cliffs, rock pools and coastal fynbos. Our sister property Morukuru Ocean House is located approximately 1 km further east along the beach.

Frequently Asked Questions

Morukuru Beach Lodge

Ocean View Suite

The 2 Ocean View suites (90 sqm each) have large floor to ceiling glass doors offering beautiful ocean views. The rooms also have indoor and outdoor sitting areas, as well as fireplaces. The spacious en-suite bathroom offers separate bath and shower as well as double vanity units. The 2 Ocean View Suites can each accommodate 2 guests only.

Luxury Africa Collection
Morukuru Beach Lodge

Morukuru Beach Lodge is a luxury 5-suite boutique style eco-lodge in the 36,000 ha De Hoop Nature Reserve, situated approximately 1 km from the exclusive-use Morukuru Ocean House, along the same pristine coastline. Morukuru Beach Lodge, voted 'Best Resort in South Africa' in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, consist of 1 Honeymoon Suite and 4 Ocean View Suites, which can be booked individually, making it a great stopover location for couples or smaller families travelling along the Garden Route.

From the lodge it is just a short walk down to the beach and during whale season (July-October) this is arguable the best location for land based whalewatching in Africa. Other activities on offer include mountain-biking, fynbos walks, tidal walks, snorkeling and swimming in protected rockpools, sand-boarding and nature drives. Morukuru Beach Lodge is off grid completely, with electricity being generated entirely by solar panels, for the odd longer cloudy periods a backup generator is available however. All meals, drinks and 2 guided activities (shared with the other guests) are included in the daily rate. Driving time from Cape Town or Knysna is approximately 3,5 hours. Charter flights from Cape Town to De Hoop Nature Reserve are also possible, this flight takes approximately 50 minutes.

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Accommodation

Ocean View Family Suite

The 2 Ocean View Family Suites (90 sqm each) have large floor to ceiling glass doors offering beautiful ocean views. The rooms also have indoor and outdoor sitting areas, as well as fireplaces. The spacious en-suite bathroom offers separate bath and shower, as well a double vanity units. The 2 Ocean View Family Suites can each accommodate 2 adults + 2 children under 16, sharing with the parents.

Ocean View Suite

The 2 Ocean View suites (90 sqm each) have large floor to ceiling glass doors offering beautiful ocean views. The rooms also have indoor and outdoor sitting areas, as well as fireplaces. The spacious en-suite bathroom offers separate bath and shower as well as double vanity units. The 2 Ocean View Suites can each accommodate 2 guests only.

Honeymoon Suite

The Honeymoon Suite (90 sqm) has floor to ceiling glass doors offering views of the surrounding fynbos covered dunes, as well as a partial view of the ocean. The room also has indoor and outdoor sitting areas, as well as a fireplace. The large deck features an outdoor bathtub and sun loungers. The spacious en-suite bathroom offers separate bath and shower as well as double vanity units. The Honeymoon Suite can accommodate 2 guests maximum.

Sustainable Hotel
Family Friendly
1 Dining Area
Check-in time: 2pm / Check-out time: 11am
2 Ocean View Suites / 2 Ocean View Family Suites / 1 Honeymoon Suites
#1 Resort in South Africa (Condé Nast Traveler)
Classic Certified

Sustainability

Dining

Morukuru Beach Lodge Dining

Morukuru Beach Lodge offers both indoor and outdoor dining options. The large dining room inside overlooks the sunken fire pit in front, as well as the white sand dunes and the Indian Ocean. The sheltered courtyard offers further outdoor seating for meals.

Activities

01
Nature drive

Enjoy spotting herds of eland antelope, bontebok, Cape mountain zebras, interesting birds and more during our thrilling, open-vehicle guided safaris against a stunning fynbos-filled backdrop.

02
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