Morokuru

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stamp3Why photographers love Morokuru

  • Stunning biodiversity–in the sea and on land
  • Whale watching in season
  • Dune photography
  • Relaxing atmosphere

How we rate Morokuru

Wildlife  starstarstar
Wilderness  starstarstar
Lodge & Dinging  starstarstarstarstar
Biodiversity starstarstarstarstar
Guides  starstarstarstarstar

Morokuru at a glance

Morokuru Ocean House is a 5-star private villa set in the De Hoop Nature Reserve. It features:

  • 4 bedrooms with ocean views and en-suite bathrooms
  • Open plan lounges, dining areas, private kitchen, wine cellar, patio and garden
  • Pool overlooking the sea
  • Personal butler, chef and guide
  • Space for up to 8 adults and 4 children
  • Completely off the grid with solar power, Wi-Fi

The concession

De Hoop Nature Reserve covers 36,000 hectares in the Overberg region of the Western Cape. It features 51 kilometres of white-sand beaches and dunes on the Indian Ocean plus diverse coastal fynbos, rock pools and wetlands. The area is well known for birds, with 260 species present in De Hoop, and also features eland, reedbuck, ostrich, zebra, hartebeest, bontebok and others. Whale watching is a real highlight—southern right whales visit the coast to breed in the shallows and six other species have been recorded. Other activities on offer include massage, sandboarding, cave tours, snorkelling, biking, hiking, game drives and marine walks.

The seasons

The Cape region is beautiful all year, but different seasons offer different features. Southern right whales visit the area from mid-July to November; peak viewing months are August and September. Many fynbos flowers also bloom from August to November. Winter in the Cape can be cold and rainy from June to August.

What Morokuru costs

Guests book the house on an exclusive basis inclusive of meals, drinks, activities, private vehicle, guide, chef, butler and general staff.  Rates range seasonally from $1,500 to $5,400 per night for four guests. Additional guests (up to eight adults and four children) pay an additional fee.

Photographers need to know

The biodiversity of Morokuru is stunning with the incredible botanicals of the fynbos and associate birds, but it’s not a traditional safari destination. It’s one of the best places to photograph whales in season from the dunes.

The good news

The Morokuru House is completely off the grid thanks to an eco design with solar power and double glazed windows.