Madikwe Game Reserve

Morukuru River House


Private family safari

South Africa’s premier malaria-free safari destination, Madikwe is known for its endangered predators, varied birdlife and breathtaking landscapes.

It is here that you’ll find Morukuru River House, where your personal chef, butler, private guide and tracker wait to ensure every aspect of your stay is memorable and exactly to your liking. There are no fixed schedules here, and with your own game drive vehicle on hand you can enjoy everything the region has to offer at your own pace. With three en suite bedrooms, it’s the ideal getaway for families and groups of friends of six.

In the house itself, contemporary European style blends beautifully with African individualism. Décor is minimalist with natural stone and wood echoing the surroundings. There’s a well-stocked wine cellar so your glass is never empty, a cozy library and a collection of digital entertainment.

Since it’s a malaria-free zone, children are welcome. Booster seats can be arranged. Your dedicated safari team includes an experienced guide ad tracker who can introduce your children to the wonders of the African bush.


At a glance

  • Three en suite bedrooms, wine cellar and library

  • Private guide, tracker and vehicle

  • Own host team including chef

  • Swimming pool and boma area

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  • Morukuru River House Game Drive

    Game drives

    Your dedicated safari team is on hand to offer you thrilling game drive experiences in an exclusive use game vehicle in Madikwe. Children of all ages are welcome.

  • Morukuru River House Bush Walks

    Bush walks

    Head out on foot in a wilderness area where predators roam free. You are of course protected by the presence of your fully armed ranger and the bush knowledge of your tracker, but to be on the safe side children under the age of 16 may not participate in bush walks. Alternatively, a stroll through the nearby 100-hectare fenced area home to safer game can be enjoyed by the entire family.

  • Bedroom at Morukuru River House


    Spend a night in the wild. For a romantic evening or for the family and friends, a magical experience of being left alone where the wildlife roam free, in perfect comfort, yet surrounded by the African wilderness is not to be missed.

Community & Culture

Morukuru Family is actively involved in a variety of projects in the area, mostly in Molatedi Village. Through the Morukuru Goodwill Foundation they support a local primary school and North West Park Boards which runs several conservation projects in Madikwe.


A stay at Morukuru is all about safari with a purpose. They have partnered with the local communities to educate, mentor and empower with the aim of helping to conserve Madikwe Game Reserve, Some of the projects they are involved with alongside Morukuru Goodwill Foundation include conservation work with rhinos, lions, wild dogs and cheetahs.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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