Destinations

Morukuru Ocean House

About Morokuru Ocean House, De Hoop

The Morukuru Ocean House is a lavish 4 bedroom house, nestled along the coast of the spectacular De Hoop Nature Reserve. It adopts a ‘Morukuru Freedom Concept’ which allows guests the luxury of living without schedules, resulting in ample time to relax and enjoy a blissful stay without the pressure of timetables. There is a swimming pool, butler service, private game drive vehicle and chef available to guests to ensure maximum relaxation.

De Hoop is one of Africa’s most picturesque coastal reserves; expect unspoilt pure white beaches bordered by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, limestone cliffs and rock pools. This area is home to over 260 species of birds, and it is situated within a Marine Protected Area, so you can expect to spot seals and dolphins. 

Ocean House also has fantastic views over an area in which southern right whales migrate to, for calving and nursing season.

Lodge Details

Style

Luxurious beachfront house with 4 spacious double suites, all with glass doors overlooking the sea.

Setting

The Morukuru Ocean House is located in the Overberg region, a three hour drive from Cape Town, within the beautiful De Hoop Natural Reserve.

Accommodation and Facilities

The Ocean House can accommodate up to 8 adults and 4 children in its 4 spacious double suites. It is economically designed with solar power and double glazed windows, and has been constructed to have minimal impact on the its surrounding environment.  It overlooks pristine coastline, and offers views over one of the top spots for southern right whales to nurse their young. 

Ocean House has every amenity one could desire in order to enjoy a relaxing stay. There is a private kitchen and chef, butler service, wine cellar, dining and lounge areas, outdoor dining and bathing facilities and nanny service. There is even a telescope for guest use so you can observe the fascinating night sky. The light and contemporary interior is inspired by the nearby fynbos dunes, and is complimented by bright soft furnishings and modern objects d’art. Each bedroom boasts a private bathroom, king sized bed and attractive wooden furnishings. Every room also has large windows from which you can absorb the spectacular views of the De Hoop coastline.

Dining

Ocean House has its own private kitchen and chef, as well as a private bar and wine cellar. Guests can enjoy delightful cuisine catered to their preferences and dietary requirements, whenever they desire. You can choose fine wine selected from the wine cellar to enjoy alongside meals.

Activities

The location of Ocean House makes it ideal for those who love wildlife. The De Hoop Nature Reserve is a marine protected area and so offers the best spot for viewing the most spectacular marine life such as whales and dolphins. Why not go on a guided Marine Walk to experience the exciting array of creatures at De Hoop, or go on a Whale Watching trip to spot a family of these graceful creatures? De Hoop is also home to over 260 species of birds, so bird-watching is a great option, or make use of your private game drive vehicle and head out with your private Morukuru guide to spot mammals such as eland, zebra and occasionally the elusive leopard. The waters of the De Hoop coast are brilliant for snorkelling, or there are cave tours which show you the striking caves, rock pools and cliffs of the shoreline. For the more energetic, there are guided bike rides and hikes available to experience the natural beauty of De Hoop, or sand boarding on the dunes. For those wishing to relax, massages, star gazing or an afternoon by the poolside back at the house are great options. There is also a private bar and library for guests at the house.

Child Policy

Guests of all ages are welcome.

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