The Morukuru Family’s Latest Edition
Located west from its sister property, Morukuru Ocean House, lies the newly built Morukuru Beach Lodge. The Lodge will be opening just in time for whale watching season on the 7th July 2018. Morukuru Beach Lodge is housed along the unspoiled coastline adjacent to the De Hoop Nature Reserve’s Koppie Alleen.
About three hours’ drive from Cape Town, just outside Swellendam on the ever so wonderful Garden route, The Morukuru Family has added this new property to its De Hoop Nature Reserve portfolio. The De Hoop Nature Reserve is considered South Africa’s ultimate whale watching destination, with Southern Right Whales that have dubbed it their home. The best time of the year to watch the whales emerge from the blue waters is during July to the end of September. The nature reserve is also particularly known for its vast bird population, most renowned of which is the African Black Oystercatcher, an endangered species that breeds within the reserve. The 36 000 hectares of conservation area is a World Heritage Site with rich biodiversity and fifty kilometres of pristine coastline to explore. The reserve’s towering sand dunes, limestone cliffs, rock pools and fynbos create a picturesque and peaceful setting. It also forms part of the Overberg region, popular for its quaint towns, thriving wine industry and delicious local cuisine.
The new Morukuru Beach Lodge is a sanctuary of refined comfort and luxury and consists of four luxury ocean view suites and one dune view suite. Unlike the Morukuru Ocean House, Morukuru Beach Lodge will operate as a lodge and not just for exclusive use only. Its rates will include all meals, soft drinks and two daily guided activities and the lodge’s rooms can be booked individually, making it ideal for travelling couples and smaller families or groups. The daily guided activities are entirely weather dependant and the guide will therefore personally evaluate which activities to offer.
The lodge provides outdoor gear, including snorkels, masks, water shoes, wetsuits, mountain bikes, sandboards, ponchos, gumboots, beach umbrellas and towels. Guests can enjoy lazy days by the pool, sundowners on the first-floor rooftop terrace and even sheltered courtyards. For travellers looking for something unique and different, Morukuru Beach Lodge also offers picnic baskets and blankets for a secluded picnic on the beach, among the dunes or between the fynbos. Other activities include marine walks, stargazing, sundowners on the dunes, beach games like volleyball and croquet, bird watching and 4×4 fynbos safaris. There is so much to enjoy! So much to experience!
Written by Renate Engelbrecht