Morukuru Ocean House

Beach Hotel, Whale Coast

De Hoop Nature Reserve is one of Africa’s most beautiful coastal reserves, situated along South Africa’s scenic Garden Route it offers 51km of pristine white beaches and dunes lapped by the Indian Ocean. This is the setting for Morukuru Ocean House, a five-star exclusive four-bedroom oceanfront home surrounded by the region’s spectacular limestone cliffs, rock pools, wetlands and coastal fynbos.


The luxurious Morukuru Ocean House can accommodate eight adults and four children, and the eco-friendly design means that the natural rock exterior blends seamlessly with an interior inspired by the surrounding fynbos dunes. Enjoy the flow of open plan living, where the lounge and dining areas boast amazing sea views accented by lush furnishings and exquisite décor. The five-star touches continue into each of the four stunningly appointed king-sized bedrooms all featuring spa-like en-suite bathrooms.


Spend balmy summer days next to a sparkling pool as your personal butler serves you refreshing drinks and delicious snacks or dine on world-class cuisine especially prepared for you by your own private chef. Morukuru Ocean House operates according to the famous Morukuru Freedom Concept: no schedules! This means you choose what you do and when you want to do it. With a private guide and game vehicle provided for your exclusive use you can take a game drive at your leisure and whether you fancy getting cosy in front of a romantic fireplace with a good bottle of wine from the well-stocked wine cellar or taking an indulgent soak in a sumptuous outdoor bath, you can rest assured that at Morukuru Ocean House your every whim is catered to.


Morukuru Ocean House offers a multitude of activities such as guided hikes, mountain biking, fynbos safari, whale watching, bird watching and sandboarding. Spend a day in the towering white sand dunes of De Hoop Nature Reserve and experience the exhilarating thrill of riding these big dunes or get the buckets and spades out and hit the beach where you can swim and snorkel in a natural tidal pool. Enjoy a picnic at any time of the day prepared with the finest food and very best coffee or wine personally selected for you by the owners of the Morukuru Ocean House. A Morukuru Marine walk during low tide, with your personal Morukuru guide, will delight as you explore the living, coastal rock pools teeming with an array of fascinating marine life like octopus and starfish. If you visit between July and October, the Southern Right Whales calve in the bay – an absolute highlight in season and easily observed from the beach. Evenings can be spent relaxing around the fire pit listening to traditional African fireside stories expertly told by your guide or stargazing the most spectacular night skies Africa has to offer.

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at Morukuru Ocean House and a baby-sitting service is available upon request.

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