Morukuru Ocean House Est. 2014

De Hoop Nature Reserve, Overberg DC, Western Cape, South Africa

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You may have stayed in oceanfront villas before (lucky you) but how about one with views of Africa's greatest whale nursery?
That's right folks, whale watching from dry land in the lap of luxury. This 4-bedroom oceanfront home is located within one of Africa’s most beautiful coastal reserves: the 36 000-ha De Hoop Nature Reserve. Bring a group of your bests or plan the perfect family reunion. Expect amazing views, top service, a wide range of activities from guided marine walks and mountain-biking to sandboarding and of course 100% privacy. Morukuru Ocean House is also booked under the famous Morukuru Freedom Concept: no schedules! A sparkling pool, delicious food, lovely drinks served by your personal butler, your own private kitchen with chef, open plan lounge areas, dining areas, garden with amazing views, romantic fireplaces & well, what else would you need?
The Lowdown
Type
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Views
Coastline
Ocean
Style
Coastal
Contemporary
Eco
Elegant
Modern
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party

Venue Setting

Cocooned in luxury, adrift in your own 4-bedroom oceanfront home within one of Africa’s most beautiful coastal reserves: the 36 000-ha De Hoop Nature Reserve. De Hoop offers 51km of pristine white beaches and dunes lapped by a warm Indian ocean, as well as limestone cliffs, rock pools, wetlands, coastal fynbos and the reserve is home to more than 260 species of birds. Ocean House offers a bird’s eye view of the continent’s greatest whale nursery, as Southern Right whales migrate to the shallow coastal basins off the Overberg Coast for the calving and nursing season from mid-July to November. In short, Morukuru Family offers access to some of the continent’s most undiscovered gems, able to satisfy visitors’ craving exclusivity, yet providing some of the most productive wildlife interactions in Southern Africa. Morukuru Ocean House can accommodate 8 adults & 4 children (all ages are welcome!). The 4 double suites all have their own en suite bathrooms and glass doors overlooking the ocean. The interior design is inspired by the surrounding fynbos dunes and is of the highest quality. Morukuru Ocean House includes the same features as those you will find at our private houses situated within the Madikwe Game Reserve: amazing views, top service, a wide range of activities from guided marine walks and mountain-biking to sandboarding and of course 100% privacy. Morukuru Ocean House is also booked under the famous Morukuru Freedom Concept: no schedules! A sparkling pool, delicious food, lovely drinks served by your personal butler, your own private kitchen with chef, open plan lounge areas, dining areas, garden with amazing views, romantic fireplaces & lots more. Thanks to innovative eco house design, including the use of solar power and double glazed windows, Morukuru Ocean House is completely off the grid, relieving the tension between tourism and sustainability, thus offering guests five star luxury with limited damage to the environment.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Additional Charges

Morukuru Ocean House is booked on exclusive use basis and includes all meals, drinks and activities.

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
12
Buffet
N/A
Standing
20
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2014
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
The Venue is Closed During
Open year round.
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
Morukuru Ocean House offers 4 bedrooms en-suite plus a study which can be used as a children's bedroom for maximum 4 children.
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Morukuru Ocean House is situated inside De Hoop Nature Reserve, a mere 5-10 minutes walk from several beaches. The house offers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean in front, as well as of the surrounding Fynbos vegetation. De Hoop Nature Reserve offers 51 km of pristine beaches and dunes, as well as limestone cliffs, rock pools, wetlands and the coastal Fynbos.
Design:
The house was designed using the surrounding nature as the main source of inspiration. The thick walls are made from local stone and the double glazed windows offer perfect insulation. Several striking interior elements have been specifically designed for Morukuru Ocean House. The bar/lounge area on the top floor offers a 360-degree view, thanks to sliding glass walls all around. The house is powered entirely by solar energy, the battery bank directing power where needed. Oven heat from the wood-fired ‘Esse’ stove in the kitchen is recycled to supply heat for the underfloor heating and provide hot water for the showers. The stove utilises wood from the clearing of alien vegetation after which indigenous vegetation is re-established. State-of-the-art grey water systems essentially eliminate wastewater issues. The ‘green story’ started when we decided to build the house. We took cuttings from all the plants that had to be moved and cultivated those cuttings in a greenhouse.
Standout Venue Features:
What really sets Morukuru Ocean House apart is the fantastic and private location on the beach in De Hoop Nature Reserve, with endless views of the Indian Ocean and the whales (June-October) from anywhere in or around the house.
Awards & Notables Nomitated for the Design Awards at We Are Africa in Cape Town in 2015.
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