Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Elegant, contemporary style in harmony with the natural environs defines the ambience of Morukuru River House, a stunning Relais & Chateaux property in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve. This luxury private bush house sits on the banks of the Marico River, the most important waterway in the Madikwe Game Reserve and a crucial site of sustenance for wildlife. The multi-level house offered for exclusive use has three double en suite bedrooms, each featuring every comfort including super-king-size beds, fireplaces, individual heating and air conditioning controls, and large tree-shaded private decks. Spacious bathrooms have tubs with bush views, and indoor as well as outdoor private showers. Four children can be comfortably accommodated in the separate family room/study with bunk beds, where they have access to recreational facilities such as satellite TV, Playstation, computer with Internet, and DVDs.
The decor of River House, themed in a neutral palette with warm and bright accents, combines contemporary European styling with handpicked African pieces. An inviting indoor and outdoor flow offers easy movement, and there are plenty of al fresco dining opportunities, including a table set alongside the fire pit at the outdoor boma. A gorgeous infinity pool is illuminated by oil lanterns for a romantic swim setting. Along with all these amenities, River House provides the ultimate of vacation luxuries: a staff of seven to eight at your beck and call, including your own chef, butler, hostess, nanny (if needed), housekeeper, and a private safari guide and tracker, in order to personalize your itinerary completely.
Of special note: River House enjoys a completely private location, yet is within strolling distance of its sister property, Owner’s House—an ideal combination should you wish to book both for a larger party that wishes to enjoy shared gatherings along with maximum privacy.