Morukuru Ocean House is a five-star luxury house that maintains a fine ecological balance with the lightest footprint possible.

In true Relais & Chateaux style, our accomplished team of hosts delight in tailoring your seaside wilderness adventure to your liking at Morukuru. 

Morukuru Ocean House, in the 36 000-ha De Hoop Nature Reserve satisfies the craving for exclusive encounters of Southern Africa’s wilderness.

The topography is exciting and diverse.

Fifty-one kilometers of white sandy beaches and dune fields lapped by the Indian Ocean are home to Africa’s most significant Southern Right whale nursery offering rare sightings during calving season from mid-July to November.

Accommodation at Morukuru Ocean House:

Morukuru Ocean House accommodates eight adults and four children (under 16) in four, beautiful en-suite ocean-facing rooms, inspired by the dunes of South Africa. 

Experience guided marine walks, mountain biking, and sandboarding from your gorgeous exclusive-use ocean house. 

The sparkling pool, delicious gastronomy, and dedicated hospitality team await along with endless, uninterrupted views.

Amenities include a private swimming pool, Wi-Fi, hot tub, rooftop terrace, electronic safe, private safari vehicle and wine cellar.

Activities at Morukuru Ocean House:

Our guided tidal walk allows you to encounter the rich diversity of sea creatures from octopuses to vibrant sea anemones at low tide.

Protected rock pools in front of Morukuru Family De Hoop offer idyllic swimming and snorkeling. 

We have the necessary gear available for you if required.

Our guided fynbos experience introduces you to 1500 different species of seasonal flowers.

Our self-guided trails are a delight for those seeking solace in nature.

Whale-watching South Africa between July and November in De Hoop means you can enjoy the panorama from the privacy of your elegant guest suite.

De Hoop Nature Reserve is the ideal terrain to explore on a mountain bike.

Opt for self-guided or guided trails.

We have gear available.


20 December 2024 to 5 January 2025 (Peak Season – Minimum 4 Nights).

House Rent at R96 000 per night.

Rates Include:


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks.

Water, Soft Drinks, Juices, Coffee / Tea, Local House Wines.

2 x Guided Activities Per Day.

Private Safari Vehicle.

Use of Mountain Bikes and Snorkeling Equipment, Sandboarding.



Rates Exclude:

Conservation and Community Fees.

Premium and Cellar Wines.


Travel Insurance – highly recommended. 


-34.475392468457265, 20.508892491634704

De Hoop Avenue, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Swellendam, 6740, Western Cape, South Africa.


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