Overberg, South Africa
Morukuru Beach Lodge
Morukuru Beach Lodge is a luxurious safari lodge situated on the stunning coastline of the De Hoop Nature Reserve. With its prime location on Koppie Alleen beach, the lodge offers breathtaking views of the ocean and is renowned as one of the best places in the world for land-based whale watching.
The lodge itself features a main building made of stone, designed with wide windows to maximize the ocean views. Guests can enjoy a range of amenities including a heated swimming pool, hot tub, curio shop, restaurant, and a rooftop terrace. There is also an outdoor fire pit where guests can relax and take in the beautiful surroundings while enjoying a hot drink.
Accommodation at Morukuru Beach Lodge consists of four Ocean View Suites and one Dune View Suite. The ground-floor suites are elegantly decorated with a contemporary minimalist style and offer oversized windows, a fireplace, and a private terrace with seating area. The meals served in the main restaurant showcase locally sourced ingredients and feature a mix of local and international dishes.
One of the highlights of staying at Morukuru Beach Lodge is the opportunity to witness the incredible spectacle of whale-watching season, which takes place from June to November. The lodge provides panoramic views of the shallow ocean basins where southern right whales come to nurse their calves. In addition to whale watching, guests can partake in a variety of activities such as marine walks, fynbos hikes, 4x4 nature drives, sandboarding, snorkeling, and beach games.
Overall, Morukuru Beach Lodge offers a unique and indulgent experience in a stunning natural setting, making it an ideal destination for families and nature enthusiasts alike.