This 90sq m king-size room is on the ground floor with views of the fynbos-cloaked sand dunes of De Hoop Nature Reserve, as well as a partial glimpse of the sea. As with all rooms at the lodge, there’s a private terrace. But this suite also has an outdoor bath tub on the wooden deck, as well as its inside ensuite bathroom, where you’ll find a large walk-in shower, freestanding tub, twin sinks, robes, a shaving mirror, hairdryer and Morukuru bath products. The bathroom’s separated from the bedroom by a sliding partition door, behind which you’ll find a lounge with a log-burning fireplace, under-floor heating, a television that pops out of a vintage trunk, a work desk and extras such as free bottled water, sweets and snacks. Cots can be added for under-2s at no cost.
These four 90sq m rooms have unflinching views of the coast and the reserve’s rolling sand dunes. A cushioned picture window is the prime spot to watch whales right from your room during the season and can be converted into a single bed for one under-16 (ZAR1,500 per night). Cots can be added for under-2s at no extra cost. In all rooms, beds are king-size, there’s under-floor heating and an adjoining open-plan lounge includes a log-burning fireplace, television that pops out of a vintage trunk, work desk and extras such as free bottled water, sweets and snacks. The ensuite bathroom is behind a sliding partition door with a large walk-in shower, freestanding tub, twin sinks, robes, a shaving mirror, hairdryer and Morukuru bath products. Outside, there’s a balcony for alfresco drinks.
For the last word in privacy, hire Morukuru Ocean House: an exclusive-use house in the same De Hoop Nature Reserve, a short distance from Morukuru Beach Lodge. Ideal for families and group gatherings, it sleeps up to eight adults and four under-16s, in four ensuite bedrooms and a study that can be converted into a separate children’s bedroom. Like its sister lodge, Ocean House gives a bird’s-eye view of the Overberg Coast – South Africa’s greatest whale nursery – and is surrounding by a 90,000-acre marine reserve with 30 miles of beach-lined shore to explore. It’s fully inclusive, with tailormade activities, guides, butlers, chefs and a team of staff. In short, it’s the best of the Beach Lodge – a pool, fire-warmed lounges, sea-facing rooms – with 100 per cent privacy and (almost) everything included.