Happy Holidays!

Morokolo Safari Lodge would like to wish all our guests, staff and shareholders a wonderful festive season and a joyous New Year.

We hope you travel safely and look forward to another adventurous year when we welcome you  again on our exciting safaris in 2019.


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Another Award For Morokolo Safari Lodge

Congratulations Morokolo Safari Lodge for receiving the NSBC#SmallBizAwardsSA Top 20 Small Businesses 2018.

What a fantastic event that was, some of the best small businesses & entrepreneurs celebrating excellence in South Africa… Mark Orpen humbly accepted this honourable award during a colourful breakfast gala that was hosted by the NSBC at The Barnyard Theatre, Silverstar, Johannesburg  on Thursday, 08 November 2018 “Thank you South Africa!”

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Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2018

Sunset over The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay in Cape Town last week witnessed the prestigious Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2018 nominees (based on guest reviews and rankings) gather together for a fabulous evening of pomp and ceremony…
🥁🥁🥁🥁🎤 and the Top Destination winner in the 4 Star Game Lodge category is … Morokolo Game Lodge. Certificates, a trophy, R 35,000 of vouchers and more was received by director Mark Orpen: “What an honour and a privilege to serve you our esteemed guests… please raise a glass to lodge manager Jacqui, head ranger Riaan and their fabulous dedicated staff for this great achievement!”
Hope to see you on a Morokolo Game Lodge Safari with us again this season 😎

Sanlam Top Destination Award 2018

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Morokolo Safari Bulletin – August 2018

The blissful winter season is now on its way out and we will start getting out of our cocoons to enjoy the other side of life in the bush. Welcome to Morokolo, as we touch base ahead of the ever refreshing spring.

Thank you to all the guests who braved the cold and visited us this winter. It was an honor to host you all; we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Morokolo Specials

  • Our Winter Bonus promotion is coming to an end so join in the fun and claim your share of safaris before the end of August.
  • We launched our mid-week promotion at the beginning of May to be run until the end of August, but due to popular demand we have extended the promotion up until the 31st of October.


  • We were honored to receive the Booking.com guest review award in January this year for the year 2017. We are thrilled to announce that our guests loved us in 2017 and we are working hard to deliver again in 2018.
  • We participated in this year’s World Travel Market Africa in April and Africa’s Travel Indaba in May. It was wonderful connecting with our current clients as well as meeting new ones. We also attended many talks on what is new and trending in travel. We are thankful to all those who supported us and made our presence at these shows a success.
  • We made it to the finals in the Sanlam Top Destination awards again this year. We would like to extend our gratitude to all those who voted for us. Winners will be announced this September and we will keep you posted.
  • We are looking forward to exhibiting at this year’s Getaway Show in Gauteng from 14-16 September. If you are planning to be there you are welcome to come and meet the team at our stand.
  • We are proud to announce that we are part of this year’s Tomorrows Leaders Convention on 12 September, 2018 at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg.


We celebrated birthdays of some of our directors and shareholders in July. We would like to wish them well:

Rowan Duvel – Director

Schalk Burger – Shareholder

Safari Experiences

Our guests gave us glowing reviews on the knowledge and expertise of our game rangers. We are so proud to have offered our guests amazing safari experiences. We always cherish being able to offer you those exciting and memorable sightings.  We extend our gratitude to our ever awesome game rangers Riaan and Humbu as well as those who have helped out whilst they were on leave.

 Bush Experience Tip

Always pack in winter clothing when you are travelling, even if it’s in summer. Weather is always unpredictable.

Happy spring in advance! Stay safari-tuned as we look forward to our next Safari Bulletin.

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Wilderness Experience

Our visitor

Look who came to visit! He got a fright and climbed up my leg 🙂

Gepostet von Morokolo Game Lodge am Montag, 29. Januar 2018

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All to the fresh beginnings of 2018

Start packing your bags for the year and engage your travel gear.  The serenity and tranquility of the forest is a must to do item on your list, for a refreshing year.

As each year begins, we always have our new years resolutions ,about how we want to travel a lot, enjoy life more and then by the time the year ends, we realize that we have not fulfilled any of our wishes.

Here is yet another brand new chance to fulfill our dreams and a reminder that we deserve so much more that  life has to offer , only  if we just take the time to experience it , without any reservations.

Morokolo Safari Lodge wishes all the safari lovers a fulfilling and adventurous 2018!

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Top Hospitality Establishments Celebrated at the Sanlam Top Destination Awards

(Friday, 15 September 2017) Cape Town – On the evening of Thursday, 14 September 2017, the Sanlam Top Destination awards ceremony was held at Kelvin Grove in Newlands and 35 accommodation establishments walked away with the winning title of ‘Sanlam Top Destination Award’ in their respective categories and star gradings. It was an incredible evening showing recognition to the local entrepreneurs who make the South African tourism industry as great as it is.


In conjunction with title sponsor, Sanlam, Discount Traveler South Africa pulled out all the stops to ensure a special evening themed #MyHeartBeatsAfrica. Guests were serenaded by the sounds of Ricky Botsis as they sipped on welcome drinks from Ayama Vermentino 2016 and Amarula served with crushed ice as Pop Up Beauty Bar offered express manicures. Décor sponsor, Rialhiem Ceramics decked each table with uniquely crafted flowerpots and candelabras from his latest BRAVE Collection, encapsulating the authentically African theme of the evening.


The Master of Ceremonies were radio and TV personality, Tracey Lange and Josie Eveleigh of SABC 3 travel show, Where Josie Goes. The pair were dressed in show-stopping gowns by King of Couture, Jacques Lagrange. The blonde-brunette duo offered guests humorous, feisty banter, keeping proceedings light.


In between announcements, a delectable three course meal was served paired with Ayama Baboon’s Swing Chenin Blanc 2015 for the starter and Ayama Leopard Spot Red 2015 with mains. Guests were treated to magical dance performances by Blush Productions and music by Shen FM, adding an African Elegance to the proceedings.


The Sanlam Top Destination Awards awarded the finest selection from 9 700 establishments entered for this year’s awards, treating them to an array of exquisite giveaways throughout the evening. The awards commenced with a draw for three uniquely crafted David Green time pieces valued at R 4 000 each and rapped with one lucky establishment walking away with a Volkswagen Kombi for twelve months.  Gift bags included goodies from Rialheim, Romatex, Inn-Addition, Spree, and Amarula.


Finalists are privy to R10 000’s worth of advertising in The Traveler Mag South Africa to accompany their certificate and the 35 winners each walked away with the title of Top Destination in their category and star grading, receiving a winner’s certificate and hand-crafted ceramic elephant trophy by Rialheim Ceramics, as well as their share in R1 000 000’s worth of advertising! The SABRE Top Destination Technology Award gave one lucky establishment a trip to the SABRE Forum 2018 in Europe.


The winners of the Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2017 are:


Ungraded: Richtersveld Wilderness Camp

4* grading: Dibiki Holiday Resort



Ungraded: George Backpackers

4* grading: B.I.G. Backpackers



Ungraded: Wild Thingz Lodge

1* grading: Golden Gate Guesthouse

3* grading: Rhino Manor

4* grading: Cabana Beach Resort


Guest House

Ungraded: 5 on Jean

3* category: La Picasso Guesthouse

4* category: Grey Manor Guesthouse

5* category: Nova Constantia Boutique Residence Guest House


Country House

Ungraded: Blue Gum Country Estate

3* grading: Olive Grove Guest Farm

4* grading: Crawford’s Beach Lodge

5* grading: Wild Mushroom Luxury Country House


Bed & Breakfast

Ungraded: Leopard Lily Bed & Breakfast Potchefstroom

3* grading: Morgenzicht Bed and Breakfast

4* grading: Lapologa Bed and Breakfast

5* grading: Azamare Camps Bay



Ungraded: Santos Express Train Lodge

3* grading: African Game Lodge

4* grading: Sunset Beach Lodge and Spa

5* grading: Hayward’s Grand Safari Lodge


Game Lodge

Ungraded – Godwana’s Bush Villas & Fynbos Villas

2* grading: Tented Adventures Pilanesberg

3* grading: Timbavati Safari Lodge

4* grading: Morokolo Game Lodge

5* grading: Ivory Tree Game Lodge


Farm Accommodation

Ungraded: Affi Lande Boetiek Guest Farm

3* grading: Ganora Guestfarm

4* grading: Dusk to Dawn Farm Guesthouse



Ungraded: Trennerys hotel

3* grading: Hotel Savoy

4* grading: NH The Lord Charles Hotel

5* grading: The Twelve Apostles Hotel


For more information on the Sanlam Top Destination Awards please visit www.topdestinationawards.com.

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2016 Review Award

2016 review score

2016 review score

  • So proud of our awesome review score on @bookingcom! #guestsloveus
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Elephants walked right past our lodge today!


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Never far

Thank you to Bernice Merle for letting us share her video of her trip to South Africa in January it is much appreciated!

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