The new spa and viewing deck at Morukuru Farm House was conceptualised by owners Ed & Anka Zeeman who had the vision to position the building to look over the Western vegetation towards the Onverwag Koppies to capitalise on the most beautiful sunsets. Architect Nick Plewman was able to take this vision along with contractors Bull & Sons and make it a reality. This space lends itself to relaxing me-time or deck dinners, joyful sundowners, and peaceful massages in the Spa treatment room. The beat of African drums welcomes guests entering from the curated walkway passing through two large wooden antique doors, down to the firepit overlooking the waterhole. “We wanted to ensure that this magical space remained serene and calm and that the view became the focal point” added Janine Butter. Natural tones, some terracotta and only natural materials have been used. All the walls of the spa building have been cladded with little boulders sourced from the surrounding bush. The entire space will be multipurpose – a place to be pampered, enjoy a meal or just to unwind, relax and enjoy the beauty of Madikwe.
“We are thrilled with the outcome of this project. Morukuru Farm House is a much-loved property with our guests because of its location and the ability to host multigenerational families. We have always wanted a waterhole incorporated into the game-viewing experience at Farm House and are delighted how well this has worked being integrated into the design. It really is a very special space. We have loved the seamless process of working with Janine Butter, Jan Engelbrecht, Nick Plewman and their teams. We look forward to welcoming guests from far and wide to enjoy our beautiful new Farm House” says Ed & Anka Zeeman, owners of Morukuru Family.