Morukuru Beach Lodge voted the Best Resort in South AfricaMorukuru Beach Lodge voted the Best Resort in South Africa

MOROKURU BEACH LODGE has been voted the Best Resort in South Africa by Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Reader’s Choice Awards. The resort in De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape was also #8 in the world, with Morukuru Family Madikwe voted #18 on the list.

“We are absolutely thrilled and most proud to be recognized as the Best Resort in South Africa – and only two 2 years after opening our doors!  Receiving recognition for this very special location within a protected nature reserve, and the lengths we have gone to create this 100% off-grid operation, without having to compromise in luxury and comfort is just amazing!  Our Madikwe exclusive-use safari houses also made it onto the Top 20 list for the third year in a row,” says Ed Zeeman, owner of Morukuru Family.

More than 715,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted an incredible number of responses rating their travel experiences across the globe.

“The results of this year’s survey, conducted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, are a testament to the lasting power of a meaningful travel experience,” said Jesse Ashlock, US. Editor of Condé Nast Traveler.

“The winners represent the best of the best for our audience and offer plenty of trip-planning inspiration for all the adventures we can’t wait to have next. We would like to thank all our guests who voted for us and the travel trade who have supported us over the past year, a very difficult one for our industry. Zeeman adds: “A huge thank you must go out to our wonderful and loyal staff for their hard work and dedication to ensuring that our guests have a unique and special experience when staying with us and in South Africa. Without them, this recognition would not have been possible.”

“We would also like to congratulate the other properties featured on the list, a true testament to the incredible experiences we can offer guests in South Africa and the African continent and we look forward to welcoming travellers again when it’s possible.”

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. Visit for more.