Tourism is a large part of South Africa’s offerings with world-class opportunities to ESCAPE from modern living and reconnect with nature. We strive towards designs that are sensitive to the environment, by providing opportunities to frame views, and by using materials that complement the context, whilst still allowing for modern comforts and the luxury your guests will expect.

Tourism is a large part of South Africa’s offerings with world-class opportunities to ESCAPE from modern living and reconnect with nature. We strive towards designs that are sensitive to the environment, by providing opportunities to frame views, and by using materials that complement the context, whilst still allowing for modern comforts and the luxury your guests will expect.

PROJECT DETAILS

LOCATION: St. Pauls Estate, Schoemanskloof, Mpumalanga

SIZE: 87.5m2

Designed to provide only the most basic of amenities, the focus was on a low-impact intervention which would allow the natural environment to take precedence. An ‘umbrella’ style roof is used to provide large overhangs over the structure. This affords shade that also protects the building from solar gain, which helps in maintaining a more comfortable indoor temperature throughout the predominantly hot weather.

PROJECT DETAILS

LOCATION: Magoebaskloof, Polokwane, Mpumalanga

SIZE: 172m2

The Cottages were designed to offer a luxury getaway experience. The design uses steel and glass to provide accommodation units which contrast with their environment. The industrial-like design of these units allows for a quick low-impact installation, which also means that they would be easy to disassemble in future should the need arise to return the area to its original state. The use of natural wood cladding for the interior provides a rich, comfortable space, which is also warm and cosy, amongst the rather wet and cold climatic conditions common to the Kloof.

PROJECT DETAILS

LOCATION: St. Pauls Estate, Schoemanskloof, Mpumalanga

SIZE: 87.5m2

Designed to provide only the most basic of amenities, the focus was on a low-impact intervention which would allow the natural environment to take precedence. An ‘umbrella’ style roof is used to provide large overhangs over the structure. This affords shade that also protects the building from solar gain, which helps in maintaining a more comfortable indoor temperature throughout the predominantly hot weather.

PROJECT DETAILS

LOCATION: Magoebaskloof, Polokwane, Mpumalanga

SIZE: 172m2

The Cottages were designed to offer a luxury getaway experience. The design uses steel and glass to provide accommodation units which contrast with their environment. The industrial-like design of these units allows for a quick low-impact installation, which also means that they would be easy to disassemble in future should the need arise to return the area to its original state. The use of natural wood cladding for the interior provides a rich, comfortable space, which is also warm and cosy, amongst the rather wet and cold climatic conditions common to the Kloof.

PROJECT DETAILS

LOCATION: Sheffield Ridge, White River, Mpumalanga

SIZE: 1540m2

Designed as an ultra-luxury holiday lodge in White River, this design sits on top of a rocky outcrop, with stunning views of the Lowveld to the east. The design is intentionally horizontal in plan form to afford all rooms and communal spaces a view of the sunrise and landscape lower down. Screens of refined wood provide privacy to the rooms, and also contrast with natural rock cladding elements. The rock cladding serves to anchor the building to its context.

PROJECT DETAILS

LOCATION: Letaba River, Limpopo

SIZE: 1135m2

The design included master planning, with the placement of accommodation units and a restaurant and spa along the Letaba riverbanks. Each unit was placed to focus only on the river and to give one the feeling of exclusivity. The communal facilities were designed as a meeting place for guests as well as day visitors. The brief called for tent-like structures giving the impression of impermanence in the landscape, whilst still including all modern conveniences. With the landscape being quite flat and rather barren, the buildings were designed with a muted pallet and sought to employ technologies such as rammed earth and gabion wall structures.
The design of the accommodation units allows for flexibility with elements such as retractable patio covers and sliding shutters allowing one to balance environmental factors with optimum climatic performance.

PROJECT DETAILS

LOCATION: Sheffield Ridge, White River, Mpumalanga

SIZE: 1540m2

Designed as an ultra-luxury holiday lodge in White River, this design sits on top of a rocky outcrop, with stunning views of the Lowveld to the east. The design is intentionally horizontal in plan form to afford all rooms and communal spaces a view of the sunrise and landscape lower down. Screens of refined wood provide privacy to the rooms, and also contrast with natural rock cladding elements. The rock cladding serves to anchor the building to its context.

PROJECT DETAILS

LOCATION: Letaba River, Limpopo

SIZE: 1135m2

The design included master planning, with the placement of accommodation units and a restaurant and spa along the Letaba riverbanks. Each unit was placed to focus only on the river and to give one the feeling of exclusivity. The communal facilities were designed as a meeting place for guests as well as day visitors. The brief called for tent-like structures giving the impression of impermanence in the landscape, whilst still including all modern conveniences. With the landscape being quite flat and rather barren, the buildings were designed with a muted pallet and sought to employ technologies such as rammed earth and gabion wall structures.
The design of the accommodation units allows for flexibility with elements such as retractable patio covers and sliding shutters allowing one to balance environmental factors with optimum climatic performance.

PROJECT DETAILS

LOCATION: Mjejane, Mpumalanga

SIZE: 464m2

The brief here was to provide private, luxury lodge cabins with self-catering communal living spaces. The cabins are large and due to their discreet placement, feature bathrooms that focus on the view and allow for an outdoor shower.
Natural materials complement the landscape and allow one to connect with the surroundings. The simplistic plan form integrates well with the landscape and in no way tries to dominate or stand out as a manmade entity.

PROJECT DETAILS

LOCATION: Mjejane, Mpumalanga

SIZE: 464m2

The brief here was to provide private, luxury lodge cabins with self-catering communal living spaces. The cabins are large and due to their discreet placement, feature bathrooms that focus on the view and allow for an outdoor shower.
Natural materials complement the landscape and allow one to connect with the surroundings. The simplistic plan form integrates well with the landscape and in no way tries to dominate or stand out as a manmade entity.