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11th Jun 2022

Architect Africa Online

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Bushtec creations refurbishes Nkomazi Game Reserve

The Bushtec Safari luxury tents at Nkomazi Private Game Reserve were fitted with new, breath-taking interiors to suit the beautiful and tranquil surroundings of this oasis at the river valley.

As South Africans, we are privileged to experience the richness of the African bush. Bushtec Safari has been recognised as one of the leading luxury safari tent brands, not only in South Africa, but globally.

Staying in a bespoke Bushtec Safari luxury tent offers you the comfort and luxury you would expect from a 5-star hotel – whether it’s space, food, interiors, temperature control, king-size beds or even luxurious en-suite bathrooms. The benefit of staying in a Bushtec Safari tent is that you feel united with your surrounding and have the opportunity to connect with nature on all levels in the African landscape.

Nkomazi Private Game Reserve, also referred to as the “untamed African experience”, surrounded by towering mountains, broad river valleys and impressive grasslands, stretches out over 15 000 hectares and is located southwest of the Kruger National Park.

When Nkomazi Private Game Reserve was geared towards a complete upgrade and redesign, turnkey brand Bushtec Creations was honoured to assist the owners in turning their vision into a spectacular reality.

Bushtec Creations was tasked to do the full project management of the refurbishment, which included the complete installation of the deck and substructure, upgrading the electrical and sewage systems, as well as supplying and installing additional new Bushtec Safari luxury tents fitted with new, breath-taking interiors to suit the beautiful and tranquil surroundings of this oasis at the river valley.

The Lodge is situated on the banks of the river, providing guests with a true African glamping experience. The fourteen state-of-the-art Bushtec Safari luxury tents are each furnished in ‘Out of Africa’ style, including all the comforts of luxury accommodation. The tents blend effortlessly into the natural landscape and are linked by walkways throughout the bush.

Guests can experience Nkomazi’s warm hospitality as one enters the airconditioned tented Reception area with an adjacent gift boutique, all the way to the grandeur of the 580m² main area, which is wheelchair accessible and fitted with a spacious lounge area, bar facility, as well as inside and outside seating overlooking the rumbling Komati River. Guests can unwind at the large boma area underneath the open sky of a thousand stars, enjoy a relaxing pamper session at the tented spa, or spend their time participating in the numerous activities the lodge has to offer.

Due to the vast upgrade and expansion of the tented lodge, additional staff accommodation was required and a two-bed house was built using Bushtec’s BushCad modular building system.

Most of Bushtec’s customisable standard luxury tent designs have up to four-layer roofs designed for climate control. They can offer insulated canvas or cabin-style walls cladded with canvas, or conventional materials, glass doors and windows can also be installed. Bushtec is a dedicated supporter of the environment and sustainability, which leads to their flooring structure having minimal impact on the environment. Bushtec provides full turnkey services worldwide and no location is too remote.

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