By Lisa Witepski, Project Consultant Monique Rankine, Property Coordinator Marlize du Rand, Photographer Bronwyn Alyson

Rather than turning to clichéd hallmarks of Africa, the designers of this lodge tapped into the very essence of the land to create a home that is clearly rooted in nature, yet is simultaneously contemporary.

It was serendipity that enabled the designers to achieve this desired look so effortlessly, in the form of a 4.8m piece of southern mahogany, measuring 1.8m in diameter, that was found at a sawmill in Pietermaritzburg. The victim of a forest fire, the long tranche yielded by this giant were put to use in various forms throughout the house, from doors to tables.

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