By Daniela Sperotto, Project Consultant Monique Lombard, Photography Karl Rogers

The lodge sits under a canopy of splendour and lush bushveld foliage, allowing the family and their friends to explore South African nature at its best. Boasting three distinctive buildings, the design was carefully planned to give individuals the privacy and quietness needed when trying to rejuvenate from the hustle and bustle of city living.

The central building consists of an entertainment area, one en-suite bedroom and loft room for the children. Separated by the central building, one offers two en-suite bedrooms for friends and family, while the other is a very lavish main en-suite bedroom with outdoor bathroom area.

Contemporary Africa fills every inch of this home. Natural hues are integrated seamlessly throughout, while a definite personality to each room is brought in through clever textures and splashes of bright colours.

“We tried to wash the exterior facades and textures with light. The lighting is subdued and focused at low levels to ease the transgression between the loose buildings after sunset, and retain the ambience of the star-filled sky,” explains Madeleen Schnitter of Schnitter and Company Architects.

All elements of the home complement the lifestyle of this vibrant family.

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