Mpumalanga Lodge


Pockets of privacy within a large open plan residence


The Johannesburg based family required a private retreat in the bush which accommodated their needs when visiting on their own while allowing for expansive entertaining areas and privacy when hosting friends and other guests.


Outside Nelspruit, Mpumalanga


12 months


February 2017


Just over 1000 square metres under one roof, including a large central courtyard as well as patio areas facing the river. The home comprises five bedrooms, all with en-suites, main family and guest living and dining areas as well as staff quarters.

What we did

A new build, we worked closely with the architect from sketch planning phase to ensure that the clients’ requirements including proportions of the space were exactly right.


The result was a bush retreat which doesn’t conform to the traditional safari lodge archetype – the interiors are an eclectic mix of modern urban style with splashes of colour while acknowledging the traditional architecture of the area.
Luxurious, and reflecting a careful attention to detail, the lodge features a host of bespoke finishes including a tailor-made kelim rug, a pebble table in supple Jacaranda timber which was specially treated for the dry bush conditions and custom designed wall paper.