MOMBO TENTED CAMP

Rebuilding an iconic camp in the Okavango Delta, under a brief that said: "Keep it the same, but change it completely!"

Location: Okavango Delta, Botswana
Interior Designers: Artichoke
Operator: Wilderness Safaris

PHINDA HOMESTEAD

Phinda Homestead is an exclusive-use safari villa with a private ranger, host, butler and chef situated on &Beyond’s Phinda Game Reserve. The idea was to provide a smaller and more intimate, but also even more luxurious, safari experience.

The orientation of the plan was determined by a watering hole in front of the lodge, well used by mostly elephants and nyala (antelope) on a daily basis - this is one of the best attractions and guest highlights of this lodge.

Location: Sabi Sands, South Africa
Interior Designers: Michelle Throssell Interiors
Operator: AndBeyond

Morukuru Beach Lodge

The latest addition to the Morokuru Family embraces the undisturbed beauty of the De Hoop reserve coastline, offering authentic and exclusive experiences.

Location: De Hoop, South Africa
Interior Designers: Janine Feikes-Butter
Operator: Morukuru Family

Toulon House

A private residence set on the edge of the Sands River. First built 2008 and substantially renovated in 2018.

Location: Sabi Sands, South Africa
Interior Designers: Michelle Throssell Interiors
Operator: Private

SANDIBE

Inspired by the endangered Pangolin, Sandibe is unique in its approach and response to the site.

Timber shingle structures curve up from the Okavango floor to give private sanctuaries to guests below the canopy of trees. Completely off-grid Sandibe treads lightly on the forest floor and ecosystems. Sandibe is habitation made manifest of the Okavango Delta.

Location: Okavango Delta, Botswana
Interior Designers: Fox Browne Creative
Operator: AndBeyond

ARIJIJU

Tucked into the Borana Conservancy, Kenya, this private residence blends in seamlessly to its landscape. Arranged around an open central courtyard, the arched colonnade surround is a nostalgic threshold between the inside and outside spaces, partly being sculpted into its surroundings.

Combining contemporary re-interpreted elements such as large Crittall glazing with Swahili curves, the design becomes reminiscent of its surrounding context. Landscaped roofs have a dual purpose of cooling the building in the Kenyan climate as well as creating a minimally invasive footprint on the environment.

Location: Borana, Kenya
Interior Designers: LIFE Grand design
Operator: Private

SIRAI BEACH

Rooted on a cliff at Kilifi, Sirai Beach house is a private residence designed around a series of inter leading courtyards, anchored around ancient Baobab trees. The hierarchy of spaces are arranged to allow for uninterrupted and multiple views of the Kenyan coast and Indian Ocean.

The material choices were informed from the local vernacular use of Coral stone, Lamu plaster, and Makuti thatch. The large openable covered verandas to cater for lounge space and allow for the cooling sea breeze to flow through and reach all areas.

Location: Kilifi, Kenya
Interior Designers: Fox Browne Creative
Operator: Private

BISATE

Inspired by the rolling hills of Rwanda and the thatched design of the King’s Palace at Nyanza, Bisate sits woven between the lush growths adjacent to Volcanoes National Park.

Bisate reflects the innate organic culture of Rwanda and reflects sophisticated spaces around every turn. Craftily designed the spherical rooms and public areas add bespoke and sustainable solutions to the intricate and difficult surroundings.

Location: Verunga, Rwanda
Interior Designers: Artichoke
Operator: Wilderness Safari

MABOTE

A design which is well grounded and gives credit to the Waterberg through its material choices.

The residence nurtures a sense of escapism to nature with its seamless flow between external and internal spaces. Luxuriously spacious areas give the clients unparalleled vistas of the Waterberg even when inside.

Location: Waterberg, South Africa
Interior Designers: Fox Browne Creative
Operator: Private

JABALI RIDGE

Located on a high rocky ridge, Jabali offers an undisturbed view of the Ruaha National Park in Tanzania. Jabali embodies the raw environment through elegant design, creating a unique contrast which enhances the beauty of both the building and the environment.

Location: Ruaha, Tanzania
Interior Designers: Artichoke
Operator: Asilia Africa

Nicholas Plewman Architects

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