The Spa at Bushmans Kloof, Cederberg, South Africa

Completed  2011 /
5  STAR /
operated by  The Red Carnation Group /
owned by  The Red Carnation Group

Scope: Architecture & Interior Design

4 Treatment Rooms / Crystal Steam Room / Tranquility Lounge / Rain Showers / Riverside Gazebo / Fitness Centre

Nestled in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, in an area rich in history and tradition, the architecture and interiors of the Spa at Bushmans Kloof are a sophisticated rendition of the local vernacular.  Common materials are embraced and used in refreshing ways, elevating the thatched structure to a luxury spa.  Exposed timber poles of the roof structure are sanded smooth and finished with a glossy paint, offset against the exposed thatch above; traditional ceilings of wood reed are treated in a similar manner.  Tiled floors of smooth river-washed stone course through the building, from the reception to the treatment rooms, reminiscent of stone laid floors of traditional farm homesteads.  The end result is a retreat that sits comfortably within its physical and historical surrounds, while offering an elegant and tranquil surprise inside.

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