Komati Tented Camp, Nkomazi Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Completed  2007 /
5  STAR /
operated by  The Shamwari Group /
owned by  Dubai World

Scope: Masterplan / Architecture / Interior Design 

12 Noble Tents:  Dining Tent, Majlis Tent & Royal Tent / Luxury Spa / Fitness Centre / Boma 

Located on the scenic banks of the Komati River in the Nkomazi Game Reserve, the design of the Komati Tented Camp is based on that of a traditional “Campaign Safari Camp”.  Originally built for a visit from the ruler of Dubai, the tents, walks and service areas have been carefully inserted into a sensitive natural environment.  Off the shelf tents were transformed with the detailing and skills of local craftsmen and finished with carefully selected furnishings and carpets, creating a retreat “fit for a king”.  The skills of local craftsmen were again harnessed for the woven timber at the boma, providing a traditional social space to complete the camp.

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