Design and manufacturing standards that deliver world-class, luxury tented camps

We achieve the exceptional through close collaboration with you and/or your architect. Whether you are a first-time or seasoned tented camp investor, our expert teams can advise you on every aspect of camp planning.

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Pre-consult research

We’ve created exceptional tented camp destinations on every kind of terrain – jungles, savannah, deserts, forests, mountains or water – across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North and South America, and Australia.

Nonetheless, every project is different and we believe in being prepared and thoroughly researching every client and their intended camp location prior to the initial consult.

This gives us a sense of what we are working with, potential challenges the location may pose, and natural materials from the surrounding area that could be used or showcased. We also use the site inspection to draw inspiration from the landscape and local culture and to inform our initial designs.

A creative partnership

Collaboration is essential to delivering an outstanding concept design. Our sales manager and award-winning design and engineering team are typically present at the first consult where we take the opportunity to listen to your wants and needs, before suggesting an idea.

Our approach

We keep the manufacturing phase of our tented solutions in-house with our factory, Canvas and Tent, so that we can guarantee the workmanship and reliability of our artisans and contractors, and avoid unnecessary delays.

Having said this, we recognise that you may already have trusted contractors. Our approach is therefore a collaborative and creative partnership that will fulfil, if not exceed, all of the project’s objectives and your vision. We also have our own architect on staff, who is always available to assist.

Environmental impact & sustainability

We are aware that most of the areas in which we work are environmentally sensitive. Our concepts are thus mindful of the environmental impact that a tented camp layout poses and that the construction and installation phases must have the least possible environmental impact. Materials used must be both environmentally friendly and robust enough to withstand the elements.

We continually trial and test new designs, materials and energy technologies to ensure that our products and camps meet these criteria.

Camp walk-through

We enjoy hosting clients at the Canvas and Tent group offices in Centurion (Gauteng) as this gives us a chance to take you on a guided tour through our on-site luxury tent showroom.

This gives a tangible sense of the size and diversity of our designs, the quality of the materials and manufacturing processes and the endless possibilities.

Post consult

After meeting with you, we will brief our sister company, Bushtec Creations, to commence with a desktop study, followed by a concept design, before embarking on the detailed design and development phases.

Contact us

Head Office: Gauteng

Frans Vermaas

Street address & showroom: Denel Business Park, Nellmapius Drive, Irene, Gauteng, South Africa

Factory: KwaZulu-Natal

Street address: 11 Yellow Street, Ezakheni Industrial Park, Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

USA/Latin America

Gary Flaks

Street address: Suite 100, 7076 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Norcross, Atlanta, Georgia 30071


Marc van den Bosch

Street address: 20 Roosberg, Landen, Belgium


Frans Vermaas

Street address: Denel Business Park, Nellmapius Drive, Irene, Gauteng, South Africa

Saudi Arabia

Frans Vermaas

Street address: Denel Business Park, Nellmapius Drive, Irene, Gauteng, South Africa


Robert Sneeu

PO Box 1827, Broadbeach, Old Australia, 4216


Brett Sinclair

Street address: Kalahari Kanvas, Plot 242, Mathiba 1 Road, Moeti Ward, Maun, Botswana

Postal address: PO Box 689, Maun, Botswana