Design

Customised design

With a portfolio of more than 1 300 tent designs, you might think we’ve done it all. But every client, and every location, is different and continue to inspire us.

Customised structure

No matter where your tent or camp will be located – be it on water, rocks, desert sand, a grassy plain, tropical beach, ice field or in dense forest – we will ensure it is built to last.

Design concept presentation

As an additional fee-based service, our sister company – Bushtec Creations – can create a lifelike interior and exterior design presentation using various computer software renditions and simulations.

Unforgettable experiences start here

Our goal is to create a tented solution wholly unique to you; something that will motivate an urge to travel and that your guests will reminisce about for years to come. And while we honour and try to incorporate your vision for the camp, we also want to surprise and delight you with something unexpected.

While we do inform you of trending designs, this doesn’t necessarily dictate what we create for you. Nor do we ever replicate recognisable styles.

​At Bushtec Safari, each new or customised design captures the location’s unique essence, local culture and surrounding landscape, merging with the vision, and distinct personality, of the client.

Whatever your requirement, we can design and create it. From a single tent to a full luxury camp, from bars to outdoor pool areas, lounge and dining areas, private chalets with en-suite bathrooms, bomas, villas, boardrooms, libraries, kitchens, reception areas, spas and more, no request is too big or too small.

Designed to impress

Built to last

If you can imagine it, we can create it!

Bushtec Safari offers a variety of options for the structural elements of a camp to ensure that it is robust, safe, hygienic, easy to maintain and has the long-term durability to maximise return on investment.

This aligns with our slogan and meets your need for a luxury escape that is Designed to Impress. Built to Last.

Location climate, for instance, may determine which tent construction materials are best for purpose. Or perhaps the terrain is not suitable for the kind of flooring you initially envisaged. Our comprehensive range meets such challenges with creativity and product combinations, not compromise.

For instance, our decades of experience and wide product range easily solve the challenge of keeping tented accommodation cool or warm enough for comfort.

For a hot climate, we’d recommend a combination of high ceilings, a double roof structure, insulation material, and large windows and doors to promote positive airflow through the tents. Air conditioners can be added for further cooling.

When it’s warmth you need, fireplaces, hard wooden doors and windows, a durable canvas body and block out material to insulate the tent are ideal to cope with cooler conditions and add to the luxuriousness of your accommodation.

Next level design concept presentation

As an additional fee-based service, our sister company – Bushtec Creations – can create a lifelike interior and exterior design presentation using various computer software renditions and simulations.

Includes

  • $2D layouts
  • $Electronic and hard-copy mood boards comprising a carefully curated collection of tailor-made furniture designs, light fittings and textiles
  • $Spatial layouts showcasing décor positioning
  • $3D renders and videos (enabling you to ‘virtually’ walk through the camp)

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

Europe

Marc van den Bosch

Street address: 20 Roosberg, Landen, Belgium

Asia

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

Australia

Robert Sneeu

PO Box 1827, Broadbeach, Old Australia, 4216

Botswana

Brett Sinclair

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

Postal address: PO Box 689, Maun, Botswana