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Waterberg Private Bush Camp

Situated in the foothills of the Waterberg plateau in Limpopo Province, this private Bush Camp draws its inspiration from its natural surroundings.

The Pavilion, a mostly open air structure nestled in a valley flanked by magical looking rock formations, steps down to follow the natural contours of the site. Views are revealed at each turn as one enters and moves through the building. Detailed site surveys were done in order to design the building to fit in with the natural topography and rocky outcrops with minimal disturbance to the site. The structure is proposed as a combination of timber and steel, with natural rock from the site being used for cladding brickwork and for low walls.

From the Pavilion a pathway will lead up to the Lookout, perched atop a small koppie with 270 degree views across the bushveld. The Lookout will be close-able for bad weather days, but for the rest of the time will have large sliding doors that opens up the entire South façade to the views and most of the North façade. The roofs slope gently up the North, allowing in low winter sunlight and offering protection from the harsh summer sun.

The Pavilion, with a West facing aspect, has shading screens to provide shelter from the hot afternoon setting sun. Sun studies were done to check sun angles and the design developed to suit.