Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge

This project was done with Tracey and Donald Brink while I was a partner at Tradon Architects & Consultants  in Knysna.

The predominant structural material used was SA Pine, with roughsawn ‘wany edge’ planks used for the external cladding. An exception to this was the bathroom areas to the cabins, which were built on concrete foundations with stone clad brick walls.

The wany edge boards were ‘as they come’ from the sawmill, without any planning or finishing, giving a rough bush lodge feel to the exterior. The interiors are however, finely detailed and finished, to provide sleek and luxurious accommodation.