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Made for the wild

Rather than bending nature to our will,
we should adapt and bend to nature.

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Innovating Wild Luxury

Performance Fabric Architecture

Tenthouse Structures specialise in the design, supply and on-site assembly of iconic tented camps and resorts.

Each project is personal, whether you are investing in a single structure or a turnkey design solution.

Made for the wild

Core Solutions

Bespoke, Pre-designed, Retrofits & Refurbishments

Bespoke: Collaborating with our clients to create unique tented camps that bring a measure of sophistication and elegance to the wild.

Pre-Designed: Platforms to expedite your dream eco-escape, on time and within budget.

Retrofits & Refurbishments: Premium space solutions customised to fit existing structures or transform open spaces.

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Integrated Expertise

Design, Supply & Supervise

Our integrated expertise covers: Tensile structure design engineering and tent detailing.

As well as the supply and on-site supervision of our structures including: producing, testing, transporting, assembling and servicing them in remote and environmentally sensitive sites.

Technical Design
Specialised Fabrication
Remote Logistics
Site Operations

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Additional Services

Tent Design & Beyond

In addition to our core solutions, we offer a full suite of project design and management solutions. From concept to handover, our flexible approach allows our clients to tailor our involvement in order to support their budget, program and available skill set.

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Design

Through our specialist design in nature-inspired structures, we add value to our client's vision by delivering a superior and immersive guest experience.

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Performance

Our technology is the green standard for low impact performance. Engineered to operate over an extended design life, our robust and energy-efficient structures deliver an increased ROI.

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Serviceability

Our tensile fabric systems reduce wear & tear. Access and demountability allow for rapid assembly and simplified maintenance cycles. Our warranties are linked to a service plan to provide peace of mind for hotel operators and bring forward any potential issues before they proliferate.

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Return on investment

We focus on a superior guest experience whilst providing investors and hotel operators an excellent return on investment. This is done with robust, practical, low maintenance infrastructure aimed at increasing profit as they mature.

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Bespoke
solutions

Collaborating with our clients to create extraordinary tented camps and resorts, from the ground up, that bring a unique level of sophistication and elegance to the wild.

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Pre-designed
Solutions

A neat range of pre-designed structures and tents, carefully sized with enough adaptability and options to configure personalised, site appropriate camps and resorts - without the need for ground-up customisation.

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Retrofits &
Refurbishment
Solutions

Premium shade solutions customised to fit to existing structures or full reufurbishments to extend the life of existing camps.

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Tenthouse Projects

We build award-winning developments into Africa and other
remote destinations around the globe.

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South Africa

Edge of the Wild
Lepogo Lodges

South Africa
S23°54 27.846 N28°20 29.353
Edge of the Wild

Introduction We collaborated with accomplished design and construction teams as the appointed tent experts, to create the extraordinary Noka Camp. Set along an elevated ridge with breath-taking views overlooking the winding Palala River, Noka is an icon of South African...

Tanzania

SERENGETI:
A Turnkey Creation
Lemala Camps

Tanzania
2°26’51.92”S, 34°59’2.61”E
SERENGETI:
A Turnkey Creation

Lemala Nanyukie opened its doors on 1st October 2018 in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. As the latest edition to Lemala’s luxury collection, it has set for our client a new standard in exceptional guest experience. Serengeti, meaning ‘endless plains’ in the...

Botswana

The Magnitude of Mombo
Wilderness Safaris

Botswana
(-19.222534, 22.777873)
The Magnitude of Mombo

“An important message to express our thanks for your effort on the Mombo rebuilds. Andrew (Johnson) has been extremely complimentary of your efforts and for the support you have given him on this monster of a project. The workmanship looks great. This is greatly appreciated by...

Zimbabwe

Laid Back Luxury on Lake Kariba
African Bush Camps

Zimbabwe
(16.8167°S, 28.3500°E)
Laid Back Luxury on Lake Kariba

Signature Retrofit Elevated in a prime position over mighty Lake Kariba, Bumi Hills is well-known as the ultimate bush destination for rest and relaxation. Tenthouse Structures brought harmony to the majestic views with the introduction of their signature flexible membrane...

Kenya

Contemporary Cover in Kenya
Wilderness Collection

Kenya
(0º 14'58.38"N, 36º 48'33.95"E)
Contemporary Cover in Kenya

Sustainable Luxury With a shared vision for sustainable luxury, Tenthouse Structures was inspired by the refurbishment of the old stable at Segera Retreat. Overlooking lush botanical gardens and the vast Laikipia Plateau, Segera is well-positioned as one of the world’s most...

South Africa

Moving Mountains
Meletse Private Lodge

South Africa
(27º 32'28.32"S, 21º 24'52.75"E)
Moving Mountains

Floating fabric architecture Rising in the place of pride in the mountainous Waterberg, this private escape sits upon a rugged koppie and rules over the plains below. Emerging solidly from the red earth, the vast stone walls are at one with the sky, incorporated with the...

DRC

Mining Executive Oasis
Copper Belt Lodges

DRC
(10.7529° S, 25º 25.5255° E)
Mining Executive Oasis

Built in 2008, the iconic Kampi Ya Boma was the first development of its kind in Africa and remains one of the largest tensile-fabric hotels in the world today. Tenthouse Structures’ first large scale commission, the 57-suite executive-hotel services visiting mining...

Botswana

Pitching a Tent in DumaTau
Wilderness Safaris

Botswana
(18º 31'29.26"S, 23º 34'42.64"E)
Pitching a Tent in DumaTau

Where Tensile Engineering and Architecture Meet To understand what we achieved with the DumaTau Camp in Botswana, you must first picture the scenery around the Linyanti Swamp system with elephant corridors, abundant predators and prey among the intricate waterways. Then,...

Namibia

Creating a Desert Dream in the Hoanib Valley
Condé Nast Traveller Award 2015

Namibia
(19º 22'6.00"S, 13º 9'0.00"E)
Creating a Desert Dream in the Hoanib Valley

This remarkable desert oasis was the perfect canvas for Tenthouse Structures to create the extraordinary. The camp has been widely celebrated, achieving numerous accolades since its establishment in 2015. Nothing like a Skeleton Coast sunrise to warm the bones...

Zimbabwe

Quintessential Luxury Safari
African Bush Camps

Zimbabwe
(19°2’42.02 S, 32° 27°3’1.19 E)
Quintessential Luxury Safari

The recently re-built, award-winning Somalisa and sister-camp Somalisa Acacia represent the pinnacle of the authentic African bush experience. Selected to fulfil the vision of African Bush Camps’ charismatic conservationist CEO, Tenthouse Structures facilitated the design to...

Zimbabwe

Reinventing the Classic Bush Camp
Wilderness Safaris

Zimbabwe
(15º 49'53.44"S, 29º 8'38.11"E)
Reinventing the Classic Bush Camp

Luxury Nomadic Camping Located in a private concession in the iconic Mana Pools National Park, Little Ruckomechi provided Tenthouse Structures with the ideal canvas to showcase its market-leading capabilities. The innovative tent solution breathes new life into the...

South Africa

Phinda Perfection
& Beyond

South Africa
(27°46.657' S, 32° 20.942' E)
Phinda Perfection

Suspended in light, Tenthouse Structures’ signature shade structures extend seamlessly into the forest canopy at Phinda Rock Lodge. Elevated above an endless valley, the main guest area and intimate accommodation units boast sweeping views of lush vegetation and roaming game....

Zambia

The Pinnacle of Authentic Wilderness Architecture
African Bush Camps

Zambia
(17º 50'34.7"S, 25º 45'16.0"E)
The Pinnacle of Authentic Wilderness Architecture

Overlooking a quarter mile of prime Zambezi river frontage, Thorntree River Lodge is at the pinnacle of authentic wilderness architecture. With construction commenced in August 2016, the combination of cutting-edge design and sustainable building solutions is budding into...

Testimonials

What our clients and fellow industry professionals think about Tenthouse Structures

An important message of thanks for your effort on the Mombo rebuild. [Our project team] have been extremely complimentary of your efforts and for the support you have given [them] on this monster of a project. The workmanship looks great. This is greatly appreciated by all of us at Wilderness.

Grant Woodrow, COO Wilderness Safaris

“It’s been a great pleasure working with professionals that can bridge creative design with practical outdoor applications. Tenthouse are a rare breed of property developers that understand, care and work in favor of the sensitive wilderness environments which we value as our prize assets.”

Beks Ndlovu, CEO African Bush Camps

I have no words to express my thanks for what you have created here, it is a stunning, stunning property with a serious wow factor and I am incredibly proud that this property is one of ours!

Thank you all so very much.

Leanne Haigh, CEO Tourvest East Africa

More than “tent” experts. Design masters and hands down the best in the market.

D.Mavrov (M.Eng), IASO Spain.

In The Media

Luxury tented designs, elegant in their simplicity and
harmonious within each setting.

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