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Earthy Luxury in a Dutch Afrikkaans Bush Escape

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INK Design Lab created this glamourous neo-primitive resort in South Africa’s northernmost province of Limpopo.

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The exterior manages to hint of both an immigrant Dutch ancestry and an indigenous African design vernacular.

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Set in 12,000 acres of wilderness, the intriguing boutique hotel houses up to 26 visitors at a time.

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Every detail is earthy and primitive, yet with an air of comfort and luxurious welcome.

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Curves easily define all of the spaces, public and private, without strain.

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The most surprising example: a well appointed library.

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Perhaps because each guest room is centered on a fabulous oval or circular soaking tub, all the curved spaces never seem strained or at odds with the furniture.

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Comfort and serenity imbue a soak in the contemporary bathtub in the glorious natural setting.

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Intricately carved double doors (with more circular designs carved into them!) lead to a completely circular free standing soaking tub in this circular room.

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In another, a richly polished mahogany floor and earthy plaster walls play against a refreshing contemporary oval bathrub.

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After a day exploring the Savannah, how magical would be the comfort and charm of this earthy retreat.

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The sheer romance of a canopy bed with gauzy white curtains would offer refuge and repair to pamper battered senses.

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You’d even return to a roaring fire that perfectly offsets the dreamy canopy bed in the distant African bushlands.

A study in contrasts.

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