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&Beyond Phinda Rock Lodge, Phinda Private Game Reserve

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&Beyond Phinda Rock Lodge, Phinda Private Game Reserve

Fox Browne Creative has had a long relationship with And Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, so we were delighted to lead the re- imagining of this 16 year old South African, award winning, luxury safari lodge. AndBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge was built in 1997 in an African Adobe style featuring stucco wall finishes and reeded ceilings.

Our brief was to keep the vernacular but give the lodge a refreshed and updated look and feel, to meet the needs of today’s Luxury Adventure traveller.  We had to design a strong identity to compliment the other 5 lodges on &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve.

The lodge’s dramatic location, nestled amongst the giant granite outcrops informed the stoney colour palette. In order not to detract from the beautiful setting, we kept colour contrasts to a minimum and focused on tactile textures with thick woven cane sofas and hand embroidered textiles, celebrating to the Zulu weaving and craft of the region.

We wanted spaces to flow seamlessly from indoors to outdoors, by opening up the rooms with new sliding doors onto the verandahs we framed the dramatic views.  All architectural elements were updated in the bathrooms with granite basins and floating raw edge vanities being the heroes of these spaces. Lighting plays a key role in creating romantic, intimate spaces throughout the lodge.

Our intent was to create spaces that have a soulful and homely feel, encouraging guests to unwind in this exotic and beautiful location.