Description: This is a thatch roof lodge ideal for a private game farm or a commercial nature reserve. Any number of bedroom suites can be added although the main lodge has been designed to accommodate 10 guests. The positioning on the site depends on the topography and elements such as orientation, views, contours, vegetation etc. need to be taken into account. Ideally, the front door should be on the southern side so that the lounge, stoep, lapa and pool deck are north facing. The thatch roof has gable ends and combines well with a combination of packed stone walls and plastered and painted walls. The gables are closed off with wooden planking. The gables of the garage are open A double garage is situated in the driveway opposite the front door and is linked to the main structure with a port cochére. The main lodge is entered at the foyer that leads to a guest toilet and the open plan lounge, kitchen, bar and stoep. The lounge, with a fireplace, has stackaway doors on two sides onto the deck with a circular shaped swimming pool. The stoep is designed to be a dining area and overlooks the pool deck and lapa. The built in bar is centrally located in the lodge, and has access directly to the kitchen. The kitchen has a breakfast nook, fridge, stove, prep bowl, a walk in pantry and a separate laundry. A serving counter at the kitchen with a stackaway window opens onto the lapa. The lapa has a central fireplace, built in braai, and a circular pergola along the north western side to provide shade. The first floor comprises of a playroom. The walkway to the bedroom units leads from the lapa. The bedroom units are to be placed at random around the main lodge according to the topography. - Bedroom unit type one has built in cupboards and an en suite bathroom. The bathroom has a bath, WC, vanity top with a basin and a private outdoor shower in a court yard. The bedroom opens onto a private wooden deck. - Bedroom unit type two has built in cupboards and an en suite bathroom. The bathroom has a bath, WC and a vanity top with a basin. The bedroom opens onto a private wooden deck. - Bedroom unit type three has two bedrooms where both have built in cupboards and access to the deck. This unit has two bathrooms; one has a shower, WC and a hand washbasin. The second bathroom has a bath and a vanity top with a basin.
Please note: The new SANS 10400 Building Regulations that came in force in 2011 have a number of restrictions, amongst others, with regard to window openings. South Africa has also been divided into different climate zones and the building restrictions vary from zone to zone.
It may therefore happen that for some zones, the window openings may have to be reduced in order to comply, otherwise it would not be possible to approve building plans at the local authority in that specific zone.
Therefore: Elements on the building plans that you receive such as the windows, may differ, from the sketch plan that is displayed on the website. In most cases the variances should be a minimum.
We apologize for any inconvenience in this regard, but it is beyond our control. At least it should ensure approval of your building plans at the local authority.