A private safari residence set in the Thornybush Game Reserve, Kubili House is setting a new standard for the safari experience or as the founders like to call it ‘safari lifestyle’. Built as a summer vacation home for South African-born, New York-based Julian Koski and his wife, Aida ‘Kubili’ means two, given its name in reference to the couple’s twins.
The property comprises 5 bedrooms, 3 swimming pools, a spa, and a steam room designed by Koski and Jacques Erasmus, a local designer. Nature conservation is an important mission. Thornybush is in the Limpopo, and forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. The property was built with the environment in mind. The architectural design sees rough-hewn granite making up the exterior walls. In the interior wide open spaces are tastefully decorated in a style that has been described as Moroccan meets Manhattan meets Africa. So not your typically safari chic aesthetic.
Another important feature of Kubili House is the limited eco-footprint. The property benefits from thirty geothermal wells, which are sunk three kilometres deep. The wells warm the buildings in winter and keep them cool in summer. saving on electricity.
There are also the usual expectations that come with being on safari. Game drives, camping, 4×4 adventures, and the obligatory views of a water hole, provided here in the form of a pool overlooking a dam. Also on offer are craft workshops, archery, and wellness programmes. Kubili House is available for exclusive occupancy offering guests a bespoke, tailored home away from home experience with a personal butler, and private chef to cater to individual requirements.
For further information about Kubili House visit: www.kubilihouse.com
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