Thursday, March 18, 2010

"Kudu Ranch" Under The African Sky

Kudu Ranch is a 5500 ha private game farm nestled in the mountains near a town called Lydenburg on your way to the Kruger National Park in the heart of the South African bushveld. This land is a place of unimagined vastness that promises adventure. There are 125 shareholders of this game farm and there are still properties available for those who would like to be a part of this wonderful African dream.
























I have known Irma and Wilhelm van Zyl for quite a few years and have heard many stories of wonderful times spent with their family and friends, relaxing, laughing and having braai's (BBQ'ing) at their lovely Kudu Ranch home. Upon arrival at their home you may be greeted by the warthog family grazing around.















































Nature served as the inspiration for the interiors of Irma and Wilhelm's Kudu Ranch home. The interiors have a relaxed style and the furniture is leather, wood and rattan with colorful African prints on the throw pillows that provide texture and interesting detail in the main living areas and bedrooms.








































Natural designs of roughly textured African hand-made vases add warmth to the interior scene.














































































































































The unobtrusive thatched architecture of the homes merge with the atmospheric African surroundings to create a striking combination of line, texture and form.

The dinner area on the veranda with beautiful views over the African landscape.
















































There are over 30 species of game at Kudu Ranch and grazers such as rhino, buffalo, blue wildebeest, zebra, kudu, impala and sable can be seen.












































































































In the evening one can relax at the campfire with a beautiful African sunset in the distance.





































I hope you enjoyed these beautiful photographs of Kudu Ranch under the African sky!


For more information on Kudu Ranch
http://www.kuduranch.co.za/index.html

Image 1 by Kudu Ranch. All other images courtesy of Irma and Wilhelm van Zyl

12 comments:

  1. Feels like I've just taken a trip home and back! Lots of wonderful memories of Africa! Love the interior and especially the cushions! How far is the drive from Johannesburg?

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  2. Thanks Sandi....it is about three to four hours drive to Lydenburg.....I surely miss the African bushveld with all the wonderful animals!

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  3. Beautiful photo...love those giraffes! It looks absolutely exquisite there...peace and calm, yet life stirs in the bush...
    thanks for this link...I'll keep it, who knows, one day...?
    ronelle

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  4. Thanks Ronell! I must say that I love all the sounds of nature in the bushveld!

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  5. SOO wonderful PHOTOS of an incredibly beautiful nature and beautiful animals!!!
    I certainly admire the wonderfully styled House in its symply gorgeous and tasteful designs!!!!

    You have got a wonderful inspiring blog; the joy of life is indeed the heart of it; Congratulations!!
    ciao elvira from Tuscany

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  6. Thanks Elvira...welcome to my blog! I just LOVE TUSCANY!!!! Let's just say I just love Italy...the people, the food, the interiors, the scenery...etc.!!

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  7. Thanks Renee...you are an excellent photographer!

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  8. Ingrid, I can't wait to see the photos of your watch... I hope you post them here :)

    And thank you for the nice compliments as well.

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  9. I will let you know when I post them on my blog Renee!

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  10. Lovely Lovely Lovely! Such eye candy!!!!!! Man that travel bug is biting me BAD!

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