In 2004 we acquired Lupita Island, a deserted island 5 kms off the mainland. It was thick bush and foliage with beautiful trees and not much more so we had a blank slate to work with. Construction began in 2004 and was completed in 2008.
Wherever possible, we have utilised locally-sourced thatching, wood products and African antiques. We brought in experienced tradesmen from the cities and worked closely with local people around the islands teaching them new trades of which today they are now the ones we call on to help with our maintenance.
We consider the lodge as rustic luxury. Straight lines and perfect symmetry are not part of the vocabulary here.