This holiday home near South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park captures the beauty and mystery of ancient African ruins in a dazzling contemporary reinterpretation
“Even though you might leave Africa, Africa never leaves you,” says South African-born Julian Koski. He left South Africa for the US as a young man in the 1980s, but his vivid memories of his childhood safari holidays stayed with him. Now living with his wife, Aida, in New York City, working on Wall Street and raising a family of his own – twins Leo and Tess – his thoughts turned once again to his childhood memories of the South African wilderness. “I wanted to give them a piece of what I had as a child growing up,” he says.
He found a spectacular site overlooking a dam in Thornybush Private Game Reserve, pristine savannah adjacent to the Kruger National Park, and began a process that would realise his dream of a family base in Africa.