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Welcome To The Largest Canvas & Safari Showroom in Africa!

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Denvel Irene Campus, Nelimapius Drive Centurion, ZA

Over the past several months, our teams have been involved in rigorous efforts to upgrade our Centurion-based display area.  We are excited to share that this +6000m2 exhibition of tented structures will showcase premium camping gear, luxury safari tents AND realistic military accommodation configurations like has never been seen on the continent.

Grand Opening Soon Stay Tuned.

Luxury Tent with wood decking
Women in textile factory

President Ramaphosa Gives a Nod to the Textile Industry

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The management of the Canvas and Tent Group acknowledges with great enthusiasm President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent nod to the textile industry. Tweeting from his official account on 30 April 2019, President Ramaphosa highlighted government’s continued commitment to providing funds and resources into the growth of the textile industry.

The Canvas and Tent Group is composed of several companies, brands and entities which operate across a broad spectrum of industries. However, as one of South Africa’s largest canvas manufacturers, our Ladysmith-based factory Canvas and Tent contributes to the Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather (CTFL) sector of our economy.

Infographic with Canvas and Tent, Bushtec Adventure, Bushtec Safari and Weatherhaven

Some of the major bodies under the Canvas and Tent Group

The impact of the support received from government-supported CTFL initiatives has allowed us to improve competitiveness and contribute substantially to the economy. This was evidenced when Canvas and Tent won the Exporter of the Year Award at the DTI’s Premier Business Awards in 2015. Further to this, we have been able to maintain our contribution towards job creation in South Africa, where we employ approximately 500 people, in spite of the economy’s recent fluctuations.

We extend our great appreciation towards the President Ramaphosa’s expressed dedication to growing this industry in which we thrive, and look forward to even greater successes for our companies and for our country.

Bushtec Ready To Impress at Africa’s Travel Indaba

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Africa’s Travel Indaba is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar. Bushtec Safari will showcase bespoke luxury tents, designed to impress and built to last.

For several years running, Bushtec Safari has been awarded the Platinum Award for the Best Outdoor Stand. This is truly testament to the sui generis nature of our safari tents, which boast unparalleled quality without compromising elegance and style.

#Indaba2019 will showcase the widest variety of Africa’s best tourism products and attracts international buyers and media from across the world. Africa’s Travel Indaba is owned by South African Tourism and organised by Synergy Business Events (Pty) Ltd.

Africa’s Travel Indaba brings together a showcase of Southern African tourism products and services for the international travel trade. Exhibitors in the DEC (Durban Exhibition Centre) include provincial authorities, provincial products and African Countries. In the ICC (International Convention Centre), exhibitor categories include accommodation, tour operators, game lodges, transport, online travel, luxury products, Hidden Gems, media publications and industry associations. Outdoor exhibitors include transport, camping and safari companies.

Luxury tent with deck poolside

Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

02 – 03 May 2019: 10h00 – 18h00

04 May 2019: 10h00 – 17h30

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Tent on wooden deck

Bushtec Safari: Magnifi-Tent Manufacturers of Glamping and Luxury Safari Tents

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The Lost Executive sat down with our Group CEO, Louw Bekker, to learn more about our prolific work in the luxury resort and safari lodge markets across the world. They discussed the current climate in the Glamping Industry, how it has evolved over the years, and where he reckons we’re headed in the future.