Committed to innovation and
in the tented camp market
Bushtec Creations Manufacturing
Nothing but the best will do.
To deliver the best that money can buy, Bushtec Creations remains at the forefront of product excellence. We do this by employing a highly-skilled and knowledgeable team , continuously improving and expanding our tented product offering and manufacturing processes, and through ongoing research and product innovation. This gives us an undisputed edge over our competitors.
All tents are manufactured at our 22,500 m² state-of-the-art factory in Ladysmith in South Africa. The factory is ISO certified: ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems.
All steel poles are manufactured at our 6,000 m² steelworks factory, also located in Ladysmith.
The purpose of these facilities is two-fold:
- The creation of job opportunities and up-skilling of locals;
- The ability to mass produce our canvas tents and steel poles, to the same, high standards.
All staff (of whom there are over 400) undergo regular training. This ensures that they are well-equipped to handle industry-leading equipment.
At the forefront of product excellence.
The Eton Systems Material Handling System
This revolutionary system has allowed us to set new standards in manufacturing world-class quality canvas tents. It provides real time data collection and information, which results in many process and organisational benefits including improved production quality, reduced through-put times, optimal workflow and increased design flexibility.
Basically, we can produce more, quicker and without compromising on quality.
Our In-House Laboratory
Materials used in our builds are tested according to international standards in our on-site laboratory. Run by a team of experts, the lab’s technologically-advanced equipment assists with researching innovative and improved methods for curing, treating, laminating and strengthening canvas.
It has enabled Bushtec Creations to improve the design and function of existing products and to regularly introduce new value-added products.
Our In-House Design Studio
We are proud to have in-house design teams, based at our factory and our Head Office in Centurion. Our well-experienced team will assist the client and/or his architect with off-plan designs, customisations and new designs.
Rain Testing Our Tents
When selling a 5-star experience to guests, you want to be confident that your luxury tents won’t leak in heavy rains, which is why we implemented the Rain Tester, which allows us to monitor how our canvas tents fare under very wet conditions. At the flick of a switch, we can create our own mechanical weather system. Under high pressure we are able to release a staggering 750 litres of water per hour.
The results speak for themselves: our tents are waterproof.
To deliver bespoke interior design, we contract interior designers with extensive experience in the luxury lodge, resort or camp market. We can custom-make almost all of the curtains, blinds, duvet covers, cushions and upholsteries suggested for your tented accommodation. Using top-of-the-range equipment, highly-skilled staff, and the finest quality materials available. The creation of metalwork is typically outsourced to local artisans.