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African Furniture Contemporary & Traditional

Visitors to Phases Africa’s online showroom will find quality African furniture, contemporary as well as, traditional styles.  Also, one-of-a-kind textiles, handmade lighting fixtures, and an exuberant and eclectic mix of tribal artifacts. Furthermore the products feathered in our showroom are a mix of classic elegance, combined with distinct African character.  Phases Africa’s collection is an ongoing quest for that “special piece” of unusual beauty, fine workmanship and materials of the highest quality.  Resulting in Phases Africa – a collection that combines a sophisticated contemporary African design aesthetic with the organic and timeless beauty of Africa’s tribal legacy. We ship Internationally.  Please contact us for prices, lead times and shipping quotes.

African Living Room Furniture

African Living Room Furniture – Wood turned Side Tables

See cover page of this post on how the above wood turnings where used: 3 of them where turned at different widths and heights, and placed in the center of the living room, as a coffee table.  The 2 dark navy ones where placed on either side of the couches as side tables. All the wood used for our turnings are sustainably sourced.

African Furniture -Mahogany wood and Gemsbok Leg Side Table

Mahogany wood and Gemsbuck Leg (Oryx) Side Table

(Oryx) Leg Side Table

African Furniture│Gemsbuck (Oryx) Horn Legs Side TableSide Table With Gemsbuck Legs

African Furniture Wood turned stools

African Furniture Wood Turned Side Tables

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Old African Grain Pot – turned upside down it can serve as a side-table, or displayed as is or used as a planter.

Tree Root dining room table 1000 x 1300 x 700H

Tree Root Dining Table base1000 x 1300 x 700H

African Furniture

African Furniture Wood Turnings, scorched finished wood turnings, black furniture, side tables, scorched wood furniture, burnt finish wood furniture.

African Furniture

African Furniture Bamileke Bed serving as a coffee table

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African Decor

Phases Africa Furniture and Decor, has been a leader in the import and export business since 2001, bringing African decor as well as, luxury contemporary and traditional African furniture, unique lighting, handmade rugs and kid’s room decor to global markets, when it was not fashionable to do so.  This exuberant and eclectic mix of African products includes; elegant home furnishings as well as, one-of-a-kind handmade tribal home décor sourced from all over Africa.

Our company works directly with one of the Congo’s leading African textile sources in Kuba as well as, Shoow cloth. Hand-carved Colonial Figures remain popular all over the world and our Colonial figures are available in a variety of different sizes, shapes, and colours.  You will also find, our equally popular hand-carved wooden Bamileke stools as well as, beds in our African decor category online.  In that same category there are wood Senufo stools in a variety of sizes, and wooden Senufo beds.  A large variety of African masks are offered for purchase and we would do our very best to locate that hard to find piece of art from anywhere in Africa.

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African Hand-Carved Wood Figures

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African Decor, Colonial Wood Carved Figures

African Decor

Bamilekes in raw state before sanded by hand and polished.

African Decor hand chiseled bowls

African Decor hand chiseled bowls

African Decor Hand Chiseled Bowls

Hand Chiseled Bowls Cork Oak – 330 W x 200 H mm

Senufo Stool

Senufo Stool

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African wall decor – Masks

African Decor

African Decor plank-mask African wall art

Africa Home Decor

Wall Art │African Home Decor │Bobo Plank Mask,

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African Totem Poles, Wood Plank Masks, Dogon Wood Ladders

Congo Kuba Cloth Antique Brodee

Congo Kuba Cloth Antique Brodee

Antique Brodee Kuba Cloth

Antique Brodee Kuba Cloth

In post – Renaissance Europe, Africa’s Kuba and Showa Cloth as well as Antique Brodee, the embroidered and appliqué decorated raffia cloth from the Congo (formerly Zaire), entered the curio cabinets and treasuries of nobles and kings as the finest representation of African art. More recently, the mastery of Kuba cloths’ abstract patterning was a source of inspiration to artists such as Matisse, who displayed part of his large collection on the wall of his studio.

An interior decor idea from Africa:  Turn these old African grain pots upside down and paint them, as seen below, they make ideal occasional or side-tables indoor or outdoors.  The old pots left as is – can be used as pot planters also inside or outside.

African Decor

This old African grain pot

african decor - old african grain pots painted

African Decor – old African grain pots painted and turned upside down to be used as side tables.

African Home Decor grass baskets, wall art

African Grass Baskets Used As Wall Art

Wood Chiseled Bowls

Wood Chiseled Bowls

African Ethiopian Wooden Bed

African Ethiopian Wooden Bed

African Dan Chairs

African Dan Chairs

African pygmy bed

African pygmy bed

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African Home Decor Ideas

African Furniture

African Stools Neuehouse Hollywood Source Wallpaper magazine

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African Hardwood Stools ©Phases Africa

AFRICAN WOOD-TURNED STOOLS

The feature image credits: African Stools by Phases Africa Furniture and Decor for Neuehouse Hollywood Image: Source Wallpaper Magazine

Perfect for home, hospitality or office decor – each wood-turned stool has its own unique character with natural edges according to the different wooden stumps obtained. For inside use, natural stain can be applied as seen in this image. Size: 300mm Diam and 400mm High

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African Decor Wood Headrests ©Phases Africa

Headrest from the Dinka people of South Sudan
“A young man is entitled to begin wearing the distinctive coiffure that marks him as an adult only after he is initiated. As each member of the age set rises through the hierarchical society, changes in jewellery, hairstyle and feather decorations for the hair often mark each promotion. The use of headrests is often associated with this advancement and the headrests themselves become status symbols. Whether this pattern is true for the Shilluk and Dinka is unknown, but it certainly seems likely as Shilluk men still wear elaborate coiffures, and among the Dinka headrests/stools are primarily used by older men (Jeremy Coote, personal communication). The Dinka multi-purpose headrests/stools also provide a convenient place to sit as it is not considered proper for elderly men to sit directly on the ground”.  William Dewey – Africa The Art of a Continent
Size: 15cmH x 24L x 7cmW x 15cmH

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African Decor Ashanti stool © Phases Africa
African Ashanti Stool: This African vintage Ashanti Stools, are spiritual as well as practical, carved from a single block of wood.  Legend foretells that the soul of the owner/s of the stool resides in the seat of the stool.  Hence, when the seat of the stool was not in use, it would lean against a wall, thus preventing other peoples souls passing-by from entering the owner’s seat.   Placing this stool in a contemporary or traditional setting can add a unique sculptural element to any living space.

Size: 50Diam cm x 39H cm

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African Decor Pygmy Bed © Phases Africa

Antique woodcarver Pygmy bed: This African style decorative wood bed adds a sculptural element to any room, for example; it can be used as a coffee table or a bench in any living space, in your home or office.
Size: 160L x 69W x 36.5 H 

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African Decor Bamun Bed © Phases Africa

African Wood Hand carved Bed: The Kingdom of Bamum: could also be spelled Bamoun, sometimes called Mumfrom (1394–1884) was a pre-colonial West African state in what is now northwest Cameroon. The Bamum are noted craftsmen. The men do embroidery, weaving, leather-work, wood carving, metalwork, and blacksmithing, and the women make pottery. Both men and women cultivate the land.      Size: 150cm L x 45cm W x 29.5cm H

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African Decor Benin Beaded Heads © Phases Africa
Beaded Head Sculptures: These Vintage terracotta heads are from Nigeria decorated completely in beads and was used as home décor. These beaded sculpted heads is a modern version of the original bronze head sculptures of Benin’s (Oba) during the 16th century         Size: approx 44cm High x 20cm Wide x 20cm Deep.
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African Decor Wood-carved Bamileke Bed © Phases Africa
Bamileke Bed: This African style decorative wood bed adds a sculptural element to any room, for example; it can be used as a coffee table or a bench in any living space, in your home or office. hand-carved wood from Cameroon, West Africa Size: 198 cm in Length x 68cm W x 36.5 cm H 
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African Colonial Wood Figure Sculptures © Phases Africa

Hand Carved Wooden Figures – Colonial Men and Women

These fun African home decor pieces individually hand carved wooden “Colonial figures” representing an unusual mix of African and European cultures. There are no two men/woman alike and stand on their own. They come in a large variety of colors and are more striking in pairs or groups of 3 or more.  There are also smaller sizes available as well as life size (meaning the colonial figures have almost normal size figures as far as the width goes.  In plain English they’re not so skinny.
Size: Range from 1.5 Meters – 2.5 Meters tall

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African Namji Beaded Fetish Doll © Phases Africa
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African Namji Beaded Doll © Phases Africa

African Namji Beaded Dolls – fetish dolls: These African beaded dolls, gifted to young females of the tribe as a fertility doll to teach them the responsibilities of motherhood.
Materials: Carved from solid wood, multicolored trade glass beads, cowrie shells, coins, brass amulets, fibers, and leather strips. 
Sizes: 30cm, 40cm, 50cm, 60cm, 70cm, 80cm and even larger ones are available
Available Colours: White, Black, Red, Blue (light and dark) Green, Yellow, Orange, to name just a few.

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African Decor Heddle Pulley © Phases Africa
African Decor | Heddle Pulley
A Heddle Pulley was used by the Pigmy in weaving long strips of narrow cloth; which would then be sewed together in the end to make a large piece of cloth. These pulleys not only assisted the Pigmy in their sewing it also protected the weavers and assisted them in producing finest cloth. 
Size: 50cm tall
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Antique Currency Congo © Phases Africa

Antique Congo Currency: Gong Iron Currency, “gunga” – Nkutshu/Jonga people, Democratic Republic Congo. 
Size: 68cm High x 24cmW x 15cm Deep.

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Ethiopian Crosses © Phases Africa

African Decor – Ethiopian Cross (Abyssinian Cross)
This processional cross were mounted on staffs and carried during processionals as well as displayed on altars. The kingdom of Ethiopia was probably the second country (after Armenia) to embrace the Christian faith. Evidence exists that Christianity thrived here even in the 1st century.

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African Mask Congo © Phases Africa
African Decor │CongoMasks

Songye Mask from former Zaire called the Republic of the Congo today.  These masks are considered one of the most intimidating masks in all of Africa.  Mission accomplished, as they were worn for this very purpose, to scare off the enemy.  The masks are identified by the zig-zag groves carved into them symbolic of cuts to the face often acquired during fears battles. Size:  39cm High x 12cmW x 12cmDeep

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Wildebeest Scull and Horn © Phases Africa

African Blue Wildebeest skull/horn The Blue Wildebeest skull is A grade quality and will be shipped with necessary permits.

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Raisin Bush Wood Carved Owls © Phases Africa
African Wood Carvings: The Matabele are renowned for their wood carvings. These talented Zimbabweans from Matabeleland used Raise Bush Wood “Ozorao” collected alongside riverbanks for these carvings. Size: Carved Wood Owls: Left to Right – 41cm Tall x 17cm W x 9cm Deep.  42cm Tall x 15cm W x 9 cm Deep
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African Bamileke Wood Stool © Phases Africa
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Bamileke Wood Stool © Phases Africa
Bamileke Stool: This stool was literally and figuratively ‘made for a King’ as he sits on it during ceremonial rituals in Cameroon honoring the earth spider. According to legend, the earth spider plays a vital part in solving problems. As the earth spider is an essential link between the present and ancestral underground world. The “X” shape rosettes of a six or eight star pattern carved into the Bamileke stools indicates a spiders’ shape.  It also suggests the common denominator shared by both spider and King of divine knowledge. contact us for available sizes and colour finishes. 

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African Colonial Wood Figure Sculptures © Phases Africa
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African Tribal Hat called Gokwe – Colour White © Phases Africa
African Decor │A Kings Crown │Gokwe: This Yoruba Kings crown from Nigeria is worshipped and one of the most cherished beaded objects from Africa. This crown can only be worn by a Yoruba King or his direct descendants, during public and state occasions. The crown is the most important object in royal Yoruba insignia. The beaded strings attached at the bottom of the crown covers the king’s face and shrouds him from the onlookers therefore strengthening his role as divine ruler. Size: 30cm Diam x 41cm H.
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Mbole Anklet Currency from the Congo © Phases Africa

Mbole Anklet Currency
The Mbole, people are found in Southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire.) These either bronze or copper anklet currency bracelets were used for major transactions. Worn either by men or women these large rounded anklets were offered by the husband to his wife to be a part of the marriage contract. 
Size: 42.5cm Diam x 17cm Deep

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African Wall Art Décor – Bobo Plank Mask © Phases Africa

Obo or Bwa Plank Mask: Painted hand-carved wood. The Bwa people are from central Burkina Faso and Mali. The Southern Bwa are known for their tall plank masks, and tend to use wood to make their masks. In the late 1800’s after the arrival of the French and their Senegalese mercenaries, the  the Bwa decided God had abandoned them, so they turned to their Nuna neighbors and purchased the rights to use, wear, and carve wooden masks, their costumes, and the songs and dances that go with them.

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Kuba Cloth – Old Brodee cloth from Congo © Phases Africa
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Kuba Cloth Pillow Cases – Old Brodee cloth from Congo © Phases Africa

Kuba Cloth: In post – Renaissance Europe, Kuba Cloth, the embroidered and appliqué decorated raffia cloth from the Congo (formerly Zaire), entered the curio cabinets and treasuries of nobles and kings as the finest representation of African art. More recently, the mastery of Kuba cloths’ abstract patterning was a source of inspiration to artists such as Matisse, who displayed part of his large collection on the wall of his studio. Phases Africa directly trades with Congo’s most renowned source on Kuba Cloth.

Recycled Ceiling Light-fixture © Phases Africa

green lighting, recycled lighting, glass chandelier, unique glass chandelier unique recycled glass chandelier

Recycled Ceiling Light-fixture © Phases Africa
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Recycled Ceiling Light-fixture © Phases Africa

The elements used in these light fixtures: tumbled glass & galvanized wire, 50w down lighters.  It’s available in a mixture of colors as well as any solid color of your choice. A majority of the artists work is custom made contact us for more info.

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All wool handmade area rugs with African motifs © Phases Africa
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All wool handmade area rugs with African motifs © Phases Africa
Phases Africa proudly presents a brand new collection of handmade area rugs: These 100% plush wool rugs created by master weavers are trained to allow for personal development and the growth of empowered communities in Southern Africa.
The wool used is sourced responsibly from adult Karakul Sheep and is meticulously selected to ensure the highest quality grade.  After blending the wool, seamlessly it is then spun and woven resulting in the emerging of supreme quality hand-woven area rugs.

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African Wall Decor│Wooden Plank Masks

African wooden plank masks as wall decor, is an ideal decorating idea, in either a contemporary, traditional home or office space. Furthermore, African masks are also the single most influential piece of African Art as well as, the most recognized as such, all over the world.  The masks we are featuring today are all hand carved from wood by Africa’s indigenous people. Also the mask invariably goes hand-in-hand with the apropos attire that are worn in these Celebrations.  As a result these African tribal masks are either celebratory in nature: giving thanks for the great harvest.  Spiritual: by initiating transformation or calling on the spirit for guidance or to thank them. And last but not least,  religious in nature.

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The wooden masks featured on this post cover page are from – Kenya’s Giryama people that hand carve these flat wooden post, to serve as tombstones called Kikangu.  Furthermore, the grave markers have several functions; representing the Giryama’s way of life as well as, the ancestor’s spirits are honored by erecting these post.  As a result, these markers also serves as conduit between the ancestral realm and the land of the living.

The abstract and geometric forms and carved patterns of Kikangu serve as a roadmap representation of the spirit. The gravestone marker is also a tribute and blueprint of the deceased time on earth.

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Kenya’s Giryama People, Hand Carve Plank Masks

African Decor & Furniture

African Plank Masks Mounted On Metal Stands – Also perfect as wall art

African Art

African Bedu Mask courtesy of: Smithsonian Museum

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Butterfly Bobo Mask – Size: 43x12wx7deep inches

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African Art│Wood Mask │Wall Decor –Phases Africa Furniture & Decor

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African Art│Wall Decor│African Mask – Phases Africa Furniture & Decor

African Bedu Mask │ Wall Decor

African Bedu Mask │ Wall Decor –Phases Africa Furniture & Decor

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African Masks│African Wall Art│African Decor – Phases Africa Furniture & Decor  

African Art Wall Decor

African Art │Wall Decor │African Masks

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2019 African Decorating Ideas

2019 African decorating ideas by Phases Africa Furniture & Decor PTY (ltd), a company that has been in the high-end African furniture & home decor import and export business since 2001. In today’s post we have selected just one or two example of product from some of our categorizes; African furniture, lighting fixtures, African decor and handmade area rugs and African art decor, that have been trending in 2019 and will continue to do so into 2020 and beyond.

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100% Karakul Wool Rugs Hand-Woven in South Africa

african style lgithing

Cow-bone chandelier available in all shapes and sizes, as well as wall sconces

Entrance table Tree Root 700H x 1000 x 1300mm

Matzeri Wood Roots Dining Room or Entry Table Base – 1300 x 1000 x 700 H

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Eucalptus Wood Hand Chiseled Bowl – Size: 440mmW x 380mmH

Brownish wool hand-woven Area Rug

100% Wool Area Rug available in a variety of natural colours

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400mmH x 300mmDiam Wood Turned Stools

wood turnings, burnet finish, scorched finished wood turnings, black furniture, side tables, scorched wood furniture, burnt finish wood furniture

Side-Tables Wood Turnings With Burnt Finish (scorched finished.)

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African Yoruba Kings beaded crown from Nigeria

This crown can only be worn by a Yoruba King or his direct descendants, during public and state occasions. The crown is the most important object in royal Yoruba insignia. The beaded strings attached at the bottom of the crown covers the king’s face and shrouds him from the onlookers therefore strengthening his role as divine ruler of the Kingdom.

african decor│nupe stools

African hand carved and painted Nupe Stools

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Nigerian Nupe stools hand carved and painted

African Furniture│organic wood stump side-tables natural

African Furniture│organic wood stump side-tables natural

African Furniture│white wood stump side-tables

African Furniture│white wood stump side-tables

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side tables – wood turned stools

African Furniture Solid Oakwood Scorched Bench

Solid Oak Bench 2 Meters with Burnt (scorched finish)

Matzeri Tree Root Table Base 1300 x 1000

Matzeri Tree Root Table Base 1300 x 1000

glass chadelier handmade

Recycled Glass Chandelier handmade

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Recycled glass chandelier made by hand

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Wood Turnings Scorched – 40 by 50 cm H

Hand-Beaded Baskets From Yoruba Tribe - Nigeria

Hand-Beaded Baskets From Yoruba Tribe – Nigeria

African Wood Carved Kalao Bird

African Wood Carved Kalao Bird

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African Yoruba beaded armchairs

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wood slatted dining room, kitchen , lounger and bar stool

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African Furniture Design & Home Decor

A passion for the design masterpieces being turned out by the new wave of home furnishing designers in South Africa – and an appreciation for the transitional arts and crafts of African culture – led to the opening of Phases Africa Furniture and Decor PTY (Ltd.) an online store that ships Internationally.  The Phases Africa collection is an exciting mix of the “old” – Africa’s rich tribal and European colonial heritage – combined with the “new” – sophisticated custom-made furniture and home furnishings from some of South Africa’s leading contemporary designers.  To view our cover image as well as, our below lounger colour options click here

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Plantation wood Deck Chair (lounger) with traditional South African Riempie style handwoven seating.

African Furniture

wood and leather upholstered chair side view

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Lighting Fixtures – Wabi-Sabi- Stainless Steel – Clay Beaded Chandeliers

African Furniture Solid Oakwood Scorched Bench

African Furniture Solid Oakwood Scorched Bench

Seating│Contemporary Wooden Chairs

Seating│Contemporary Wooden Chairs

Sourcing the goods for Phases Africa collection is an ongoing guest for that “special piece” of unusual beauty, fine workmanship and materials of the highest quality.  The result is Phases Africa – a collection that combines a sophisticated contemporary design aesthetic with the organic and timeless beauty of Africa’s tribal and colonial legacy.

Bamileke side tables

Bamileke side tables in raw state before sanding and polished, stained or painted

african furniture side tables

African Furniture, side tables, wood-turnings

african style lgithing

African style lighting fixture, cow-horn chandelier

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African furniture and lighting Porcupine Pendant Light Fixture

Contemporary African Furniture, Wood Turnings

Contemporary African Furniture, Wood Turnings

African Hand-carved Door

African Hand-carved Door

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African Ashanti Stools

African Furniture│tree root table base

organic tree root coffee table (without the glass top)

African Decor, Nupe Stools

African Nupe Stools

glass chandelier

Glass Chandelier

Wabi Sabi, Made In Africa

African Senufo Bed

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Oak wood & leather dining room chair

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Ostrich skin wing-back chairs

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Yellow Jarrah Dining Table

Indoor and Outdoor Wood Lounger

Indoor & Outdoor Wood Lounger

african decor old african grain pots

African decor old African grain pots

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African decor old African grain pots painted and turned upside down are ideal side tables.

cowhide mid modern century chair

Mid Modern Century Chair

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African Wall Art│Unique Masks

Africa is known for it’s eclectic mix of tribal masks.  These art pieces are used across the globe as wall decor or these masks can also be displayed on wooden or Lucite/Plexiglass stands.  Making a striking impact in any room, whether it’s a residential or a commercial spaces.  We ship Internationally and work with artists across Africa.  We will do everything in our power to source a particular mask for you, if you are not able to find what you’re looking for on your website in our “African Decor” category.

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African Beaded Mask with Cowrie Shells

African Mask Wall Decor

African Mask Wall Decor

Cameroon Bamileke Bush Cow Beaded Mask

Cameroon Bamileke Bush Cow Beaded Mask

Bedu Mask 120H x 54W x 18D Ivory Coast

Bedu Mask 120H x 54W x 18D Ivory Coast

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Red African Masks

Bauli Mask

African Bauli Mask

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African Beaded Heads

Choukoue Masks Congo

African Choukoue Masks From Congo

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African Wall Decor Plank Mask, painted by the Bwa people from central Burkina Faso and Mali.

Masks Africa

Masks Africa

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African Butterfly Plank Mask As Wall Art

African Mask

Yellow Painted African Mask

African Marka Mask From Mali

Marka Mask Mali – 110H x 25W x 25D + 105 H 25W x 25D

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African Dan Masks from Ivory Coast

African Flat Plank Bobo Mask 65D

African Flat Plank Bobo Mask 65D

Wood Carved Painted Cow Masks

Wood Carved Painted Cow Masks

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African Home Decorating Ideas

African home decorating ideas, consist of an exciting mix of Africa’s rich tribal heritage combined with a sophisticated African design in home decor and furniture from some of Africa’s leading contemporary designers. As a result these inspired furniture and decor pieces are frequently spotted in Africa’s top hotels, resorts, private homes, safari lodges and luxury commercial spaces.

African furniture

Sleeper-wood table, Rope chair, Bameleke, Juju hat & Colonial male figure

Consist of: dining room tree root table bases, wood-turned side tables and server tables. Furniture made from hide and leather: benches as well as, ostrich skin couches and wing-back chairs. Tribal and ethnic furniture, and African hardwood furniture, we also sell occasional and outdoor chairs and much, much more.

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African Decor Wood Turned Stools for Neuehouse Hollywood – Image: Rockwell Group
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African wood turnings – side-tables installed at Neuehouse Hollywood – Image: Los Angeles Times – Ricardo DeAratatanha
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Phases African wood carved stools at Neuehouse Hollywood – Image: Noleen Kutash
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Phases African wood turned side tables with colour added on the sides
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Kudu (inner bone) Horn and Leather and Porcupine Quill Lampshades African style lighting
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Kudu (inner bone) Horn Lamp Stand with Porcupine Quill Lampshades African style lighting
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Kudu (inner bone) Horn Lamp Stand with Porcupine Quill Lampshades African style lighting
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Polished Kudu Horn Lamp Stand with Porcupine Quill Lampshade
African style lighting
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Porcupine Quill Wallsconce
African style lighting
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Kudu (inner bone) Horn Chandelier African style lighting
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Rawhide Standing Lamp African style lighting
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handmade wool rugs
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handmade wool rugs
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handmade wool rugs
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handmade wool rugs
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handmade wool rugs
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handmade wool rugs
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African Decor Bamileke Stools
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African Decor African Bamileke wood-carved bed
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African Decor African Bamileke wood-carved bed
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African Decor Bamileke Stools
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African beaded Namji dolls African Decor
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African Yoruba Crown African Decor
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African round wood mask Kple-Kple  African Decor
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Bobo Bwa Mask  African Home Decor
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African Ashanti Wooden Stool African Home Decor
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African textiles Kuba and Shoowa cloth Kuba Cloth
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African textiles Shoowa and Kuba cloth Kuba Cloth
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African Colonial Figures
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African Home Decor
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African Home Decor
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African Home Decor
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African Home Decor
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African Safari Furniture – Cowhide Daybed
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African Safari Furniture – Ethnic Chair
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African Safari Furniture
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Tribal Ottomans & Rock Pillows
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Dining Room Table & Matching Benches African Safari Furniture
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Ostrich Skin Furniture
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African furniture tribal chair
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Cow Bone Wall Sconces  Phases Africa

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Carved Wood Art By Award-Winner

This sculptural wooden bowl chiseled by an award winning wood sculptor now part of Phases Africa’s creative artist team. The artist states that his chisel is purely the driving force, allowing the wood to direct him to each uniquely shaped sculpted pieces’ intended purpose and outcome.

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Eucalyptus 440mm (W) x 380mm (H)

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Hand-carved Wood Bowl Red Ivory  Order No: 1301
Size: 250 W x 170 H mm  Phases Africa Art Decor
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Hand-carved Wood Bowl African Black WoodOrder No: 1302
Size: 370 W x 270 H mm Phases Africa Art Decor
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Hand-carved Wood Bowl Norfolk Pineorder # 1337
size: 340 W x 430 H mm Phases Africa Art Decor
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Hand-carved Wood Bowl Cork Oak – order # 1311
size:  330 W x  240 H mm Phases Africa Art Decor
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Hand-carved Wood Bowl African Black Wood order # 1302
size: 370 W x 270 H mm http://phasesafrica.com
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Hand-carved Wood Bowl Cork Oakorder # 1311
size:  330 W x  240 H mm PHASES AFRICA – Art Decor
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Hand-carved Wood Bowl Norfork Pine – order # 1310
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Hand-carved wood Bowl Red Ivory – order # 1336
size: 250 W x 200 H mm Phases Africa – Art Decor
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Hand-carved Wood Bowl Iron Wood – order # 1309
size: 300 W x 250 H mm Phases Africa Art Decor

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Norfolk Pine 360mm (W) X 280mm (H)

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Wild Olive 330mm (W) x 250mm (H)

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The Ultimate Luxury Safari│Tanzania

Singita’s lodges in South Africa has always been known for their great African furniture and decor.  Singita’s signature has extended beyond South African borders to Tanzania and Zimbabwe.   Singita Grumeti Reserves is located in northern Tanzania, on the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park – Africa’s No. 1 World Heritage Site.   Then there is Singita’s Pamushana Lodge in the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in Zimbabwe, along with the Grumeti Community and Wildlife Conservation Fund – Singita is supporting an ambitious relocation initiative of the endangered black rhino in Africa.

SASAKWA LODGE (Tanzania)
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Entrance SASAKWA LODGE (Tanzania)
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Sasakwa Lodge (Tanzanie) Accommodation Cottage 1
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SASAKWA LODGE (Tanzania)
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SASAKWA LODGE (Tanzania) Spa
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Sasakwa Lodge (Tanzanie) Accommodation Cottage 2
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Sasakwa Lodge (Tanzanie) Accommodation Bathrooms
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SASAKWA LODGE (Tanzania)
FARU FARU LODGE (Tanzania)
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FARU FARU LODGE (Tanzania)
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FARU FARU LODGE (Tanzania) General Lounge
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FARU FARU LODGE (Tanzania) Accommodation Suite
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FARU FARU LODGE (Tanzania) Accommodation View From Suite
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FARU FARU LODGE (Tanzania) Accommodation Enterior Suite
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FARU FARU LODGE (Tanzania) Accommodation Suite
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FARU FARU LODGE (Tanzania) Accommodation Suite
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Accommodation Outdoor Bathroom
SABORA TENTED CAMP (Tanzania)
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Sabora Tented Camp accommodation  (Tanzania)
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Sabora Tented Camp (Tanzania) Gym
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Sabora Tented Camp accommodation  (Tanzania) Tennis Court
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Sabora Tented Camp (Tanzania) Dinning For Two
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Sabora Tented Camp (Tanzania) accommodation  
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Sabora Tented Camp (Tanzania) wildlife in-front of tents
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Sabora Tented Camp (Tanzania) Tent Suite At Night
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Sabora Tented Camp (Tanzania) Breakfast On Tent Deck
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Sabora Tented Camp (Tanzania) Tented Bathroom On-Suite
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Sabora Tented Camp (Tanzania) Interior of  Tented Bedroom
ZIMBABWE SOUTHERN AFRICA
SINGITA  PAMUSHANA
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Location of Pamushana Lodge Zimbabwe
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Pamushana Lodge Zimbabwe Suite Exterior
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Pamushana Lodge Zimbabwe Deck
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Pamushana Lodge Zimbabwe Dining Out on Deck
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Pamushana Lodge Zimbabwe Sleep Out
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Pamushana Lodge Zimbabwe General Lounge
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Pamushana Lodge Zimbabwe
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Pamushana Lodge Zimbabwe Suite Living Room
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Pamushana Lodge Zimbabwe Kids Room
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Pamushana Lodge Zimbabwe Master
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Pamushana Lodge Zimbabwe Master Bathroom

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Interiors African Safari Lodges

Londolozi is a world renowned private safari loge, founded in South Africa in the mid- 70’s.  Most noteworthy, the stunning interior design of this 5* lodge has been partly responsible for having received countless international “best hotel” awards.  Furthermore, the author has first hand experience having had the privilege to observing the excellent conservation practices that were implemented by John and Dave Varty in the late 70’s.   Lodolozi has stood the test of time as it is still considered one of Africa’s finest luxurious game lodges.
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© Londolozi Game Reserve Accommodation
“During my long walk to freedom, I had the rare privilege to visit Londolozi. There I saw people of all races living in harmony amidst the beauty that Mother Nature offers. Londolozi represents a model of the dream I cherish for the future of nature preservation in our country– Nelson Mandela
Londolozi is situated on the Sand River in the very heart of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. This reserve in turn forms part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a vast and growing area, currently covering 6 million acres and incorporating the famous Kruger National Park.
Map Londolozi Near Kruger National Park, South Africa

Map Londolozi Near Kruger National Park, South Africa

The root of the word Londolozi is the Zulu word for protect and means “protector of all living things” – an ambitious conservation ethic that Londolozi embraces in its sensitivity to the natural world. The reserve is internationally recognised for its far-sighted and progressive management of land and wildlife rehabilitation as well as productive community involvement.
There are 5 Camps at Londolozi.
Founders Camp: child friendly
Pioneer Camp: “It is perhaps the most exciting and adaptable camp we have ever built at Londolozi” – Dave Varty
Tree Camp:  does not accommodate children under the age of 16, unless guests book the camp exclusively.
Varty Camp: the symbolic heart and soul of Londolozi. The author of this blog stayed here in the late 70s – since then it has been completely remodeled. 
Private Granite Suites:  The only lodge of the 5 that we will feature in this post; for more information on the other camps follow the link at the end of this post.
The Private Granite Suites: offer an extraordinary experience for the discerning traveller who appreciates the finer details of an African safari. It can be booked individually or as a private camp for six Guests, making it ideal for honeymooning couples or small groups celebrating special occasions.  The Private Granite Suites do not accommodate children under the age of 16, unless guests book the camp exclusively.     
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© The Private Granite Suites at Lodolozi Game Reserve
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© Lodolozi Game Reserve
Bold, inspiring materials mirror the extrusion of granite rocks that flank the camp while conveying the raw essence of Africa. A palette of silver, charcoal and elephant grey in a range of sumptuous materials creates an elegant and contemporary setting in each expansive suite. 
The emphasis is on space, light and privacy while blurring the barrier between inside and out. A seamless integration with nature is achieved with large doors and windows all opening directly onto the Sand River.  Each suite has a private, heated swimming pool.
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© Interior of the Lounge Granite Suites at Londolozi
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© Interior Lounge Dining Area Granite Suites at Londolozi
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© Private Bath on Deck of Granite Suites Londolozi
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© Bedroom Granite Suites at Londolozi Game Reserve
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© Sunset at Lodolozi Game Reserve

Wildlife at Lodolozi:

Breeding herds of elephant and buffalo roam throughout the Londolozi area, while white rhino and lion concentrations are amongst the highest recorded on the African continent.
However, it is the truly remarkable relationship which has developed over three decades between wild free ranging leopards and ranger & trackers which makes Londolozi world famous. There is no disputing that viewing the leopards of Londolozi is one of life’s truly treasured experiences.
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© Wildlife at Londolozi Game Reserve
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© Wildlife at Londolozi Game Reserve
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© Wildlife at Londolozi Game Reserve
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© Wildlife at Londolozi Game Reserve
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© Wildlife at Londolozi Game Reserve
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© Wildlife at Londolozi Game Reserve

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