The foundation for creating an authentic and unforgettable outdoor experience starts here

Bushtec Safari - a brand synonymous with outstanding quality, sheer luxury, innovative design and unsurpassable expertise - is a division of Canvas and Tent who have been manufacturing tents since 1968.

We are proud to offer you 40 years of knowledge which sets us apart from our competitors and has established us as the leading tent manufacturer and supplier to the military, humanitarian organisations, game reserves, safari destinations, holiday resorts and adventurers, both locally and internationally.

Situated in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains in Ladysmith, South Africa, our state-of-the-art factory is dedicated and committed to setting new standards in manufacturing.

Worldwide, our products are designed to impress and built to last. These standards enable us to offer peace-of-mind through our global distribution network.

We are certified for ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems

Our history

Bushtec Safari began manufacturing luxury tents under the Canvas and Tent brand. But with the continued expansion of the business, a dedication to innovation and leading the market, we made a strategic decision to diversify and created the Bushtec Safari brand.

Our initial product offering was the Meru range of tents. A standard design allowing little room for customisation, we recognised a need for bigger variety and more options. As a result our team took risks and began designing tents ahead of their time.

This inspired us to take part in the yearly Tourism Indaba. Each year we push the boundaries of good design in canvas and create something new, beautiful, functional and trendy.

What began as a small brand manufacturing a few luxury canvas tents a year is, today, a respected and trusted brand capable of manufacturing numerous luxury tents a day. Expect the best from a brand focused on delivering nothing but the best.

our history
Quality. Innovation. Excellence.

Quality. Innovation. Excellence.

Staying at the forefront of excellence and delivering the best product year-on-year takes world-class factories, superb materials and a team of experts dedicated to innovation.

Our state-of-the-art manufacturing factory in Ladysmith was the first tent manufacturing company in Africa to implement the Eton system. This initiative revolutionised canvas product manufacturing. The system provides real time data collection and information resulting in many process and organisational benefits including improved production quality, reduced through-put times, optimal workflow and increased design flexibility.

We source or manufacture the various materials required to exacting quality, safety and climatic durability standards and are committed to setting new manufacturing standards.

Materials used are tested according to international standards in our on-site laboratory. Our expert in-house skills include R&D, computerised designing and production, testing, quality programmes and logistics.

As part of our B-BBEE and Enterprise Development initiatives, we also have our own steel manufacturing factory whereby we ensure the continued expansion of our product offering.