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Travel & Leisure 1999 commissioned African Classic Encounters to design an itinerary for journalist Guy Trebay to photograph architecture and design of unique safari lodges

From mud and daub to glass and steel, from Diamond Building to Owl House, our photo gallery showcases South Africa's unique architecture.

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Architecture of South Africa  
The diamond building in Diagonal Street, Johannesburg Fort Merensky near Middelburg in Mpumalanga An Ndebele dwelling near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West A view of a thunderstorm over Tshwane from the Union Buildings
The Union Buildings in Tshwane, Gauteng The Lost City hotel at Sun City in North West The NG Klipkerk or stone church in Heidelberg, Gauteng The old stock exchange in Klerksdorp, North West
The Melrose Arch Hotel in Johannesburg, Gauteng The South African Astronomical Observatory observing station near Sutherland in the Northern Cape Painted house in KwaZulu-Natal The Owl House at Nieu Bethesda in the Eastern Cape
The giant pineapple near Bathurst in the Eastern Cape The Rhodes memorial at night Zulu beehive dwelling at Shakaland in KwaZulu-Natal Interior of the Sandton Sun hotel in Johannesburg, Gauteng
A street in Cape Town, Western Cape The University of South Africa in Tshwane, Gauteng The Voortrekker monument outside Tshwane in Gauteng An old Voortrekker school in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga
The University of the Witwatersrand in  Johannesburg, Gauteng The Bo Kaap Malay quarter of Cape Town, Western Cape The Buitenverwachting wine estate in the Western Cape Indian temple near Cato Manor, KwaZulu-Natal
A Cape Dutch homestead near Ceres in the Western Cape The lighthouse at Cape Point - the southern tip of Africa - in the Western Cape A house in a Western Cape fishing community Groot Constantia wine estate in the Western Cape
Autumn colours on a wine farm in the Hex River Valley of the Western Cape The waterfront on the seaside town of Knysna, Western Cape The Muslim Kramat on Signal Hill in Cape Town, Western Cape The famous Cathedral Cellar at the KWV Wine Emporium in the Paarl Valley, Western Cape
Canal Walk shopping and entertainment complex in Cape Town, Western Cape One of the several stone castles at Knoetzie near Knysna in the Western Cape A night view of the central business district of Sandton, Gauteng The Houses of Parliament in Cape Town
Sandton Square shopping centre in Johannesburg The Temple of Understanding in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Ndebele dwelling in Mpumalanga The Durban City Hall, KwaZulu-Natal