October 18, 2016WR Travels
JANA SCHOEMAN: “OUR GUEST’S HOME AWAY FROM HOME.”
In 1995 Jack Brotherton opened the first Hollow Hotel on the banks of the Sabie River in Hazyview. Encouraged by the success of Hippo Hollow, Jack spread the Hollow Hotel wings and opened two Hollow Hotels in Cape Town and another one in Hazyview.
A collaboration between Jack, Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre owner Louis van der Merwe and Seasons in Africa led to the opening of Casterbridge Hollow hotel in 2009, Mpumalanga’s first ‘green’ hotel. The charming concept evolved using the simplest and most basic materials, achieving a rustic look reminiscent of the Tuscan countryside. Contemporary styling is enhanced with rich textures and designer fabrics featuring proteas and antelope proudly proclaim the hotel’s South African roots. Local artisans made the wire-work baskets, hand-crafted tiles and decorative light fittings and the look pulled together is natural sophistication.