About Canvas Collective
Canvas Collective Africa was founded by Dez Lundy and Samara Stern. With significant operational experience as part of the mobile Chief’s camps, Dez knows how to create stunning luxury safari camps. Samara comes from a front of house hospitality background. This dynamic duo came together to create a wonderfully unique luxury tented camp in the Western Cape.
Embrace the opportunity to go off grid with style, comfort and gastronomy. Be sure to book weekends ahead to avoid disappointment!
Meet Sam & Dez
Prior to Canvas Collective Africa, Samara worked in the family business as well as in event management and catering. She has been involved with the Ladles of Love NPO for some time and is the person behind the incredibly successful sandwich drive that generated 150 000 homemade sandwiches a week over a period of eight months, and at last tally the number distributed was close to four million!
Dez has close to twenty years of experience in the mobile tented camp industry.
With the pandemic wreaking havoc on the tourism sector, Dez found himself facing down the challenges brought about by this difficult time. Positive to the core, he pivoted, and pursued his vision with fervour and opened his own luxury tented camp outfit. Together with Sam, who is also his partner in business and life, that dream became a reality. A tented camp event for the Young President’s Organisation (YPO), their first project together, was an astounding success and from that, the Canvas Collection was born.
Sam and Dez cannot wait to present this exceptional experience that takes luxe glamping to new heights while showcasing South Africa’s stunning outdoor spaces.