Tentickle’s safari tents


29 MARCH 2018


Customise Alfresco Dining Spaces with Tailor-made Tented Solutions


Tentickle Tents is a pioneering global manufacturer of stretch tents and we have recently branched out into manufacturing luxury tents for safari camps, bush lodges and luxury resorts around the globe. What started with the aim of providing far-flung accommodation providers with the organic, fire retardant luxury accommodation tents that merge seamlessly with scenic surroundings, has now developed into a multi-faceted business that serves many other industries as well. This includes the booming global restaurant trade, with innovative eateries that extend their traditional offering by creating attractive outdoor spaces for their discerning clientele.

At Tentickle Tents, we believe you should be able to make the most of every square centimetre of your property or location, come rain or shine. That is why we work hand in hand with our clients to select and install the best tented spaces for every area imaginable. Here are a few of the tips we’ve picked up over the years, that could help you to optimise the usage of your outdoor areas:

Create a Shade Solution that Works with the Dimensions of Your Space

Every outdoor area is different when it comes to wind direction, sun exposure, slope, structural layout, etc. As such, one-size-fits-all coverings rarely work the way you want them to. At Tentickle Tents, we offer a range of elegant and unobtrusive stretch tents that are suitable to cover patios, decks, terraces and restaurant balconies. Choose from our wide range of textiles and designs to optimise your space and give you more room to manoeuvre without the expense and costly downtime associated with construction.

Get Creative & Think Outside of the Box

A non-permanent spatial solution like our mess tents open up a world of possibilities. You don’t simply have to use these to create more outdoor seating during season time – you can push the boundaries of imagination to give your diners a truly unique encounter that they wouldn’t be able to enjoy anywhere else. With Tentickle Tents, you are able to create exciting dining locations without the hassle of closing down your space or dealing with contractors. This includes:

  • Seasonal restaurants on wine farms where guests may enjoy gorgeous views over the vineyards as they dine.
  • Pop-up satellite eateries at events in your region that draws a lot of visitors who won’t necessarily want to leave the established festival grounds to make their way to your brick-and-mortar location.
  • Delicious pop-up dinners in unusual locations in the pristine reaches of bushveld farms, far-flung meadows, untouched beaches, scenic hilltops and more. With our tents, you can create stunning locations wherever you find an inspiring destination.
  • Themed, long-table events to showcase seasonal produce, local artisans and other regional rarities. By creating a singular space to host these events you’ll draw more feet and create some nice buzz around your brand.

DID YOU KNOW? Tentickle’s tent supply services include the initial setup of your tent, as well as the training of a rigging crew on your end, so you can rest assured that the setup and striking procedure can be taken care of with ease.

Create a Pleasant Micro-climate for Optimal Enjoyment

Besides optimising the space you already have and creating more opportunities to market your business and drive your restaurant brand into new, unexplored territory, a Tentickle tent also allows you to create a pleasant micro-climate for year-round enjoyment of your alfresco dining spaces. Installing install wind- and sun sensors and infrared heaters beneath our stretch tents will help you tailor your outdoor climate to your preferences or those of your clientele. Just like having an incredible, atmospheric indoor dining…outside!  

These are just a few of the ways in which you can use Tentickle safari tents and stretch tents to increase your business footprint and offer a unique value proposition for new and returning diners. Feel free to get in touch to learn more about our products and how it could benefit your restaurant or group.