Cape Reed (African) Thatches

Wild at Heart

You love being at one with nature, yet with an air of relaxed formality. Our Cape Reed (African) thatches give you a regal feel whilst offering breathable, yet waterproof shade.

Your Chill Out Zone

Our Cape Reed Thatches are up to 10 degrees cooler in Summer and 10 degrees warmer in Winter thanks to its natural insulation.

Not a Dodgy import

You can relax in the knowledge that our structures are 100% waterproof and over-engineered with all Australian timber treated to withstand anything you (and our climate) can throw at it.

Your space, Your style

Pick your size, style and finish to suit your space. Decide on your perfect garden location and we will design and build your hut to suit. If you want a deck, we can build that too.

Request a quote

View our locations or complete your details below:

    Subscribe to our newsletter


    Choosing your Cape Reed (African) Thatch


    Choose the Perfect Size

    We manufacture your thatch locally, which means you are not limited to a pre-design kit. 3×3? 4×5? 6.8×10.5? It’s your space, so anything goes!


    Add a Deck


    Add your Personality


    Add the Finish


    How long will the thatching last?

    Our thatches are durable and waterproof, but the length they will last will be dependent on the natural elements your thatch is exposed to on a daily basis. A general time will be around 5 years, but some will still be in great condition in 10+ years. You will most likely begin to see discoloration on the exterior of your thatching a year after installation.

    Are they freestanding?

    Without a deck, our thatches will need to be either concreted into the ground or bolted with stirrups to an existing slab. If you are choosing to add a deck, they can be freestanding.

    Nice to know

    Pure Cape Reed thatch tiles to give a formal & exotic, yet architectural look and feel.

    Instantly create a stunning entertaining area for any size family or gathering. Our beautiful, natural African Cape Reed roof tiles are very aesthetically pleasing and allow air to flow through them, which will keep your entertainment area cooler in summer (up to 10 degrees) and warmer in winter, unlike a metal or ceramic tile roof. You can even wet the roof to give a more evaporative cooling effect. The airflow effect also helps avoid condensation from the steam from your spa – and Cape Reed is naturally rot and mildew resistant. Cape Reed is strong and mostly maintenance free – hence why African Thatches are popular even in the harshest of climates.

    Aarons African Thatches come in a range of sizes and are completely waterproof. The 30 degree pitch roof ensures water slides right off your roof and away from your outdoor furniture or spa. Our solid timber frame structures will ensure longevity – choose from beautiful 3m long treated pine, 200mm perfect round posts or high quality square, cypress posts and you can further customise your thatch with a variety of options to make it unique to your needs.

    An African Thatch will turn any backyard into the perfect entertaining area. Add a deck and you’ll really be the envy of your family and friends. And don’t forget our ever popular African Umbrellas for pool side entertaining or a focal meeting point in your backyard. Cheers to that!

    For detailed warranty information, please view our warranty page.
    For more information about our thatch roofing, view our thatch maintenance information page.

    RE-THATCHING: Do you already have a Cape Reed Hut, but it needs a refresh? Aarons can revitalise your hut and have it looking like new again. Our team of re-thatching specialists are fully equipped to provide maintenance or a complete re-thatch to your hut, gazebo or pergola. And better still, in the majority of cases, you can claim the cost of your re-thatch on your home insurance policy! Don’t trust any general handyman – ask the market leaders to transform your thatch with a long lasting, durable, quality finish that will last many years to come. Click here for more information.

    What our customers say

    • Karin and I highly recommend Aarons Outdoors to anybody potentially thinking of building an additional lifestyle structure to their home.

      As you are fully aware, our African Hut project was a trying event from the day we submitted plans to council.Your patience and support throughout the entire process from start to completion approx. 8 months in total, has been absolutely faultless. Your personal cooperation and input with plan alterations satisfy (I must say) a very trying council at times, made us feel we were not just a customer of Aaron’s, but our home and personal wellbeing at your interest also. Your tradies Jason and Max were very communicative during the build, even last minute alterations to the project were no hassles to them as long as we were happy with the final outcome.Karin and I highly recommend Aarons Outdoors to anybody potentially thinking of building an additional lifestyle structure to their home. Not only for the personal enjoyment for future years, but a product that will also value add their property. Once again many thanks, we couldn’t be happier with the finished product, therefore will be recommending you at any opportunity.

      Mark & Karin Aldridge Onkaparinga Hills

    Customers who viewed this product also viewed

    African Thatch articles

    Why Re-Thatching is Not a DIY Job

    Thatched roofs have long graced many Australian backyards, offering a distinctive aesthetic charm and a functional respite from the harsh Aussie sun. These traditional roofing styles, reminiscent [...]

    6 Reasons You Need an African Thatch

    Embark on a journey to transform your outdoor space with the natural beauty and unique charm of an African Thatch. Inspired by traditional thatch huts, these distinctive structures are an [...]


    Does your African thatch look like it needs a good holiday? Let us refresh your well-loved thatch to bring it back to new!

    In some cases it is even claimable on your home insurance.

    Own it now, pay later with


    Complete your African with a Spa By Aarons:

    Be the King of Your Jungle! Our exclusive range of Spas by Aarons comes with the same quality you know and love, but at a price to make you swoon (in a good way).

    Call 1300 Aarons to hear about our “King of the Jungle” package deals.

    Our services

    We know you’re clever and can do all sorts of things yourself.
    But if and when you need it, we can offer all sorts of help.

    Deliver + Install

    Deliver + Install

    You will love coming home to your brand-new Aarons product without having to lift a finger. There is a reason we provide this service to each product we sell – it’s hassle-free, cost-effective and installed professionally by Aarons approved installers.

    Site Inspections

    Site Inspections

    Gripped with indecision? Spoilt for choice? Good news – you get to decide on the backyard of your dreams IN your own backyard. Our Site Inspectors are well-trained to hold our sample kits, tape measure, and your hand all at the same time.



    You know you love it. Zip Money offers our customers finance up to $50,000 for everyday purchases. For those looking at a more serious makeover, we have a specialised broker to help release your equity and increase the value of your home.



    Special spaces deserve special attention. Our in-house Landscape Architect can design your dream backyard makeover. We also have a specialist team who design Playscapes for the Childcare and Commercial playground market.

    Your Beliefs, Our Values

    Living your best life outdoors is good for you and super fun.
    It’s also serious business to us.



    Our Sustainable Timber breathes on the ground thanks to our arsenic-free, low VOC treatment. We source materials locally, and re-home your well-loved pieces, which reduces everyone’s carbon footprint.

    Australian made

    Australian made

    All timber products made in Australia using Australian materials purchased from Australian suppliers. We only import what we can’t source here. Our businesses are Australian owned and operated.

    Built to last

    Built to last

    Each end product is lovingly designed and crafted by hand with longevity in mind. Our products have been around for 25-years and are passed down to the next generation of homeowners and family.

    Love outside

    Love outside

    Your family and friends connect, laugh and love outdoors. Everything we do encourages and nurtures that bond. We are passionate about moving away from screens and giving our kids room to grow… Step Outside

    Subscribe Today

    'Step outside'
    the box

      Discover our Home Office solutions

      Work smarter, not harder with an Aarons Home Office

      You have Successfully Subscribed!

      We strive for 100% customer satisfaction.
      If we fell short, please tell us more so we can address your concerns.

        Thank you!
        We need your help.

        Would you share your experience on one of these sites?


        Request a Call back

        Complete your details below and we will call you back

          Subscribe to our newsletter

          Download our Cubby Brochure

          Complete your details below to download our Cubby brochure

            Subscribe to our newsletter