African Thatches

Wild at Heart

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

Your Chill Out Zone

Our African 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.

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Choosing your African Thatch


Choose the Perfect Size

Our huge range of sizes are sure to fit your garden, whether its a paddock or a postage stamp.


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.

Can I purchase the thatching separately?

Yes. The African tiles are 800mm x 450mm and the corner tiles are 400mm x 450mm. There is also a top cone to finish.

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. You can create your own tropical paradise with the help of Zip Money from as little as $28.70 per week*.

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!

RE-THATCHING:  Do you already have an African 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 etc.

    to 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

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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 that most of our customers choose this service – it’s cost effective and hassle free.

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

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