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Timber Products and Material

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

Apart from being specialists in creating bespoke timber structures, Cape Reed International also offers a wide range of ready-made timber products and timber material to the public. These products are available to clients across Europe and the Middle East. Our durable timber landscaping items are designed to allow you to shape your outdoor living space to suit your unique needs …

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Clear Treated Eucalyptus Timber

In Blog, New Products by Karlin van der Vyver

Clear treated eucalyptus timber introduces softer colours and adds a modern touch to our timber and thatch outdoor living structures. Since we’ve started to incorporate this species of timber to our structural designs and proposals, it has proven itself to be a hugely popular option, especially amongst our residential clients in the Middle East as well as Europe. In stark …

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Creative Garden Design Ideas For Environmentalists

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

If you are lucky enough to have a garden, then it should be seen as your opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint through creative, eco-friendly designs. For instance, up to 29% of carbon emissions are directly linked to the food industry. By designing a garden based on feeding your family, you are significantly reducing your environmental impact while creating an interesting and …

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Embracing Sustainable Landscaping For Your Garden Design

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

A report by Global Green Growth Institute shows environmental degradation costs governments and landowners over $10.6 trillion a year, translating to 17% of the world’s GDP. The natural resources have been overlooked and under-protected, leading to considerable economic and social impacts. Environmental sustainability cannot be separated from commercial viability. Both elements must be embraced to create an eco-friendly world. If you’re dreaming …

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Cape Reed Tribute Project

In Cape Reed Tribute, Current by Karlin van der Vyver

It has been six months since we started our very special tribute project in honour of our late founder, Louis vd Vyver. Progress has been steady, and it is quite exciting to see Louis’ dream and vision of this property realized, bit by bit. To kick off the project, we first had to clear the building of all existing interior …

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Light Your Deck Like a Pro: 6 Tips & Ideas

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

When thinking about deck lighting, a lot of people consider it to be a finishing touch or an afterthought of deck design. The truth is, if you light up all the right spots on your deck, there’s very little left for you to do. Just throw in a decent-looking table and a few durable chairs, and you’ve made yourself an …

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Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica

In Current, New Projects, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica will be a hideaway resort that will rank amongst the best in its class in the Caribbean. The resort is surrounded by the Cabrits National Park, an area best known for its natural beauty. Home to 365 rivers, waterfalls and hot springs, the Commonwealth of Dominica is renowned for its natural beauty and eco-tourism. Located …

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A Tribute To Founding Member, Louis Van Der Vyver

In Cape Reed Tribute, Current, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

Cape Reed international is embarking on a very special, year-long project in tribute to our (late) founding father, Louis van der Vyver. #CapeReedTritube During the following year, we will completely renovate and remodel his private residence in Cape Town, South Africa which will also include an office block that will become the new home of the local Cape Reed office. …

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The top 10 places you should visit when you're next in Dubai

In Travel Destinations by Karlin van der Vyver

Being one of the most unique cities in the world, Dubai is undoubtedly a travelers dream, with its great architecture, vibrant night life, rich history and attractions for each and every one. The next time you plan a trip to Dubai, make sure these top 10 Cape Reed inspired destinations are on your list to visit! FUN FOR EVERYONE If …

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Cape Reed International: Proud to be associated with Nikki Beach

In Completed Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

Cape Reed International is once again proud to be associated with one of the prominent names in the world of entertainment – this time around its no other than the world-renowned Nikki Beach Club. With no less than 13 clubs all around the world, Nikki Beach is known for its glamorous yet laid-back atmosphere, elegantly comfortable décor and the ability …

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Timber Decking: Why it’s a good idea to invest in one

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

Timber decking has become a popular alternative to traditional hard terraces and patios. The stylish and warm look of timber decking can transform a simple backyard into an elegant, modern entertaining area with huge visual appeal and the charm of al fresco living. Here are a few benefits of adding a timber deck to your landscape: They are environmentally friendly …

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15 Customized Outdoor Kitchens to Spice Up Your Life

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

Those among us who have tried it, will tell you that al fresco cooking is much more fun and adventurous than the conventional indoor version we are used to. Especially when the weather is pleasant and warm, dining outside is quite satisfying and surprisingly refreshing! An outdoor kitchen can range from an elaborate set-up with plenty seating, serving and cooking …