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Contemporary Thatched Roof Project in Cape Town

In Cape Reed Tribute by Karlin van der Vyver

Cape Reed International embarked on a very special project in Cape Town in honour of our late founding father, Louis van der Vyver. For the longest time Louis had the dream to remodel his private residence in Cape Town. Originally built in the more traditional Cape Dutch building style, Louis envisioned a modern thatched roof villa to reflect the clean …

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White Beach, Atlantis The Palm

In Blog, Commercial, Completed Projects, New Projects, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

Replacing the much-loved Nasimi Beach club located at Atlantis The Palm, White Beach is a stunning new beach club that features a rustic restaurant, majestic pool and luxury loungers that overlook the beach and sea. This dreamy daytime destination is great for soaking up the sun and a lively spot for sundowners at the water’s edge. A whitewashed wooden deck …

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Wavehouse, Atlantis The Palm

In Blog, Commercial, Completed Projects, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

The recently opened Wavehouse complex located at Atlantis The Palm has already proven itself to be a popular hangout amongst tourists and locals alike. With its outdoor terrace, restaurant and bar, this entertainment venue brings together live music, games and dining, all overlooking the latest addition to the famous waterpark, a state-of-the-art wave machine. The first Wave Rider in the …

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Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica

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

Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica has officially opened its doors in the north of Dominica. Surrounded by Cabrits National Park, the unobtrusive design of this peaceful, hidden away five-star luxury resort in Dominica preserves the natural beauty and ecosystem of this stunning, unexplored volcanic island. The 151-room resort, with its breathtaking panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea, invites guests …

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8 Creative Uses For Timber Laths

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

If you’re looking for an affordable way to add a bit of rustic chic to your garden, look no further than the humble timber laths. Being a natural resource, it is both eco-friendly and sustainable and often less expensive than other decorative items. But what we just absolutely love about these simple pieces of timber, is the many ways in …

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10 Thatched Gazebo Ideas for Your Backyard

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

A thatched gazebo is a great addition to any garden or landscape. Depending entirely on the purpose you want it to fulfill, the possibilities are virtually endless when it comes to your own private thatched addition. Whether you simply require a shaded shelter from the elements, a beautiful focal point in your garden or a space in which to relax …

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7 Outdoor Ideas To Get Your Home Summer Ready

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

There can be little doubt that summer is the season when Spain comes alive. Blessed with a lovely climate and an exquisite natural environment, the best part of summer is the time one gets to spend outside. Although there is a plethora of outdoor activities one can engage in during the summer, spending time outdoors does not necessarily need to …

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Timber Products and Material

In Blog, New Products, 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  design ideas. 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 …

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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 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 …