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6 Must Visit Destinations In The UAE

In Travel Destinations by Karlin van der Vyver

The UAE is a modern and dynamic country immersed in culture and history, a fascinating place where traditionalism meets modernism and technology is integrated with traditional values. If you are planning (or dreaming of!) a visit here, be sure to check out these great destinations! 1. Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa, Palm Jumeirah, allow clients to escape the stress …

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Why a thatched roof is not only for summer

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

If asked to list the benefits of building a shading structure, like a pergola or thatched roof gazebo, in your garden, most people would probably come up with the same answer. A cool place to sit under on a sunny day and also an attractive focal point in the garden. Whilst this is definitely a fact, many don’t realize that …

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Luxurious Customized Living At Home

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

The unmistakeable beauty, versatility and functionality of a thatched structure becomes apparent when you first enter this ultimate customized living space. Ultra-modern and stylishly customized, this is a stunning outdoor extension of the indoors and the perfect place to relax or entertain, whichever you prefer to do. The comfortable seating area creates a brilliantly inviting ambiance – the view of …

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Al Maya Island and Resort, Abu Dhabi

In Commercial, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

With its white sands and beautiful waters, Al Maya Island & Resort is the perfect getaway destination for residents and tourists in need of an escape from the bustling city, to be able to enjoy a unique Arabic experience within the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Surrounded by magnificent blue waters and white sandy beach, Al Maya Island & Resort is …

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Spending The Summer In Spain

In Travel Destinations by Karlin van der Vyver

It’s not hard to see why spending the summer in Spain is so popular for many tourists and travelers from all over the world. With sandy beaches and majestic mountains to create a beautiful setting for a summer holiday, affording one various options to laze away the days, it’s the exceptional restaurants and resorts that steal the spotlight and attract …

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El Oceano Hotel and Restaurant, Mijas Costa

In Commercial, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

El Oceano hotel and restaurant in Miraflores is an oasis of laid-back luxury, between Marbella and La Cala de Mijas on Spain’s wonderful Costa del Sol. When we say ‘beachfront’, we really mean it. Right on the water’s edge with most rooms having unspoiled sea views and the restaurant and bar terrace right on the beachfront. Cape Reed were proud …

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Shanti-Som Mediterranean Spa & Well-being Retreat

In Commercial, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

Drawing inspiration from the ancient traditions and tropical spa rituals of the East, Shanti-Som Holistic & Wellbeing Retreat in Spain takes centuries of eastern wisdom and uses these teachings to counterbalance the stress of modern life and the tell-tale signs that it leaves behind. From the moment you arrive the retreat provides ample space to either relax in the rooms, courtyard …

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Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

In Commercial, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

Located on the plains of the 4,100 hectare Arabian Wildlife Park, this AED6 million project on the new Sir Bani Yas Island. The project in Abu Dhabi saw Cape Reed install thatched roofing, timber support structures and pergolas on 60 luxury Anantara Al Sahel and Al Yamm Villas, as well as the water sports centre and public areas on the development. Cape …

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Sea Grill Restaurant at Hotel Puente Romano, Marbella

In Commercial, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

The Sea Grill restaurant, located in the beautiful grounds of Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa Marbella, the Restaurant additionally boasts stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea. The old Beach Club at Hotel Puente Romano, Marbella, Spain used to have a quite depressing atmosphere due to the outdated interior and décor created by pitch dark timber beams and a dilapidated brezo roof …

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Los Monteros – Marbella

In Projects, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

Cape Reed completed this project with 5 members in 23 days in Urbanization – Los Monteros, Marbella, Spain. It took more than 1000 nuts and bolts to form the structure with 200 specially selected and pressure treated poles. During the thatching process 5000 bundles of thatch together with 682 meters of Twine and 120m² of our special fire retardant Fireshield …