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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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A Tribute To Founding Member, Louis Van Der Vyver

In Cape Reed Tribute, 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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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 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 Wood is a …

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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 …

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Dubai Safari Park is Open!

In Travel Destinations by Karlin van der Vyver

After months (that turned into years!) of planning, design and construction we can finally present to you the magnificent Dubai Safari Park! Having had a pretty good idea of what to expect form Dubai Safari Park, nothing could really prepare us for the final product that awaited. Once inside the park, it is hard to miss our handiwork, with beautiful …

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Our new square timber daybeds

In New Products by Karlin van der Vyver

Isn’t it time you spoil yourself with the pleasure of daydreaming in the privacy and tranquility of your own garden…? In keeping up with ever evolving design trends in our line of work, we recently extended our product range to include square cut timber in our designs and structures. Our square timber daybeds are stylish yet functional and make for …

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Évasion Paradisiaque – l’idyllique station balnéaire d’Al Maya, Abu Dhabi

In Destinations De Voyage by Louise van Niekerk

Entouré d’eaux bleues éblouissantes et de plages de sable blanc, Al Maya Island and Resort est un paradis paradisiaque qui s’échappe de l’agitation de la vie animée de la ville. Bienvenue au paradis! Situé à 9 km de la baie d’Abu Dhabi, une promenade en bateau de 20 minutes est nécessaire pour atteindre cet endroit isolé du paradis. Une atmosphère …

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El paraíso sin salir de casa

In Outdoor Inspiration by Louise van Niekerk

Si hay un lugar que debería ser el centro de la felicidad, es el espacio habitable en el exterior. Como el gran Anton Chekhov dijo una vez: “La gente no se da cuenta de si es invierno o verano cuando está feliz”. Y es cierto. Hay pocas cosas mejores que los interminables días de relax (con sus diversas formas y …

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Cape Reed Méridienne Cabanas

In Inspiration Extérieure, Nouveaux Produits, Uncategorized by Louise van Niekerk

Offrez-vous une expérience VIP en passant une journée de détente au bord de la piscine ou sur la plage dans l’une de ces cabanes avec lit faites par Cape Reed. Échapper momentanément à la réalité du bruit juste le calme de l’eau qui coule à proximité, passer la journée dans une zone confortable et de détente.      Restez au …

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The Benefits of a Thatched Roof

In Outdoor Inspiration by Louise van Niekerk

Once used as a popular roofing material because of the readily availability of reeds and straw, the many benefits of a thatched roof contribute to make this form of roofing not only one of the oldest in the world, but also one of the best! Radiating a touch of nature, ambiance and undeniable beauty, there’s a distinct stylish charm that …

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TanE Timber Treatment – why we use it

In New Products by Louise van Niekerk

Timber is the most widely used building material in the world – it’s versatile, environmentally friendly, lightweight and affordable and with the proper timber treatment, can last for many years. Timber plays an important role in our construction process and makes out a big percentage of Cape Reed structures. In order for us to ensure a high-quality, durable product, all …