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Cape Reed International and Katsura Garden Design Collaboration

In Blog, Completed Projects, Outdoor Inspiration, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

As world leaders in creating a desired lifestyle, the Cape Reed team in Spain recently teamed up with international landscape design company, Katsura Garden Design. Cape Reed’s eco-friendly, sustainable timber and thatch structures pair exceptionally well with the East Asiatic influence of Katsura’s design principles, turning ordinary gardens into extraordinary outdoor living spaces that transpire not only beauty in its …

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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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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 …

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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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Al Seef, Dubai

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

Al Seef, a leisure destination by Meraas, tells the story of Dubai through architecture and ambiance, enabling visitors to rediscover the heart of the city along its much-loved creek. With the rich Emirati heritage, history and culture at its core, Al Seef consists of a heritage area, inspired by traditional architecture and a more contemporary area inspired by modern design …

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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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The new Trader Vic’s at the Hilton Jumeirah, Dubai

In Completed Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

With branches scattered across the globe, Trader Vic’s has become known for its exotic cuisines and signature cocktails in an environment inspired by the South Pacific. Impressed by the stunning product that Cape Reed has to offer, these experts have contracted Cape Reed to help create their unique theme at no less than three outlets in the UAE, with the …

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Dubai Safari Park is Open!

In Completed Projects 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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10 Pergola Ideas For Home

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

Pergolas are often overlooked when it comes to adding function, detail or structure to your property. Pergolas are extremely versatile, these structures are rarely limited by creative designs or tricky construction areas which make them the perfect asset for any outdoor space! A fantastic way to add functionality to a space that is rarely used. 2.  An excellent shading option …

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Luxurious outdoor living in Sotogrande, Spain

In Projects, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

This beautiful outdoor living area was constructed in Sotogrande at a private residence in Spain. A thatched roof of 210m² was built onto concrete columns and custom made laminated beams to complete the contemporary look the owners had in mind. This outdoor living area overlooks the swimming pool and is tailor-made for luxurious entertainment at home that affords the residents …