African Reed Thatch

African Reed Thatch has a uniform appearance perfect for roofing. Reed is a naturally sturdy material that lays flat and does not diffuse outward like our Mexican thatch products. This product is great for commercial use and is able to withstand various climate conditions. You'll find our African Cape Reed thatch roofing and tiles in resorts and theme parks around the world. This versatile material has great insulation qualities that protect you, your customers or your guests from the sun and other elements. At Forever Bamboo, we sell only the highest quality African Cape Reed thatch in the tropical decor business.

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About African Cape Reed Thatch Roofing

African reed has been used for centuries as roofing material for building structures of all kinds. Each one of our African reed panels is constructed from cape reed, our sturdiest natural thatch product. The tropical color combination of browns, yellows and charcoals makes for a popular product that can be used in all types of environments. African Cape Reed thatch roofing covers gazebos, Tiki huts, umbrellas and other exterior structures. Our Our eco-friendly African Cape Reed thatch has a climate-dependent lifespan of up to 10 years, enhancing your interior or exterior space for the long term.

Our panels are specially designed to withstand warm and cool weather climates and act as a great insulator. African Cape Reed thatch resists high and low temperatures, keeping an area cool in warm weather and warm in cold weather. No matter the season, African cape reed thatch makes the outdoors more comfortable.

Largest Inventory

Forever Bamboo has the largest inventory of eco-friendly, economically priced natural and synthetic thatch products. African reed thatch is one of our many thatching products used to enhance your business or home. Give your backyard a tropical touch by using our African thatch products on existing or new building structures. Cape reed is naturally flexible and can be used to cover flat, curved, or circular shapes. If you are searching for a distinctive-looking thatch, African reed is the product for you.

Environmentally Friendly

African reed thatch is a natural product that is resistant to damage from pests. With society's increased awareness of sustainability, we have made sure to provide our customers with the highest-quality, eco-friendly products on the market. The reed used for our panels and cones is a renewable resource that is naturally sturdy and durable. Another benefit of using reed thatching is the low maintenance that is required to keep the thatch in good condition. Our thatch is easy to install and can withstand many different changes in weather.

Quality Control

Quality is a very important factor when it comes to providing our customers with the best products available on the market. Before we sell a thatch product, it must pass an intensive quality control process. Thatch that does not meet our high quality standards is not selected or sold by our company. Our exclusive supplier rejects any damaged thatch products before sending it to us for assembly. We take these steps to guarantee you receive an end-product that meets your standards.


Our African reed products are highly resistant to harsh weather conditions and provide great insulation during the summer and winter seasons. With the proper maintenance and care, African reed thatch can last between 8 and 10 years. During hot summer days, heat escapes in an upward motion through the layers of reed consistently keeping your building structure cool. Compared to non-breathable roofing material such as tile, tin and polycarbonate, thatch roofing provides comfortable circulation and insulation.

Applications of African Cape Reed Thatch

Customers most commonly use our African Cape Reed thatch for its traditional purpose — roofing and cover. Its resistance to weather makes it an ideal choice for exterior shade. This material adds light shelter to structures such as:

  • Palapas
  • Covered decks
  • Gazebos
  • Pavilions
  • Outdoor lounges
  • Tiki huts and bars

However, you can also use African Cape Reed thatch panels for interior spaces and other unconventional applications. Creative uses of thatch include:

  • Covering vertical surfaces like cubicles, walls, fences, gates and railings. Apply panels in an attractive pattern to turn a space into a tropical hideaway. You might also layer them like you would for roofing to create the classic layered thatch look
  • Arranging panel sections to create a statement decoration. Cut a panel into thin rectangles and layer them into different shapes. Add another decoration like a Tiki mask or faux hibiscus to create a one-of-a-kind adornment.

When you think beyond African Cape Reed thatch's typical uses, you can create innovative designs that will impress your guests or customers. Whether you use it in an interior or exterior space, consider sealing your thatch for added durability. We sell Thatch Safe fire retardant, which makes your thatch fire resistant.

Thatch Umbrellas

If you are planning on building a round umbrella or square structure with our thatch panels, use our 31 inch top cone cover for the perfect finishing touch. Each top cone cover is woven from the same thatch that is used to make our panels. If properly taken care of, African reed top cone covers can last ten years or longer. A large brown node has been added to the tip of the cone to ensure maximum durability and longevity. Complete your project today with our versatile and attractive African reed top cone covers.

To save you time and effort, we also sell African Cape Reed thatch umbrella kits that contain everything you need to make an umbrella from the ground up. Each kit includes:

  • A steel frame
  • Umbrella struts
  • An African Cape Reed thatch top cone
  • Cape Reed thatch umbrella panels
  • Round, pressure-treated 6" x 10' pole
  • All hardware required for assembly

You will only need to get the tools required for the project — we'll handle everything else. No need for an extra set of hands, either — one person can assemble the kit on their own.

African Cape Reed Thatch for Homes and Businesses

The Forever Bamboo team has plenty of experience working with residential and commercial customers alike. We understand that entrepreneurs and homeowners have different goals in mind when they use our products. Most importantly, our work with resellers and service industry companies has taught us that they often need to buy in bulk. To make ordering in large quantities easier, we provide a convenient wholesale form on our website. Complete the requested information, and we will provide a customized quote.

Contact Us

Need help creating your tropical paradise? Call our expert staff at 877-912-2244 for calculations and suggestions on how you can best use African thatch tiles. Speak to a live agent between Monday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. After hours, you can complete an online contact form, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Commercial Use

Interested in re-sale or using our products for your commercial project? Complete our commercial inquiry form, and we'll get back to you with a custom quote.

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