Cape Reed Thatch Bundle
Thamnochortus Insignis (cape reed) thatch only grows on the Southern tip of the African continent and is now available for sale in the UAE and Spain.
By definition, a thatched roof is a roof covering of straw, reeds, palm leaves or a similar material. Our primary roofing material, cape reed (thamnochortus insignis) is unique to South Africa.
More specifically, it can only be found in the Southern Cape and grows along the coast on a strip of land of approximately 78km by 23km.
The cape reed plant must grow for an average of 6 years before it is harvested. The growth period for other thatching material averages only 6 months. There are many advantages for slower growth, including the inner material of the plant that grows solid and becomes stable, with an extremely high density. As a result, the product has a much higher resistance to rotting and general decay compared to other thatching material. A Cape Reed thatch bundle can now be purchased in the UAE and Europe.
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Avg. weight / bundle: 1.4kg
Make sure to also look at our Eucalyptus Lath.
Please note all prices are VAT inclusive.