African Thatch

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100% Waterproof

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High Quality, Resort-Style African Thatch and Accessories at Discounted Prices

“We Will Provide You with the Highest Quality African Thatch with the Strongest Warranty on the Market”

25 year warranty

We offer a 25 year warranty on our posts and frames and 5 year warranty on the workmanship.

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More than 500 happy customers Australia Wide

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“We Import Africa Thatch Directly From Africa and GUARANTEE That Our African Thatch Tiles is of the Highest Quality Australia”

African Thatch reed tiles can be purchased separately for your DIY thatch projects and are an excellent way of creating your own thatched roof! This is one of our newer products that was added to provide you with more choices for your yard improvement project.

We are well aware that no two customers have the same exact vision for how they would like their back yard to look, and we’ve found that African Thatch is a great alternative to more modern gazebo roofs. African Thatch can do wonders for transforming your gazebo because of the unique look that is created by the reed tiles. With proper application of the tiles, your gazebo or hut will have a very crisp and sharp look that will accentuate the structure and will visually fit well within your yard. In fact the African Thatch is in that perfect sweet spot for those customers who want to create a relaxed atmosphere in their back yard, but at the same time don’t necessarily want to go for the more exotic look of a Bali thatch roof.

Why purchase African Thatch Reed Tiles from us?

• We only use grade A thatch.
• Quality materials and components. Designed to last!
• Our company has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens 3 times!
• Excellent customer service throughout the entire purchase and installation process.
• Our design team has combined roofing experience of over 30 years.
• Fast delivery.

Give us a call today at 1300 855 440 or visit our dedicated Display Centre at 414 THE ENTRANCE RD, LONG JETTY, NSW. Our dedicated and courteous staff are always happy to answer your questions about the African thatch products, and there is never any pressure to buy.


Standard Tile: 800mm x 450mm
Top Cone: 850mm

Can be install using a 8mm rod or on timber battens. Perfect for gable, round,square and oval roofs.

Buy African thatch from us with confidence!

Our quality are sure to impress you! So sure in fact that we confidently offer a 21-day money back guarantee!

This guarantee simply means that if any product purchased from Exotic Thatch does not meet your needs or expectations, we invite you to return it in a resalable condition within 21 days for a full refund.
If you wish to return the goods, please ensure the following conditions are met, and we will be happy to refund your money in full.

Conditions for returning goods:

  • The customer returning the goods will be responsible for the cost of return.
  • All goods must be received by Exotic Thatch in fully resalable condition otherwise charges to cover the cost of replacement of these items will be incurred.


How soon can you install the African Thatch?

Normally within 1-3 weeks depending on the season. DIY African Thatch Kits are in stock for fast delivery.

How long will the African Thatch last in general?

With very little maintenance, a thatch roof owner can expect a African Thatch to last for at least 15 years. Various climates however, do affect the life span of a thatch roof. The frame should last more than 25 years. Please read our warranty.

What support is available if I need help installing the African Thatch?
Customer support is just a phone call away that can quickly answer any concerns.
How waterproof are African Thatch?

All African Thatch if installed correctly are guaranteed 100% waterproof. This is achieved by using the correct thatching density and a roof pitch of 40 degrees.

How long does it take to install a African Thatch?

Generally it takes 1-2 days weather permitting for installation. Times may vary depending on size of the African Thatch. We have a detailed African Thatch instruction manual available for the DIY market.

Are African beach huts (thatch roofing) free from pests?
Yes, Australian quarantine requires that all thatch must be treated as a condition of entry to Australia and therefore the product is free from pests.
What about ventilation and insulation?

One of the great attractions of African Thatch is that it is extremely thermally efficient – warm in winter and cool in summer. Unlike conventional roofing systems that trap heat and moisture vapor in attics, African Thatch require no attic ventilation. African Thatch can reduce the inside temperature up to 10 degrees Celsius, creating a pleasant environment for your family on a hot summer day.

Are there other benefits of a African Thatch?
From a conservation point of view, thatch is less demanding on the land, as the raw materials do not require quarrying or mining. Thatch is also very effective in commercial settings such as restaurants, hotels, pubs, and retail shops.
How is the ridge of the African Thatch sealed?

By utilizing terracotta tiles from Africa, the roof is sealed from moisture. (Standard in all DIY Kits or when installed). All DIY African Thatch kits come with a complete set terracotta tiles at no extra cost.

What is the difference between Bali Huts and African Huts?
Balinese thatch, used on Bali huts, originates from Bali and has a more tropical look, compared to the African Cape Reed, used on the African huts, which has a neater, clean cut look.
Will the African thatch roof change color over time?

The thatch we use is a natural product and will change color when exposed to the sun and rain. This is a natural occurrence. Exotic Thatch African huts are made from the best materials that we import from Africa ourselves.

What timber do you use for the construction of the African Thatch?

We use treated Australian timber to Australian building regulations and standards. The timber we use is the same timber that is used Australia wide to build pergolas and decks. All African Thatch are made in a specialist factory to exact requirements.

Do I need council approval for African Thatch?

Depending on the size of the hut, you may need council approval. Please call your council if unsure.

Why Invest in a Cedar Gazebo?

Our Colorbond Gazibos are a wonderful place to entertain, or kick back and relax with your friends and family. The roofs on these Huts look neat and stylish with the added benefit of providing a shade that is up to 10 degrees cooler on hot summer days.

If you’ve been considering an Colorbond Gazibo for your yard, here’s something to keep in mind as you do your research: most people who buy Colorbond Gazibo roofs are completely unaware that the materials and design that they use can literally make or break their project. The simplistic look of these huts doesn’t do justice in conveying the amount of effort that our team has put in to perfect the structural design, so that the huts can withstand harsh weather conditions, look great, and last for a very long time.

For example, did you know that something as simple as deciding the pitch of the roof can affect not only how your Gazebo looks, but will actually affect how long the thatch will last and how cool the shade under the roof will be? Most gazebo manufacturers still use a roof pitch of less than 40 degrees, which creates a roof that is more prone to damage from winds and harsh weather. We realized early on that the pitch was of utmost importance, and were one of the first companies to manufacture our gazebos with a roof pitch of at least 40 degrees. This helps the thatch last longer, makes the hut look more inviting because a larger portion of the thatch is visible, and makes the shade cooler because the sunlight hits the roof at a more indirect angle.

Featured on

"Preferred Suppliers for Flower Power"

– The Largest Nursery Group in Australia

We also go one step further, and use the latest software and measuring instruments to ensure that the structural timber sections of the roof exceed Australian standards. In fact our standard practice in ensuring quality is not to just meet structural standards but to create a margin of safety by exceeding such standards whenever possible.

This helps us ensure that you’re buying only the highest quality Colorbond Gazibo, and gives us the confidence in our work that allows us to offer one of the most generous gazebo warranties in all of Australia.

Our emphasis on quality and our willingness to stand by our products by offering the most comprehensive warranty policy are just some of the reasons why Exotic Thatch is the preferred supplier of Flower Power (the biggest nursery group in Australia). Our products and thatching methods are also used by Better Homes and Gardens and have been featured 3 times on the show! 

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Our Clientele

Just wanted to provide a few photos and some comments on our experience with your company. We purchased a 4 meter x 3 meter African Hut.
From the outset the staff at Exotic Thatch at Long Jetty were professional  and very helpful. The workmanship of the Hut is excellent . I have had many friends and relatives comment on how meticulous the workmanship is. I would have no problem in recommending Exotic Thatch to anybody interested in purchasing a African Hut. I have attached some images for your records.

Dianne and Dave O'Meara

(3m x 4m African hut)

Bali Huts Central Coast

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