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Natural & Synthetic Thatch Roofing

As our name implies, Safari Thatch specializes in thatch roof materials and application methods. We are the largest supplier of thatch roofing material in the United States, with over 2 million square feet of roof thatch installed in hotels, resorts, theme parks, zoos, restaurants, bars, tiki huts, and cabanas all over the world.

Whether you are looking for the elegance of our Elephant Grass roofing thatch that gently sways in the breeze, or the rustic island charm of our Tahiti Thatch roofing palm frond panels, thatched roof shelters are the most beautiful and practical choice for creating a relaxed, low-maintenance exotic or tropical atmosphere.

Thatch roofs deliver significantly cooler shade than other alternatives, as warm air rises through the thatched roofing materials, rather than being trapped beneath it. This makes thatch roofs ideal for anything from garden umbrellas and bars to picnic pagodas at theme parks. Easy to install and maintain, our thatch roofing materials are long-lasting, high quality, surprisingly hardy, and able to withstand high wind and heavy rain remarkably well. We even offer options for thatch roof materials able to withstand heavy snow loads.

All natural thatch roofing styles are responsibly harvested in areas where thatch harvesting promotes healthy growth. The last thing we want to do at Safari Thatch is profit off of something that hurts our beautiful world, so we make sure that each of our thatch materials is ethically harvested and ends up motivating the growth cycle of those plants.

Synthetic thatch roofing is the perfect alternative for projects, climates, or circumstances where natural roof thatch is less practical or you simply don’t want to deal with remembering when your roof thatch was last replaced or if it is in need of repair. Our synthetic options are non-toxic, UV-stable, 100% recyclable, hold up in the harshest weather conditions, meet strict fire retardancy requirements, and are so realistic they are indistinguishable from the real thing.

Explore all your options in natural and synthetic thatch below, or simply give us a call at 954.564.0059 Our experienced staff can help you select the right materials for your project and climate and offer design and installation expertise that will save you from costly design changes later.

Synthetic Thatch

Viro Bali

Gorgeous synthetic Balinese style alang-alang thatch.

Viro Java

Java style synthetic thatch, highly resembling aged Polynesian traditional roofing.

Synthetic Thatch Roof Shade

Viro “Stepped” Reed

Modeled after manicured stepped African-style thatch, these synthetic thatch panels provide a very different aesthetic vs. other thatch options.

Viro Reed

Highly realistic, synthetic African reed style thatched roofing system.

Natural Thatch
Cone Shaped Reed Thatch Bar Roof

Thatch Reed

Safari’s longest-running thatch product. Natural African reed panels that robustly provide a uniquely organized aesthetic to your thatch roof.

Elephant Grass Thatch Roof Near Pool

Elephant Grass

Also called Alang-alang thatch. This natural, elegant grass thatch is prevalent through the south pacific and southeast Asia.

Mexican Rain Cape

While rain cape doesn’t have the longevity of our other thatches, these woven-palm sheets are inexpensive, and extremely quick and easy to install.

Tahiti Thatch

Made from hardy high-desert palm leaves, these natural rustic thatch panels are ideal for any Caribbean island aesthetic.

Natural Thatch Traditional Chickees

Natural and renewable cabbage palm fronds, installed using mostly traditional Miccosukee and Seminole methodology, but with Safari’s attention to detail and quality, and with modern structurally compliant hardware.