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– Anthony Robbins

Natural & Synthetic Thatch Roofing

As our name implies, Safari Thatch specializes in thatching methods and products. We are the largest supplier of thatch roofing in the United States, with over 2 million square feet of 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, that gently sways in the breeze, or the rustic island charm of our Tahiti Thatch palm frond panels, thatched shelters are the most beautiful and practical choice for creating a relaxed, low-maintenance exotic or tropical atmosphere.

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

All natural thatch styles are responsibly harvested, and in areas where harvesting promotes healthy growth.

Synthetic thatch is the perfect alternative for projects, climates, or circumstances, where natural thatch is less practical. 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. 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 ViroThatch

Synthetic ViroThatch

Bali

Gorgeous synthetic Balinese style alang-alang thatch.

Synthetic ViroThatch

Reed

Highly realistic, synthetic African reed style thatched roofing system.

Synthetic ViroThatch

Java

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

Synthetic ViroThatch

“Stepped” Reed

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

Natural Thatch

Natural Thatch

Reed

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

Natural Thatch

Elephant Grass

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

Natural Thatch

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.

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.

Natural Thatch

Tahiti

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