Robbithatch Quality Thatchers

Established in 1989, Robbi Thatch Cape has grown to become one of the top thatching companies in Cape Town. We work from a smallholding in Durbanville, Cape Town and believe that it is better to be a small and more controlled company.

Robbi Thatch is managed by a small team of competent professionals and relies on a highly experienced and skilful workforce. Quality back up is our biggest aim. The managing director, Rob Louw, ex-Springbok rugby player, believes in the hands on approach, unlike the larger companies. This is the reason why we have stayed a small company for the past 19 years. We have used the same suppliers for our thatch, poles and latte for the full time we have been operating.

Thatching gives a warm African natural atmosphere to all homes and gazebo's / lapa's (entertainment areas). We at Robbi Thatch strive to give the new owner this natural African feel. Spanish reed can be used for shade in sunny areas, for fencing and for decorations for the inside of roofs and walls. Thatching was and is still used for the old Dutch Gable homes as well as the old style Fishing Cottages. For safety we incorporate a fire blanket between the thatch. This helps to bring down your insurance premium.

We have not only done work in Cape Town, but also in other parts of South Africa, like Leopard Creek Golf Estate in Malelane and Fancourt Golf Estate in George. One of our biggest projects was House Rupert in Leopard Creek, where we re-thatched a house of 1600 square meters.

Robbi Thatch is regarded as one of the best thatching companies in South Africa by a numbers of institutions, clients and competitors. We have worked with Murray and Roberts at Ratanga Junction Theme Park. We did most of the thatch roof construction and woodwork in the Park. We are also the preferred thatcher's at the Prestigious Pearl Valley Golf Estate near Paarl and have thatched most of the houses on the estate. We have done work on farms like La Motte, L'Ormarins and Frederiksburg and also a number of renovations like the Church in Tulbagh and L'Ormarins Manor House in Franschoek.

Robbi Thatch carpenters are highly experienced and skilful and work very closely with our structural engineers and architects. Most of our workers stays on our smallholding and have worked with us since inception. All of our workers have undergone training programs, which is highly important in this skilled industry. We also do thatching repairs, thatch overhauling work and re-thatching of roofs.