African Lapas

Bringing a touch of elegance to your outdoor space

African Lapas

Bringing a touch of elegance to your outdoor space

Traditional African Lapa Building

A Traditional African Lapa Building is an elegant addution for any otutdoor space. A Lapa pronounced (Larpa) is a traditional South African garden structure crafted from African hardwood poles and finished with a genuine thatched roof. Built from only the highest quality materials and attention to detail makes the Lapa the perfect focal point for any outdoor space. 

The Lapa has been one of our flagship products since its introduction into the UK in 2005 by our brand, The Lapa Company UK Ltd. Over the last decade, we have fine tuned our carpentry and thatching skills to be leaders in the industry. 

We pride ourselves not only on the quality of our craftsmanship but also the quality of our materials, that is why we offer a 10-year warranty against wood decay on the timber frame and a 10-year warranty on the thatched roof against leakage. Full details can be found on our dedicated The Lapa Company website.

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All the information you need to create your dream Lapa building in one place. 

African Lapa Overview

Fully bespoke garden structure.

Traditional thatched spa cover
Traditional thatched spa cover
Outdoor kitchen in a traditional thatched Lapa

A professional service from site survey to installation

Handcrafted from start to finish we understand the importance that each Lapa must be unique to the customer’s needs and the environment. A dedicated project manager will guide you through your journey from site survey and design consultation to construction and installation.

As the central part of your life outdoors your Lapa can be customised to make the most from your outdoor space. Features such as rustic brick fireplaces, wood stoves, bars, barbecue areas, outdoor kitchens or even a spa can all be designed into your Lapa.

Visit our dedicated Lapa website here. 


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  • Wedding Venue Building
  • Outdoor Kitchen 
  • Garden Room 
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Garden Shelter 

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Come and see the craftsmanship of our Lapas at our Kent Showroom.

We know how important it is to see before you buy, which is why our showroom is open Monday to Friday and our dedicated team are always happy to guide you through our products. You don’t need to book an appointment, but we can’t guarantee a member of our team will always be free. If you would like to speak to a member of our team throughout your visit then please head to our showroom page and book an appointment.

African Lapa Inspiration Gallery

Bringing inspiration, enjoyment and innovation to every outdoor space.

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