Let’s talk about Lapas 

What is a lapa? 

According to Wikipedia, a lapa is a structure that is popular in South Africa. It usually consists of a thatched roof supported by wooden poles. Lapas are commonly used as semi-open entertainment areas.

Why is a lapa so popular?

It is a known fact that the sun in South Africa is brutal, and therefore store bought gazebos don’t last long. A lapa is 100% natural and sustainable. The thick thatch provides not only shade, but also protection against our rain showers. Lapas just looks great and fit into basically any surrounding seamlessly. You get a sense of peace when you sit under a lapa with your favorite chilled beverage in summer time or a steaming cup of coffee (or tea) in the winter.

The addition of a build-in braai ensures heaven on earth. Now you have the ultimate space for hosting a get-together with steak, chops and boerewors sizzling on the braai, or maybe just a warm fire to chase away the winter chills.

Why Jurie Pale, Lapas & Grasdakke?

For over 13 years first as Montana Pale & Grasdakke and now as Jurie Pale, Lapas & Grasdakke we have provided the best prices and service available in Pretoria and surrounding areas. Few can beat our prices on Cape reed and thatch, which is why most contractors buy their materials from us. Our thatchers are some of the best and most skilled in the industry. In summary there is only one company that can offer you both quality and value for money when it comes to building a lapa, and that is Jurie Pale, Lapas & Grasdakke.

Grasdakke Onderhoud

> Goeie grasdakke benodig nie konstante onderhoud nie.
> Die kondisie van grasdakke moet voortydig vas gestel word en enige werk (indien nodig)  
   moet dan beplan word.
> Materiaal wat uitgly of grasdakke wat onnet lyk, hoef nie noodwendig oorgedek te
   word nie.
> Net omdat die grasdakke netjies lyk (rante/kante mooi afgewerk) beteken nie dat die
   grasdakke in goeie kondisie is nie.
> Dik grasdakke is nie noodwendig goeie grasdakke nie.
> Dun grasdakke is nie noodwendig swak grasdakke nie.
> Die lewe van ‘n grasdak kan verleng word deur die regte onderhoud op die regte
   tyd te doen.
> Moenie die dekgras onnodig rondbeweeg nie, en verhoed ook ander om dit te
> Moenie dat enige persoon aan jou grasdak werk sonder die advies van ‘n spesialis
   grasdakbouer nie.

Van Montana Pale tot Jurie Pale, Lapas en Grasdakke
Jurie Steenberg van Jurie Pale en Lapas was die eienaar van Montana Pale vir 13 jaar. Sy vrou Suna is egter tydens ‘n gewapende rooftog vermoor en hy het Montana Pale verkoop. Die persone wat Montana Pale gekoop het, het Jurie egter nie betaal nie, ten spyte van ‘n hofbeslissing in sy guns. Hy het voort gegaan met Jurie Pale en Lapas asook grasdakke. Ons streef steeds daarna om die beste gehalte diens te lewer soos voorheen Montana Pale.

Main areas we cover: 

Mountain View Magalieskruin Villieria Wolmer Montana Pretoria North Wonderboom South Waterkloof Ridge Wonderboom Sunnyside Dorandia Woodhill The Wilds Waterkloof Olympus Claremont Sinoville Equestria Montana Park Pretoria East Moreletapark Danville Daspoort Faerie Glen Waverley  Annlin Silverton Rietfontein Pretoria Pretoria West Muckleneuk Capital Park Garsfontein Doornpoort Silver Lakes Silver Lakes Golf Estate Soshanguve Wapadrand Florauna Arcadia Soshanguve East Pretoria Gardens Lombardy Estate The Hills Zwavelpoort.
We also do projects in the greater South Africa.


Maintenance on thatch Roofs and Lapa’s  
– We fix thatch roof constructions that are not build accorder to SABS standard.
– Maintain your thatch roof and Lapa
– Pulling of the thatch roof twine or rope. This makes your grass stiff again so that the thatching grass does not fall out. This lengthens the lifespan of your thatched roof.
– Apply chicken wire to your roof if needed.
– Leveling of grass ends
– Straiten of grass ends
– Painting and repair of your fiberglass ridging
– Brush your thatch roof
– Insert grass where needed
– MORE…….