Safari Thatch

Safari Thatch & Bamboo in the USA.

Safari Thatch & Bamboo are one of our long standing agents with a huge success story.

They are truly an inspiring testimony to our fiberroofing cc AGENT relationship.

Safari Thatch Inc (formerly known as African Shade) was established in 1983 when Garth and Laraine Wight and their two young sons emigrated from Durban, South Africa to live in Fort Lauderdale, USA.

Garth was the first person to introduce the South African Cape Reed Thatch Panels to the American market, which took a while to catch on as thatch reed shade was a totally foreign concept to most Americans! Perseverance was the Name of the Game and Safari diversified into the import and supply of tropical theming products from around the world, swiftly becoming the go-to company for zoos, theme parks and the resort industry. Both sons are now involved in the business.




Nicholas, who is accredited with an architectural plus a business/marketing degree now runs manage Safari Thatch as CEO, and James the younger son, as Art Director.




A huge success story, with long-running ties to the Fiber Roofing family, who in turn continue to work with Safari on projects in North and Central America and the Caribbean.

Contact and location details

Garth Wight (Owner/Founder)
Safari Thatch, Inc.
(954) 564-0059 o
(954) 205-0806 c
(954) 564-7431 f

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