Create the Ultimate Summer Patio with Gumtree

While we’ve had a few chilly days sprinkled in here and there, South Africa has had its fair share of beautiful, sunny days to keep the hope of Summer approaching alive. When the sun is shining, there really is nothing better than retreating to a beautifully designed outdoor space with a cool drink in hand for a little R & R.

Whether you’re keen for an all-day braai session with your mates or a quiet, romantic evening with loved ones, Gumtree has everything you need to create the ultimate summer patio space for a fraction of the price.

  1. Lay the Foundation
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Defining the space is a must, so whether you would prefer a small wooden deck, a stone patio or an open patch of grass with a stepping stone path, give some thought to how you want the space to be laid out before you purchase furniture and accessories.

Find everything you need here.

  • Take a Seat

Once the space is ready to be decorated, you’ll want to start with a beautiful set of outdoor furniture for a cozy place to sit and relax. From deck swings to full outdoor lounge sets, Gumtree has you covered.

Find outdoor rattan furniture sets here.

  • Snug as a Bug in a Rug
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Once you have chosen your outdoor furniture and feng shui’d (yes, we just made that up!) the layout, add some colour and warmth with a stunning patterned rug.

Find rugs here.

  • See the Light
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Set the mood with a set of exposed bulb string lights or fairy lights strung across your deck or backyard for a whimsical feel and the added bonus of some extra light while entertaining.

Find fairy lights here.

  • Warm Things Up
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Even on the hottest of days, an evening chill can be the norm. Keep warm and set the atmosphere with a portable fire pit or patio heater.

Find portable fire pits here & patio heaters here.

  • Add a water feature
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There is nothing better than the quiet sound of a trickling fountain when you are relaxing in your back garden. Add a small water feature to your new and improved space, but don’t forget to use bore hole water and set it up to recycle.

Find fountains here.

  • Exercise your Green Thumb
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If you don’t have a large garden to play with, don’t fret! Exercise your green thumb by adding some greenery and florals to your space. Whether you prefer the desert look with succulents or the tropical look with delicious monsters, Gumtree has a little something for everyone.

Find plants, flowers & accessories here.

  • Grill, Baby, Grill!
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And finally, when everything is set-up, you won’t forget a space to grill, right? Host the most epic braai parties with a new gas grill or charcoal braai from Gumtree.

Find everything you need for grilling here.

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find these items close to home.

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