About Cape Contours2018-04-10T21:00:36+00:00


Connecting people with nature through the creation of inspiring and functional outdoor spaces, each one as unique as your thumb print

Company Profile

Now in its 9th year and growing rapidly, Cape Contours Landscape Solutions provides a comprehensive landscape service to a wide range of clients; both private and corporate. Our focus is on consultation, design and implementation of award-winning landscapes, construction of precision gabion retaining walls, and installation of Living Green Walls.
Based at the foot of the Muizenburg mountain range in Cape Town, Cape Contours is well situated geographically to take advantage of projects in the Southern Suburbs, Northern Suburbs and City Bowl area. However, projects are not restricted to these geographic areas, as we welcome all opportunities in the Western Cape and even further afield.

Each project under our care is nurtured and installed by a conscientious team of experienced garden crew-men, dedicated to providing the very highest level of service, design excellence and fine detail implementation.

Our designers and project managers have considerable experience in mobilizing, coordinating and managing dedicated and experienced teams, for both large and small projects. To facilitate creative and imaginative landscape solutions, we at Cape Contours gladly collaborate with any associated design professionals, contractors and artisans in order to seamlessly coordinate and manage a comprehensive works schedule, while providing clients with a harmonious design outcome.

With individually tailored approaches to best meet our clients’ requirements, we understand and incorporate each site’s unique characteristics, while taking advantage of its constraints and maximizing its unique qualities – for a beautiful and functional landscape that will only mature with age and enhance property value, whether you sell next year or pass down from one generation to the next.

Our Process

Step 1 : Brief

We commence the design process with a complimentary meeting with the client to develop a comprehensive brief, discussing the client’s requirements, objectives and individual stylistic personality. We also discuss functional flexibility and long term goals, developing a thorough understanding of how the site can best be moulded to suit the lifestyle of the client.

Step 2 : Plan

We then identify the unique characters and constraints inherent to each site; considering aspect, altitude, soil structure and fertility, prevailing winds, minimum and maximum temperatures, average rainfall and any other individual criteria such as views, traffic noise, neighbours etc. Our designs are then thoroughly thought out, using the existing architectural style as a foundation, and accommodating all the above conditions and needs.

Step 3 : Quantify

All our designs are precisely costed with a detailed Bill of Quantities, to ensure optimum transparency for the client as well as ease of amendment to any particular features. This also allows us to easily coordinate a works schedule and collaborate with any associated professionals as required.

Step 4 : Install

During construction, all our jobs are fully supervised under the personal guidance of a project manager as well as the dedicated experience of an on-site supervisor. We work hand in hand with the various contractors and artisans to help ensure that each design is perfectly executed with the highest possible level of quality and care.

Step 5 : Maintain

In order to monitor that the landscape matures correctly over time, we also offer a maintenance contract for a renewable period of 3-12 months after installation so that we may ensure the landscape develops correctly.

What Our Clients Have To Say About Cape Contours!

We are really happy with the service we received from you and the Cape Contours team and Annabel LOVES running around the garden….it’s made such a difference to our home.

Louise Fabris

Dear Stephen, Bevil and the team at Cape Contours, As we look at our new garden every day and see new treasures and riots of colour influencing the landscape, we wanted to thank you all most sincerely for a splendid job very well done. What you have delivered for us is exactly what we wanted and just as we imagined, but we most certainly needed you to guide us to the end result. A number of things impressed us hugely during the project…… the time and focus you gave to the planning and design, the careful choice of plants, trees and shrubs and the great care you took with the treatment of levels, the planting and the soil to ensure an excellent growth result. We look forward to working with you all as our extraordinary garden grows and you are welcome to list us as a reference for future business for Cape Contours. Kind regards and best wishes”

Barbara and Jim Bester

Our first quote was more expensive than Cape Contours but the more important reason why we went with them was because they made me able to truly imagine how our garden would be transformed and I believed that they wanted us to be happy with every aspect of it – that we weren’t just another job.

Nicola Frick