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Garden Fire Pit Ideas

April 30, 2021

6 Garden Fire Pit Ideas That’ll Make Your Home the Envy of All Your Friends

As South Africans, we love to socialise around a fire, whether we’re relaxing with our family or entertaining guests. With wonderful weather most of the year, this is the perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening. But could it be even better? With the following great garden fire pit ideas, the answer is a resounding yes.

We all have different garden spaces to our disposal, and a bespoke fire pit can help us make the most of it. The following ideas are just the tip of the iceberg. Read through them for some inspiration, then get in touch with the team at Earthlinks Landscaping to discuss your garden fire pit ideas, and find out how we can make it a reality.


6 outstanding garden fire pit ideas:


1. The traditional boma

Create a festive and inclusive space with seating arranged around a centre fire. Whether it’s for beauty only, or for functional braais, this setup ensures that there is space for everyone, and that no-one is left out of the conversation.

garden boma

A lovely traditional Boma to keep warm on those chilly nights this winter.

2. Add a pizza oven

Why not flip the script and add a genuine pizza oven to the mix? There are few things as enjoyable as a proper homemade woodfired pizza, and there is no reason you can’t have this at your fingertips whenever you want.

ourdoor pizza oven

Consider adding on an outdoor pizza oven to your entertainment area.


3. Consider a formal outdoor dining area

A fire pit does not have to be a casual addition only. Formal garden extension ideas are growing in popularity. Create a formal outdoor dining area, complete with a place for a fire – whether it’s for cooking, warmth, or visual appeal only.

formal outdoor dining area

4. Add water features

Water features can provide a brilliant and beautiful contrast to outdoor fires. Combine these two forces to create a memorable space that will transport your guests to a whole other world.

outdoor water feature

Add some outdoor water features to your entertainment areas.


5. Take it to the roof

If your property is suitable for the installation of a roof garden, why not take your fire pit up there and make the most of the view? It will certainly make a lasting impact on your guests as you enjoy a cosy social with a view of the city lights.


6. Make it the focal point of your indoor entertainment area

Maximise your space by combining your indoor and outdoor entertainment areas. Create an open flow between the two, with a striking fire pit as a centrepiece.

For more great garden fire pit ideas – and to make these a reality – get in touch with the team at Earthlinks Landscaping.