The South African heat can sometimes feel unbearable, and there is nothing worse than gathering outdoors in the midsummer heat without any protection against the scorching summer sun. If you own one of our customised fire pits, we understand that you would love to utilise your outdoor space as often as possible, even when the heat reaches soaring temperatures. Start thinking about how you are going to include sources of shade into your backyard. A large tree would be the perfect solution; There is nothing better than lounging underneath the gentle sound of leaves rustling in the afternoon breeze. Unfortunately, trees don’t grow overnight, and buying mature trees isn’t always an option. Sailcloth, canopies, awnings, outdoor blinds and large umbrellas are all alternative options you can think of.