Below is a useful directory of some of the South African businesses and suppliers based in the UK. So if you are craving a koeksister, need spices for your biltong box, prefer a dentist that speaks "die taal" or just need to restock your pantry with NikNaks and Cream soda - this directory should hopefully make your life a little easier.
If you would like your business listed please email your details to Global South Africans on glosaf @ brandsouthafrica.com
Cakes and Bakes
Biltong, chilli stix, rusks, melktert, fudge, droe wors and wors
Contact: Graunya Bean
Undine supplies both Snoggy's and Jumbo with their koeksisters and melktert.
Contact: Undine De Jager Breytenbach on 07817242036
Handmade Wedding Stationery, Occasion invites, seating charts, favours, centre pieces, table numbers, order of service, order of the day, thank you cards. All Order quantities welcome. Quoted for your requirements, budget colour schemes
Contact: Dawn Shepard
'All sorts of things'
Highly recommend by various SAFFA MOMS for the best Koeksisters, rusks and Hertzoggies.
Contact: Heidi O'Sullivan
The Cake Corner
I am a maker and baker of cakes and other delicious baked goods for all occasions and budgets. Everything is made to order including celebration cakes, birthday cakes, cupcakes and lactose and gluten free bakes available as well.
Contact person: Shirley Bellamy
Channies Crazy Cakes
Contact: Chantal Hellens
Bits & Bobs SA
Mariana is new in the UK, currently based in Macclesfield after living in Dubai for a few years, and now looking to expand her business selling “amazing rusks” and other goods such ascustom boards and canvasses such as " Ons gaan nou braai" and other Afrikaans sayings. She also markets South African art from well-known artists including world famous Roelof Rossouw's paintings
Koeksisters, Cape Malay koeksisters, Vetkoek, Health rusks, Hertzoggies, Coffee biscuit, Rolo biscuits, Traditional fudge.
Contact: Elnerie Borowiec
Based in Maidstone, Kent, UK, I make bespoke cookies for all occasions - birthdays, christenings, weddings, Halloween, Easter, Christmas, Teacher Presents.....life is too short......have something sweet to eat!
Cupcakes By Me
Delicious home baked, custom cupcakes based in Canada Water, SE16
Contact: Elizma Knowles
Biltong and Braai
Barefoot Biltong is an online shop that specialises in everything South African from Biltong to Castle Lager, in an attempt to rekindle the taste of Southern Africa for all those expats, and to convert the taste buds of the British population.
Contact: Jacqui (+44) 07980308158
La Befana Beer Bread Ltd
We produce a range of culinary beer bread flour mixes with distinct flavours that have been inspired by our childhood memories of growing up in South Africa. Easy to bake in under an hour & fool proof.
Smoke It Hospitality
Seasonal and locally sourced produce. At Smoke It we serve restaurant quality meals on the street and we pride ourselves with our homemade ideas. Think a braai on the street! Boerie rolls etc
Henry’s Meat Market
South African butchers near Brighton/ Hove.
Factory shop at Unit 3, Lyon Business Park, River Road, Barking, Essex IG11 OJS
Hunters' authentic Biltong is made from Prime Beef and genuine South African spices and is available in 10 fantastic flavours that are guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds! We have a wide variety of traditional South African meat products available online and in our factory shop/butcher in Barking.
Biltong & Boerie
4 Bridge Street, Andover, Hampshire,
Your favourite South African products online and retail store in Hampshire. Award winning biltong and service with a smile :)
61 Surbiton Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2HG
Small family run business with a BIG heart based in Kingston, - supplying 3 stores in Kingston, Guildford and Woking. Biltong and drywors is our custom-built butchery’s speciality! Slong with delicious boerewors, steaks, flatties, ribs and all the goodies that make braais lekker! We also supply traditional South African groceries and home baked goods from our 'tuisgereid tannies' including rusks, milktarts, Cape seed loaf and many more goodies. Apart from that, we stock a small selection of wines, beers and spirits. Free shipping to mainland UK on all orders.
Contact: 020 85473845
All our biltong is cut and flavoured to order so it will always be fresh. We aim for a medium dry every time and quite lean. Biltong south only use locally sourced 100% british silverside to make all our Biltong, Droewors, Boerewors and Chilli stix. We are based in Southampton. We also sell other things like clothing, fudge, potjie pots and marshmallow easter eggs from our online shop.
SAFFA Shops in the UK
Unit D1, Ford Airfield Industrial Estate, Yapton, Arundel, BN18 0DY. Fareham (First Saturday of the Month), Worthing (Wednesday), Horsham Carfax Farmers Market (Saturdays), & Ford Airfield (Sunday) markets
St Marcus Fine Foods
1-3 Rockingham Close, Priory Lane, Roehampton, London, SW15 5RW OR 70 Brighton Road, Lower Kingswood, Surrey, KT20 6SY
For the past 30 years, people in the know have been flocking to St. Marcus Fine Foods for their most amazing range of Biltong and Boerewors and for the huge and imaginative choice of gourmet sausages and other fine specialty meat products as well as a wide range of SAFFA groceries.
Contact: 020 8878 1898
The South African Shop / Jumbo Importers
The South African Shop is part of Jumbo Importers ltd. Jumbo is the biggest importer of South African food in the UK - established in the UK in 2003. We have 4 shops across London and a Butchery on site at Colnbrook. We offer our customers retail buying (single products) or to buy at our wholesale price online (minimum 3 products of a kind). http://www.southafricanshop.co.uk
No 1 South African Shop
5 Marlow Drive, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2RR
Order online or pop by the shop in Dorset, on the edge of the New Forest - 5 minutes drive from the Historic Town of Christchurch, and 15 minutes from the fabulous Bournemouth beaches.
Bok and Rose
22 How Wood, Park Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 2RA and online.
Kevin our fully qualified butcher has been making Biltong for over 35 years as he previously owned successful butcheries back home that supplied places like Hilton Hotels and Spur. We also offer a full range a groceries from home.
Contact: 01727 874031
Your South African favourites tucked away in the back of St Nick’s covered market in Bristol. South African and Zimbabwean foods and drinks, excellent biltong and boerewors, wines, beers, confectionery, mementos, gifts and books.
The SAFFA Shop / Limpopo Butchers
The Saffa Shop / Limpopo Butchers can cater to all your needs with a wide selection of South African products, Quality fresh meat and of course our famous Biltong, Droewors and Bites. We cover all of London with markets near you so let us know if you need something specific.
The African Spot
The Botany, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1SA
Selling biltong, newspapers, koeksisters and wors plus all your favourites.
All products made from premium quality meats with deliveries to your home or office by courier service (Free delivery anywhere in mainland UK for orders over £50)
We specialise in the import and distribution of all your favourite goodies the Southern Hemisphere. Gift hampers. Groceries and beauty products.
The Savanna is an independently run family business which started in Raynes Park back in 2002. Today have a fully operational butchery in the heart of Wimbledon producing our award winning biltong and braai meat and have 7 retail outlets across premium London locations. We service over 12,000 customers a week and have an outstanding reputation for high quality fresh meat and biltong, and best in class South African products. http://www.thesavanna.co.uk
Suzmans Best Beef Biltong
Unit A - Rich Industrial Estate, Avis Way, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 0DU
We offer a wide range of products that are great for any occasion. Free delivery for orders over £50.
Taste of South Africa
Shop at Oxford Road, Farmoor, OXFORD, Oxfordshire OX2 9NN
Contact: Greg on 01865862656
SA Wines Online
Order mixed cases of your favourite vineyards from home online. Based in Merton, London.
Wines of South Africa
The non-profit, umbrella organisation that globally represents the South African wine industry. It is responsible for marketing South African wines in all countries where the wines are sold in significant quantities, including the UK which is the leading market for South African wine exports. The organisation is also responsible for bringing 'brand South Africa' to life and encouraging wine lovers everywhere to experience the amazing diversity of wines South Africa has to offer.
Bring & Braai
We offer a mobile braai (barbecue) service that caters for events from 20 to 500 people. It runs as an authentic, South African braai, using all the traditional methods and more importantly all the typical flavours (except it will be at your venue of choice!). We arrive, set up, and cook a feast for you and your family and friends. There is a menu to suit all tastes, budgets and occasions. Kids under 12 eat for just £5. When tummies are full we pack up and leave.
Nyama is a Mobile Catering & Bar company that provides Themed braais and Mobile Bars for private parties (Birthday's, Anniversaries, Funerals etc), corporate parties (summer bbq events, end of the year christmas parties etc) and Wedding Receptions. Based in Oxfordshire.
London’s leading catering experts specialising in world class South African Braai (BBQ) and popular Texas BBQ. Our mission is to recreate the Braai experience in your home, garden, festival or venue.
Cape Malay Cooking
Salwaa is the author of the Cape Malay & Other Delights Cookbook and manufactures her own Cape Malay Pre-Mix spices. She caters for small events, offers cooking lessons and sells spices.
Contact: Salwaa Francis Smith
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/capemalaycooking
The Purple Pepper
The Purple Pepper is a Mobile Catering company that provides spit roasts and braais for private parties (Birthday's, Anniversaries, Weddings etc) and Wedding Receptions. Based in West Sussex and Surrey. We also hold annual SA Days to celebrate our people and culture.
London Spit Roast
At London Spit Roast, we specialize in Loin Spit Roasts, Hog Roasts, Lamb Roasts and BBQ’s for private parties, weddings and corporate events. We also do many salads, vegetarian options, canapés and desserts. Est. 2010
Contact: Ricky van der Linde on 0207 610 5588 or
Europe's largest South African restaurant, bar & club set in the heart of Camden Market.
43 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PP
The chic and welcoming bar and restaurant serving a vast range of cocktails at the bar (Springboks at the ready!) or tuck into delicious dishes in the stylish South African inspired restaurant. Overlooking the Royal Mews and just a five minute walk from Victoria Station.
Contact: 020 7958 7000
The Dukes Head – Beare Green, Dorking, Surrey
Originally a converted 16th century cottage this former coach house on the A24 has been lovingly refurbished and boasts a lovely garden with a play area for the kids – and a menu packed with South African and Portuguese favourites including bunny chow for starters, peri peri chicken, a “Dik Frik” burger, bobotie or a biltong / curry/fish potjie for mains – and malva pudding! They also have live music on certain dates.
The Percy Arms
Set in the picturesque village of Chilworth in the heart of the surrey hills, the Percy Arms is an elegant country pub and grillhouse with luxurious rooms, serving modern British cuisine with a South African twist.
75 Dorking Road Guildford
The Savannah Restaurant
The Savannah is Euston’s newest, ethical and eco-friendly bar & restaurant which combines European food with the flavours of Africa and Asia, alongside some of the best-loved classic dishes. The bar has its own menu of Small Plates and Sharing Dishes, with a wine list and several artisanal beers. The stunning décor is inspired by the wide, open spaces of the savannah. With its own separate entrance and set on two floors flooded with natural light, The Savannah is located within The Wesley Hotel.
DJS Coffee Shop
An independent coffee shop in Rotherhithe 10minutes walk from the Canada Water tube station, owned and run by two South Africans from Gordons Bay, serving all the usual offerings plus a stock of crème soda, Flings and Ghost Pops as well as Organix Kids and Baby snacks as a healthier alternative to chips and chocolates. All our food is freshly made and the menu includes toasted sandwiches, burgers, salads, breakfast, gammon and lasagne as well as South African specialities like Boerewors rolls, Bobotie Omelettes and homemade Chicken and Vegetable Pie. They also make milktarts to order and always have koeksisters in the fridge. There is a small indoor play area with toys for children and they can host kids/stork parties on Saturday afternoons. Most Sundays they serve roasts.
Contact: Jaco Van Jaarsveld on 07942084171
Braai Shack Restaurant
Happy Feet Soft Play
We hire out of soft play for any parties or functions lots of packages to suit your needs.
Contact: Joanne Kyprou
GC Craft Cabin
I have a craft studio in my garden, where pottery painting, Decopatch, Pewter, potters wheel sessions can be booked. Also do birthday parties.
Contact name: Glenda Cox
Personalised party decor eg. invitations, bunting, themed name tags for party boxes, juice labels, cupcake toppers and more.
Contact name: Jackie Reid
Gifts with a twist of Africa
Cut it Out Laser
A wide range of beautiful laser personalised gifts.
The Crafty Chameleon
I specialise in Laser cutting and engraving. As well as offering a full range of my own products I also offer a bespoke service.
Contact: Kim Greyling
The home of all things ethnic and eccentric. Individually hand-crafted items for you: A taste of home for those expats who crave the familiarity of Sunny South Africa as well as something unique and beautiful for any discerning buyer. Our products are sourced via a local AIDS charity that encourages and supports grassroots crafters and their families.
Contact: Vanessa Lee
Sell unique handmade home decor, gifts and Christmas decorations - all ethically sourced in South Africa.
Contact: Claire Shepherd
Facebook page: ZUZA Trading
Candz Boutique Gifts
I am South African living in Scotland and have recently started up a business making solid wooden carvings. We make bespoke Africa clocks and lights from hardwoods which we can personlise.
Contact: Candice via Etsy https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CandzBoutiqueGifts
www.candz.co.uk / www.facebook.com/candzB
Cath was born & bred in Zimbabwe, now a married woman & mother of 2. Cath Curios is purely an online store based in Exeter, UK offering a unique range of products inspired by the beauty of Southern Africa. Whether you are interested in our home décor or fashion you can add a little cultural flavour to your lifestyle. Cath uses suppliers with the aim of assisting impoverished communities to create sustainable livelihoods and a brighter future
For all your embroidery requirements and Baby & kids Springbok clothing. Based in Burton-on-Trent but serve the whole UK. We are licensed to embroider the official Springbok logo onto certain items with a percentage of every sale going back to support the Bokke!
Contact: Lisa Fisher
Art of Africa
Individual handmade pieces of jewellery and curios from Southern Africa.
Best of African Design
We sell beautiful and interesting examples of handmade beaded and wired animals, Christmas ornaments, trees etc for the home or as gifts as well as handmade knitted and crocheted garments and accessories , all made in South Africa by various local artisans.
Jewellery, clothing etc
Contact: Monica Dowling
Handmade kids clothing
Contact: Antoinette Blignaut
Sugar Pops and Fairydoodles
I hand paint shoes and accessories. I have done the South African flag on many pairs as well as a South African theme with some Animals. Most recently I did South African Glitter Christmas decorations and Letters.
I make clothing to order, using beautiful bright African fabrics. Order by email or via Facebook.
Baby Shoes Just For You
I make baby clothes and bootees knitted and crochet
Contact: Michelle Sakelliou
I make children's clothing and adult underwear, ladies leggings and so much more.
Contact: Antoinette Blignaut
Baby Prints UK
I make treasured keepsakes of your baby's/children's hands and feet. I also do commissions of clasping hands, bumps and torsos.
Make up / Hair / Nails
Envious Hair & Beauty
Based in Crawley, West Sussex. Hair Colour & Cuts, Hair up for Occassions, Micro & Nano ring hair extensions, Airbrush and Traditional Make up, Hair Definition Brows, Eyelash extensions, Waxing, Nail Extensions, Gel Polish Mani/Pedi, Spray Tans, Swedish Massage, Facials, Ultrasound Lipo Cavitation, Non Surgical Facelift.
Contact: Emma Booysen / Dawn Shepherd
Africology Skincare UK
Africology Skincare UK offers luxury, natural and eco-friendly body, skincare and lifestyle products fragranced only with pure essential oils. We are an ethical company committed to fair trade while respecting the earth and supporting local communities. You can purchase our products directly from their online shop and watch this space to see if they realise their dream of establishing an African Day Spa in the UK.
Nails by Karin
Based in Southampton, Hampshire. I do gel overlays, extensions, manicures and pedicures. I'll also be doing i-tip keratin bond human hair extensions very soon. I’ve been doing nails for 20 years and have international qualifications. I've done treatments for various South Africa celebrities as well as Aussie Dani Minogue. Like my business page to see examples of my work.
Contact name: Karin Harvey on 07804798450
Hair by Cheney
I am a freelance hairstylist, specialising in all aspects of ladies hair. I am based in North London, so I primarily cover that area. I have been qualified for 17 years and have international qualifications.
I bring the salon to the comfort of your home.
Contact name: Cheney Halsey
Eden Days Body
SA mother & daughter team that hand make all of their body products using organic unrefined ingredients and only wood to cure our products in ( no plastic!). They use absolutely no nasties and their products are 100% vegan too.
Health / Fitness / Diets
Philippa Physio & Fitness
Personal Training, Physio and group exercises provided. Speciality areas include ante and post-natal as well as post injury rehab.
Contact: Philippa Garner Gibson
Facebook is https://www.facebook.com/philippaphysiofitness
Art, Design and crafts
Sian Jordan Art
Sian Jordan is a self-taught artist with a raw and unique talent in expressing her own style. Sian was born and raised in Durban, but is now based in the North East of England. She loves painting animals, people and doing illustrations of most things in watercolour and also does commissioned pieces.
Andrea’s School of Art
Andrea's School of Art / Asartbuzz based in Kent; Sittingbourne and Faversham. Specialising in Fine Art and Craft Classes as well as workshops, 'Paint and Picnic' days out in Summer, parties etc.
Facebook: Andrea's School of Art.
GC Craft Cabin
I have a craft studio in my garden, where pottery painting, Decopatch, Pewter, potters wheel sessions can be booked. Also do birthday parties.
Graphic and web designer based in Kent.
Contact: Jacqueline Reid
Artist &Interior Designer
Sales, commissions, Interior projects and exhibitions performed in SA and UK. I do my art on furniture and walls.
Contact: Karyn Rossenrode
Creative Solutions by Bonny
As a graphic designer and marketeer, I can create or source all elements you may require. I've worked with big corporations to bring their promotional items to life and I've also worked with many brides who require their perfect stationary for their wedding. Whether company or individual, I will aid in bringing your ideas to life.
Lauren Lipp Paperclip Creative Limited.
Home decor, personalised gifts, wall & window art, promotional items and much more!
Contact Lauren Lipp.
We're a digital marketing agency that opened offices in Putney, London last year. The Brand Cartel is a proudly South African creative agency where the majority of our staff, are based in Johannesburg. Servicing SME's and Start-Up's with all their digital marketing requirements, the best part is that we offer a proven results-driven service at a fraction of the price than other London agencies. Specialized in the retail we also focus our attentions on the FMCG, Fashion, Food and drink, fitness, Health and Beauty sectors. With everything from Website design and build, SEO + PPC and Social Media. We also offer offline advertising and will make all the necessary plans to help our clients by any means necessary.
Haus of West
I'm a graphic designer based in London, offering branding and design services to startups and SMEs. Let me know if you need any logos, helps with social media graphics or marketing materials made.
Contact: Somari van der Westhuizen
Umoya: Meaning “Spirit” in Xhosa. Some African cultures believe that when you take someone’s picture, you are in essence capturing their spirit... As a Lifestyle Photographer, this is what I strive to achieve. I offer a natural lifestyle approach to photographing families, weddings and events, on location. Covering West Sussex and neighbouring counties, however I do travel to locations further afield.
Contact Kelly Rabie
@ UmoyaPhotos / Instagram: umoyaphotography
Yolanda Goncalves Photography art
I'm a baby-and children's photographer serving Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire. I use natural light only.
Contact: Yolanda Goncalves
Jeannine Michelle Photography
Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer based in North London.
Instagram: @jeannineknickelbein @jeanninemichellephotography
Jacky Badenhorst Photos
Photographer covering Bristol and Somerset.
Contact: Jacky Badenhorst
Leisure & Entertainment
NMC Property Lettings and Management
We are a family run Property Management company specialising in the South West London area. We take care of your property for you, only renting to well referenced tenants and dealing with any issues to keep your property in its great condition. Happy tenants are good tenants but we also understand a property is your most important investment.
Website: www. nmcpropertymanagement.co.uk
Carpentry / DIY
UK Soundproofing Ltd
Based in the South-East, we are a Soundproofing company that specialises in sound reduction installations in domestic and commercial properties. If noise is a problem in your home, we can provide a free no obligation quotation and advise on suitable solutions for your soundproofing project to suit your budget and requirements. Our soundproofing solutions for walls, floors, ceilings and doors can solve your unwanted noise problems, whether it be noisy neighbours or any other source. Free site assessments available in our normal trading areas.
Attachment Family-Focused Therapist - doing exclusive individual, couple and family therapy. Helping people unlearn the programming that didn't serve them, gift people the experience of empathy and kindness, and the skills to love well so they can learn to thrive in all areas of life. Website being developed at the moment.
Facebook public profile: https://www.facebook.com/zariyalufu/
Group on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lufuislove/
Orpington Dental Care
As private dentists we offer a wide range of treatments but our guiding principle is to help all our patients have a healthy mouth and a smile to be proud of. Children welcome on the NHS.
Contact: Principal Dentist Helen Loubser
Travel & Tourism
Bringing the world to Africa, taking Africa to the world.
Contact: 0844 375 9680
Affordable Flights / TravelHouse
Special flight deals to SA from UK. ATOL and IATA bonded company "TravelHouseUK"
Deals to anywhere in the world from UK, including Hotels, Car Hire and holiday packages.
Contact: Mark Benson
Hotels and lodges in Southern Africa including the iconic Blue Train.
Cool Farm Stays & Gatherings in the sticks. Cottages & Glamping saffa style - in the welsh hills. Ideal for families, hen weekends away, fitness instructors running retreats, corporate groups, walking groups & special celebrations.
Specialist tour operator offering tailor-made holidays within Southern Africa, East Africa and Indian Ocean.
Patrick Hamilton Travel
Tailor made trips of a lifetime, corporate trips or family trips within South Africa. Safaris, golf days, honeymoons and holidays, as well as out of the ordinary special interest tours within South Africa. With more than 20 years experience in travel, our personal service gives you peace of mind knowing we are available at all times while you are touring with us.
Accounting & Tax Services
Hampshire Planning Limited
Professional town planning & planning enforcement service. My company provides assistance with general planning applications, enquiries, permitted development queries & general expertise on environmental health issues.
Icebolethu Funerals is a funeral Directing company based in South Africa which has been successfully been running for 8 years. We now have a branch in the United Kingdom to cater for South Africans and nationalities of the SADC regions. What we offer is insurance cover for South Africans and those of the SADC regions that are currently living and working in the United Kingdom. Icebolethu Funerals is underwritten by Liberty Life and is Level 1 BBBEE. Our services Include: Repatriation from the UK to South Africa/SADC, Funeral arrangements in SA/SADC, Coffin/casket, Catering and Tombstone. Our Insurance cover starts from as little as 10 pounds a month with a minimum waiting period of 3 months. Our mission is: To deliver exceptional services as funeral society, To perform affordable and dignified funerals, To offer repatriation services and To provide an efficient and effective service without compromising industry standards. We offer various funeral packages which can enable you to cover yourself, immediate family and extended family, whether they are living in the UK or in South Africa/SADC region.