Hides Of Africa


Gifts for every occasion whether made of bone, wood, leather or various other traditional materials, there is something for everyone. Our hides originate from our amazing African wildlife. We also stock individually selected Nguni cattle hides.



Our Story

Welcome to Hides of Africa

Hides of Africa is a family run business. With the original and the current owners born and raised in Africa, a continent rich in culture. We take pride in stocking our store with a wide variety of hand-selected artefacts and products, many of which have a story behind them.

Only the Best

Bone, Wood, Leather & Traditional Materials

Gifts for every occasion. There is something for everyone, all our hides originate from our amazing wildlife in Africa.

Nguni hides

The Nguni cattle breed is native to Southern Africa and has become part of the spiritual and aesthetic lives of the African people. The hide patterns are varied and no two animals are alike which makes them extremely unique and popular.
makes them extremely unique and popular.

Game hides

Locally sources games hide such as springbok, zebra, and wildebeest just to mention a few.

All animal by-products are obtained through legitimate culling programmes and we work closely with Ezemvelo/KZN Wildlife to ensure all products are legal.

Leather products

We source locally manufactured bags, wallets, purses, belts and shoes. We have something for everybody!


Our curios are sourced from around Southern Africa. Some curious are readily available, while others are unique handcrafted, one of a kind pieces.


Locally sourced and hand made jewelry


We stock a unique range of ceramic Nguni cattle, horses and wildlife including buffalo, cheetah and antelope (Kudu and Nyala).


What people say about Africa


In Africa, the magic is everywhere

Vic Guhrs

“Cultural Collisions”

It’s a melting pot, Southern Africa. You find these cultural collisions that result in art and music, and it’s pretty amazing. ”

Dave Matthews


…the survival of our wildlife is a matter of grave concern to all of us in Africa…these wild creatures amid the wild places they inhabit, are not only important as a source of wonder and inspiration but are an integral part of our natural resources and future livelihood and well-being.

Julius Nyerere (1st President of Tanzania)

Hours of Operation

Sunday – Sunday
09:00am – 17:00pm

We are closed on Christmas Day.

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