Our Roots

The first Africandle was born in 2018 out of a curiosity for concrete design and a triumphant DIY experiment (a brother’s home-made gift for his sister).

Three years later, our candles can be found in home stores across South Africa and through our retail partners around the world.

We are proudly South African, our country’s power and grit are reflected in the raw, expressive textures of our candles and its beauty and serenity are felt in their warm glow.

Our mission is to create products that inspire moments of beauty and to build a brand that celebrates our Country’s unique dynamism and charm.

From start to finish each Africandle is made by hand. We pour the wax (and our hearts) into every candle and continually test new processes in the pursuit of the best burn experience.

While we strive for perfection in quality, the beauty of our candles lies in their imperfections. We celebrate every crack and crevice, letting the concrete develop naturally and allowing the wax to run its own course. This ensures that no two candles are ever the same.