KOBO Africa: A Journey of Friendship, Craftsmanship, and Cultural Celebration
We are a proudly South African online business specialising in South African made blankets and throws.
"Kobo" means blanket in Sesotho, which perfectly encapsulates the heart and soul of Kobo Africa and reflects our commitment to supporting local industries and celebrating African culture.
Our range of blankets and throws is meticulously curated, offering a diverse selection of designs, colours, and yarns to suit every preference and style.
The range includes traditional heritage blankets, such as the iconic Basotho blankets and the Ndebele Umbhalo. These blankets serve as a tribute to the rich cultural tapestry of Africa. Additionally, the MyAfrica range pays homage to the vibrant cultures found throughout the continent, creating a collection that celebrates the diversity and beauty of Africa.
KOBO Africa is a brand born from a lifelong friendship between Natalie and Christina, two best friends with a shared passion for beautiful things, shopping, travel and supporting the local economy.
In 2019, we embarked on a mission to showcase the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of blankets and throws made in South Africa.
We started our online business with the name Love Jacaranda. As the business grew over the last 4 years, it became evident that a new name was needed to truly represent their values and the essence of our brand. Thus, KOBO Africa was born.
Where are we?
We are an online store based in Johannesburg. We do not have a physical store, however we are happy to accommodate appointments for those who prefer an in-person shopping experience. Alternatively, you can see them at various Expos and shows around the country.
Explore our online store, discover the richness of South African craftsmanship, and let KOBO Africa be your gateway to warmth, style, and the celebration of African heritage.
In the News
We have been fortunate to be featured in some articles, click below to read:
- Celebrating Culture: Kobo Africa Blankets’ Impact in the UK
- Embracing Maximalism: A Fusion of Cultures and Colours with Kobo Africa
- Decorex CT 2023
- SA Decor & Design: Introducing KOBO Africa
- Garden & Home: How to introduce African decor into your home
- Woman&Home Magazine: How to incorporate African Prints
- What's on In Cape Town
- National Small Business Chamber
- Vodacom Business SME Fast Forward Series (Doing Business in a Digital Economy)
- Small Business Showcase