The company was founded in 1998 on the principals of local empowerment and job creation. African Trails specialises in the design, manufacturing and supply of a large range of African curios and accessories.
Since 1998 African Trails has grown from creating employment opportunities for 12 people in 1998 to around 50 people currently hired from local disadvantaged communities. This has been achieved due to strict adherence to using South African suppliers, the promotion of crafting skills as well as the promotion of hand crafted items over cheaper mass manufactured imports..
Various components are manufactured on site and then assembled by our staff members according to each order received from the customer. We can proudly say that each African Trails item has been handled by at least 7 to 10 different staff members during its production.
In 2010 African Trails was incorporated into the MSD Group – a group of 5 local manufacturers who share in the same principals as African Trails and who have been involved in the design and manufacture of African Trails products since the very beginning. This has allowed us to ensure better quality control, easier customization of existing products and easier development of new products.
Currently African Trails products can be found in most gift shops, game lodges, and other large outlets in Southern Africa. We also supply some African countries and various other export markets.
Corporate Logos: Should you wish for us to tailor-make a mould according to your logo or design – simply email us your artwork, sketch or idea and we will work with you to create a product to your requirements.
Agents: We have representatives in the following areas: Pretoria and Johannesburg; Kwazulu Natal; Mpumalanga; Eastern, Western and Northern Cape; Free State and Namibia.