Spread the love locally this Valentine’s Day with homegrown gifts on the KZN South Coast

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Celebrated as a day of love, Valentine’s Day is a time to acknowledge that significant other by showering them with gifts on 14 February. In line with more sustainable practices, shoppers are being directed to buy locally manufactured goods on the KZN South Coast through the Buy Local campaign.

“Since the launch of our Buy Local campaign last year, we have welcomed several KZN South Coast manufacturers who are benefitting from the business and networking support of this membership,” explained Nkululeko Hlongwane, Investment & Development Manager. “Buying local has several socio-economic benefits, not only for local businesses but for consumers as well. Shoppers are now enjoying more cost-effective options made with fresher ingredients more sustainably. This Valentine’s Day, we want to encourage shoppers to share the love by supporting our local businesses when considering gifts, with bulk purchases a great option for schools and businesses.”

Buy Local Valentine’s Gifts on the KZN South Coast

1.       AS Flowers & Gifts

Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day quite like an exquisite bunch of flowers! This Buy Local member delivers vivacious, locally sourced flowers and bespoke gift packs around the KZN South Coast, ideal for making Valentine’s that much more special.

Contact: mkhizethandi94@gmail.com or 073 553 9379

2.       Carrot House Bakery

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a tantalizing red velvet cake special! This is the softest, fluffiest, most scrumptious cake paired with cream cheese icing at a cost of only R249.99. Vegan options are also available on request.

Contact: nokukhanyancam@gmail.com or 068 407 6243.

3.       Mafuzeh: The House of Cakes

A Valentine’s Day sweet treat is always a welcome gift, and Mafuzeh has just the selection! From romantic cakes to scones, muffins, and other baked goodies, Mafuzeh is ready to make this a Valentine’s Day to remember.

Contact: info@mafuzehcakes.co.za or 072 141 7698

4.       Inqubele Holdings

If jewellery is on the cards then why not consider something more traditional and unique? Inqubele handcrafts incredible necklaces, bracelets, and earrings – all of which make the ideal Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone.

Contact: jowiephillip1@gmail.com or 071 918 3586

5.       Good to Glow Beauty & Cosmetics

Pamper your significant other with some fragrant skincare products handcrafted on the KZN South Coast. The brand encourages its ethos of self-acceptance and quality-made products for the local market.

Contact: goodtoglow4@gmail.com or 060 467 3856

6.       Obendalo Organics

Another great local supplier of 100% organic skincare products is Obendalo Organics. These locally-made, all-natural products are the ideal gift to support local and sustainable practices.

Contact: dlungwanalouise95@gmail.com or 078 044 7406

7.       KwaXolo Caves Adventures

What about a unique experience in the great outdoors this Valentine’s? Take a guided hike to the KwaXolo Caves which are adorned with centuries-old San rock art, with exquisite views from the suspension bridge, and a romantic picnic to finish the experience.  

– Hike into the caves is R180 pp

– Suspension Bridge is R80 pp 

– Waterfall hike R150 pp

– Braai area and picnic spots available

Contact: Kxcadventures@gmail.com or 074 887 3742

8.       Beaver Creek Coffee Estate

The KZN South Coast is home to some of the best brews and top-notch outdoor experiences. Enjoy a scenic crop-to-cup tour of the estate and then enjoy a delicious Valentine’s meal at The Estate Café.

– Guided coffee tour and tasting (bottomless coffee) R85 pp

Contact: info@beavercreek.co.za or 039 311 2347

To purchase goods sold or secure services from these and other Buy Local businesses visit the online directory on the SCTIE website. To order from Buy Local members or to join the campaign, visit the Buy Local tag at www.investkznsouthcoast.co.za or click here for a membership form.

To find out more investment opportunities, get in touch with SCTIE, the KZN South Coast’s One-Stop Shop for investment. Contact SCTIE on 039 682 7944, email oss@sctie.co.za or visit www.investkznsouthcoast.co.za.