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Africa Silks Showroom Graskop

Located in Mpumalanga


Tel: (013)7671665

It explains the process of Hand-crafted items and shows how we in South Africa Work with silk.

The Company’s History

The Beginning

Africa Silks, the company opened in 1999 but started many years before.Ronel Swart, the owner of Africa Silks started her journey with silk in the early 90’s. She initially started working with silk worms together with the South African Government as a job creation initiative.

The government eventually decided that the project used too much resources and closed it down.

As the livelihood of many people depended upon this project, including Ronel’s she took it upon herself to build from this experience.Ronel knew that without expertise and knowledge of rearing silk worms the project would be impossible to get off the ground.Ronel travelled to Taiwan to learn more about silk. She returned to South Africa with a renewed sense of hope and enthusiasm to build the business.

Africa Silks born

A small showroom and weavery was opened in Graskop. Ronel soon realised that it would be too costly to import the silk needed to make products from the Eastern countries.

A silk farm was opened; different methods on how to rear silk worms successfully were being experimented with. Through much trial and error she found a combination of techniques that worked well together.

Remarkable growth

After a few years the demand for more silk was apparant, thus the silk farm was expanded to produce more silk.
The silk farm is open to the public where insightful tours and silk worm viewing is part of a 45 minute experience.

As everything else, the demand of South-African reared silk grew with the trend of natural and healthy produce.

Tourism has always been an essential part of the survival of Africa Silks and we value the support of all local and international clients.

Our giveaway to helping to promote South Africa as a tourist destination

You can win:
A silk Product of your choice to the value of R2000.

Additionally you are automatically entered into the competition to win the great South Africa adventure holiday worth more than R150 000.

Value of Africa Silks Showroom Graskop prize
Closing date of competition:

18:00 on 30.10.2022

Not redeemable for cash

We have been able to offer this giveaway through a collaboration with our wide network of travel and tourism partners. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored this incredible adventure holiday giveaway for 2 persons valued at over R150 000!! But there is even more. There is also a bonus prize of a 4k Olfi action camera up for grabs.

Our mission is to create  tourism awareness in South Africa and heightened attention for the upcoming tourism month of September. Its all about getting more locals and returning South Africans,  travelling this wonderful country of ours. If we can encourage international tourists too even better.

The great South Africa adventure holiday worth R150000 unpacked

Giants Castle Slack Packing Trail

Slackpacking – Explore the Drakensberg foothills without the burden of a backpack walking from lodge to lodge, having your luggage transported for you and looking forward to excellent 3 course meals.

Experience the St Lucia estuary from St Lucia Eco Lodge for 2 nights including breakfast and dinner as well as a game drive and boat safari. This lodge is an ideal point from which to explore South Africa’s first World Heritage Site, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Karkloof Canopy Tour

The Karkloof Canopy Tour consists of 12 platforms and 10 zip-line slides, the longest of which is 200m! Feel like Tarzan as you zip safely from platform to platform with a yodel to wake the squirrels.

Stay another night at Antbear Lodge after you have completed the slack packing trail in a Mountain View site including dinner and breakfast. Take in a cultural storytelling experience in  our star gazing hammock camp

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning is a gentle experience that is suitable for all. Imagine drifting at a leisurely pace across the magnificent Drakensberg 

Via Faretta Drakensberg

For those that enjoy walking or hiking through our beautiful countryside we invite you to enjoy a mountain climbing route that has aids such as ladders, steps and cable.

Ardmore Guest Farm

Stay 3 nights at Ardmore Guest Farm  including dinner and breakfast. You will want the extra time here to experience Scootours downhill scooters and the Via Feratta rock climbing trail. Dont forget one of the mornings will be and early start to float away in a hot air balloon Value 

Sootours downhill scooters

Feel the thrill as you negotiate a downhill mountain experience in the Central Drakensberg. Scooters are non-motorized making this Eco-friendly. 

Tree Tree Hill Lodge

Stay 2 nights at Three Tree Hill Lodge  including dinner and breakfast. The old-world charm of this upmarket lodge with its large verandahs creates an ideal environment in which to wind down and enjoy nature. Included is a game walk and if you can also consider to take part in a guided battlefield tour.

Granny Mouse

2 Nights relaxing in the Kwazulu Natal Midlands at Granny Mouse Country House and Spa. Explore the Midlands Meander and relax with  the very best in opulent accommodation coupled with old-world charm and service, embedded into the ethos and foundations of this historic hotel.

safari at Bonamznzi

Enter the rough terrain of Bonamanzi in Northern KZN. Its home to the big 4 and with its wide expanses of bush, makes game viewing the best in the country. 2 Nights in a treehouse with dinner, bed and breakfast including a game drive


2 nights  at the five star  Fugitives Drift Lodge. Take part in Fugitives’ Drift’s awe-inspiring battlefield tours, which bring the battles of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana to life, leaving one with a deep and tangible insight into some of the most moving of South Africa’s battlefields.


Stay 2 nights at Leopard Mountain Lodge  including dinner and breakfast. Witness endless sunsets melting their final rays into the horizon, the smell of fresh rainfall over Africa’s plains and a feeling of peace and tranquillity as your African dream unfolds into a truly memorable reality.


2 Nights relaxing in at Makakatana  Game Lodge within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Experience this magnificent area from the comfort of our spacious rooms, set on raised decks within the wilderness of the game park. iSimangaliso Wetland Park is home to vibrant wildlife in the game reserve, within Lake St. Lucia’s estuary and the glorious coastal beaches on the eastern shores of the park.


Imagine a place where time stands still, where the gentle breeze rustles through the Red Ivory trees, the sun drops slowly beyond the horizon, turning the sky pink and cueing the lion’s call. Now stop imagining and experience all of this for2 nights including dinner and breakfast from the sanctuary of your very own private balcony at Sungulwane Private Game Lodge.

Mlendeni Sitole will tell you his African village stories of the night skies. He has built a star gazing hammock camp for you to relax and observe the heavens and listen to the night sounds. He makes you feel like you have never seen the night sky before when you go stargazing with him in the Drakensberg.

Enter Now


Number of competition entries so far: 18

Lara Grobler – 25.07.2022
My husband and I are all about learning new things. I personally did not know much about this place and would love to learn about it more

Sylvia Pomeranetz – 25.07.2022
Wow did not know about this and cannot wait to stop in Graskop on my next adventure to see your beautiful silks.

Magda Landman – 25.07.2022
Dit is ń belewenis om te sien hoe julle werk en ek was al bevooreg om dit te kon sien. Julle produkte is pragtig. Julle is ń steun pilaar vir julle gemeenskap.

Andrew Scheepers – 25.07.2022
Nothing Like Silk as a Gift. Soft Smooth, Colourful and Beautiful.

mantsha annah mashaphu – 25.07.2022
Best accomodation,hiking,interacting with nature and best activities to a nice and peaceful place to be

Lester Niss – 24.07.2022
We tried to visit you once before but you were closed. I would love to try again/

Shireen Green – 24.07.2022
Love the beautiful story of how Ronel made a success of this business💗:-)

Suzanne Stuart – 24.07.2022
I love that your business is built on the premise of South Africans supporting one another!

Mohamed Eshak – 24.07.2022
The quality and variety of your products

Tania Saunders – 24.07.2022
I’ve always loved silk

Karen Fish – 24.07.2022
Love the trend towards using natural and local products and would love to support this initiative!

Kim Buckland – 24.07.2022
South African Tourism standing up and being counted

Samantha Govender – 24.07.2022
It’s proudly south african which me proud of it

Michelle Wales – 24.07.2022
love the luxury and elegance of silk – a very special natural product. Been to the showroom – its really interesting learning about silk process and the shop has a wide variety of beautiful products.