Our Story

Matsimela Home Spa is an authentic South African brand which started out as a home-grown business in 2005 by husband-and-wife team, Wayne and Olivia Nel. 

Living on a 45-acre property in Gauteng with an array of indigenous game and 2 beautiful rivers running through it, allows us to truly connect to nature, thereby allowing us to appreciate the beautiful elements of our surrounds

Our love for mother nature and all the good inherent qualities of South Africa gave rise to a distinctly African brand with a distinctly African name. Matsimela is an Indigenous word meaning “roots” and originates from the African language, Sotho. ‘We are returning to our roots in all that we do to enrich you with our African heritage’.

Empowering men and women to be self-sustainable is our goal, to allow our staff to nurture and grow in their respective positions. 

The company’s philosophy is to create a unique and ever-evolving product range that incorporates the finest natural ingredients selected for their beneficial properties. We endeavour to source & obtain our raw materials through Southern African based companies that in turn support local farms that produce our beautiful African Ubuntu oils & extracts. Our suppliers source oils from over 30 farmers throughout Africa and surrounding islands.

Matsimela’s product ranges makes use of materials, raws and packaging that are kind to you and the planet, which complements Matsimela’s focus on plant-derived cosmetic ingredients which support sustainable products, fair trade and the global trend towards organic and safe products.

Our products are not tested on animals and are cruelty free.  We strictly stay away from harsh preservatives and can proudly state that our products are paraben free.

With the Matsimela range of products developed around the ethos of caring for yourself and our environment and products being ecofriendly based; free from harsh chemicals and preservatives you can ‘Be Well’ and experience something truly amazing.

Our recycling initiative is key and encourage our customers to reuse or recycle all packaging.

Matsimela’s foot print includes supplying the local South African market. Our supply extends to over 350 SPAS and hotels in South Africa with a wide range of products produced for the health and beauty industry and the end consumer. Our export clients fall within SADEC.

We take pride in the fact that our manufacturing facility based in Kya Sands is internationally audited and accredited with ISO:2015 Quality management system and in line with GMP (Good manufacturing practices). Each batch produced follows strict quality procedures. Not one product is outsourced – giving you peace of mind that what we promote and nurture is  100% true.

Whether the products are a spoil for yourself or someone special in your life, visit us at one of our SPA stockists or stores or shop online.