Women’s month | Celebrating some of the women owned businesses in East London, South Africa

Highlighting over 100 women owned businesses in East London Eastern Cape, South Africa

Aug 6, 2020


I was asking a local group of women to share the names of the local women owned businesses in East London, and I was blown away by the interesting mix of lovely ladies, who are making a difference to our local community.

With woman’s day being around the corner, I thought I would take that list of names – and share these awesome women with you!


If you’re in East London, I’d love to encourage you to support these local ladies who are making a difference to our economy!


Coffee Shops, Restaurant
Ginger&Co: Coffee Bar (bakery, deli and gifts) have moved to opposite Selborne Primary
Lighthouse Fish and Chips Gonubie: We sell fish (hake, snoek and pangassius), calamari, chips, prawns, burgers, russians and more
Urban Junction: in Nahoon Beach road. Tasty food and friendly staff 
Seabreeze takeaways Westbank
Tea in the Trees cafe: with monthly markets and Friday food fest , wedding venue , with forest trails and bike park all situated in chintsa west
For the pets
Bark & Beyond: A dog Barkery and pet products. Lots of interesting products for dogs and cats as well pet related wooden signs.
Just Tails: Pet Store in Sherwood House, Beacon Bay – We supply several dog food brands, including Jock, Lifestyle and Olympic at extremely competitive prices.  Wide selection of treats, bones, beds, toys, health care products, seeds, The Barkery range, etc. for dogs, cats and small animals.
For the Foodies [+ catering]
2 Sisters East London: Vegan store. Vegan treats, food and snacks

About Thyme: Home cooked frozen meals. Also catering for weddings, parties, business functions etc etc ….. food is my passion

Apetito: makes food for crazy and sane occasions, cooks up storms and delivers comfort food, is never scared of a challenge and never runs out of ideas (by the way, we do any kind of catering…)

Better BIRD – Pasture Raised Poultry: we sell pasture raised (better than free range) chicken.

Cupcake Heaven

Fennell’s Burger Bar and Deli [Also known as Catering On The Move]: Ready made meals – platters – conferencing – boardroom lunches – weddings – ALL things food

Go Nuts 4 Donuts

Helen De Lange Francis: I do succulents and a lekker chilli sauce

Jeanette Heuer: I work from home fresh yummy platters call me

Kubusie Valley Raw Honey:

Maggie’s Kitchen: we do all sorts of homemade goodies because happiness is homemade and round is a shape 

Nuts about nuts: Sell caramalised and raw cashews, pecans, almonds, macademia and peanuts [in Hemmingways opposite Clicks]

Owls & Apple Pie: Artisanal & quirky pantry products like jams, curds & pickles. 🍯 #deliciousandnutritious
The Indish Kitchen: at the Pop up market on Fridays and prepare customized, turn-key meals to clients

The Country Butcher & Deli: We stock such a wide variety of products, but our wors and steaks are the best, and our lemon meringue and brownies are to die for

Tastebuds Catering: Cakes, cupcakes and other baked goods, snacks and home cooked meals etc.

Taste rite food: Specializing at the moment with beef biltong, dried kudu Wors, kudu boerewors.

The Fresh Box: Fruit and veg orders delivered to your door. Build your own box or order your box according to price

Queen Bee’s Novelty Cakes: special cake for you or your Loved ones Birthday, Christening, Engagement
Health + Wellness

Brio Bellies: For prenatal and postpartum recovery exercise.

BRIO Wellness: For guided health & weight loss programs.

Caelyn Barter Physiotherapy: Nahoon

Corenect: Physical Therapist

CycleHQ: for everything bicycle related

Discovery Vitality [Yvette Louw]: I can help you set everything up and show you how to navigate through the wonderful benefits. I do home calls too

Dynamic Body Studio: pilates,zumba &more in Dorchester Heights

Earthway Infusions: natural healing products such as eczema balm, menstrual relief balm, vapour rub as well as blend oils. I also offer distant reiki energy healing.

Earth Fusion: Immune Booting and Healing herbs and spice.

East London Hand Therapy practice: Occupational therapist

Glow with ONutricia:  O Nutricia Collagen products

GP [Caileigh Deere Koen] – Nahoon

Jubilee Free Range Chicken & Butchery

Kathryn Allderman Biokineticist: She provides injury rehabilitation and prevention [+ vitality assessments]

Kerry’s Elderly Care: where all your Elderly are cared for and loved as you would.

LimeFusion: organic living. We have a well stocked organic shop with helpful staff to assist you with your life style needs. A treasure chest of amazing products

Louise Ferreira Dietetics

Robyn Rohm: Jungian dream interpreter


True Reflection Health: which offers a range of health products! From JS HEALTH to Cheaky Orbs!
Hair + Beauty
3MU: a natural pre poo hair treatment that restores extremely dry and/or processed hair. Will not affect Colour, Curls, Brazilian blow out or Botox Hair Treatments.

Aloe Ferox products: Annelize Prinsloo

Artistic Hair Design: Greenfields based hairdresser

Candice George Beauty Studio: Nail Technician

Crème Hair Care East London: Local, Professional & Affordable hair products 

Factory rejected perfumes: such as hugo boss Lancombe chanel 

Flat Tummy Tea

Forever Living health products: made from aloe Vera. Have everything from head to toe products, have products for animals too.

Happy Feet: pedicures especially for diabetics. 

Inside/Out Health and Beauty: consultations, home beauty products + supplements

Natural Beauty kidds beach: Offering services including nails, facials, body treatments and free virtual skincare consultations

Sculptures Hairdressing: in vincent

Spirit: Skincare, sanitisers [the handwash came recommended for those with eczema]
The Beauty Box: in Blue Bend – waxing, massages, tinting, permanent makeup, tattoo removals, gel and acrylic nails and manicures and pedicure.
Topaz Studio: Hair and Beauty Salon
Veaudry Hair Boutique: Hair salon in Berea, stocks MUK hair care products
Wicked Ink Tattoos: Noted as having a  clean, warm environment for anyone that enters and the work they do is phenomenal



Accounting / Bookkeeping / Legal / insurance
Account IT – accounting, bookkeeping, payroll and tax.
Bookkeeping First: Bookkeeping and Accounting services to small and medium businesses. 
CoreXeroAccounting Practice for small businesses in East London owned businesses Grace Battiss
ELBP Accounting Services: accounting and tax business in Beacon Bay
Fijnbosch Consulting: offering Accounting, Taxation and othe Chartered Accountant Services
Fortitude Bookkeeping: Bookkeeping to trialbalance
Ingcambu Africa: Assist with Company Registrations, Annual Returns and more
LT Business Solutions: Assisting small businesses – bookkeeping solutions and Tax compliance services.
Noleen Renee Consulting: Tax + Accounting
Trish Beale Insurance Brokers: I’m a short term insurance broker and can help with quotes from various insurance companies
Accommodation + Real Estate + Venues


Buccaneers lodge and backpackers: in chintsa [we also do art workshops]

Yellowwood Forest. Morgan Bay: is owner run, child friendly and outdoorsy! Pizzeria, camping and self catering.
Plumbago Cottage: Self Catering accommodation in Vincent
The Mudhutters and Oregon Cottage: small self catering cottage which sleeps two in Morgan Bay. We live in the 1 acre property with our two dogs 
The Tree House Morgan Bay: small family friendly self catering getaway and attached also #artstudio156 where we facilitate music and art.

Real Estate:

Century 21: Kaye Groom

Godlyn Rentals: It was started by my father-in -law Cecil 24 years ago. We can help you earn a passive income from your property

Landvest: Debi Geyer


Stonehaven Wedding Farm

Clothing + Accessories

A stitch Above: sewing and scrubs

African Moon Designs: Leather bags and accessories with a rustic touch
Blessed_in_abundance: Handmade lightweight polymer clay jewellery, specifically earrings🤎

Brides Bestie: owned by myself.. I provide anything and everything pretty.

C’s Jewelryocity – custom jewelry, engraving and sells jewelry.
Embroidery world: Textiles + Embroidery on corporate and schoolwear.
Flaming Angel: bridal shop + designer dressmaker
Janine d Couture: womans clothing brand

Lisa B Clothing: I sew “everyday clothing” for ladies and little girls from home

Little Things: For Moms and Babes. A boutique store selling all sorts of little things for moms and their babies.

Love Madelaine: beautiful kiddies clothing

Olive Button: Baby + Children’s Clothing
Sam At Best Man Suit hire for every occasion.
Best service, been acknowledged and won 5x in a row as best service provider in EL
SimRen Styles Renée Pillay: lovely crocheted espadrilles and shoes…beautifully hand crafted and all original designs


Tied UpAffordable, fashionable & unique hair scrunchies and accessories 🤍
UrbanKhumba: customized hand sewn leather accessories
Babysitting – Cindy (Vierra) Botha
Mimi K collection: silicone baby teethers & baby bibs
Branding / Marketing / Socials

*FreshSage Brand Agency: this website!!!! I help you create a brand experience [Logo, identity, website, socials] to drive growth + elevate your business
Courtney Rose designs: Logo designs, invites, illustrations, Corporate Identity and social media posts.
Digitale Design: Graphic Designer
de Villiers Online Solutions: a local digital marketing agency specialising in social media management & branding

Mint Creative Studio: for graphic design – business cards, logos/branding and websites

Tarryn Jordaan: for social media management

Anine koch photography: Wedding and Lifestyle photographer
Annerie Myburgh Photography: Natural Light Lifestyle Photographer
Celize Czichon Photography: for all your branding, business & product photography needs
Helen nel photography: Family, wedding lifestyle photographer.
Gifts + Crafts
Craftymom.com: Vinyl stickers on just about anything. Excellent service. 
Crate of Mind: Mindfulness and Therapy boxes, business page


From The Heart Sterling Silver Jewellery: we have a studio in Nahoon which stocks sterling silver jewellery at ridiculously good prices, gorgeous handmade ceramics by Mudness ceramics, two leather ranges of bags called Rowdy and Ateljee, and cashmere scarves – definitely worth a visit
Crazy Cat Creations: unique gifts for every occasion. Laser cutting and engraving vinyl art, tshirts
Gifts by grandma: All home made goodies [noted that speciality is aprons – kids and adults]
Loerie Lane: All sorts, please have a look at my facebook/instagram page
Moon and Maple: I make handmade jewelry and home decor.
Mudness Ceramics: gerogeous ceramics
Sweet Craft: Handmade Crochet items
The Giftery: Personalized gifting, working with your budget & preferences to put together the perfect gift
Arts + Crafts

Art + Craft supplies:

All things Cake: cakes and baking items

Karoo Moon: – purewool, Handdyed wool for knitting and crochet 

Lee Gold Music: Music instrument Store


Anchen Art: beautiful floral illustrations – digital & print

Avara Creative: Artist at our fine local markets ( I miss doing them so much), I also occasionally do commissions for paintings and video edits
Barbie Size Fashion: Beautiful little outfits for Barbie dolls! 

Charmaine Deere: Supplier of Masks & Knitter of kids jerseys

Fine Artist:Valerie Liebenberg art for commissions
Lelané Makes Art: such a versatile artist whose page deserves a peek!
Mudd n Stuff: Arts and crafts, scrapbooking mosaic, beading, fineart. Also starting with kiddies classes


Creative Classes: 

Art with Sonja Place: Art classes – ladies if you are looking for a creative outlet and something to do for yourself, come join our classes. Commissions are also welcome

Claire’s Cooking Classes: (but as no classes at present) 
Emonti Creative Circle: (creative writing courses/groups) 
Hartspace: painting studio and online art classes. From beginners to experienced. All classes are brilliant.
Jen Bryson Moorcroft Theatre: (drama lessons and productions)
Live, Love, Craft: Arts and Crafts for all occasions and decor 💗
Step Ahead Dance Academy: I teach ballet , Spanish, tap, modern, hip- hop and line dancing 💥
Printing + Promotional Gifts
Berry’s Printing: I do personal printing from home

Bluebox Promotions: Corporate and promotional gifts + clothing

I & A Printers: Printing and binding of books & business cards, square stickers, flyers, wedding invitations ect
Leesmugs: We personalize a variety of products such as mugs and clocks
LouBeez Creations: for all your printing needs [Tshirts, mugs etc]
PV Promotions: Corporate Clothing and gifts including branding. Workwear and safety shoes
Stirling PostNet: We do Courier, local, national and International. We do printing, binding, laminating, faxing, scanning, emailing, business cards, flyers, etc.
Sugar belly:  customized shirts mugs and vinyl stickers. Snug and safe covers
Synergy Signs East London: Vehicle Branding, Signage, Canvas Printing, Custom Shirts and so much more! 
Terri Diplock deSigns: I own a signage company. I do vehicle signs, safety signs, business signs, magnets for vehicles, licence disc’s, bumper stickers etc

Worthy Products East London: Tshirts… Mugs and night lights


Brite Designs: I specialize in creating fun, colorful and functional spaces.

ShaeSpire: Creating beautiful spaces
Silver Scarlet Interiors: Everything to do with interior decorating. Curtains, furniture, wallpaper, upholstery etc etc Consultations
Appliance / Home / Furniture

4 Auctions: We turn your unwanted goods, vehicles, plant hire equipment and even your entire business into cash!

Authentique Nguni Boutique: We sell nguni hides and zebra hides, and nguni covered furniture and coasters.

AMA Office Furniture: New And Used Office Furniture 
Border Cater Hire: 36 Vincent Road. Decor, event and catering hire.
Cash Leaders: Appliances and furniture! 
Cocabana Canvas: we do sewing of new items and repairs – Shadeports, drop-down blinds, tents, caravan/trailer covers, outdoor upholstery&protective covers etc
Fabulous Home Decor & Gifts at 18a Chamberlain Road Berea. We sell gifts, home decor, cushions, quilts, furniture, runners and lamps. We sell stencils, door knobs, transfers and do [Annie Sloan] chalk paint workshops. We also custom paint your furniture
Fashion Galore: I make clothing and Curtaining I also do alterations
Maxidor: Retractable slamlock barriers, swing gates, rollershutters, burglar bars and fencing.
Persian carpets and cleaning: deep clean hand made carpets and kilims. Restore rugs and loose carpets
Silverton Radiators: we offer a wide range of radiators, and repair radiators, fuel tanks and intercoolers
The Wild Coast Secret Garden: indigenous plant nursery specialising in Clivias
Tayla Made Services: Proudly painting and transforming homes for 5 years now!
The Four Craftsmen: custom made wooden furniture


The Attic on Main: upholstery, curtains and blinds (and apparently they have a very cool little shop with clothes shoes and gifts)
Tupperland: Tupperware, kitchen labels and biscuits!
Ultrador & ultrablinds: Manufacture and install aluminum slamlock security gates and burglar bars.

Momentum Propshafts: We repair, rebuild or manufacture driveshafts for all vehicles (cars, bakkies, trucks, busses, hysters, cranes) 💯❤️

Team Carspares Amalinda: we sell parts and accessories

Cleaning + Maintenance
Amanda Gerber: for building and roofing materials
A&W cleaning: carpet cleaning and deep cleaning for moving out or in of properties. Fantastic service and friendly, professional staff
AutoGuard: We are a Valet company. We do all kinds of Valets to suit your needs 🚗.
BioTorq: Eco Friendly cleaning products that clean everything from your kitchen to heavy duty grease and oil. 
Carpet Care + Cleaning: we deep clean upholstered couched, carpets, vehicle upholstery as well as Move In-Out Rental cleaning.
DBQ Trading: sells all kinds of PPE locally.
Justshaz: Professional cosmetics. Hotel amenities, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, showergel. Dishwashing liquid, household bleach, all purpose cleaner, sanitiser
GBW Cleaning Services:  Carpet Cleaning

Gonubie Laundry Cleaning of clothes, duvets, blankets plus dry cleaning depot 

Impact Eco Solutions: We do rubberizing of roofs. We have a range of GreenCoat products as well. Eco friendly. Proudly South African.

J.C building and maintenance: From building to painting, plumbing, paving, tiling.
Pro Clean Cleaning Service: We are fully supervised. We also offer Deep Cleaning, Sanitization and fogging of businesses, homes, churches, schools and cars. We are 100% Covid19 compliant. 

Thintimbokotho Disinfecting & Sanitizing Services: Disinfect and Sanitize premises

Zintle Nondwangu: cleaning service and I’m also manufacturing my own products

Education + Training + development

Book Nook: supply of bulk text books, library books and setting up of libraries

Big Blue Bubbles: Swim School

Busy Bodies Preschool in Gonubie!!

Cambrai Academy Online: We are passionate about education and children 

Glen Hill Private School: Playschool and Primary School in Glen Eden, East Coast

Goody Gum Drops Pre School: Preschool based in Beacon Bay [open mornings only]


ITTI South Africa: a local TESOL training institution – helping people become qualified to Teach English abroad & online!

Just Kidding Pre-School in Bonza Bay: Small, mornings only preschool in Bonza Bay. Ages : 18 months to 4 years.

Software Support & Training: We train groups and individuals. We can offer support on Software issues. Zoom training also on offer


Sticky Marshmallow: remedial intervention to children grades R-7.
The vokel studio: Locally owned music school, specializing in vocals and piano lessons.
Little actors east london: Speech and drama and Etiquette – extra mural at schools teaching children ages 3 to 9 years old.. 
Personal development, coach, business advisory

Cheryl Stead, registered Christian Counsellor (0832973858, Pembroke Place, Nahoon)

Climabyte: business solutions provider [IT infrastructure + Business Turnaround Specialist]

Inspired personal development: I guide women to overcome their limiting beliefs and live the life they dream of.

success&colour: Do contact me should you wish to promote or chat about yourself & your business on our Let’s Chat online platform
VMI Advisory: a business advisory services company based in East London

Lets Travel Seekers: Domestic & international (when borders open 😉). Exceptional knowledge of destinations and 26yrs experience. Go the extra mile, even during lockdown

I hope that this list has added a bunch of value for you, and whilst I know there are many more awesome woment owned businesses out there – this is definitely a great place to start!


[Brand Strategist + owner of FreshSage]

Ps… If you’re a small business owner… I have just created this list of 5 things you need – to take your business to the next level [yip — created just for you]:

About the Author

Emma is the Chief Coffee Drinker here at FreshSage. With over a decade in branding + another decade in corporate business - she's always balancing the creative with business strategy + goals. She believes everyone has a purpose + calling, and secretly loves helping her clients find theirs. When she's not building brand experiences, she's spending time with her High-school sweetheart + kidlet, tinkering in her veg garden, painting an abstract, and enjoying vino with friends.

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