CBD is one of the fastest growing industries, with many joining companies the wellness bandwagon. One of the problems for consumers of CBD products is the lack of regulation. Everyone from your local pizza joint to your artisan coffee shop are selling CBD products. That’s why it’s important to use a cannabidiol (CBD) brand that has been independently tested by a third-party.

Later this year, government will open up and regulate the commercial use of hemp products, providing jobs for small-scale farmers; and formulate policy on the use of cannabis products for medicinal purposes, to build this industry in line with global trends.

Here are a few of our favourite CBD brands that you can buy in South Africa.


Goodleaf is South Africa’s first dedicated CBD shop with a retail store located in Cape Town. Their focus is on assisting clients with finding the right CBD product for specific ailments. Their range includes drops, vapes, topicals, CBD water and a range of CBD products for pets. Both Goodleaf’s own broad spectrum hempderived CBD products as well as imported brands such as Select CBD are available.


Zootly is a South African startup with an extensive range of products. They are essentially a “one-stop shop” for almost anything cannabis related. At their retail store or online shop you will find products such as growing equipment, vapes and bongs, CBD oil, CBD topicals, CBD chocolates and CBD coffee. The Zootly CBD oil range is locally made and comes in 4 different flavours.


africanpure is yet another South African CBD brand that entered the market in 2019. Their range includes drops (both isolate and broad spectrum), gel capsules, creams and CBD vape products. They also have products specifically for athletes as well as pets.


Elixinol is yet another CBD brand made from organic, grade-A CBD oil, straight from hemp plants in Colorado, United States. Their CBD range includes drops, hemp balm and capsules. There’s also a nifty “SATIVA” Hemp Skincare range which includes hemp shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, cleaners and more.


Koi CBD is a brand from the United States that can be found on South African shelves and online shops. Their CBD range includes topicals, gummies, lotions, oils, and more. Their most popular products are their CBD vape juices and CBD soft gummies.

Faithful to Nature

Faithful to Nature is one of South Africa’s largest online healthstores. They currently stock a number of quality brands including South Africa’s Elixinol, Coyne CBD and Cibdol CBD from Switzerland. The website also stocks a number of hemp products including face washes, moisturizers, protein powder and creams.

Now that you know some of the best brands, why not check out some of the best CBD products available?