CBD oil is one of the fastest growing industries in 2020, with many wellness companies joining the bandwagon. One of the problems, for consumers, is the lack of regulation surrounding CBD oil in South Africa and abroad.

Everyone from your local pizza joint, to your artisan coffee shop or boutique bakery will offer products infused with CBD oil. That’s why it’s important to use a CBD oil brand that’s been independently tested by a third-party lab.

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 oil brands that you can currently 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.

The Goodleaf CBD range includes drops, vapes, topicals (like moisturizer, face masks, creams), CBD water and a range of CBD products for pets. All of their products have associated certificates of analysis (CoA).


africanpure is yet another South African CBD brand that entered the market in 2019. Their CBD oil range includes drops, gel capsules, creams and CBD vapes. They’re looking to assist everyone in the family with a CBD oil product – including your pets with their chew sweets and kids with their lower dose CBD oil.


Elixinol is a CBD brand made from organic, grade-A CBD oil from hemp plants grown in Colorado, United States. In 2016, the company launched in South Africa, offering THC-free CBD products.

The Elixinol 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.

All of their products have associated certificates of analysis (CoA), which can be found by entering the lot number on their website.


fourfivecbd is a company founded by two professional athletes that have found tremendous benefits in using CBD oil for recovery. Their range of CBD products is intended for an active lifestyle and includes CBD capsules, CBD sprays and a CBD muscle rub.

We personally love the CBD muscle rub, which contains 300mg of CBD with lavender oil, vitamin E, tea tree oil and menthol.

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

Select CBD / Social CBD

Select CBD uses 100% hemp-derived CBD straight from Colorado, USA. In 2018 they were voted one of the best premium CBD brands. Every one of their products includes a QR code on the box which can be scanned to verify third-party laboratory results. Their range includes CBD tinctures, gummies, vape pens, gel caps, topicals and more. Earlier this year, Select CBD changed its name to Social CBD. You can find out more about how they test their products via the website.

Cibdol CBD

Cibdol CBD is a company based in Switzerland. These popular CBD products are also available on the South African market. Their range includes CBD oil, CBD creams, CBD supplements, CBD beauty products and more. You an also take a look at the CBD analysis via their website.

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