Ukuva iAfrica means “The sense of Africa” and was established in March 1996 when the traveler finally reached Cape Town (South Africa). The Ukuva look was inspired by the culture of the Ndebele: Tribal women used to wear metal rings, which symbolize the woman’s status in society.
A well known wire-artist (Joe Mufundi) made the wire bottle decorations. The wire necks and raffia tassles are hand made.

Turqle Trading adopted the Ukuva iAfrica brand in January 2012.


The different spice mixes and sauces differ not only in their taste, but also in their very own history. Behind each of the product names is a meaning, a special adventure, a special event or a certain thought. Ukuva iAfrica tells tasty stories that touch and what touches can make a difference.

There are the following “Ukuva iAfrica” products:

  • Hot Drops
  • Sauces
  • Herb & Spice Grinders
  • Flo Grinders
  • Hot Rocks & Spiced Salts



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