About us

Creating hand crafted products with care for quality & attention to detail.

Mbuya Nehanda of Zimbabwe was a well respected revolutionary of her time and sacrificed her life for the independence of her country. Nehanda Design is named after this queen in her own right. A historical icon and woman who is viewed as a grandmother (Mbuya) figure by the people of Zimbabwe.

Hiya, I’m Nehanda Magan

I'm the owner of Nehanda Design Pty Ltd and lover of spending time in nature, surrounded by mountains, birds, Fynbos and a friend or few.

I studied Industrial Design gaining skills in product design & development, illustration, 3D CAD modeling & rendering, and graphic design.

Our journey began in 2019 when a simple request from my cousin sparked a passion for creating nursery mobiles. What started as a side hustle has blossomed into an exciting business. Our focus on celebrating African fauna and flora has resonated with South Africans worldwide, providing a comforting "little piece of home" for their little ones.

At our core, we're committed to more than just creating beautiful products—we're building a community. We believe in the power of early childhood development and the profound impact it has on shaping young minds. That's why each handcrafted item we produce is meticulously designed to spark curiosity, inspire learning, and foster storytelling. Our mobiles aren't just decorative—they're tools for development, encouraging exploration and imagination in the most formative years of a child's life.

By fostering an environment of skill-sharing, creativity, and inclusivity, we aim to empower those in need of work and income while creating products that bring joy and inspiration to the lives of little ones everywhere. Whether you're a parent seeking a unique keepsake or a retailer looking to stock our products, we're here to make a difference. Reach out to us today to learn more about our offerings and how we can work together to nurture the next generation of curious minds.

Quality over quantity

We work within a fine balance of sourcing local manufacturers for components, keeping our prices as competitive as possible, maintaining an outstanding level of quality that allows our products to last for generations.

This means that we do need to buy some components made abroad when local alternatives don’t exist or push our prices too high.

Have a look around and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or enquiries!​

Enjoy the journey!

Explore our products
  • Craft & Design Institute

    The CDI has supported us from the very beginning and continues to support us with courses, workshops, business mentorship, funding and other recourses that have been key to the growth of our business.