Down Ridge Road

The UmhlangaDecember 20, 2023

Beacon Rock is known for its impressive SMG store, with the iconic Mini vehicle ‘stuck’ to the side of the building. But, Beacon Rock is home to so much more, and, if you’re busy redecorating or renovating, it is the ideal destination. There are numerous stores that open up onto Ridge Road offering all things design and decor, from home appliances to wallpaper. 


We start with Smeg, a beloved brand that provides quality kitchen appliances that match any aesthetic. Based in Italy, knowing how to combine technology with style is the key for Smeg to create products that become truly iconic. Whether you need smaller essentials such as toasters, blenders or kettles or major appliances such as ovens, refrigerators or hobs, you’re able to kit out your whole kitchen by visiting just one store!



We move on to Light + Living, a small team with the right skill, dedication and customer-centric approach to assist you in finding the right lighting solution for your home, from exquisite pendants to ceiling-mounted, wall, floor and table lighting. They offer a complete light solution, whether it’s assisting you with the technical specifications for a new residential build or helping you find the just-right addition to your decor.



If you’re looking for specialists in real oak flooring, decking and cladding, Oggie Flooring’s showroom is the place to go. Oggie offers various ranges of engineered oak, which are expertly installed and easy to maintain. For almost two decades, Oggie has inspired the best of Africa’s architects and designers with a broad range of wide-plank oak floors and wall cladding that is handcrafted to their specific design needs. Oggie put their success down to good customer service and product quality.


Melonwoods is a trusted furniture and lighting supplier to homeowners and designers. Trading since 2008, they import and manufacture solid wood products and all types of lighting that are of great quality at affordable prices. Their showroom boasts a wide selection of furniture and lighting where you can choose what will be best for your home. They sell directly off the floor and custom-make items if you need them in a different size or colour. Visit their showroom for specialist advice in lighting and furniture at excellent value for money.


Next, we have, a lifestyle and design store offering homeware, art, gifting, books, furniture, clothing and indoor plants. Their products are thoughtfully selected to encourage slow and mindful living – page through a book, grow your own lemon tree, cook a new recipe, meditate, be moved by a piece of art, hand write a notecard, open your mind, observe, breathe, listen and appreciate. 




Homewood is passionate about crafting custom furniture that thinks about the future. Every creation is 100% local and sustainable and made exclusively from alien-invasive woods without compromising on durability or beauty. Customers are invited to their Umhlanga showroom to touch and feel the magic of their artisanal handcrafted pieces and connect with their knowledgeable team, led by Vita Pugh-Jones, who is on hand to help you bring your custom design ideas to life.


Ceragran brings you some of the world’s most beautiful and exclusive brands of floor and wall tiles and large-format slabs, imported from leading global brands. They aim to offer an exclusive range of designer products, an improved shopping experience to customers, as well as expert advice on selection, installation and maintenance of all their products. Although they cater predominantly to the commercial sector, Ceragran offers the same level of service to all clients from leading contractors and architects to individual homeowners doing a home build or renovation.



Ridge Road is also home to Hertex and HAUS. Hertex has established itself as the leading distributor of international fabric trends to the South African interior market, housing a multitude of quality collections including upholstery, curtaining and multi-purpose fabric. HAUS was founded by Hertex to provide customers with expertly curated homeware to elevate their interior schemes. At the centre of this collection is their ever-expanding range of hand-picked rugs. Their radiant lighting range will bring an ambient glow to your space and each product is sure to make a style statement on its own. 


Handles Inc. welcomes you to a world of premium handles and accessories! Their range includes well over 10 000 inventory items with a selection to suit every design and budget, from handles and door controls and mechanisms to specialised window fittings, custom-made and bespoke ironmongery, bathroom fittings and other accessories. They are the choice supplier and retailer for everyone from the DIY handyman to the top architects, builders and designers.




Finally, we come to our last stop, which is home to Rebtex, Design Syndicate and Hello Hunny. Rebtex supplies carpeting to the interior and hospitality industry, adding the perfect finishing touch to beautiful rooms created by designers and homeowners. Their range consists of durable and natural-fibre rugs and carpets made from sisal, jute, seagrass and mountain grass. They also supply washable polypropylene carpets, perfect for the South African outdoor lifestyle, and their latest addition is a recycled plastic bottle carpet called “Rugga”. Rebtex welcomes you to their beautifully redecorated Umhlanga showroom! 


Design Syndicate is your go-to for imported wallpaper that will amaze. As Africa’s leading supplier of wall coverings, they provide various unique and custom designs that will liven any room, as well as superior cork, grass and mica-textured wallpaper. They pride themselves on offering a comprehensive interior decorating solution that spans from planning and sourcing the perfect wallcovering to expertly installing the wallpaper of your choice.


Although Hello Hunny may look like only a hair and beauty salon, they stock the perfect final touches for your home, including glass vases imported from Spain, luxurious bed linen, home fragrances and other interior pieces. Manager Anelia is a designer herself and is able to help with any of your interior decorating and design needs to create your ideal space. 



And if all this home shopping leaves you a bit peckish, you don’t even have to leave Ridge Road! Mo Noodles serves vibrant, authentic Thai dishes infused with a modern twist, while BRWD Proppa Coffee boasts a world-class coffee machine, ensuring you get the perfect cup every time. Home Bru Graft Cafe also offers great coffee as well as tasty light meals and snacks. 


No matter what you need to give your home a facelift, make sure you take a walk down Ridge Road. It’s truly a one-stop shopping experience!


Words: Jordyn Trollip