Hammock Shop South Africa are pleased to announce there 3rd Birthday!
Started in June 2009 with the idea to provide South African’s with the most comfortable hammocks in the world.. Mexican hammocks! With great outdoor lifestyle opportunities and interests, a great climate, Mexican hammocks fit in perfectly with the South African way of life.
Mexican hammocks are superior in quality and comfort to other types of hammocks as they have been designed and perfected over 1000’s of years of use in Central America. Hammocks are a way of life in Mexico, not just for relaxing but as beds, and furniture – so comfort and quality are inherent in their design and creation.
Each hammock is still traditional hand-woven by expert and highly skilled weavers in small villages in the state of Yucatan in Mexico. This skill has been passed down through the generations as Mexican hammocks popularity around the world has continued to grow.
At Hammock Shop we highly value the work of our weavers and believe strongly in fair trade. As such we pay a fair wage for each completed hammock. Weavers are free to work at their own pace, and place of work of their choosing. The majority of the weaving is done from home, where it allows work to be done around the family. Children and elderly can still be cared for and attended to during the day, without the pressures of scheduled work times. As work is done from home, there is no factory production or commuting needed. This is further beneficial as it makes for a more environmentally friendly hammock.
Our weavers are also provided with all the equipment and hammock material they need to weave the hammock without any charge. Upon completion of hammocks, one of our company representatives will travel through the villages collecting the completed hammocks and delivering more hammock cord for further hammocks. Depending on customer requirements, we will either provide them with a colour and pattern outline for the hammock, or for the majority of the time the weaver is free to express themselves and create whatever colour and pattern combination they desire. This makes for a beautiful and unique hammock and as such it is very rare to see two Mexican hammocks of this nature alike.
If you are looking for a truly relaxing experience in your home, while out camping or as an accommodation provider, then we can highly recommend Mexican hammocks. As mentioned they are created lovingly by hand and designed over 1000’s of years with comfort and use in mind. The weave pattern which is used is unique in how each interwoven cord spreads your body weight, creating even support across your whole body. All pressure points are relieved and supported across the whole hammock, so you can easily sit and lay for hours on end in nothing but comfort. Sleeping the whole night through is not a problem also and in fact is what a majority of Mexican’s in Southern Mexico do on a nightly basis.
Imagine a relaxing afternoon swaying away with a glass of wine or beer. Day dreaming or reading a book, simply sharing and spending time with a loved one, you will quickly remember the true meaning of relaxation. Obtain that feeling of being on holiday, all from the comfort of your own home!
With a range of various sizes and styles of Mexican hammocks, there is something to suit everyone. From the personal double hammock which is a great lightweight hammock for camping and traveling, through to our king size family hammocks and thick cord hammocks with will provide you enough space to relax in with your whole family. We have spreader bar – resort style hammocks that add elegance, beauty and relaxation to any outdoor setting. Also available is the swing hammock chair. This is a very popular, practical and relaxing item. Easy to hang, simply from an overhead tree branch or beam and large enough to stretch out full length. The Mexican chair hammock gives you a perfect position to site and read a book, site with friends talking, or just take a nap, you’ll be surprised how easy it is!
We don’t expect you to just take our word for it, below is some comments we have received from some of our previous happy customers;
“If you live in South Africa and you are looking for an awesome hammock, these are your guys. None of the clumpy, ugly safari-type stuff you get in the shops, but beautiful, cotton and hand-woven – straight from Mexico.”
“Brilliant! We love the hammock and we have a few wedding presents to buy so will be back in contact real soon”
“My beloved, who has years and years of hammock sleeping experience, says it is the best and the nicest and the most comfortable that he has ever had”
“The Queen Hammock arrived today. It looks really beautiful; what a beautiful handwork. Please tell the workers who spend all their daily hours in it!!!
"The hammock is really very comfortable. I am very happy with it and I hope you will give the compliments to the people who make it as I asked before already. It would even be nice if they also get the pictures I send to you now!!”
Whether you are looking for personal relaxation, or to give as a gift Hammock Shop South Africa has you covered. With free fast shipping on all our products South Africa wide, via secure signed courier. Please view our online store for further information on all our products, and should you ever have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us for a prompt and friendly reply.
From the team at Hammock Shop South Africa.