oryx salt gift packs

Seasoning’s Greetings – The Gift of Salt!

It’s the season for seasoning!  So as we gear up for the festive season, here are some winning gift ideas!


Oryx Salt Pot Gift pack

Handmade by Macassar Pottery The pottery studio, a self-sustaining social enterprise founded in 2010, is a safe space for the community, youths in particular, to discover and follow their dreams.  There, locals are upskilled to be entrepreneurs, telling their own stories through their unique ceramic ware. The business is co-owned by its employees.

Beautiful, simple yet an integral necessity in any kitchen, the traditional salt pot is designed to stand next to the stove for easy access while cooking. Unglazed on the inside (to absorb any moisture in the salt) it has a smooth glazed finish on the outside.

Each Salt Pot contains a mini-bag of fine salt. The mini-bags are sewn by a home industry project in Ndabeni village. The founding seamstress Thaakira Essau has grown her team to seven women in order to cope with the demands for Oryx Desert Salt bags.

Included is a spoon made from wild olive wood by rural artisan carvers in Kenya.

Ukama Packing Solutions, who pack all the elements of this Salt Pot Gift together, is a micro-enterprise holding company, training local communities in running their own businesses.

It’s retailing for between R225 and R250 incl VAT.   However, if  you purchase  4 online as Christmas gifts for your foodie friends,  you  pay just R188.10 per salt pot. That’s a great gift in savings alone!



Our always popular gift packs, festively wrapped in red ribbon this year, make for great seasonal culinary gifts:

Gift Box 1: contains a mini-bag of coarse salt, mini bag of fine salt and mini salt and pepper grinders.

Gift Box 2: contains a mini bag of fine salt, and 3 mini grinders containing coarse salt, smoked salt and wine salt.




Other great gifting options are our 2-UP Gift packs. Available in 3 combinations and ranging in price between R65.99 to R84.99:

MINI Salt & Pepper Grinder

MINI Salt Grinder & Fine Salt Bag

MINI Smoked & wine Grinders


You’ll find all our gift packs available in most of our retailers.

This is the season for giving so whenever you purchase an Oryx Desert Salt product, remember a percentage of our monthly turnover goes to the Transfrontier Parks Destination Foundation in support of the Kalahari Communities. If you missed it, please read out wonderful story of Lienjtie head chef of !Xaus Lodge going off to London recently.


Wishing you a fantastic festive season!

Seasonings Greetings!