THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME:
WHERE & WHY
Within close proximity to rural tribal lands of KwaZulu-Natal, is an area re-defining agricultural technique and farming standards. Since 2007, we have been producing high-quality Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) in the area known as “Oribi Flats”, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
The region, Oribi Flats is named after an endangered species of antelope that inhabits the area. The Oribi is a slender antelope with an average weight of 12-22kg (26 – 49 lb.), standing with a shoulder height of only 50-66cm (20-26 in). An Oribi has a golden-brown fur coat with white markings on its throat, belly, chin, and rump. The Oribi farming community is enthralled by their antelope ‘mascot’, so it was no surprise that we ended up formally registering the company as “Oribi Oils (Pty) Ltd.” in 2013.