Our Story

Vachellia was founded in 2017 by Thabiso Mogodi and Siyabonga Sangquthu at age 21. The idea came on a night out when we had been out celebrating with friends.

We wanted to create a brand that Africa could be proud of. We wanted to create a Vodka of world class quality, that we could enjoy with the world and serve as a new taste of Africa. We managed to start the brand from personal savings, with Thabiso working as a Bolt driver and Siya working for a Telecommunications company. We also got a lot of support from close family and friends. We sold Vachellia branded hoodies as part of raising the much-needed funds for our first batch of vodka and as brand awareness.

It took us 2 years to develop the brand and put together the financial resources to start production of our first batch, which first went on sale in July 2019. From there on, we haven’t looked back. Today, Vachellia is a 2x International Award-Winning Vodka brand with an exciting future ahead!