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Gone Rural is built on family values – right down to our HQ! Our first outlet was built on Malandela's Farm (where we are still based today) by Peter Thorne, husband of our founder Jenny.
Today, that shop has grown into a unique cultural centre, celebrating the creativity and connections that Swaziland has to offer.
This includes the awe-inspiring events venue House on Fire, built by Jenny and Pete's oldest sons, Jiggs and Sholto; the offices of travel adventure company All Out Africa, co-founded by their younger son Roland; and the Malandela's farmhouse pub and restaurant, run by their daughter Nandi.
As well as our flagship store, Malandela's plays host to the Gone Rural HQ & design studio. Inside, Sholto's wife, Philippa (Gone Rural's creative director) can be found collaborating with our weavers to design the pieces that light up your home.
(Fancy a visit? Malandela's also has an award-winning bed & breakfast! Click here to make a booking)