This premium copper distilled spirit is locally distilled in the KZN Midlands. Vusa in Zulu means ‘to awaken’ and the product demonstrates the power of African craft, culture and aesthetic, while challenging cultural bias on a global scale. Vusa Vodka has already bagged its first global victory at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), receiving the prestigious Spirit Silver 2020 award.


This vodka uses locally grown sugarcane from the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal and is blended with only the purest water from the hills of the Midlands, but at the heart of Vusa is the legendary Baobab, whose shells create the activated carbon filter which helps create Vusa’s signature smooth finish.



‘With a fresh take and unfiltered point of view on African craft and style, we created Vusa to not only put new craft and new energy into the vodka category, but to also show the world what Africans have always known about its culturally and resource rich continent,’ says head distiller, Angelo Page.

Vusa distils using locally grown sugarcane from the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal.



As well as its main distillery in the Midlands, Vusa is investing in a mobile distillery which will travel through the continent to produce exciting new flavoured vodkas and provide a platform to celebrate African voices and stories.

‘Vusa embodies the vibrancy, creativity and quality you find in all four corners of the African continent; and we have made it our mission to take this spirit to the world,’ says creative director, Thabo Molaba.



South African Vodka Vusa has won their first global award at the International Wine and Spirit Competition. After blind tasting hundreds of spirits, the panel of experts along with the IWSC Judging Committee found Vusa to be one of the best tasting Vodka’s yet.

Vusa is committed to creating change in the spirit world and beyond, and is doing so through efforts with the Vusa Foundation. A portion of all profits are donated to the Khulisani Foundation, which aims to support urban farming and drive positive transformation around South African communities.



In a 750ml bottle, Vusa Vodka will be available at a recommended retail price of R250 from Takealot, and selected SPAR stores.

*Vusa Vodka is not for sale to persons under the age of 18. Drink responsibly*