Welcome to The African Touch

Handcrafted furniture and joinery in African Hardwood

Richard Lowe has been designing furniture in the small adventure town of Victoria Falls, on the Zambezi River, for over 25 years. Here grow some of the toughest hardwoods in the world. We seek out sources of reclaimed timbers, some over a hundred years old, or source from responsibly and sustainably managed forests (in our province of Matabeleland we have over 2 million hectares of hardwood forest).

The African Touch workshop is situated within sight of the Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. We build handcrafted furniture and architectural joinery using solid African hardwood and traditional joinery methods of the highest quality. We offer guarantees on the quality and construction of each piece.r agents will keep you updated weekly on the progress of your order, and provide photographs of the work in progress if required.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require furniture, purpose built cabinetry (including built in), doors, windows, stairs, balustrades and other architectural joinery. We cater for all requirements from small individual orders to large projects.

Meet The Team

African Touch CEO

Richard has lived in Victoria Falls since 1984 designing beautiful Zambezi Teak furniture renowed throughout the region. The African Touch is the culmination of all of his years of experience, whittled down to just two distinct ranges – the ‘Victoria Falls Collection’, & the ‘African Bush Camps Collection’.

The Victoria Falls Furniture Range

The Victoria Falls Collection is our premium range of tables, bedroom and office furniture. Here we display a few products but please do not hesitate to contact us for your bespoke requirements or for ideas and samples of other designs we have done in the past.

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African Camps Hardwood Furniture

Our African Camps Furniture range consists of unique designs of some old classics, and some original African Touch specials superbly constructed from the finest hardwoods. Excellent prices offered for large orders.

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Projects & Pubs



Over the years we have built many pubs for clients around the world. We build to your design or assist in the design process.

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Doors & Windows


We specialise in bespoke doors & windows. Standard sizes and designs also available.

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We have participated in numerous projects, from fitting out whole lodges to hotel rooms & restaurants, stairways, floors & balustrades to built in cabinets and kitchens for private homes. We show just a few samples here.

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