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Bwindi Bed

From: R25,200.00

The Bwindi Bed is our interpretation of the more classic hardwood bed that early settlers bought to Africa. With it’s beautiful, high solid hardwood raised panels and molded detail to the top rail, it has class and presence without excessive design detail.  Very solidly built, it is also available as a four poster version. The Bwindi Bed comes knock-down making it very easy to transport and assemble on site. Timber options are our unique Zambezi Teak (formerly known as Rhodesian Teak, and one of the hardest woods in the world) or African Mahogany.

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The Bwindi Bed is a hardwood bed named after the  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, one of the last refuges of a great favourite of visitors to Africa – the  Mountain Gorilla. These beautiful, gentle giants are one of our favourites as well, hence our decision to name the Bwindi Bed after one of their few remaining habitats.

The Bwindi hardwood bed is built in the best manner available for solid wood where a large panel, such as a headboard is required. This is what America’s premier woodworking magazine has to say on this method:

‘Frame-and-panel construction is the best method for making doors, cabinetry, and a variety of furniture where large panels are required. Its primary purpose is to create a large panel with minimal wood movement. Whereas solid wood shrinks and expands with changes in humidity affecting its overall dimensions, a frame and panel doesn’t. Instead, the panel is able to expand and contract freely inside an unchanged frame.’

Beds with large flat sheets in the headboard will be built with plywood or other man-made boards, not solid wood. The other way to build a bed headboard with solid wood is to used tong-in-groove panels as we do on our Mosi-oa-Tunya bed.


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3/4, Double, King, Queen, Single


1. Zambezi Teak, 2. African Mahogany


Four Poster Bed, Standard Bed

To protect the lacquered finish of your Bwindi bed please place it away from direct sunlight. Apply a good furniture wax or polish, initially twice a month, thereafter once a month. Apply sufficient to thinly cover the surface. As it dries (becomes dull) buff with a clean cloth until a beautiful sheen is achieved. Between waxings, keep the finish clean with a soft cloth or duster, and buff without wax.

1 review for Bwindi Bed


    Hi Rich,
    Sorry this is late, but just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team for getting the headboard to us so promptly.
    Kind Regards, Morn.

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When you make your enquiry we will discuss delivery options with you.

Camps and lodges:

For camps and lodges in Southern Africa we can quote on delivery
with our transport or you may arrange collection.
For East Africa and beyond it is often more convenient for us to
quote containerised freight for large orders and air freight to nearest
airport for smaller orders.

International Orders:

Certain knock down products can be delivered by courier direct to you.
Slightly cheaper is to organise air freight to your nearest airport.
For large orders we can quote containerised delivery by sea.

Smaller orders in Southern Africa:

We will quote for delivery by courier or our transport depending on your location.


For orders to Africa, Europe, Australia, and North America we provide a
Certificate of Origin so that duty is not payable in your country of destination.

Orders supplied from stock we request payment in full when the order is placed.
For products made to order we request a 50% deposit on order
with the balance paid on completion.

We offer a 15 year warranty on your Bwindi bed for any flaws in construction or material (except natural imperfections such as knots, stress cracks etc.) Miss handling or inappropriate use of the product will invalidate the warranty.

We will supply you with our suggested care and maintenance guidelines to ensure life-long enjoyment of your furniture. However we cannot be held responsible for repairing / replacing this product if you don’t follow these guidelines.

We build with timber harvested from natural forests. The charm of this material is that no two pieces are exactly the same in colour, character or grain, and they will contain natural imperfections such as knots, stress cracks and so on that enhance their authenticity and attractiveness. As a result no 2 pieces will ever be identical and products may have natural imperfections. However, these will never be allowed to compromise the quality of construction of your piece.

The African Touch will not in any circumstances be liable for any claim which falls outside the scope of our warranty or for any consequential damages whatsoever.

We offer 10% discount for orders of 10 or more beds. Please contact us to arrange your discount.

The Bwindi bed is assembled using imported Danish bed connectors, and is very easy to assemble. The headboard and footboard are joined together using the side rails with the bed connectors. Each join is numbered to show which part joins where. The centre rail slots neatly into place, and then the base slats roll out along the bed base. Detailed instructions will come with the bed.

Prices include shipping to your nearest main port. Should you require shipment ‘Door to Door’ or to an isolated port we may need to update your quote depending on the extra cost. The price excludes fees at the port of entry (customs clearance, tax such as VAT etc).

Questions? Call +27 68 246 2513