Indlovu original logo of an elephant outline in red

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Gins Made in Africa...

Inspired by Elephants

Indlovu original logo of an elephant outline in red

‘Indlovu’ is the word for elephant in several African languages and we use the foraging habits of the world’s largest land animals to select the botanicals used in the ginning process. 

The essential ingredients in Indlovu gin are derived from elephant dung that is washed and dried. The extracted botanicals are then infused into the gin, which provides unique African flavours.

An innovative premium gin for the adventurous spirit and the discerning gin collector.

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 The gin is smooth, complex with earthy flavours and so good all you need is a glass and ice. 

Tasting Notes

Appearance Colour: Crystal clear golden

Smell / Nose Aroma: Juniper, grass, earthy, citrus

Flavour Taste Palate: Classic, Juniper, Angelica, citrus, earth, and spice from the elephants’ favourite foraged botanicals

Finish: Balanced, elegant, smooth, creamy 

This is an exclusive gin for the person who loves the spirit of Africa – the freedom, the sunsets, the textures and the flavours of the African bush.


Indlovu gin will have vintages (similar to wine). Depending on the locale where and season during which the dung is collected the botanicals will vary, which will infuse different flavours. The provenance of each bottle of our gin can be traced by the lot number:

* Coordinates where the dung was collected which is Botlierskop Game Reserve 

** The date on which the dung was collected 

Giving Back

We feel that it is important to contribute to wildlife conservation. So 15% of the profits from the sale of Indlovu gin is donated to HERD (Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development Trust) to support their work in setting up and running South Africa’s first elephant orphanage.

(Not so) Old Fashioned Cocktail
  • 60ml Indlovu Original Gin
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • Garnish with orange peel

Indlovu egumbini
(Elephant in the room)

  • 60 ml Indlovu Original gin
  • 15 ml Cointreau
  • 4 coffee beans
  • Splash of fresh orange juice
  • 100 ml light tonic water

Breakfast Martini
(Elephant’s Tomorrow)

  • 60 ml Indlovu gin
  • 1 tsp orange marmalade
  • Splash of fresh orange juice
  • 200 ml red grapefruit juice


Frequently Asked Questions
Could you have sourced the fresh botanicals instead of getting it from the elephant dung?

What we are very excited about, and what we would not achieve if we sourced the fresh botanicals, is Indlovu gin vintages. Because botanicals available for the elephants to forage are going to change according to the season, climate and geographical location, we expect very distinct flavours depending on when and where the elephant dung used in the gin is harvested. The provenance of each run is captured on the bottle. For example, 34.03S 22.14E 221019, where 34.03S 22.14E are the coordinates of the reserve where the elephants’ dung was collected (in this example Botlierskop Private Game Reserve) and 221019 is the date on which the dung was collected.

Aside from the usual suspects (Juniper, Angelica, Orris Root, Coriander and citrus) the botanicals may include Buccu (Agathosma crenulata), Acacia (Acacia mearnsii), Guarii (Euclea undulata) and Erica (Erica coccinea) (which are the elephants’ favourite foods). Of course the botanicals are going to depend on the flora available to the elephants.