What you spend a quarter of your life doing, needs to be done right. I.e., if you’re gonna buy a bed, you’re going to want to buy the right one.
Doing your homework is wise. Going into the first bed shop and saying, “I’ll take that one” – not so much.
Since your mattress only needs to be replaced every 8 – 10 years or so, it’s a good idea to make an informed decision and get all the facts.
Because not all beds are made equal.
So, while the shop down the road may be conveniently situated and offer 15% off deliveries, the likelihood of the sales staff being able to provide detailed information on the best beds for your needs is slim.
But lucky for you, you are smart and reading this. So. In this article, we did the research for you, and to make your life easier, we’ve put together a list of the four best bed shops in South Africa.
How we chose which bed shops to list
We’re all about being fair, so let’s first discuss criteria for having listed the bed shops we have. First, we looked at:
- Range of stock
- Product knowledge
- Customer service
Another factor that influenced the outcome was the ability of the bed shops to deliver, because well, not all of us own bakkies, and the traffic department would have their hands fuller than doughnuts and McDonald’s burgers if they were suddenly inundated with people driving around hanging onto mattresses on car roofs…
Entertaining as the image is, it may be but a security hazard on wheels for sure.
On with the show.
Here are the best bed shops, in our opinion [and we know stuff]:
1: Mattress Warehouse
The Mattress Warehouse is both a manufacturer and supplier of beds.
This bed shop has more than 10 years experience in the bed industry with many happy customers.
Their two main goals are to assist South Africans to find and buy the best bed according to their sleeping style and budget and have a fun experience while doing so.
Understanding that one size does not fit all, their range of beds include 14 brands (including Genie Beds) and 12-bed sizes to choose from.
With seasonal deals offering you a good price, and stores in the larger cities throughout South Africa, they are worth a visit.
2: House and Home
House and Home is a trading division of Shoprite Checkers, so you can be sure they aim to stock products for quality as well as affordability.
With 53 stores across South Africa, they are stable and trustworthy, which is always important, especially when you buy online.
They have a website where you can purchase household goods, including, of course, beds and mattresses.
Best of all, their website offers exclusive deals that you won’t find in store.
Hirsh’s is a family run business which offers all types of household goods. Started in the late 1970’s, they are stable and known for excellence.
Quite a rags to riches inspirational success story, Allan Hirsch who was at the time, a handyman and his wife Margaret, used a mere R900 to get their business off the ground.
Today they have stores in Gauteng, KZN and Cape Town.
What we especially like about Hirsch’s, is their intimate feel; as if they are a family you are buying from. We also approve of the focus of their website which offers a chat service to make it easy for their customers to get in touch with them, or for visitors to make enquiries.
Essops is a family business that was established in 1991.
Since then it has grown in leaps and bounds and has branches in Johannesburg, Krugersdorp, Pretoria, the Vaal and Durban areas.
Focused on design and style, they stock high-quality beds and accessories.
True to their South African heritage they shop locally as well as through direct imports.
Stockists of Genie Beds
The Genie bed range is stocked by all the bed shops listed in this article, but you can find our range at any of these stockists in South Africa.
PS: you should know that Genie Beds are the only brand in South Africa to offer a 100-day free trial so that if you don’t like the bed 100 days after you buy it, you can simply call us to collect it, and Bob’s Your Uncle. That’s how confident we are that our beds are simply the better bed.
To find out more about buying the right bed, download our free Genie Bed guide, ‘How to Choose a Better Bed’