Our Story


For 30 year our company has been supplying home improvement and do-it-yourself products in the Helderberg, South Africa.

We are committed to good old-fashioned service excellence. To make your life easier we stock everything you'll need for home and garden diy. Even if you just need advice, Benbel's friendly and helpful staff are there to assist you.

Our product range includes paint, paint accessories, home care, automotive care, security, hardware, tools, electrical, plumbing, plants, soils, fertilizers, pesticides, garden tools, irrigation, pool care, braai & gas and more.

At Benbel we live by our motto "DIY with a smile" as we strive to give our customers excellent service, advice and a extensive product range at competitive prices for all their home & garden improvement needs.

In 1990 we opened our first location. Situated in a small house in Central Strand.

In 1992 we opened our second location. This store was situated in Main Road, Somerset West.

In 1995 we had the need to expand the Somerset West store and we move to a bigger premises up the road from the old store.

In 2001 we opened our third store. This store was situated at the then newly build Somerset Value Centre across the road from Somerset Mall. This was one of the first stores where an paint and hardware store was combined with a garden centre in South Africa. We also had the need to expand our Strand store and we moved to a bigger premises in Strand.

In 2003 we had a rebranding and started trading as Benbel.

In 2006 we opened a fourth location. This store was also situated in Helderview, Somerset West

In 2012 due to the need for expanding and the close proximity of our two of our stores in Somerset West we decided to combine the stores and move them to a bigger premises in Main Road, Somerset West.

In 2020 we had to make the very difficult decision and had to close our Strand and Somerset Value Centre stores during the Covid-19 lockdown. Keeping our 95 Main Road, Somerset West branch open we will strive to service our clients with the excellent service and product range they have always been accustomed to.