new calling cards 

Monday, 28 September 2015 12:51
Gear review from getaway - October 2015
Friday, 21 August 2015 15:03

IDEAS Magazine – August 2015 features our designer white Solar Buddy.

Friday, 21 August 2015 15:01
Henko Roukema on a 1000km bike ride through Lesotho with his Go Buddy strapped to the back. Way to Go Buddy!
Thursday, 18 June 2015 14:39
Monday, 08 June 2015 08:23

Solar Buddy – a fashionista must have!

Thursday, 13 November 2014 12:59

StreetSmart annual Christmas Raffle takes place, online, on 11 December 2014. Buy your raffle tickets online NOW and stand a chance of winning any of the 250 fabulous prizes, including a Solar Buddy. Naturally Solar proudly sponsors this initiative because we believe all children should have the opportunity to know safety, grow and thrive. Share the Light.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:29

Solar Buddy voted Best Value for Money in an independent Gear review by Getaway Magazine (September 2014)

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 13:31
Monday, 08 September 2014 08:29

The Winners for the Solar Buddy Competition have been chosen… Congratulations to Sybil Regan and Gregory Van Zyl, you have each won a brand new Solar Buddy Lantern!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:43
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:41

Outdoorsy dads would be thrilled to get an ecofriendly Solar Buddy portable solar powered lantern. It gives up to 10 hours of light and is great for caravanning, camping, hiking ... and those pesky blackouts. From R150. Details: 072-418-8052 or

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:39

"A big thanks to another one of our awesome prize sponsors...Naturally Solar. Shot a lot!!"

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:40

Mandela Day 2014 - Zandspruit Primary School, Honeydew, Johannesburg First day back at school and 740 kids who live without reliable access to electricity at home were given a Solar Buddy lantern each, thanks to the staff members at Deloitte, South 

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Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:39

Congratulations to Viv Connell, winner of two Solar Buddies for her hard work at the Zandvlei cleanup. Viv will be using her new solar lanterns to teach children in Ceres about solar energy.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:38

The walkway alongside the Knysna Lagoon is used by pedestrians going to and from work, cyclists, joggers and strollers. It has the potential to be a vibrant, safe public area, attracting tourists and the community with lagoon views and an abundant birdlife as draw cards.

Unfortunately it also attracts criminals and muggings have become an all too frequent event. The area is not policed, has no lighting at night and is mostly isolated.

Naturally Solar is a small local business specialising in niche market solar products like solar street lighting and a portable solar lantern called the Solar Buddy.

"Towards the end of 2013 we had 4 different solar street light products that we were interested in pursuing but we needed to test their performance and endurance. We approached the municipality, hoping that they would see the benefit of having lights installed on the walkway, with no costs involved. A win-win situation for both the municipality and Naturally Solar" says Lauren Reynders, Sales and Marketing manager at Naturally Solar.

"The meetings we had with Len Richardson at Electro-technical services were very informative in respect of municipal concerns and policies towards adopting solar street lighting in the long term. But they gave the go ahead for the installation of the lights at the lower Queen Street site and provided the poles. We installed the lights in mid December."

Naturally Solar would like to raise awareness with local businesses and residents as to the possibility of solar technology in this situation which would result in a possible financial partnership to permanently install solar lights along the walkway.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:37

"Cape getaway Show 2014 was bigger and better than last year for Naturally Solar. Thank you to everyone who came passed the stall, shared knowledge, gave feedback and bought lanterns. Some very exciting business partnerships were made over the weekend."

Get your free Solar Buddy when you subscribe to the Getaway Magazine.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:36

With that in mind, I was thrilled to find these solar powered lanterns from Naturally Solar, a small company based in Knysna. The company is amazingly efficient. I called, placed my order, got invoiced, paid and received my lanterns by courier the next day. I tested mine out, just placing it on a west facing window sill for the day, and it charged perfectly. Naturally Solar contributes R5 from every purchase to community outreach. Read More ...