Bayede Wines

Bayede! is the only Royal Signature and ‘By appointment to’ trademark on the African continent. It reflects royalty, history, culture and quality.

The story of Bayede! dates back more than 200 years ago, when King Shaka Zulu, the founder of South Africa’s Zulu Kingdom, was greeted by his subjects with the royal salute ”Bayede!”, which translates as “Hail the King!” King Shaka reorganized the Zulu fighting units and is famed for uniting and developing his tribe into a formidable and powerful force.

Today the amaZulu people are the largest ethnic group in South Africa and number more than 17 million. To date, this great nation had nine Zulu kings, each with a distinctive legacy.

As with the rich Zulu history of successive kings, the Bayede! Royal brand endures beyond generations. The brand is a living legacy, a tangible product reflecting royalty, culture, and history. Bayede can be found at the Merchant Hotel on 27 & 28 August 2022.