Finding The Best Cannabis Gummies in South Africa: 2024 Comprehensive Guide

Сannabis gummies are all the rage in South Africa right now as a part of a broader blossoming cannabis industry, and for good reason. They’re tasty, discreet, and a super fun way to consume cannabis. Yet, with their rising popularity, inferior products are flooding the market, overshadowing the quality gummies and letting users down.

Whether you're new to edibles or a seasoned user, finding the right products can make all the difference. As an experienced edibles manufacturer, High Five covers some of the essential aspects of finding the “right” gummies that’ll help you have a blast. Read on for more! 

The Hard Truths About South African Cannabis Gummies in 2024

Our experience with selecting gummies in the local market reflects the broader edibles scene in South Africa, which is still in its early stages. 

Navigating this landscape can be tricky, so here's what you need to know:

Budding Industry

Cannabis gummies are relatively new to South Africa, and the industry is still finding its way. Many brands are experimenting with production and infusion processes, leading to a market filled with hit-or-miss gummies. 

From our buying experience in just one dispensary, in several months you can see tens of products show up on the shelves and disappear just as fast. To avoid disappointment, research or ask dispensary staff for reliable, long-lasting products.

THC: Too Much or Not Enough? 

When it comes to gummy infusions, advertised THC levels can be misleading. Without proper lab testing, a '10mg THC' gummy might be either too potent or too weak. This inconsistency is risky, especially for newbies.

However, most reputable brands rigorously follow strict batch potency processes for all their gummies. At High Five, lab test results for any new batch can be provided upon request, giving you peace of mind about the contents of your products.

Ingredients: What is in your gummy? 

Ingredient quality can be a real mixed bag in the South African cannabis edibles scene. The market is still relatively small, and finding premium local ingredients is tough. With limited local suppliers, many companies use what's on hand, which often isn't the best. Importing top-quality ingredients from overseas is an option, but the extra cost deters many gummy manufacturers from taking that step. 

Essential Tips for Choosing Best Canna Gummies in South Africa

Choosing the right cannabis gummies is key to a great experience. From different cannabis effects to dosage and flavours, our tips will guide you to the best picks. We'll also share how High Five aligns with these best practices to offer you quality gummies.

Decide on your desired effects

Just like smoking cannabis, edible gummies are all about two main cannabis components: CBD and THC.

CBD (Cannabidiol)

This won’t get you high but is celebrated for its benefits, like pain relief and relaxation without the mind-altering effects.

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)
This is where the fun begins. Expect the well-known sensation of getting high, a burst of energy, euphoria, and a creative spark that many cannabis enthusiasts love.

Think about the experience you want and check the product type to match your specific needs. Whether you’re looking for a mellow evening or an energetic boost, picking the right balance of CBD and THC is key.


When it comes to THC gummies, nailing the right dosage is crucial. It’s not just about getting the effects you want, but also avoiding a too-intense experience. Cannabis affects everyone differently, so start slow and see how you feel. To make things easier, all High Five THC gummies come with a handy dosage guide. It breaks down what you can expect with different amounts, helping you find your perfect dose without the guesswork.

Dietary preferences

Keep in mind that most cannabis gummies in South Africa in 2024 are made with gelatin, which can be a no-go for some people due to dietary restrictions or religious beliefs. Recognizing the widespread use of gelatin in local edibles, High Five uses only pectin for all gummies. This makes High Five gummies both vegan and halal, catering to a broader range of dietary needs.

Gummy Flavours

The flavour of your cannabis gummies can make or break your experience. Choosing a flavour you enjoy can enhance the effects and make your gummy experience more enjoyable. From sweet and fruity to earthy and herbal, there’s a wide variety to suit every palate. High Five offers unique flavours inspired by South African favourites like Rooibos, Mango, and Granadilla, adding a special touch to your cannabis experience.

Where and How to Buy Cannabis Gummies

When it comes to getting your hands on cannabis gummies, you’ve got two main options: local dispensaries and clubs, or ordering online. Local spots let you browse and compare different brands in person, while online shopping offers the convenience of home delivery and often some sweet discounts. You can also navigate this Cannabis Map to find the best cannabis shops in Cape Town.

Start Your Adventure

We hope these tips help you discover the best cannabis gummies for an unforgettable experience!

If you're curious about High Five products, now's the perfect time to give them a try. For a limited time, use the promo code SWEETSTART to receive 10% off your first order. Enjoy the flavours and the fun!