About Us

Stroll past the Simply Manas shop window and upon first glance you’ll see an eclectic mix of trendy homeware, glassware, jewellery, bags and more. Walk in and you’ll quickly realize it isn’t merchandise on sale, but tokens of love.

Simply Manas, our family-owned and run business, is the all-in-one gift store designed to help you tell someone just how special they are. We offer the ideal gifts for every occasion. Whether it’s a wedding, engagement, christening, birthday or “just because” gift, you’ll find it here. At Simply Manas, you’ll also enjoy gift-wrapping that’s unlike anywhere else.

Our customers can select how they would like their gifts wrapped at our “Candy Store” wrapping station. Transform a present into a token of love by mixing and matching gift-wrap, ribbons, sprinkles and more. Making your special gift, a little more personal. While Simply Manas is technically called a “Gift Emporium”, we prefer to be known as the ‘I love you, I miss you, I think you’re wonderful, and I just want to let you know’ store!




Leanne Manas is a Multiple Award winning South African TV Presenter. Currently she is the anchor of SABC 2′s flagship breakfast program Morning Live. For the past twelve years, 5 days a week, Leanne has added glamour to South Africa’s television screen.

Leanne’s glamorous, confident and warm-hearted approach has the ability to bring out the best in everyone. It’s these characteristics that will help provide the ideal launch pad for Simply Manas, the gifting emporium that’s simply sensational.

www.leannemanas.com or Follow me on twitter: @leannemanas


As a graduate from Wits Technikon, Mandy broke into the fashion world by working for an up-market boutique where she constantly encountered high powered businesswomen. Soon she discovered a niche in the South African market, offering high-end fashion for pregnant woman. This led to the birth of The Mandy Manas Collection which is available at Mandy’s retail store Koco Bino.

Today her flagship store in Sandton City is arguably one of the most successful baby and maternity stores in the country. Mandy’s experience in retail will ensure Simply Manas reaches great heights. After all, it’s her boundless energy, pursuit of perfection and true South African style that comes gift-wrapped in all Simply Manas stores.

www.mandymanas.com or www.kocobino.co.za