Welcome to the home of Crafted Ginger Beer

Experience the ultimate thirst quencher produced by connoisseurs of a uniquely South African drink, gemmer - the traditional "ginger beer" 

Au naturel is how life should be lived, we believe. So we use the finest, natural ingredients to provide you with a healthy drink made that will benefit your wellbeing.

YaMama Gemmer is a traditional home-crafted ginger beer taken from our mother’s well-guarded, secret recipe, has a pleasant tangy taste that will tantalize your taste buds.  Not only is it delicious, but ginger that it is made of has plenty of healing benefits for your body. For aficionados, not only will it bring nostalgic moments but you will find it refreshing and satisfying to the soul. 

Sip up and enjoy the tangy sensation in your mouth. It’s Fresh, spicy and a bit sweet…It’s the Best of the Best!

*Caution: if you’re expecting a sweet carbonated drink with a hint of ginger flavour, you will not find that here. Not all ginger beers are created equal, as we’ve discovered over the years.


About Us

The company is the creation of two sisters Rosemary Padi and Mosibudi Makgato. We are the heart and soul of the business. Over the years we have come up with a consistent well-loved taste for original home-crafted ginger beer which is a staple beverage for traditional ceremonies like weddings, triple M occasions: ‘mesebetsi’, ‘mahlabiso’ & ‘mafu’. 

What our mother has so lovingly passed down to us, we developed into a product that not only provides the nostalgic original taste of traditional home-crafted ginger beer, but also a convenient element to traditional ceremonies.

We have crafted this drink in the best possible way that preserves the South African heritage beverage without adding any non-natural substitutes.  This is a beverage that has been skillfully made using a recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation.

Our gemmer is sure to bring back warm, nostalgic happy memories of good times shared with family and friends.


YaMama Gemmer traditional home-crafted ginger beer is a wholesome traditional ginger beverage based on a formula passed from one generation to next and made from a not-so-secret recipe containing the goodness mother-nature has to offer with no preservatives or additives.

 YaMama Gemmer is a home-crafted concentrate with an intense ginger flavour ready for you to just add water and drink.


5lt Ginger beer Concentrate  

Makes 20 litres is for those big special ceremonial occasions to be shared with everyone.  A traditional ceremony in South Africa cannot go ahead without the best tasting Ginger beer.   Don’t worry, you may choose not to share and we won’t hold it against you. It’s that good!

2lt Ginger beer Concentrate

Makes 8 litres is for those small gatherings like Sunday lunches with visitors or baby showers.  Don’t worry, you may choose not to share and we won’t hold it against you. It’s that good!

500ml Ginger beer Cordial

Makes 2 litres, is for you to enjoy with your family as a healthy alternative to carbonated drinks.  This can be used as corporate gifts during special company occasions as well. The ginger beer concentrate may be mixed with still tap water or for a more luxurious fizzy taste, mix with sparkling water. Just add your choice of water, sit back and savor the goodness.

Ready to Drink

500ml Ready –to-Drink Gingerbeer

No need to dilute is an exceptionally refreshing authentic taste.  Ready for an on-the-go drinking.

Also a quick alternative for weddings and funerals bulk beverage catering, also available in 250ml & 350ml with a personalised label.



Retail Outlets

Our range is available in Soweto, Randburg, Midrand, Pretoria and expanding, please click on the link below to view details.




Where to Buy

Yamama Gemmer Retail Outlet, Shop 2 Randhof Building, cnr Selkirk & Blairgowrie Road, Randburg or buy online.





"I tried Yamama as an alternative to big brands available on the market and the taste and freshness of the product rates top drawer" - Peter - Paarl