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Tabard Insect Repellent

Originally introduced to the South African market in the 1960’s Tabard remains one of our best known and most trusted insect repellent products.

Registered as a Schedule 0 medicine, Tabard personal insect repellents are manufactured to the highest standards under strictly controlled conditions accredited by the Medicines Control Council of South Africa.

Tabard Citronella Candles

Tabard also manufactures a range of citronella candles as well as decorative tea-light candles and terracotta candle holders.

Tabard candles are shaped for a constant mix of citronella into the air Tabard long burning citronella candles can provide up to 100 hours of protection Tabard long burning citronella candles have been tested and approved by SABS and are registered with SA Department of Agriculture

Tabard Equine Health

Tabard is indicated for the control (repellent) of house flies, stable flies and mosquitoes on horses.

Research indicates that the active ingredient, DEET* interferes with receptors in biting insects such as mosquito antennae, that detect L-lactic acid and carbon dioxide – the primary attactants emitted by humans and animals. Insects exposed to DEET* are therefore unable to effectively locate a host

Facts About Tabard


Since arriving here more than 50 years ago, Tabard has kept its promise to stop insects bugging people in many different ways.

We’ve been told that when Tabard’s insect repellent stick made its first appearance in South Africa in the early 1960’s many people were quite taken with the idea that something so small and handy could help them avoid being bothered by bugs, or bitten by mosquitoes… It even worked for several hours at that.

And so it was, that thanks to our national love of braaivleis, rugby, sunny skies and the great outdoors, Tabard was soon a very firm South African favourite.


Prompted by their concern for the plight of our rhino population, Acorn Group, owners of the Tabard brand, annually donate large quantities of their products to help keep some 700 game rangers mosquito-free every summer.

Gail Downing, managing director of Acorn Group says she was informed by RAGE that rangers frequently use Tabard, mostly the aerosol spray, as it causes less discomfort when rangers are out in the field “where it’s sweltering hot and baths are few and far between”.

RAGE spokesman Andy Rice says: “Often it’s the little things that people forget can make an immense difference to our rangers. Mosquitoes are a constant irritation in the bush and this donation assists in improving their daily lives. Thank you Tabard.”