From humble beginnings, Dave McClenaghan and his wife Veronique began their journey by trading t-shirts in KwaZulu Natal. They later relocated to George, where Dave's innovative thinking, determination, and unwavering attitude propelled Vic Bay to its current success. We've experienced tremendous growth over the years, establishing ourselves as a unique business in South Africa that oversees the entire manufacturing process, from raw cotton to the final garment.
Our factory, situated in George, the 6th oldest town in South Africa and the heart of the Garden Route, houses the production of our garments, all under one roof. This historically rich town is a visual paradise whichever way you turn.
Just 9km away lies the picturesque Victoria Bay, not only a favored local surf spot but also the very place where Dave & Veronique's 3 sons spent their formative years riding the waves. This is the origin of the name Vic Bay, which was given by their sons.
Our history proves that with a goal nothing is impossible!
Dave & Veronique started trading out of their single garage in Durban North.
A CMT was setup to cope with the demand behind Kings park Stadium, Durban.
The first Vic Bay wholesaler store opened its doors in Durban North.
After recognizing the lack of blank apparel products in the market
started selling a range of blank T-shirts.
A dye house was established to create versatile colours for customers demands in Jacobs, Durban. The CMT remained in Kings park, Durban.
Tragedy struck and the dye house burnt down.
Vic Bay Cape Town opened its doors
Vic Bay trade mark was registered
The manufacturing was moved to George, Western Cape. This is where Dave
created a fully vertically integrated manufacturing process from raw
cotton, spinning, knitting, dying, cutting, making and trimming.
Vic Bay Port Elizabeth opened its doors
Vic Bay Johannesburg opened its doors
We launched our first B2B website that is an instant success.
Garment branding was introduced with Direct To Garment printing.
During the global pandemic, we quickly became the one of the largest manufacturer of fabric masks in Southern Africa.
We launch a direct-to-consumer retail website in South Africa.
We continue to innovate with the new launch of ****** (Big News in coming)