South African Political Chess Set
South African Political Chess Set
South African Political Chess Set
South African Political Chess Set
South African Political Chess Set
South African Political Chess Set
South African Political Chess Set
South African Political Chess Set
South African Political Chess Set

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Amazing Africa Gifts brings you twist to South African Politics.

Our South African Political Chess Set encapsulates some key characters from the apartheid struggle. The unique chess pieces include Nelson Mandela and FW De Klerk. The chess set is made from Polystone and hand painted by South African artists.  

This piece of African art is a board game of the highest quality and makes a perfect gift or interior decor conversation piece. Although South Africa is now a free and democratic society, we must never forget the struggle and history of how this freedom was won.

The apartheid themed chess pieces consist of:

  • The King - Nelson Mandala & F.W. de Klerk
  • The Queen - Winnie Mandela & Marike de Klerk
  • The Knight - Journalist & Eugene Terblanche on his horse
  • The Bishop - Bishop Desmond Tutu & "Pik" Botha
  • The Rook/Castle - Robben Island Light House & NG Kerk Church
  • The Pawn - Working prisoners & Prison guards of Robben Island prison

Amazing Africa Gifts Crafting and material details

The unique chess pieces and chess board frames are all crafted from polystone (crushed stone and resin) and hand-painted with beautiful detail by our African artists in South Africa.

The chess pieces and board of the large original design chess set were hand-carved by one of our artists. Limited life moulds are then created for hand casting of the chess pieces from polystone. The small set has had the pieces designed as exact scaled down versions using 3D printing and then the same hand cast moulding process followed by hand painting is applied.

The chess pieces and board frame are then hand painted by our team of South African artists using Windsor and Newton oil paints.

The wooden chess boards are treated to meet all international import requirements, with the playing squares being crafted out of koto and cherry wood for a beautiful finish. The boards are then framed with the hand cast and painted African design frames made out of polystone.

The full chess set takes approximately nine (9) hours for our craftspeople and artists to create with some time between for drying of the paint.

Options to suit your budget:

You have the option to choose between the following options to suit your budget:

  • Full chess set including board; or
  • Chess pieces only excluding the board

We introduced the option to purchase the chess pieces without the board to give you the option of a more affordable gift. Most of our clients purchase the full chess set including the board, it truly is a collector's item of the highest quality and durability.

Chess Set Sizes:

Chess Set


Tallest piece height

11.2 cm

Smallest piece height 7.6 cm

Chess piece base

3.5 cm

Chess Board (if included)

45cm x 45cm x 3cm

Chess playing squares

5 cm x 5 cm

Packed size (incl & excl board)

47cm x 47cm x 10cm

Packed weight (including board)

5.8 kg

Packed weight (excluding board) 2.9 kg


Our chess sets are packaged with the utmost care to ensure that they arrive safely with you after even the longest shipment.

Each chess piece is kept safe inside a box-dye cut foam holders with top and bottom cover foam for the set. The chess board itself is wrapped in bubble wrap packaging to absorb any bumps while in shipping.

The entire set is then placed in a double-walled sturdy cardboard box which is filled with polystyrene packaging pieces to further protect this valuable set while in transit.

Of course if after all this care is taken any of the pieces or the board ever do arrive damaged after shipment we will take 100% responsibility and replace any damaged pieces at no cost to you.

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