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Original Paddle Fans

handcrafted exclusively by Sky Fans in Cape Town

The Original Paddle Fan

Each Original Paddle Fan is allocated a unique number against which all technical and other information is recorded.

The Original Paddle Fan® adds ambience and cooling to a wide range of spaces including the most beautiful homes, lodges and hotels in places as far afield as North Island Seychelles, White Sands Ghana, Fiji, Montego Bay Jamaica, London, Glasgow, Rome, Barcelona, Dubai, New Zealand and Helsinki – more than 48 countries. In South Africa, our superior quality ceiling fans can be found at the Oysterbox Hotel, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve, Leopard Creek Golf Estate, Mala Mala, Singita, Shambala, Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Grace Hotel, Leopard’s Leap, 12 Apostles Hotel and a host of other fabulous establishments.

So, whenever you enter a room, look up – it may just be The Original Paddle Fan.


Mark Williams / Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

1.4mØ Old Ash

Available in 5 Sizes


∅ = diameter

Wynand Wilsenach Architects

1.6mØ Cast Iron

General Info

At Sky Fans®, we use only the finest materials to manufacture our ceiling fans. The paddles are crafted from imported superior multi-layered hardwood (up to 7 ply) to ensure strength and durability. The motor covers are made from solid African hardwood which is computer cut to allow a perfect fit and additional motor cooling. The outer profile is hand-turned by our timber specialist.

Our ceiling fans offer whisper quiet operation on the lower speeds: we go the extra mile to ensure that. The motor casings are made from aluminium; as such they will not rust.
Each Original Paddle Fan is supplied with a flush mounted 4 speed controller which is housed behind a white Legrand Arteor faceplate. A remote control is available as an optional extra.

Down rods: we supply a 230mm rod to suit a ceiling up to 2.7m high. Longer rods are available as optional extras for ceilings up to 8m high.
The fans are rated for use in a dry location.


The Original Paddle Fan should be installed after all building work is complete. You may choose to install the accessories and speed controllers in advance but only install the fan motors and paddles when the site is free of cement dust, all painting completed and contractors are no longer carrying ladders around!

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