We have moved to:
2 Mountain Rd
Cape Town

About us

A Cape institution, JL Maister (Cape) was established in 1935. Back then we were based in Buitenkant Street. We then moved to Sir Lowry Road where we traded for several years until eventually settling in our current location, at 2 Mountain Road, in the bohemian district of Woodstock. A visit to Maisterís is like stepping back in time to an era long past. The shabby, vintage wood counters and charmingly chaotic display are a throwback to yesteryear.

Initially trading as a General Wholesaler, Maisterís has evolved to focus mainly on the Leather and Saddlery departments of our business. This has enabled us to hone our craft as Saddlers and Leather craftsmen. As such we are renowned for producing the finest quality hand finished leather items such as Harnesses, Saddles (repair and custom built) and bags. In fact we can craft most leather articles to customersí specifications. We also restore vintage leather items as well as supply (and fit) traditional Chair Riempies.

    In addition to the manufacturing side of our business, we also supply, at wholesale prices the following:
  • Shoe Repair Materials and Grindery
  • Leather and Riempies
  • Buckles and Components
  • Saddlery and Harness

We strive†to consistently provide items of world class quality at highly competitive prices whilst always offering personable customer service