Founded in 1972 by Lothar & Denise Schäfer and Walter Schoch, Cape Cobra Leathercraft is a three generation family run organization that has become a leader in design, development and production of unique, handcrafted leather goods. Cape Cobra Leathercraft is internationally recognized for offering unsurpassed quality and has been spotted in the British and Monegasque Royal families. The organization has also become the supplier of choice for top international design houses and labels; worn in the hands of Debra Messing, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Lopez and Anne Hathaway.
Cape Cobra Leathercraft’s timelessly elegant range includes handbags, evening bags, briefcases, belts and wallets in addition to smaller leather accessories.
The luxury products are intimately handcrafted from materials such as genuine Nile crocodile, ostrich, lizard, whip snake and python. All skins are obtained strictly under the regulations of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species and Cape Cobra Leathercraft only trade in farmed animals and do not take from the wild.
Today, Cape Cobra Leathercraft has a fully integrated design and manufacturing facility based in Cape Town. The team draws on the founders’ tradition; the highly specialised art of Leathercraft, which spanned more than six decades. The master craftsmen engage their apprentices in age-old techniques of the finest Leathercraft, and so the tradition lives on.
Despite the growth of Cape Cobra Leathercraft, it has remained intimately and pervasively connected to age-old handcraft traditions and an unwavering commitment to quality, innovation and people.
Visit our Showroom to experience intricate designs, intimate handcraft and timeless elegance.
Opening hours Monday – Thursday: 08h00 –18h00Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 15h00
To request an afterhours appointment, please contact: +27 21 415 3440.
- 4th Floor, Hill House
- 43 Somerset Road
- Green Point