Cape peninsula & man next to dragon

True Scottish heritage

Based in beautiful Cape Town at the southernmost tip of Africa, this privately owned and long established company is without a doubt, the busiest kilt and sporran making company on the continent.

Staghorn meets the needs of pipe bands, military regiments, Caledonian societies, the Highland and Irish dance fraternity and private individuals across this sub-continent and far beyond.

The company also has an extremely active export component offering superb quality merchandise at highly competitive prices to buyers.

Staghorn Scottish Outfitting and Kilt Hire is owned and run by Anria Forbes and Madeleen Engelbrecht, who give their undivided and personal attention to each and every customer.

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What we do best
Key people
Anria Forbes

My finance and accounting background has provided the experience needed to understand and work well within the retail, export, and import environment. The other half of me is a creative being and finding ways one can utilise creativity to produce beauty out of almost anything. I have a great fondness and interest in Scottish history and tradition. This has gradually…


Thank you, Will, for the speed and long hours that must have gone into our kilts. That was a tough deadline. Wonderful quality. Keeps Auld Scotland’s traditions alive in Africa.

Colin Andersmill, Nairobi

I’m blown away by the detail and finish on these Afro-Celtic sporrans. And mine had a once-off sterling silver clan crest in the centre. It’ s going to be the envy of many, I can tell you.

Pipe Major Robbie Cranshaw, Inverness

I’ve always bought my kilt outfits in Edinburgh, but am most agreeably surprised at the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail you showed. And it all cost me way less by importing all the way from Cape Town. Well done.

Angus McNulty MP, London

I was looking for something different that brought out my personal sense of style, without overshadowing my bride on our Big Day. The kilt and doublet fit like a dream and the gift sash you made for Francis went down big with the family.

Tom Clancy III, Dallas, Texas

Our whisky club has been looking to get kilted up for ages …but differently. Somebody found your website so I thought to have a look-see. I’m so glad we did. The tartan is beautiful and there is no way we’d get that level of quality and service here.

Sandy ‘gator’ Kennington, somewhere in Australia

Our story

This beautiful story started last year when I got married and became part of the Clan Forbes.
We wished to tie the knot traditionally in the true Scottish style, and so our adventure took us to Staghorn. While finding our attire, we were told that the owner, Will Carter, would like to retire. That was when true sisterhood kicked in, and my sister and I decided to buy this fascinating, well-established enterprise and continue the legacy built by Will over the years.
The Forbes Clan crest is a Highland stag’s head. For me, this was a sign that our family surely fits in with this singular, exciting business!
My sister had also married Clan MacDonald on her husband’s side. With this strong foundation, we decided to buy the company.
We desire to continue this iconic, truly Scottish legacy and offer strictly world-class bespoke traditional attire for all who are similarly proud of their heritage.
We pride ourselves in providing nothing but the “Real Deal” to customers across Southern Africa and abroad.
We look forward to sharing the journey with you all.
Warm regards,
Anria & Madeleen
Bagpiper at sunset
Staghorn Kilts & Style Studio