Cape Leather Training

We are a small Cape Town based company with ‘big heart’, managed by husband and wife duo, Lourens and Marinda Brandt.

Training courses and craft workshops are mainly presented from our Cape Town (Bellville) based studio, but we periodically travel across Southern Africa to present our  5-Day Essential Skills Course. This makes attendance convenient, accessible and a must for all people wanting to discover their passion for hand crafted leather.

What makes us unique and pretty darn special is that we not only have a passion for what we do, but helping people on their journey to discover their individual abilities to craft unique hand stitched items that are beautiful, of superior quality, timeless and trendy.

The people that attend our courses are young and old, from special education needs learners, Stay-at-home-moms, to nurses, engineers, anyone with a yearning to learn a specific set of skills!

We would love to unlock your creativity and are looking forward to sharing in your journey, whether it be as a leisure craft or as a business.

Warm Regards,

Lourens & Marinda


I learnt so much about leather crafting and designing from 2 wonderful, passionate people! Don’t even think twice… just book your spot at the next course!

- Elmy, Cape Town

Had the most wonderful time learning a new skill, that I can use for the rest of my life. Did the introductory course in October 2018 and the follow-on course in June 2019 – can highly recommend Cape Leather Training!

- Letitia, Hartswater

Training was fun and professional. They are also happy to answer a million questions and accommodate each individual in the class. I would recommend CLT to anyone!

– Tasha, Cape Town

Had amazing week’s training. Highly recommended. Professional training and individual attention to all attendees. Thank you again.

– Elaine, Bloemfontein

Just amazing! I’m blown away by what I thought I was capable of. But in just 5 days I managed to manufacture a belt and bag of my choice. This has been the most amazing 5 days of my life!

– Kami, Cape Town

This is a valuable addition onto my life, I really don’t regret attending this course!

– Fighterman, Johannesburg

My only regret is not doing this course many years ago. Lourens was very patient and I was satisfied with every aspect of the training. I am very happy!

– Samkelisiswe, Johannesburg