Welcome to Madala Bags

Style | Functionality | Quality

Hand-crafted Bags
& Lifestyle Accessories

Madala Bags creates hand made bags, luggage, picnic blankets and lifestyle accessories in our small artisan workshop in Hermanus, South Africa.

All our products combine design and functionality, and are built to last using locally sourced high quality fabrics, zips and components.

We are a small team, passionate about creating bags that mean something to someone – the inspiration to travel, feeling good about buying local, the love of style and the joy of functionality.

Our Autumn 2021 Fabrics

We are excited to launch our Autumn 2021 range of bag fabrics.  Customise your Tub Bag, Weekender, Sling Bag or Duffle Bag and create a bag as individual as you are.

Bespoke & Personalised Creations

In addition to our Classic Collection of luggage and accessories available through our online store, we create customised designs including saddle bags and “van life” conversions collaborating closely with our customers to design the bag of their dreams.¬† We also work with luxury lodges, wineries and other businesses to create a range of branded goods.

Fabulous Features

When it comes to designing the perfect travel companion we made sure that our bags are not only packed with functionality but also uber stylish.

Water resistant

  • Rain, snow and spill friendly
  • Keeps the contents dry (unless submerged in the bath!)
  • Wipe clean no fuss

Cleverly designed access

  • The side zip, side view found on the Weekender and Duffle for a visual on all you have packed
  • No scratching to reach the bottom of your bag.
  • Added traditional top zip for quick top access

Hand crafted

  • Each product carries their own uniqueness
  • The ability to individualise every bag with inner fabrics that are ever changing
  • Support of local and acknowledgement of skill and dedication

Practical solutions for precious items

  • The luxury of having a beautiful glass at any destination¬†
  • A cold bottle of wine, gin and tonic in the bottle bag
  • Soft lined bags of any size

Adventures in style

Our Aim: to keep exploring all walks of luggage big and small.