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 Will Carter, who gives his undivided and personal attention to each and every customer.

What we do best
Key people


Alain is a third-generation master tailor. He works from our own patterns and measurements – sizing, cutting machining and trimming. Each garment has an absolute tailored personal touch.



Administration, moral support and great coffee

Kilt and sporran maker extraordinaire


Kilt and sporran maker extraordinaire


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

The story

Over the years, our kilt outfits, kilts, sporrans, lady’s and kid’s wear have been purchased or hired by scores of everyday folk including Peers of the Realm, High Court judges, academics, politicians, sports and entertainment celebrities, senior military types, diplomats, world class pipers, highland dancers and bandsmen across sub-Saharan Africa.

More recently, we have noticed that a significant portion of our new business now comes from kilt, kilted skirt and sporran sales from the UK, North America, Canada and throughout the EU.

Bagpiper at sunset

Our prices

Rental rates & Costings
Staghorn Scottish Outfitting & Kilt Hire
Afro-Celtic Sporrans

Special thanks

Credit for the superb photography on this site goes to

Samantha CliftonRiekert Cloete | Randal Markham | Liam Milton| Andrew Collins

 and special thanks to Tracey Pienaar from ESSENTIAL GROOM magazine
for the huge support


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Christy-Lynn with harp