About Us

Local is Lekker

We are more than just a leather bag company – we are a celebration of South African craftsmanship and culture. Our story begins with a deep love for this vibrant country and a commitment to creating opportunities for all. By bringing together diverse cultures and talents, we empower our local communities and foster a sense of pride in our shared heritage.

Our collection of exquisite handbags reflects the essence of South Africa, blending traditional craftsmanship with modern design. From timeless classics to contemporary styles, there is something for every taste in our range. But our offerings don’t stop there – we also provide a selection of accessories including wallets, straps, and leather care products to complete your ensemble.

Each JackalBerry bag is meticulously handcrafted by our team of skilled artisans, using only the finest leathers and custom techniques. Every stitch is placed with precision, ensuring that each bag is a masterpiece of quality and detail.

We believe that luxury should be inclusive and accessible to everyone. By supporting local artisans and investing in our communities, we aim to redefine the perception of leather goods. Through our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we proudly contribute to the growth of the South African leather industry and create opportunities for sustainable development.

If you’re searching for a leather bag that embodies the spirit of South Africa, look no further than us. From our diverse team of artisans to our rich history of leatherworking, we are honored to showcase the best of our country through our products. Join us on our journey as we continue to celebrate the beauty and diversity of South Africa, one bag at a time.

About JackalBerry

Established in 2013, JackalBerry was born out of a desire to offer affordable, authentic, and handcrafted leather goods to the South African market.

Our journey began when our owner and founder embarked on a quest to find a customisable leather handbag, only to discover a gap in the market. Determined to fill this void, she took matters into her own hands and crafted her own bespoke bag. The overwhelming positive response from friends and family led to the inception of JackalBerry, where customised orders soon became the norm.

Today, we invite you to join our ever-growing family of leather enthusiasts. With a commitment to supporting local craftsmanship, all our materials are sourced locally, and our products are meticulously handcrafted by skilled artisans in Johannesburg.

Embrace the JackalBerry experience and become part of a community dedicated to quality, authenticity, and South African craftsmanship.

Why we don't brand our bags

At JackalBerry, we celebrate individuality.

You’ll find that our bags don’t boast flashy logos. That’s because we believe in collaborating with each customer to create a bag that truly reflects your personality. With JackalBerry, you are the brand.

If there’s anything about your bag that doesn’t quite suit your style, let us know. And if you adore your custom creation as much as we do, spread the word and share the love!

We are a proudly South African brand that uses local materials and supports local artisans. By supporting us you are supporting and helping small South African businesses to grow.


Jess from jackalberry could not have been more accommodating. Great product, great service- highly recommend!!

Kerry Parker

Amazing service!! Amazing quality!! Thank you Jess for going above and beyond!

Fiona Collett Lamberti

I have been looking for a leather laptop bag for ladies and saw the Simone bag by JackalBerry online. You can choose your own lining and collected it within 2 weeks - custom made - beautiful and excellent quality. Would definitely recommend!

Sarah Reynolds

Most incredible leather lap top bag! I was spoilt for Christmas! Beautiful finish and exactly what I wanted! A bag to last a lifetime and I’m sure lots of luck with my business!

Michelle Ann Bembridge

For Christmas I bought my husband the most exquisite laptop bag, he absolutely loves it !!! Such amazing craftsmanship and lovely service. I love the personalized touch of being able to get his name put inside. Thanks so much JackalBerry 😁

Sarah Gaydon

The most stunning gift and excellent service. I recently ordered a bag for my mother's birthday. I was so impressed with the service and pleased with the beautiful result. My mother was so happy and cannot wait to use the bag! Thank you so much I highly recommend❤

Yakira Mikayla Shalpid

Just got my Rosie bag and is SO happy. JackalBerry is professional and so friendly. Was a pleasure to order from them! Will do it all over again!

Naomi Combrink

Just received my custom made leather travel bag - blown away! I am thrilled with the quality and style. Thank you so much to the JackalBerry Team! Definitely more orders in the future.

Melanie Lowe

I recently had the pleasure of having a beautiful bag made by JackalBerry as a gift. Jess was delightful to work with and nothing was too much trouble, even when I kept changing the fabric inside the bag. Jess rushed the order so that it could be ready on the birthday. The recipient loved the personalized gift which had her name inside. I will definitely be ordering again and again. Stunning gifts from glasses cases and purses to handbags, and travel bags. Thank you Jess and JackalBerry

Glynne Wolman

Absolutely love the two canvas weekender bags - top quality materials from the canvas to the leather and the zips. These make a great gift! I’ll be spreading the word!

Duncan Smorf

Beautiful bags, attention to detail was incredible

Andrew Peebles

The most amazing laptop bag super chuffed with the finish and great quality. Nice stuff guys keep it up.

Matthew Hall

Very professional and the leather laptop bags were a hit with clients. Would definitely recommend them!

Noz Ginindza

So amazing and a hit with our clients, quality service and I loved the option of choosing the inner patterns as well. I'd recommend Jackalberry!

David Tshabalala

Stunning genuine leather products! Love my handbag! Using beautifully patterned fabrics for the lining too. Have had many comments on my bag. Thank you Jackalberry!

Sarah Wassung

Loved the 2 canvass bush bags you made for us! Authentic style, beautiful craftsmanship and strong stitching! Got a lot of attention on our Madikwe trip. Can certainly recommend - and do!

Jon Hall

Ordered several dozen leather laptop and iPad bags for client gifts, and they were a massive hit. We were able to choose the leather and inner fabrics, which were beautiful. Brilliant quality and service. Highly recommended.

Nicole Gazard

If a woman's mind is as complex as the contents of her handbag then I am proud to be compared to my JackalBerry bag! There is loads of room, it's hand-made and it smells like leather. Going to age beautifully. Well done Jess xx #LocalisLekker

Georgina Rose Lockwood

I just took delivery of my 7th Jackal berry bag. Love all of them and the quality is amazing. See the 8th bag on the horizon....... Thank you Jess. You rock. A client for life

Liesel Niederheitmann

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