Essential Outdoor Gear for all your hiking, camping and every day lifestyle.
The history of Trappers starts with Rob Topham, who founded Trappers trading in 1976 after coming upon a consignment of winter coats in the Durban harbour which he sold onto battling farmers in the Natal Midlands. A cold winter and favorable prices ensured that all the coats were sold out, and as a result, the first Trappers outlet opened in Pietermaritzburg in the early 1980’s stocking locally made work wear and farm supplies.
The demand for a wider range of outdoor products soon materialized and it wasn’t long before the local Trappers store served most midland farmers and outdoor enthusiasts with everything from gumboots to Leatherman Tools.
If your are headed for the outdoors, be it for vacation or work, Trappers is the place to start for all your equipment and apparel needs. We are stockists of a variety of top brands, such as; Leatherman, Jeep Clothing, Terra-Firma, First Ascent, Salomon, Hi-Tec, Garmin, and more! At Trappers, you will not only find a wide range of products under a variety of quality brands, but you will also find knowledgeable and friendly staff to guide you through the process of choosing the right product for the right application.
Trapper stores are owner run, so those who are helping you in stores have a vested interest in your shopping experience, as well as a familiarity with your community.
With 32 stores in 8 of our 9 provinces, and new stores opening soon in Secunda and Gauteng, our mission has remained the same; to create a proudly South African outdoor experience for our customers. Wherever they find themselves.