Busy as a bee – that is an apt description of Engela Kruger.
Meet her at her factory, GDE Leather, in Meintjies Street, Middelburg. Her mascot, a fiery stallion, guards the entrance.
On a guided tour through the factory the visitors become aware of the variety of goods that are manufactured there. As the name implies leather products are first and foremost.
Business was first started in 1989 and focuses mainly on equipment for horses which include harnesses, halters, saddles, reins,
Being practical, gifts like handbags, purses, hats, belts and warm winter slippers are made, to mention just a few.
When the need arose to repair shoes, this gap was also filled.
Big game hunters who visit the area are intrigued by holders for bullets made from buffalo skin.
Do not speed through the town, but stop at GDE Leather, well worth paying a visit.
Article by : Elsie Meyburgh