The finest mohair right here at Hinterveld, Eastern Cape, SA.

The finest mohair right here at Hinterveld, Eastern Cape, SA.

Along with fellow PEMBBA members ( Port Elizabeth Bed and Breakfast Metro Association) we were recently taken on a fascinating tour of all three mills at Hinterveld: Gubb & Inggs, the processing and combing mill, Mohair Spinners South Africa and Hinterveld Weaving Mill. Hinterveld is part of the Stucken group of companies, a natural fibre business focusing on mohair and merino wool, they produce luxurious premium ranges of blankets, scarves and throws.

“The Karoo sprawls over 40% of South Africa’s landmass, a warm dry heart at the country’s centre. The Karoo produces 13 million kg of South Africa’s 44 million kg of wool. It also produces all of South Africa’s 2.3 million kg of mohair – around 50% of the world’s production – from some 668 000 Angora goats.” (Words by Julienne du Toit of Karoo Space
Hinterveld means ‘the land behind’ and refers to this vast, dry plains Karoo area behind the Southern Cape escarpment, where the Angora goats thrive in hot, dry summers, cold winters and semi-desert vegetation. The majority of local mohair is produced in the Eastern Cape in Jansenville and the surrounding districts, this is within a 200km radius of Hinterveld Mohair Mills in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Hinterveld is a dedicated weaver of premium mohair, an international leader in mohair buying, trading and processing; the world’s most sought-after supplier of luxury mohair blankets, throws and accessories and it’s all done right here in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro!

Mohair, the fleece of the Angora, is one of the world’s most exclusive natural fibres. South African mohair is acknowledged to be of the finest quality available internationally. Mohair is warm and lightweight, it is often blended with wool, it also has a lustrous shine to it and absorbs dyes very well. All of this we bore witness to as we meandered around the mills, taking in the fascinating information from our tour guide Jackie Gant. The processing of mohair and merino wool starts with the raw, unwashed, matted hair and wool. Bale after bale of wool is fed through various washing and combing machines – the machinery is huge and very noisy! The end result of the various processes is exquisitely fine and fabulously soft mohair products. Many of these are on sale at Hinterveld Factory shop on site, as well as at their Mohair and Wool Factory Shop, corner 5th Avenue and Heugh Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth.

Blankets and throws are valuable and precious treasures in the African culture, from the corn blankets of the Sotho, to the burnt orange blankets of the Xhosa and the colourful blankets of the Ndebele.
Laduma Ngxokolo, a globally praised knitwear designer, has collaborated with Hinterveld to design a range of Mohair blankets that allows Xhosa pride to meet contemporary elegance. The range is called: MaXhosa. Natural tones of earthy browns and rich blues are expressions of the natural beauty of the Eastern Cape landscape, met with vibrant cameos of colour that are unique to Xhosa culture and its people.

MaXhosa: by Laduma Ngxokolo
Mobile:     +27(0) 783662 111

Hinterveld Headquarters and Mill
Hendrik van Eck Drive
Riverside Industria
Eastern Cape
South Africa
Fax:       +27 41 992 4886
Mobile: +27 72 170 7417

Daniel Stucken
Sales Director
Mobile: +27 72 170 7417

For more information & for tour bookings contact:-
Jackie Gant
Marketing and Media
Tel:  +27 (0)41 992 4880
Fax:  +27 (0)41 992 4886
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hinterveld's photo of their fabulous factory shop on site

Hinterveld’s photo of their fabulous factory shop on site

mohair and wool factory shop, walmer

Mohair and Wool Factory shop, Walmer

patricia isaacs cheerfully at work. (like the sunflower fund bandana!)

Patricia Isaacs cheerfully at work. (like the Sunflower Fund bandana!)

weaving magic!

Weaving magic!

pembba members enjoying the factory shop at hinterveld

PEMBBA members enjoying the factory shop at Hinterveld



soft, very soft

Soft, very soft

hinterveld recycles:)

Hinterveld recycles:)

thando january happy to pose

Thando January happy to pose

having fun in the fluff

Having fun in the fluff

moveni hem controlling that fluff

Moveni Hem controlling that fluff


bales and bales waiting...

Bales and bales waiting…

washed and silky soft

Washed and silky soft

washing and combing process

Washing and combing process

quality throughout hinterveld

Quality throughout Hinterveld

raw start

Raw start



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