If you love your sofa or chair, re-upholster it.




SWEMMER UPHOLSTERY was established in 1972 in the Helderberg and the current owners are a husband and wife team dedicated to keep up the excellent reputation of the business by providing quality service to all their customers. The team has extensive experience in upholstery and repair of furniture.

The workshop is situated in Gants Centre, Courtyard Building, 29 Gerber Boulevard, Strand - next to the N2.

We offer a transport service for furniture all over the Helderberg basin, Stellenbosch and all surrounding areas.

Older furniture is almost always better quality.

Since you’ll be choosing the fabric, your furniture will be unique and not look like the stuff found in every furniture store.

Reasons to re-upholster

1. Style Change


If you are doing some interior remodeling of your home or office, you may be facing colour changes, new design needs or a more contempory look. Our expert upholstery team can help you with selecting the right fabric and colour to fit your personalised space.

2. Restoring or redesigning quality pieces


If you furniture piece is still in good shape except for the fabric, and it has a quality contruction it is worth re-upholstering. Before modern day manufacturers were forced to cut corners with mass produced furniture, the furniture were built with better quality materials and all together better workmanship.

3. Sentimental reasons


Perhaps your chair is your favourite, or very comfortable, or maybe it was inherited …… then it is so satisfying to restore and preserve good memories.

4. The environment


Instead of tossing out old and worn furniture, re-upholster it to bring new life and cut down on waste and further resource use.

5. Value and quality


Re-upholstery is not necessarily always less expensive, but the quality of the fabrics we recommend are of very high standard. We work closely with some of the best fabric suppliers South Africa can offer. The quality of our craftmanship is also often far superior to mass produced items.

We specialize in


  • Re-upholstery of furniture
  • Headboards – recover or custom made new ones
  • Cushions and scatters
  • Ottomans – recover or custommade
  • Curtains
  • Foam replacements
  • Riempies
  • Cane mesh
  • Repairs, from a simple stitch repair to full structural frame repairs
  • Minor modifications

Get a Quote

    Our Workshop

    Get in touch with SWEMMER UPHOLSTERY and let us know what you have in mind and we will gladly supply you with a quote. Enquiries can be done in Afrikaans or English. We also offer delivery services. Click here to complete our online quote form or contact us at info@swemmerupholstery.co.za and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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    We supply a wide selection of fabrics, specifically suited for upholstery.


    We stock a wide range of genuine leather and artificial leather, including riempies.


    Our team has extensive experience in upholstery and repair of furniture.

    What our customers say


     Hiermee wil ons julle graag bedank vir die puik diens gelewer aan ons, met die oortrek van ons ou sitkamerstel. Nie alleen het julle goeie raad gegee, maar ook voor die tyd dit voltooi en afgelewer. Ons sal julle beslis aanbeveel vir besigheid.



     Thank you so much. I really appreciate it…like I said – stunning stunning stunning!

    – ZELDA


     I am so thrilled with my chairs! You did such an amazing job! Thank you so much.

    – ANGELA

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    Map & Directions

    Coming from the N2 Cape Town, pass Somerset Mall on the right hand side. At the second robot turn right into Gerber Boulevard. First road left onto the parking lot, the building straight ahead is the Courtyard Building and we are on the far right.

    We are open

    MON – THUR:

    7:45 AM – 4:45 PM

    FRI: 7:45 am – 2:00 pm.

    SAT: by appointment only

    SUN: Closed

    Contact Details

    064 794 2958

    Courtyard Building, Gants Centre, 29 Gerber Boulevard, Strand, 7140