Sports Travel equipment that is simple, safe and easy to use to give you the opportunity to venture into the outdoors and enjoy sports and travel whether its with your best friends, family, sports club or riding solo. We’ll take you there. 

Holdfast entered the market in the early 1980’s manufacturing roof racks and bike racks. Within 3 years the need for a good roof-rack system was realised and the company looked to Europe for a supplier. When dealing with Europe became a problem in the mid-eighties, we started to produce our own roof racks for cars with rain gutters.

As vehicles became more streamlined and gutters were being dropped, we developed a range for cars without rain gutters. At about the same time we started producing suction-pad fishing rod holders, which proved to be a popular addition to the range.

Cycling became one of the most popular sports in the country and to meet the challenge, we decided to produce a cycle carrier that would stand up well to South Africa road conditions. As the requirements of a very demanding industry became more sophisticated, we began to develop a range of products that suit the pockets of our local customers

Our latest development has been a new streamlined range of roof racks specifically for cars without rain gutters, cars with rails and vehicles with canopies. Holdfast prides itself on being an innovator, at the same time as identifying trends from well-established global brands and adapting them to suit local conditions. We have a great deal of pride in what we make, with production of a quality product being our absolute priority.

To know that every customer is a happy and satisfied user of our products is something that we continually strive for and achieve. Today, you will find the Holdfast factory nestled below the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town where the two Oceans meet. We employ a group of dedicated people from all walks of life and pride ourselves on an exceptionally low turnover of staff due, we believe, to our offering an engaging and friendly working environment for all to share.


Holdfast was not started as a business, but rather evolved as a way for Ian to get closer to the outdoors through the sports that he loved. Holdfast understands that the thrill of surfing, paddling, climbing, mountain-biking, fishing and similar adventure sports, fuels the soul and adrenaline makes us feel alive! Holdfast’s vision is to encourage, inspire and enable you to enjoy life through sports and outdoor adventures.


Holdfasts mission is to provide you with sports travel equipment that is simple, safe and easy to use to give you the opportunity to venture into the outdoors and enjoy sports and travel whether it’s with your best friends, family sports club or riding solo.


Holdfast entered the market in the early 1980’s manufacturing roof racks and bike racks and has since become one of the leading suppliers in South Africa’s for roof racks and bike carriers.

Don’t worry about not having a tow-bar, we have you covered with our Holdfast Boot Carrier that allows you to travel with up to 3 bicycles on a sedan or hatch-back motor vehicle.

Each bicycle carrier has a tie-down included in the box, and Holdfast highly recommends that each bicycle be strapped to the carrier to avoid any movement by making use of the tie-down provided.

Holdfast has manufactured and developed a bicycle carrier that is suitable for vehicles with spare wheels. The carrier is known as the Wheelie Carrier, you can view it here. Alternatively, if your vehicle has a tow bar, it can be extended by using on of the Holdfast Baseplate Extensions, you can view it here.

Please make contact with us here and provide your vehicle make, model, year and type of vehicle. Alternatively, you can browse through our online fitment catalog to see if your vehicle is listed.

At Holdfast, we’re not just about getting you to your destination; we’re about enhancing your journey in every possible way. Our diverse range of products is meticulously designed to cater to a variety of outdoor activities and adventures.

Bike Carriers for Every Cyclist: Whether you’re a solo rider or enjoy cycling with friends and family, our premium bike carriers are built for simplicity, safety, and durability. They’re perfect for any adventure, ensuring that your bike is always part of your journey.

Find Your Perfect Fit: With our Find Your Fit feature, selecting the ideal roof rack for your vehicle has never been easier. Our intuitive tool allows you to choose the best fit for your car, ensuring a seamless journey from selection to adventure.

Innovative Storage Solutions: Our bike storage solutions are designed to maximize space and protect your gear. These durable, space-saving designs provide easy access to your equipment, making them a perfect addition to your home or garage.

Accessories for Every Adventure: We understand that the right accessories can make all the difference. That’s why our range of outdoor accessories is crafted to be durable, versatile, and convenient, gearing you up for any journey.

Cycling Gear for the Enthusiast: Our dedication to cycling is evident in our wide range of cycling gear and accessories. From carefully designed bicycle carriers to essential accessories, we have everything a cycling enthusiast needs.

Surf’s Up with Holdfast: For the surfers out there, our surf racks and board protectors ensure that you’re never left high and dry. We make transporting your surfboard effortless, so you can hit the waves whenever you desire.

Paddling Adventures Made Easy: As paddling season kicks off, our paddling storage options ensure that you’re always ready to hit the water. From kayaks to canoes, we’ve got your transport needs covered.

Gear Up for 4×4 Adventures: For the off-road enthusiasts, our Adventure 4×4 gear includes everything from roof racks to tents. We ensure that your 4×4 is equipped for any adventure that calls.

At Holdfast, we’re committed to providing you with the equipment you need to safely and easily enjoy the sports and outdoor activities you love. From cycling to surfing, paddling to off-road adventures, we’ve got you covered. Let us take you there, and beyond.