Est. 1995 Company Registration: 3385/1995

We design, manufacture, customise and install tents, awnings, shade ports, gazebos, indoor blinds, drop blinds, boat covers, vehicle covers, vehicle accessories, truck canopies, patio cushions, patio umbrellas, camping equipment and architectural sails.


.. and a whole lot of canvas products!


We also re-cover, revamp, reupholster, refurbish, repaint and repair all of the above products, including replacing wearing components such as pulleys, ropes and clear PVC windows. We'll even repair our competitors' products ..












Whatever you need, we've got you

Welcome to the Shades Ahead website. Please take the time to browse through our extensive range of products, and see how we can help add style and functionality to your premises, your vehicles and your lifestyle. Our sales staff are professional, friendly and knowledgeable, and will visit your premises free of charge to discuss and plan options with you, with free follow up quotations.

If you can't find what you're looking for, click here for our SITEMAP. If you want a quote or to leave a comment click here. All of our contact details are here.

All our products are manufactured to international quality standards and carry a 2 year warranty.

Tents for All Seasons

And reasons. Our range of Quality Tents are weatherproof, UV, rot & mildew resistant.

Check out our range of tents here

Awnings for Africa

Colourful and visually appealing, awnings are so much more than just protection from the elements!

View our awning styles here

Shadeport Protection

Protect one of the most valuable assets you’ll ever own.

Click here for our shadeport options

These are just a few of our wide range of diverse products. Please browse through the rest of our website and see the goods we produce with pride and professionalism. We manufacture everything ourselves from our own designs, tried and tested over time, using only quality components. Guaranteed.