Self Storage Stellenbosch, Topshell

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Topshell capabilities

The Topshell team is passionate about giving customers exactly what they need and helping them to live their dreams. Our experienced technicians interact with customers throughout the product specification, construction and conversion processes to create a tailor-made product that surpasses our customers’ expectations. Aided by an in-house CAD design system, as well as prototype manufacturing and testing capabilities, the specialist Topshell team prides itself on their in-house production and project management capabilities.

Quality products and innovative craftsmanship… rare attributes indeed these days, but this is the bottom line at Topshell.

Topshell On-site rental provides a suite of rental options for commercial and domestic use. Whether you need a top class safe, secure site office, site storage or chemical toilets, we deliver directly to your site using our own in-house service and crane trucks.

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Topshell Self-storage provides you with a variety of spaces to safely store any private or commercial goods and vehicles.  Convenience is key . . . you have 24/7/365 access to your container or undercover parking, which is strategically positioned at Topshell Park, Lynedoch on Baden Powell road, between Stellenbosch and the N2 – an extremely secure venue. Topped with a competitive price tag, we offer convenient and affordable solutions to all your storage needs.

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Topshell Life products are custom-developed and manufactured in-house. Our Life products comprise movable, fully-equipped pods or containers for various applications such as primary health care clinics, laboratories, office space, bakeries, pharmacies etc.

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Meet the Topshell team, from left to right:

Japie van der Westhuizen, Operations Manager

Deon Nortier, Rental Fleet Manager

Mandie Casaleggio, Rental & Self-Storage, Quotations & Scheduling

Len Douglas, Workshop Manager

Deon van der Merwe, Managing Director

Xanilize Jurgens, Debtors & Accounts

Juan Jooste, Sales & Marketing

Jo-Handri Carstensen, Financial Manager



Meet the Gauteng Topshell team:

Gert Peens, Managing Director

Japie van der Westhuizen, operations manager (technician and toolmaker)

Zelda Schreuder, Administration


It was during a summer holiday at Herold’s Bay in December 2005 that Deon van der Merwe finalised his plans to launch a container rental business. Naming the business was one of his concerns. As he watched a hermit crab nestled inside a Topshell, Deon suddenly found the name for his business.

TOPSHELL – The name seemed apt!

  • A shell offers protection, creating a safe and comfortable space for its occupant
  • The shell moves around with its occupant
  • Once the original occupant, being a snail, moves out, another takes its place; in the case of a Topshell, often a hermit crab. In the same way, containers may be re-used and recycled. Topshell’s entire fleet consists of used containers
  • “Top” in the word “Topshell” also refers to the top-class service and quality that the company stands for
  • To summarise: Topshell supplies safe and comfortable mobile spaces for residential or commercial use, wherever and for as long as the client needs it