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How Biltong South Started,


Biltong South is a small home based family run business. Half SA half GB.

It all started in late 2013

During a visit to my parents house the subject of Biltong came up, Biltong? What is Biltong? How does that work? 

We got the idea from my Dad who grew up making and drying his own biltong throughout South Africa and the UK. After a lot of questions during a family visit about his dryer that he built by himself here shortly after coming to the UK and how it worked, we decided to have a go at making our own dryer so we could make our own Biltong instead of stealing his when visiting.

We made our first ever dryer (For personal use) it was a motorcycle helmet box with a light bulb inside and a small pc fan on the side to dry what we made.  

In late 2014

With a South African background behind us we had been making our own Biltong to eat for about a year as it was quite hard to buy any online that we liked at the time. We would make around 1kg wet batches and tweak little bits here and there getting our blends better and better for every batch we had made. 

A few friends of ours often spoke about Beef Jerky and how it tasted really good. We started to offer our Biltong out to friends and family to get feedback on how it tasted and what it needed more and less of in flavours. Not really knowing how Biltong tastes and how good it can taste if you can get a recipe down to call your own. It started to become a regular thing and we enjoyed making Biltong.

We then started making Chilli Bites (As we called them back then) and hit the taste spot on, on the first trial batch we had ever made. The same great taste you get today. 

BD Biltong was our name to start with.

In early 2015

We noticed we were being asked about our Biltong by people we didn’t know, Friends of friends and their friends, they wanted to buy our Biltong! This is what made us decide to maybe change a few things.

Biltong South was it!

We had agreed to move forward with a new name and image. We were getting positive feedback from everyone about our Biltong and new name. 

We started a fresh, designed a new dryer and our first ever order was for 1kg of our Chilli Stix made from a fresh cut of Beef Silverside.

Biltong South began offering Biltong and chilli Stix and we would make 2kg batches every other week.

Early 2016 

Biltong South became its own brand of South African Ready to eat products. We began to offer all of our products online with our own website and online shop to people all over the UK.

After a while and a lot of research we decided we had to give it a go at making Boerewors. Thinking it can’t be that hard to make a sausage! Our first ever attempt failed pretty badly and we learned a lot from how and why. After a lot of thinking and re thinking we made another Boerewors sausage and got it perfect for taste and texture and have kept it the same even to this day. 

Droewors was the next challenge. We made 1kg of Droewors the same way we made the Boerewors only with thinner casings. Hung in the dryer and then the long wait began. After 5 days we had to try it and were quite shocked that we pulled it off after the first Boerewors attempt and massive failure.

We offered out the whole dry batch of Droewors as samples and everyone who ate it wanted more so we left the recipe and hadn’t changed anything about how we make it still to this day.

A lot has happened and changed from 2014 to 2016 from just making Biltong for ourselves to enjoy. To making everything we now offer and sending it all over the UK for people to enjoy with us, and we love doing so.

November 2017 

Biltong South had a lot of learning to do and wow we had to learn a lot. We had and already knew how our products tasted and how to make them, but being ready to eat meat products requires a lot of other parts you would not think about when making Biltong etc. and really should when buying from an online retailer. 

Biltong South are HACCP Certified and 5* rated, we can supply all of our customers the same great tasting products time after time. Also being fully council registered and working with our environmental health officers to make sure everything is spot on. 

Biltong South use only quality locally sourced Beef Silverside for all our meat ready to eat producers. And can provide full traceability for our Beef.

Biltong South have had fantastic reviews from everyone on all our products and it has all been done by fine tuning through our friends and customers taste buds.

Made in Britain with South African love.


Biltong South Products,

All of our Biltong is cut and flavoured to order so it will always be fresh. We aim for a medium dry every time and quite lean. We will only use locally sourced Beef Silverside to make all our meat ready to eat products.

Biltong South uses a special blend of spices and then adds their own twist on how they make and prepare all of the Lekker products available.

Biltong South is based in Fareham Hampshire and loves to make Biltong and other South African goodies. All of our Biltong and other Beef products are prepared and marinated with great care by hand all the way to packing and sealing.

With also having a strict HACCP plan in place and product testing we know we can give you the same great tasting products time after time.

Biltong South are Council registered, approved & HACCP Certified with a 5* rating.

We have the best selection of flavours available for sliced Biltong and some of the best flavours you will find.


Biltong South Packaging,

We package all our Biltong, Droewors, Chill Stix & Boerewors in resealable mylar bags or vacuum bags with an oxygen absorber if required.

We offer pack sizes of - 

50g - Gym Pack

100g - Snack Pack

250g - Quarter Pack

500g - Beefy Bag

We have found this to be most suitable way to pack in these weights for storage and how long a pack will last once opened. 

A Lekker 100g Snack pack to sit and enjoy by yourself or a 500g Beefy Bag for sharing. Check out our shop page and have a look around 

Our 50g packs known as gym packs we put together to make suitable for taking to the gym with you and either snacking before or after a workout. 50g of Biltong is loaded with goodness and that protein hit.

We have had fantastic feedback from gym members about the gym packs being so handy! And so easy to get all the protein you need from a small pack because they taste so good. Our gym packs also make ideal bar snacks for when having a nice cold beer! If you do not want to share your Biltong that is? It happens a lot and there is always one Biltong thief in the house!

These pack sizes are available in any quantity and have storage life from 1 month to 6 months sealed (Possibly longer)

This is also a great way to get in some extra flavours you may want to try without being restricted to buying a 1 kilo pack and worrying about storing it as our Biltong packs are resealable and only hold a maximum of 500g.

But not for long once opened. The same applies for 100g packs also.

Our products such as Droewors and Chilli Stix are packed into clear vacuum bags in either 100g or 500g and do not require resealing once opened. 

We often have offers available on our 'Saffa Deals' product page and we offer by the kilo. Packed in 500g non resealable bags. This is ideal if you like to stock up as some customers do.

Our Boerewors is all made by hand from start to finish and packed. Cut to approx. 500g we will only use beef to make our Boerewors. With our special blend of spices and little twist added it makes the most delicious Boerewors. Perfect for any braai (BBQ) .We highly recommend our Boerewors. 

We are more than happy to help you if you have a special request on a product.

Please send us an email via the contact form or give us a call.

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