Celebrate Southern African Market 2017

Come and join us at the Celebrate Southern African market in Frome, Somerset on the 18 June 2017.

My name is Gerhardus Koen and I am originally from Zimbabwe. In 2008 I made the decision to leave the country and start a new adventure here in Somerset, England. In 2014 I took the plunge and began working on something that I thoroughly enjoy and soon discovered my passion was shared by others. My main aim was to bring a bit of Africa with me and incorporate it in my new English chapter.

Now as it stands today Billies and Tong is a Limited Company and I am always striving to produce something new. Since doing our last Celebrate Southern Africa market, our new website has been launched and has been a great success.

The products I make and sell include a variety of rustic themed biltong boxes as well as biltong slicers. Other products available include biltong, droëwors, biltong spices, hooks and other products that are biltong related.

The biltong boxes come with the option of being personalised with a name of choice as well as the biltong slicers. The items I make are competitively priced and you will notice from our website the designs vary depending on your taste.

New to Billies and Tong is the commercial driers. This has been particularly popular with companies that are starting up their own biltong business in and around the UK.

Since our company has grown we have now moved into a larger unit where we have much more room to grow and we also have a company van to help with deliveries.

In January of this year we announced we now have a base in America where we are able to distribute Billies and Tong biltong boxes across the US.

You will find Billies and Tong on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest and if you wish to connect with us on these social media websites please find our links on our website www.billiesandtong.co.uk.

I will be attending the Celebrate Southern Africa market to showcase my products and look forward to meeting you all.


Corne Swart:

Hi Gerhardus,

Just stumbled across your website and I must say it looks very professional. You have a good variety of products and they all look great. I’ve just made my first batch of biltong and fortunately my family loves it. I’ve bookmarked your site and will dip in every now and again for inspiration.

All of the best.


Sep 24, 2018

Clayton :

Hi I make my own billtong,just wanted to know the measurements of your 60kg dryer and also do you sell electric cutting machines for the billtong?
Many thanks

Feb 04, 2018

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