About us

My name is Gerry Koen. Born and raised in Zimbabwe for most of my life I left to come and build a life for myself in the United Kingdom, namely Somerset. I live in a small village with my wife spending my time creating all things biltong, a love that followed me across from my roots in Zimbabwe.

What is biltong?

Biltong is a variety of dried, cured meat that originated in Southern Africa. Various types of meat are used to produce it, ranging from beef and game meats to fillets of ostrich from commercial farms. Meat is cut into thin strips and air-dried in a biltong box/maker. Using spices and herbs it makes the perfect snack.

All items available on my website are custom made by us with a rustic earthy look with the intention of saving you money. Please take a look around my website and do not hesitate to contact me for and custom bulk orders you require.

Billies and Tong Ltd is a U.K registered business, company registration number 9891928.
VAT Registration Number 334927779.
Billies and Tong is owned by Gerhardus Koen and the registered business address for legal correspondence is 6 Wilson Close, Wells, Somerset, BA51SX. Contact number; 01749595628.
Free shipping is available on ALL products within UK mainland (for other locations, please get in touch). **Due to demand & the current circumstances, biltong boxes now have a lead time of 7 - 10 days. Please bear with us & thank you for your patience!** **Due to the saw mills currently being closed & timber is hard to source, please note boxes either come with silver or plastic trays depending on stock.**