Our Story

We're glad you found our site, and we can only imagine that you’re a well informed, upstanding world citizen and lover of great biltong! But enough about you, this page is about us.

My brother Rory and I grew up wild on the lush South African coast. For the past decade, we’ve gratefully called Australia home. We quickly fell in love with the Australian bush and would often embark on camping trips with best mates Tom and Matt.

With a shared passion for health, movement and the outdoors, the four of us needed a healthy and convenient source of protein to fuel our adventures. We looked everywhere for a real food that would do the job, but everything we found was artificial or packed with preservatives and sugar. Not wanting to settle for less, we drew on the wisdom of our African ancestors to make biltong. Steaks were marinated, spiced and hung to dry in granny's old cupboard. A few days later and we could not stop smiling (and chewing!), our biltong was such a hit that requests started flooding in - and so it was that Barbell Biltong was born.

We believe Barbell Biltong is the perfect high protein, low carb, real food. It often complements our own lifestyles, where we like to blend exercise with play. We aspire to produce the world's healthiest biltong for athletes, adventurers and health enthusiasts who are mindful of what they consume.

We're excited about the future and hope you watch this space and continue to chew the good stuff. To follow our latest adventures, misadventures and risk taking activities, check out the links below.



Love the Biltong Boys,
Luke, Rory, Tom and Laing