+27 83 49 39 159
+27 83 49 39 159
+27 64 659 2811
+27 83 49 39 159
+27 64 659 2811


We Are Your Biltong Specialists.

Our Story

Biltong has been enjoyed by South Africans for many centuries & has over the last few decades become commercialised.
The Meat Moghul's recipe was created in the early 1980's, enjoyed by family and friends for over 30 years, & is now being brought to you!

Friends, Ismail Mohamed & Muhamed Osman were enjoying the Fifa World Cup 2018 in Russia.
As always, a handy snack would have been ideal, but unfortunately nothing could be sourced.
Ismail says "a good packet of biltong would be lekker now"
Muhamed responds "this is Russia boet, no biltong here"
Ismail pulls out the most delicious packet of homemade biltong, & that is when the seed of The Meat Moghul was planted.

The Meat Moghul was established in 2018 with the main purpose of taking premium quality biltong to every household & eventually abroad.
We use only the choicest A Grade meats & pure quality spices in our manufacturing.
In every 45g prepacked packet of biltong we also add an individually wrapped toothpick as well as an O2 Buster that prolongs the freshness & shelf life of our biltong.

Our biltong is Halaal certified by the South African National Halaal Association (SANHA).

Our Products

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Our biltong is Halaal certified by the South African National Halaal Association (SANHA).

What is biltong?

    • BILTONG or strips of dried meat has been around for centuries and its history can be traced to plenty of different cultures, for example the Arabs in the 6th century, Qadid (Arabic)
    • Meat preservation has been key to survival since ancient times in South Africa, when the indigenous people of our country sliced their meat, cured it using salt and hung it up to dry.
    • The word BILTONG is apparently derived from the Dutch words "BIL" (MEAT) and 'TONG" (STRIP), so basically Biltong means strip of beef.
    • Biltong is made from a variety of meats, ranging from game meat, beef, ostrich & now even chicken.


Why does biltong mould?

    • Biltong doesn't like high humidity at all and will either mould or even spoil if left long enough in wet conditions.
    • Sometimes when drying, biltong might touch & those spots could become mouldy over time
    • At The Meat Moghul, all precaution is taken so that our biltong does not get mouldy
    • We've introduced O2 Busters which traps oxygen from within the packet. Oxygen assists moisture in getting biltong mouldy.


How long can I store biltong for?

    • To prevent your biltong from going mouldy, keep it cool and dry. You can store your biltong in the fridge or in the freezer. It normally will be good for a few days, though if you freeze it, biltong can last for up to a year.


What is The Meat Moghul's return policy?

    • We will swap out any prepacked biltong that has gone mouldy prior to expiration date.


Is biltong healthy?

    • Biltong's surge in popularity is partly due to its much more favourable nutrient composition compared to many other common snack foods, such as potato chips, cookies, and crackers.
    • Biltong is low in fat which makes it a popular weight-reducing diet choice.
    • It is naturally gluten-free and is an ideal banting snack.
    • It is high in Vitamin B12 which is essential for healthy blood and nerve cells
    • Its high protein and low carb contents makes it a good fit for a variety of diets.
    • Biltong is also an exceptionally rich source of iron.


What's the difference between biltong & beef jerky?

    • Both jerky and biltong use dried meat as their primary ingredient, but the meats are dried differently.
    • Jerky is usually roasted or smoked for several hours, whereas biltong is NOT cooked at all.
    • Instead, it is soaked in a salt, vinegar & spices before being hung to air-dry. This drying and aging process lasts a few days before it is ready to eat.


The Meat Moghul

We don't find time to eat biltong.
We make time to eat biltong.
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