The Balobi Story

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM

Our story began in the 70’s. Back then our founder, Anton Viljoen started a small fishing business on the back of ski and deck boats.

Today the group comprises of 15 Commercial fishing vessels and 2 processing, ice plant and cold storage facilities which is collectively known as the Balobi Group. Balobi operates out of St. Francis Bay Harbour in the South Eastern part of South Africa.

The Balobi Way

RESPONSIBILITY

Balobi is committed to the best local and international fishing practices to sustainably manage marine resources

COMMUNITY

Balobi employs over 500 members of the local community, contributing to job creation resulting in community upliftment

ENVIRONMENT

Balobi is committed to improving energy efficiency and reducing its carbon footprint

PRODUCTS

Balobi has an exceptionally high regard for the safety, hygiene and overall quality of its products

“WE CATCH FISH!”

Balobi simply means “We catch fish!” in a local language Xhosa. Balobi Trading is an internationally recognised producer and marketer of various fish products. Squid, Hake and Pilchards are exported to European countries and also to some parts of Asia. The group provides employment to over 500 people in St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa.