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Established in 1915

George, Western Cape

About Us


Watsons Meat

Superior quality products and exceptional service are the foundations that ultimately lead to the longevity of this business and brand name.

The business consists of a pig farm , a meat processing factory, cold storage unit and two traditional retail butcheries situated in George. The business has its own fleet of delivery vehicles and distributes its products in the Southern Cape, Little Karoo, Greater Karoo, Langkloof, Tzitsikamma and Eastern Cape.

Superior quality and exceptional service do not just happen. We believe in disciplined business strategies , consistently investing in technology and employing the best skills, whilst building partnerships with the best suppliers in every field.

Our History

The Watson name is synonymous with the meat industry in the Southern Cape, and was established by Mr. and Mrs. Watson in 1915.


From Humble Beginnings


Watsons Meat Established

The Watson name has been synonymous with the meat industry in the Southern Cape since then.


New premises

Moved to a bigger building newly build on the corner of Cradock and Fichat Street.


Established Meat Factory

In 1954 JJ Watson established the only meat factory in the South-West District. Stretching from the Cape to Port Elizabeth.


Fleisch Meister Qualified

EC Watson qualifies as Fleischmeister in Germany and receives his diploma.


Meat Prices

Bacon at 28c L.B – Lamb chops at 37c L.B – Fillet at 55c L.B (the good old days!)


4th Generation

In 1988 the 4th generation Watsons enter the meat industry.


Piggery Established

1992 a new piggery was put in place that today supplies more than 50% of the total pork meat stock.


Growing Pains

Watsons Cradock processing area doubles in size!


Shop space doubles

Watsons Cradock shop floor doubles in size!


York Street Butchery Opens

New building acquired in York street. Business is booming!


1st Non-Family Member

Watsons Meat accepts first non-family shareholder into the business in over 100 years.


Watsons Cradock

Sales floor doubles in size yet again!


Watsons Cradock

Watsons expand and improved its production areas to comply to Food Safety Audit and Laws as well as the rising demand for its products.

Light Meals and Pre-prepared

Come try our fast foods and lightmeals at our Cradock Street Take-away section. Freshly prepared everyday! Our speciality cooks prepare some of the most delicious foods, so you don’t have to spend hours in front of the stove. A wide range of afval, eisbeins, chicken pies, various lesanjas, bototies, stews and many others. We also have a Deli sections available at our York and Cradock Street branches.


Organizing a get-together with friends and family? You can contact us and we’ll take care of the spitbraai for you. When you phone in, ask for Koenie. We supply everything including the spitbraai, meat and even a person to prepare everything for you (Vegetables and catering excluded).

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