About us


Camelus originated by SC (Fanus) Cilliers in 1994 as a premix and feed additive supplier for the ostrich industry via Camelus Voere CC, using a contract manufacturer. Camelus gradually extended its interest into various new market segments identifying special needs in all animal species. Its own manufacturing facility was established in 1998.

Camelus consulted various international feed companies in Europe, Brazil, Australia, Ukraine, Turkey, Scandinavia, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe and Namibia. Experience gained with these international role-players were used to identify and compile supplements for various animal diciplines.

Camelus today comprises 2 entities viz. Camelus Grondstowwe CC (Reg CK 1996/041164/23) and Camelus Direk CC (Reg CK2009/184884/23) with the factory and offices located in 11 Jones street in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape. Manufacturing includes for dry supplements and a division for liquid emulsions.

With 21 years of existence, Camelus focus on specialized products to supply a unique service to animals and its owners.

Till date Camelus have 152 product options listed on its manufacturing system that includes registered products and custom mixes rendered from individual consultations to contract manufacturing.


Responsible for the formulations, design, consultation and management


B.Sc. Agric in 1987 cum laude

B.Sc. Agric Hons in 1988

M.Sc. Agric in 1990 cum laude

PhD Agric in 1995 Pr.Nat.Sci.


Perold medal, Elanco award, Rumevite award, councellor student and top Agricultural student The World Poultry Science Association award for best Master submission in 1990. Various international scientific papers Keynote speaker in 11 International conferences on ostrich nutrition .


Camelus Team

Lynette Viljoen
Admin, procurement, logistics and production

Kathy du Preez
Admin and raw material supervisor

Daan Schafer
Manufacturing and terrain supervisor


Niklaas Witbooi
Manufacturing Technician

Theo Witbooi
Manufacturing Technician

Liza Claassen
Quality Controller, Supervisor

Leoni Booysen
Packaging controller

Marco Blaauw
Production, Forklift driver, Dispatch

Klaas Plaatjies

Josie Petro
Production and maintenance

Henro Manuel
Raw material supervisor

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11 Jones Street Oudtshoorn,
Western Cape
South Africa

Phone: 044 203 5453

Fax: 086 480 5051


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