About Us

Brett & Daryl Bartho

brothersFor the past ten years, Daryl and Brett have been supplying all major restaurants, from Ballito to Kloof, with fresh fish. Both are avid sportsmen, who have achieved national colours for paddling in sprinting, wild water and surf ski disciplines. The two also fish competitively.

grandfatherTheir grandfather, Leo King, passed on his passion for fishing and almost from the time they could walk, they were casting alongside him. Their love of the outdoors and respect for the ocean set the foundation for their business venture.

Their dream of opening their own retail fish shop became a reality when they won a boat in a fishing competition, which they sold to set up shop on 1 May 2010. And thanks to the great fresh products on offer and support of loyal customers, Bartho’s Fish Co. has continued to grow year on year!

Bartho’s is renowned for its export quality FRESH FISH such as tuna and salmon, but you can also find a variety of quality frozen seafoods, ranging from crab, crayfish, langoustines, scallops, mussels and calamari.


Sandy Kruger

sandySandy, Daryl and Brett’s mom, runs front of shop in addition to doing all the invoicing and bookkeeping. She has been an integral part of Bartho’s since its inception in 2010, and also knows a thing or two about cooking with fish – so if you have any recipe queries, just ask her and she’ll be happy to share her secrets!




Elsa Geldenhuys

elsaElsa has been working in retail for over 5 years. She works alongside Sandy helping with front of shop, as well as dealing with all the orders and other admin. Elsa is the main liaison between the front of shop and the guys in the back, ensuring the shelves are always stocked and orders done on time!




Vitalis Mbanjwa

vitalisScaling, de-boning, filleting, cleaning, cutting, prepping and packing – just a few of the daily chores tackled by the quiet, unassuming Vitalis. Vitalis has been working with fish for nearly 6 years and can fillet a huge fish carcass faster than anyone!





Percy Mchunu

percyPercy is our other star filleter who has been with us for 2 years. Fascinated customers love watching over his shoulder while he cuts or preps their fish on a special request. Percy will soon be taking over the deliveries, driving our branded refrigerated truck to all the restaurants around Durban.




Zakhe Nxumalo

zakheOur local sushi chef! Zakhe is a Zulu but with the most apt name for sushi making. He expertly slices and dices sushi rolls in a matter of minutes and is a perfectionist when it comes to presentation. Orders can be placed online for takeaway or for special functions.