If we need to explain Biltong we would certainly call it the South African version of dried cured meat, however before you choose to call it "beef jerky", it is not the same. In fact you almost can call it the opposites when it comes to cured meats of world.
Biltong has actually become synonymous with South Africa and its citizens. The word "biltong" originates from the Dutch with the words "BIL" implying the buttocks (the cut of meat favoured for this delicacy) and the word “TONG” meaning strip. Together it ends up being "biltong".