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Gabions and River or Reno Mattresses are manufactured and supplied with related products and services, we are based in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Specializing in the manufacture, distribution and design guidance of our products used in the Civil Construction and Mining Industries. Gabions are widely used in the erection of retaining walls and river erosion control structures to reduce water flow velocities and prevent soil erosion by encouraging deposition of fine soil sediments and the subsequent growth of vegetation.

As you might understand Gabions have been used internationally for over 100 years now, and obviously the technology has evolved over time to the point where it is now. In South Africa the product become more widely used since about 1957, and since then has  spread throughout Africa as a useful tool to solve soil erosion and retention solutions, and provide for many labor intensive job opportunities on the sites where the works are undertaken.

Gabion Baskets was established in 2006 to further enhance the spread of technical knowledge throughout the industry, as it was found that it was not included in the education taught in Technical or university institutions in the past. This is now starting to change and we are often asked to lecture in tertiary education institutions, technical related information regarding product specifications and design.

We are committed to providing you with information which will make your Gabion related project more  interesting and provide new installers with those points necessary to undertake this work for the first time, from a consulting engineers point of view, where specifications and designs are needed and appropriate needs of rock, labor etc. This we feel is important so that the correct useful information finds its way to the correct person when required. 

Our services are offered throughout South Africa, and also in Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola, Mozambique, Malawi, Congo (DRC), Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Ruanda, Comores, Madagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles.

We really look forward to hearing from you, regarding any needs you have relating to our products and services, please view the page links above to go into much further detail related to specific information.

For our full contact details, or those of our agents or distributors closer to you, please refer to the contact us page link above.

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River Diversion Wall – Tygervalley


Beautiful Gabion Wall

Beautiful Gabion Wall

River Wall upclose, courtesy of Wilfred Krohn - Gabion Construction

River Wall upclose, courtesy of Wilfred Krohn – Gabion Construction

These photos were taken recently in Cape Town showing absolutely fantastic installation yet again by Mr Wilfred Krohn, from Gabion Construction – also showing our new technique – Based on Wilfred’s, Kronigabion system.

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Gabion Baskets can be contacted in GautengKwazulu-Natal, Eastern CapeWestern Cape, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia and Mozambique.


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