Leaders in

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Minimal disruption to the community & environment whilst maintaining capabilities
to install small or large pipes to grade in any ground formation!


Horizontal/Directional Drilling

All soil conditions, including hard rock


Specialized Installations

Across distances up to 800 meters


Product Diameters

Up to 1000mm

About Drilltec

Drilltec is South Africa’s premier independent trenchless construction and pipeline installation company with over 10 years’ experience serving the gas, power, telecommunications, water, sewer, and mining industries. The company is widely recognized as one of the most experienced and capable horizontal directional drilling providers for both large and small diameter pipelines in South Africa, having completed numerous long-distance, solid rock, and complex HDD installations. Over its history, Drilltec has operated in all provinces in SA, with international expansion strategies on the horizon. The company continues to expand its share of the underground construction market while constantly focusing on improving trenchless methods and technology.”

our approach

We are committed to build and develop relationships with our clients which will enable us to cater to their specific needs and challenges

Our focus

We focus on providing quality solutions to clients to meet their particular connectivity requirements based on our core principles

Our mission

We aim to become the preferred trenchless construction partner within the infrastructure development industry.

Horizontal Directional Drilling

The term  Horizontal Directional Drilling  or Trenchless Installation refers to a method whereby underground services are installed without the need to disturb surfaces, structures of other preexisting services.

Collectively referred to as Trenchless Technology, this method basically entails the creation of an underground tunnel large enough to accommodate whatever cables, pipes, or ducts are required, and the subsequent installation of those services.

The main advantages of Trenchless Technology are:

  • Installation of services where no viable alternative exists
  • Speed of installation & project completion
  • Minimal to zero environmental or visual impact
  • Zero subsequent rectification works
  • Savings in excavation and shoring costs
  • Remove the possibility of trenching related accidents
  • Faster and neater
  • Ideal for sites sensitive to surface disruptions

Years Established

HDD Crossings Completed

Meters drilled

Some of our clients include:


  • MCT Telecommunications

  • Dark Fibre Africa

  • LightFibre Infrastructure

  • Gbitel

  • MTN

  • Vodacom

  • Liquid Telecom

  • Vumatel

  • Frogfoot Networks

  • Metrofibre


  • Tshwane Municipality

  • Ekhuruleni Municipality

  • Mogale City


  • Gautrans

  • Transnet

  • Johannesburg Water

  • Randwater

Mining, Construction, Engineering & Other:

  • Basil Read
  • Group 5
  • Valente Bros
  • Egoli Gas
  • WBHO
  • M&T Developments
  • Jodan Construction
  • Ruwacon
  • Roadmac Surfacing
  • Ceenex
  • EPCM Holdings

Key Experience
& Clients

Since we made our footprint in the directional drilling industry, we have been involved in major infrastructure development roll-outs and HDD installations within the telecommunication, water, gas, sewage, and electricity sector.

We operate on a national level with clients across a broad industry spectrum ranging from property developers, construction companies, ITC services providers, and international mining groups.

Contact Us

Get in touch

t: +27 10 745 3870
m: +27 71 176 4559

Send us a mail

Find us at

75 Riversands Blv, Riversands Outlet Park
Midrand, Gauteng – 2191