Game & Wildlife

An exclusive game hotel for high-value guests

An innovative idea for a ‘game hotel’ has boosted the profitability of Willem and Calla van Niekerk’s game farming enterprise, eliminating the need for production credit. Annelie Coleman visited their...

Securing a future for endangered fynbos fish

Through a partnership involving five organisations, efforts to save SA’s endangered fynbos fish continue. The recent project focuses on the Biedouw River in the Cederberg.

How hunting helped this livestock farmer survive drought

Marco and Regine Seefeldt have been farming on the banks of the Black Nossob River, 90km east of Windhoek, since 2000. They lease the 5 000ha farm, Silversand, from Marco’s...
Snakebites: fact and fiction

Snakebites: fact and fiction

Misconceptions about the treatment of snakebites can endanger the victim. Johan Marais separates fact s from fiction.
Vaccinating wildlife against rabies

Vaccinating wildlife against rabies

A research team is investigating the possibility of vaccinating wildlife populations against rabies.

Auction turnover breaks the billion-rand barrier

Game auctions showed a rising trend showed last year says Dr Flippie Cloete of the Unit for Environmental Science and Management at North-West University.

A rewarding experience at the Kruger National Park

Visiting the Kruger National Park in December is a highly rewarding experience, says Annelie Coleman.

The survival of Africa’s elephants

As the war against rhino poaching in South Africa continues, a war against elephant poaching is taking place in other parts of the continent.

From cattle farm to game paradise

The lush, 3 700ha game farm, Iwamanzi (place of the falling waters), which Stan and Jacqueline Burger built up from scratch, was once an overgrazed cattle farm.

A home where the buffalo roam

Elandsberg was the first disease-free buffalo breeding project in the Western Cape. Now 14 years on, market demand remains high and with breeding protocols firmly in place, it is an...

Small kudu. Big problem?

Eastern Cape game farmers have noticed that kudu bulls have become smaller, and they’re pleading for research to find out why.

The York family & Breeding Golden Wildebeest

The York family respect the people and the animals they work with and run their business on old-fashioned values. Barry York talks to Nan Smith about game farming and the...


International accolade for Farmer’s Weekly editor

International accolade for Farmer’s Weekly editor

Farmer’s Weekly editor Denene Erasmus has been awarded the inaugural Alltech International Award for Leadership in Agricultural Journalism from the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ).

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