DE KAAP PARTNERS

CASTLE DE WILDT


With several decades of cumulative, proven experience in quality game breeding, Castle de Wildt and its’ holding company, LBG Holdings, focus on breeding outstanding quality rare game species, selected according to specifically agreed minimum criteria and bred with the highest possible ethical standards.

In line with our breeding and conservation program and in order to expand the gene pool of all our breeding populations, Castle de Wildt breeds and sells golden wildebeest, saddleback impala, black impala, kudu, Lingstone eland, nyala, heartwater springbok of various colors, white kudu, black kudu, bushbuck, blue duiker, red duiker, bushveld adapted roan, sable and gemsbok.

Castle de Wildt always strives to take the lead in the scarce game breeding industry of Southern Africa, and as a privately owned auction house, proudly boasts a 100 % sales record for all animals on boma since inception.

Castle de Wildt its owners and management are proud to have been actively involved in bringing South Africa’s wildlife to the forefront of one the finest and fastest growing industries in the world – the game breeding industry.

In the same professional manner, we are now establishing our breeding concerns in the Cape Province, and have joined forces with Wysersdrif Game Breeders as well as Vredenheim Exclusive Game Breeders.

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VREDEHEIM EXCLUSIVE GAME BREEDERS


Game farming is in the blood of the Bezuidenhout family. Late Coen Bezuidenhout and his son Basie Bezuidenhout has been game farmers since the early 80’s in Kwazulu Natal. While still farming with game in Kwazulu Natal until 2007, they bought a Karoo farm in the Western Cape in the early 90’s for sheep and game farming.

Late Coen Bezuidenhout and his son Basie Bezuidenhout has been game farmers since the early 80’s in Kwazulu Natal. While still farming with game in Kwazulu Natal until 2007, they bought a Karoo farm in the Western Cape in the early 90’s for sheep and game farming.

Basie’s son Coenraad studied Nature Conservation and started his farming career in 2005. Just like the rest of his family he too has a passion for game farming and stud breeding. Apart from game farming the Bezuidenhout family also has an Angus stud since 1983.
Vredenheim is situated 5km outside Stellenbosch in a traditionally grape wine area, but not all the areas are suited for grape farming. This in mind, and with the family’s passion for game farming, and their 33 years of stud breeding experience Coenraad decided to get involved with exotic stud game breeding. They have maintained various game species (Blue Wildebeest, Eland, involved with exotic stud game breeding. They have maintained various game species (Blue Wildebeest, Eland, Springbok and Sable) on Vredenheim for the past 20 years for tourism. They took notice of the exceptional adaption of these species on the farm.

They knocked on the doors of Castle de Wildt, one of the best in the industry, and after several meetings and game actions the first Golden Wildebeest and Sable arrived at Vredenheim and Wysersdrif on the 5th of October 2016.

The Game Industry in the Western Cape is still in its infant shoes and we are excited to be amongst the first to drive this special industry.

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WYSERSDRIF GAME BREEDERS


The brothers, Jacobus and Marthinus Griessel own the farm Wysersdrif near Worcester in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. They grew up as wine farmers and wanted to differentiate in another farming direction. Why not, if it happens to be their passion in life?

Father Theo was a keen hunter as well as passionate in the conservation of game and nature. These good qualities rubbed off on his sons and they became interested in game ranching which is expanding in the Cape Province. They believe in breeding with top quality genes in order to produce trophy horns lengths.

Marthinus, a qualified professional hunter since 2004 who operated in Limpopo Province and Namibia, and Jacobus, with his good business skills, make a formidable team.

They co-operated with veterinarian, dr Dirk (Doempies) Trichardt from Tulbach. He is well known in the Western Cape and specialize in wildlife. The threesome, also known as Wysersdrif Game Breeders, provide an extensive service to game farmers.

This is a slow but sure start to the fulfillment of their new dream in becoming breeders of game with outstanding criteria.

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BERGRIVIER HOSPITAL


Oupa Jacobus Francois Triegaardt was a smallstock and game farmer in the picturesque Karoo, just outside Hofmeyr in the Eastern Cape. Dirk “Doempies” Triegaardt, his second son, is one of four brothers born in the Karoo; and the love that Oupa Triegaardt had for animals was is echoed in the fact that his two eldest sons both decided to become veterinarians. Doempies qualified from Onderstepoort (the veterinary faculty of the University of Pretoria) in 1983, and has been an avid mixed animal practitioner with a keen interest in wildlife ever since. In 2005,

In 2005, Doempies started a small, humble clinic in Tulbagh. Today, that clinic has grown to become Bergrivier Animal Hospital, which consists of three separate branches; the first branch being in Tulbagh, the second in Porterville and the third in Paarl. The Bergrivier team consists of six exceptional vets of whom each has a unique interest in the vast field of veterinary sciences.The passion that Doempies got from his father, has been passed on once again to Doempies’ son. Christiaan Francois Triegaardt followed in his father’s footsteps to also qualify from Onderstepoort in 2015. Christiaan is an enthusiastic mixed animal practitioner, who is now also nurturing his interest in wildlife.

The passion that Doempies got from his father, has been passed on once again to Doempies’ son. Christiaan Francois Triegaardt followed in his father’s footsteps to also qualify from Onderstepoort in 2015. Christiaan is an enthusiastic mixed animal practitioner, who is now also nurturing his interest in wildlife.

Bergrivier Animal Hospital is proud to be associated with De Kaap Wildlife Industry.

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