In 1998 the Geldenhuys family began the process of acquiring over 8000 hectares of land at the foot of the Swartberg Mountain range (a World Heritage Site) in the Klein Karoo, Western Cape. The land was used to develop Swartberg Private Wildlife Estate, Welgevonden Private Game Reserve and Wildehondekloof Private Game Reserve.

Swartberg Game Breeders was one of the first pioneers of game ranching in the Western Cape, and by working together with Cape Nature has built up over 30 species of game with superb genetics and bloodlines. This includes a large herd of buffalo from top breeders with a world-class genetic gene pool. as well as a prolific Cape Mountain Zebra programme.

After being part of this magnificent wildlife ranching industry for the past 18 years we have built strong relationships with fellow game ranchers across this country and we look forward to a continued success well into the future.



In our genes: Hercules, Titan, Thaba Tholo EA, Maximus, Ceasar.

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Note the beautiful black markings – A beautiful yet rare trait of our lechwe.

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Cape Mountain Zebra

The species that put Swartberg Game breeders on the map…

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Our breeding cows reach the 40″ mark regularly.

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Our giraffe boast beautiful dark colouration and ultra high fertility

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Huge bodies and impressive overall horn length as seen above

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