- New Management:
Tertius Bekker, who has many years of hunting experience at various game ranches, joined Rietfontein Game farm during 2014. He takes over in 2016 as manager responsible for all farming activities and overall infrastructure but will be hunting with clients during the hunting season. He has a wife, Joanne, and two young children in Beaufort West.
As of January 2016 Regardt and Janike Boshoff come on board as a new management couple at Rietfontein Game Farm. They will be responsible for all Marketing and Hunting activities.Regardt is a qualified field guide and Professional Hunter. He worked as Head Ranger and was later promoted to Reserve Manager at Bushmanskloof Wilderness and Wellness Retreat.
Janike is a BA Law graduate and completed her post graduate diploma in Education. She will be responsible for the bookings, accommodation and general administration.
Rietfontein in the News: “The Best in the Western Cape” African Bowhunter Magazine June 2011 – download pdf
- Marketing Video
- Rare Ethiopian Boran cows:
A small stud herd of rare Ethiopian Boran cows that are scientifically bred by means of embrio transplantation science as part of a greater breeding project. These hardy cattle from the Boran Plateau in Southern Ethiopia have been naturally selected over more than five thousand years for their ability to thrive in extremely harsh conditions and their ability to live in close proximity to people. The cattle are run on the Lemoenrietfontein portion of the farm and utilise the Stipagrostis Namaquensis and Eragrostis Curvula grass species that are not ultilised by any game species other than other bovines such as buffalo. It is hoped that this project will in time make a contribution to sustainable cattle farming in the drier areas of South Africa where sheep farming is traditionally dominant but where predation by jackal and baboon has rendered sustainable farming impossible.
- New Bow Hides:
We have some new hides and have refurbished some existing ones to include one-way tinted Perspex windows. Now you can have a wider field of sight, and be able to see animals approaching from further away.
We have installed stealth cameras outside the hides to improve our knowledge of frequenting animals as well as automated game feeders so we can improve the Bowhunter’s success rate.
- The Old Stables Hunter’s Camp:
The Old Stables Hunter’s Camp has had a facelift in the form of a new stone walled sheltered braai area, with a new braai platform. It is now conveniently close to the house, much more sheltered from the prevailing winds, buts still overlooks the river, and is ideal for catching the morning sun.
We have recently enclosed the 22m-long Verandah at Lemoenrietfontein with a glass curtain, as well as adding a Swedish wood-burning stove to the Stoep and an indoor braai hearth. The glass enclosure will turn the verandah into a warm and cosy entertainment area that will be a part of the house, and not only an extension of it; making this the place to be this winter.
- Rietfontein Butchery:
The butchery and slaughter area has recently been refurbished and is now on a par with the best in the industry.