SWARTRIVIER WELCOMES ROAN SIRE 32” KING TSWALU - SEPT 2018

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ABOUT SWARTRIVIER WILDLIFE

Rob and Fiona Hobson moved to Swartrivier Farm in 1980. Since then they have run domestic livestock and raised their family of four in this beautiful setting. In 2006 the first herd of sable was introduced.

From this small beginning the enterprise called Swartrivier Wildlife has grown.

The farm is situated in the richly diverse Swartruggens hills of the Jansenville district, a place where the valley bushveld and karoo biomes intersect. It is thus an ideal home for many of the wildlife species of South Africa.

Swartrivier Wildlife is home to an array of breeding groups of sable, roan, buffalo and plains game. These animals were sourced from some of the best herds in the country. Within the limitations of the farm we have worked together with nature to foster good mothering ability, hardiness and robust physique. Almost all these herds are passively rotated through veld camps to allow the grazing plants time to rest and rejuvenate.

Swartrivier continues to run a flock of Meatmaster sheep, famous for their succulent tasty mutton. These animals are used as a veld management tool in a short graze long rest system.

The team at Swartrivier Wildlife pride themselves on being innovative in solving practical problems. The farm boasts a number of original equipment designs.

 
 
 

BEST HERD 2016

The team at Swartrivier Wildlife are proud to have received the 2016 award for Best Herd from Wildlife Ranching South Africa - Eastern Cape. Here are some pics from the gala evening, including one of Rob receiving the trophy from Adri Kitshoff, CEO of WRSA, and Arthur Rudman, South Africa's Game Rancher of the year.

 
 

SWARTRIVIER in FARMERS WEEKLY

 
Farmers' Weekly, 3 March 2017. Read the full article  here .

Farmers' Weekly, 3 March 2017. Read the full article here.

 

SWARTRIVIER ROAN FETCHES TOP DOLLAR on SUMMIT AUCTION

The sale of Roan Cow Rosie prompted much interest and brisk bidding at the Summit Wildlife Auction on 1st October 2016. Congratulations to the top bidders Babirwa Wildlife on their successful purchase.

 
 

PARTNERING WITH SUMMIT WILDLIFE

Swartrivier is a proud to be a member of Summit Wildlife, a group who have established a prestige game auction at Graaff Reinet in the heart of the Karoo Midlands of the Eastern Cape.

Their next auction will take place in Graaff-Reinet on the 28 September 2019. 

 
The Summit Wildlife Team

The Summit Wildlife Team


 
Rob’s honesty, integrity and professional manner makes him such as asset to our industry. He’s really been an inspiration for me and always has time to listen and advise. I think one can only excel at what you do if you really love doing it, and with Rob it is clear that he loves his animals.
— JC (Satata Game Breeders)