Wildlife and Game Ranching in South Africa.

Wildlife and Game Ranching in South Africa.

Welcome to Wildlife Ranching Online! 

Our list of animal species was compiled by Mr Deon Furstenburg, Senior Wildlife Scientist at the ARC in Irene, Centurion. Mr Furstenburg is a highly respected authority in the South African wildlife industry who has also served as an expert witness on numerous court cases related to wildlife theft. He is also a lecturer at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.

The majority of the photographic content on this website was supplied by Mr Doug Lee, a well known journalist at Rapport, who retired early in 2009 in order to pursue his true passion, wildlife photography. His work can be viewed and purchased at www.douglee.co.za.

As the sector develops, it may be necessary to revise the contents - in consultation with all the stakeholders - and to update the website accordingly to ensure that the content remains both relevant and applicable.

We trust that the efforts of this website will be seen as an interactive contribution from Mr Furstenburg, the Alberts family and all other stakeholders involved to facilitate the development of wildlife ranching as a formally recognised agricultural activity and major tourist attraction to local and international visitors as well as investors.

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We want to upgrade the website and are looking for providers of relevant, scientifically accurate content in order to spice things up and fill in the blanks. 

If you'd like to become a contributor, then send an email to Adrian Alberts at info@wildliferanching.com

Wildlife Ranching Online teams up with Ekofocus Wildlife Services

Ekofocus Wildlife Services

We are pleased to announce that Ekofocus Wildlife Services has joined forces with us and we look forward to all the amazing new content they will provide to make our site even better.

Herewith a short description of the team:

Since Ekofocus wildlife management services was founded in 1994, Gert and Nanette Fourie have combined their expertise and previous experience in the industry as game ranch managers in Namibia and South Africa, to plan numerous game ranches and farms.

They also assist many land owners with ongoing advice on the ecological management of their land and fauna.

Gert Fourie (owner)

B. Sc. (Hon’s) (Pr. Nat. Sic.)

Marketing, consulting, overseeing of all projects, mapping, data analysis, farm management planning. Registered at SACNSP (South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions) as an ecologist.

Nanette Fourie (owner)

B. Sc. (Hon’s)

Marketing, project co-ordinator, client relations, farm management planning

Assisting clients/buyers in purchasing new farms Bela, (Warmbaths), South Africa.

Neil-Johann van Zyl

B.Tech (Game Ranch management)

Field surveys, technical assistance, data processing, farm management planning. Southern region.

Riaan van Zyl

B.Tech (Game Ranch management)

Field surveys, technical assistance, data processing, farm management planning. Northern region.

Renee Andreka (since 2004)

B.Sc.Agric, B.Sc. (Hons. Game Ranch Management), M.Sc. (Game Ranch Management)

Farm management planning, data analysis, compilation of report Management of Ubique Game farm; Awarded “Game farmer of the year” with husband Gunther Andreka (2006)

Leopards have the greatest geographic distribution of the world’s cats and are found throughout the continents of Africa, Asia and in the Far East.  Read more

The African savannah elephant is the largest of all extant species with a shoulder height for bulls of 3.2-3.6 m and a body mass of 5000 - 6 500 kg.Read more

Serengeti – the first provoked thought that comes to mind by the hearing of the name, is thousands of wildebeest crossing savannah plains. Read more

Sable are a large, dark to black coloured antelope with an exceptionally long, upright mane along the neck. The face is white with a black blaze from the forehead to the nose. Read More

The Cape Buffalo is a member of the Big Five, and is regarded as most dangerous of all African game species, especially if wounded or solitary. Read more

King of the Beasts! The lion’s name is derived from the Greek word “leon”. It was first described as Felis leo by Linnaeus in 1758 from a specimen found in Constantine, Algeria. Read more

After the elephant the white rhino is the largest land mammal on earth today. It evolved from the black rhino in relatively recent historical times and spread in large numbers over Africa, Eurasia and North America. Read more

Today, the black rhino is one of the world’s most endangered species due to organized poaching for its horn and between 1970-1992, 96% of the African rhinoceros population was eradicated. Read more

The majestic grace of the giraffe, the tallest animal on Earth, makes it one of the animals most appreciated by tourists. Read more

The Cheetah has a slender build with relatively long legs, and is light in weight in relation to size. It is also the fastest land animal, reaching speeds in excess of 110 km/h. Read more