To unlock the full potential of the farm,
sustainable for future generations.
To produce organic products, directly to the market with an emphasis on veld management to improve the capacity of the farm.
We foster human achievement through excellence, innovation and collaboration. We celebrate diversity and act with integrity and honesty to build a vibrant and brighter future for all.
The Nguni originated more than 8000 years ago in North Africa and migrated over centuries South and possibly arrived in South Africa 600 AD. The Toverveld Nguni Stud was established in 1997 and is farmed on two farms ie De Dam and Middelwater, 60 km East of Colesberg. Currently the stud has a core of 140 breeding cows. Our cattle will be on sale at the National Nguni Auction in Bloemfontein on Wednesday, 17 October 2018.
Toverveld Biltong was established when Madie was researching opportunities for an extra income. In June 2008 the first meat processing equipment was bought. Unwittingly it was the start of a business that would expand each year due to the increase in public demand for the Toverveld Biltong products.
Toverveld Meat was established by Madie Van Zyl, she identified the opportunity to start a business when her sister wanted to approach the local butcher in town to process beef from her parent’s farm.
Our Anglo Arabian horse herd was established in 2000 with the well-known dr. Gavin Rous as partner. We aim specifically to breed horses for sport riding purposes.
We’ve been farming merino commercially since 1996. Shearing takes place every 8 months with a clip of 20 microns. We are proud of the quality of our wool and mutton produced and strives to always better it. Our sheep feed off natural vegetation and no antibiotics or growth hormones are used.
Our approach to veld management is to work with nature and not against it. The long term strategy aims to improve the veld by increasing the vegetation density as well as to establish vegetation with well-developed root system as to improve the quality of vegetation.