Our approach is to work with nature and not against it.

Veld Management

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 and to establish vegetation with well-developed root system.

This approach will ensure:

  • Reduction of runoff rainwater due to the density of the vegetation and thereby ensuring the rainwater to penetrate the soil instead of surface runoff.
  • Increased root development will be able to withstand drought periods much better
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  • Reduce possible soil erosion due to a decrease in runoff rainwater

The measures we implement to achieve this goal includes:

  • A rest period of at least one year for 25% of the veld on a rotational basis.
  • Increased root development will be able to withstand drought periods much better
  • The carrying capacity and type of vegetation of the veld has been evaluated and the various camps have been constructed to ensure consistency in habitat within each camp.
  • Camp sizes have been reduced to as small as 40Ha.
  • Limit animal duration in each camp
  • Low frequency high stock density grazing system.
  • Vegetation of each camp is reassessed annually to monitor progress and to adjust the veld management plan.

The ratio of Nguni cattle, Merino sheep and horses on the farm is managed to ensure optimal use of the veld but also maximizing production. No antibiotics or growth hormones are used and the animals feed only off the natural vegetation on the farm.


The farm lies within the Nama Karoo Biome. The vegetation type is predominantly of the False Upper Karoo variety. It has a higher percentage of climax grasses than further west. The departmental carrying capacity is 11 hectares per LSU, wich is the highest in the Colesberg area. Due to the high quality grasing, it’s rarely necessary to feed any supplement during winter. The stud name, Toverveld, is derived from the Afrikaans [or old Dutch] words, tower and veld, meaning “magical field”.

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