• Brandkraal

    Category farm
    Province Western Cape
    District Central Karoo
    Closest town Murraysburg
    Size 3837 Ha
    Company Brandkraal
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    About Brandkraal

    The farm Brandkraal's name derives from a stone pen that was full of animal dung; a lightning beam struck the dung and it burned for seven years and later formed vitrified dung.

    Peet is the second generation on the farm and actively farms with Dorper sheep, Angora goats and Black Drakensberg cattle. He has a registered butchery for wildlife processing on the farm. And owns several stores in Murraysburg.

    There is no substitute for farming with Karoo lamb, the meat is spiced as the sheep grows. The Karoo herb is a natural element in the meat and you can taste it. The sheep is calm and relaxed in the environment so the meat is tender.

    He has a permanent team wire workers who repair the fences; he gives his full attention in preserving the field because he believes if you don’t look after your field you will have nothing to farm with. He also participates in improvement and water saving projects. He always tries to see the positive point in a negative situation.

     

    He has lambing pens at his house so he can keep the vermin away and protect his sheep; after the lambing process is done the sheep goes back to the field. He has a Cellmax phone attached to the sheep's neck, it calls him when the animal gets disrupted and so he can go and see what is disturbing them. There are also cameras in the field that helps to trace and identify intruders.

    Peet's love for the Karoo is unconditional, the field is his office. Peet says you can take him out of the Karoo, but you can never take the Karoo out of him.

     

    From the Bible: Proverbs 12: 24&25: “Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave. Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.”