• Vierfontein

    Category farm
    Province Western Cape
    District Central Karoo
    Closest town Murraysburg
    Size 2850 Ha
    Company Vierfontein
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    About Vierfontein

    Vierfonteins (four fountains) name comes from the four fountains on the farm. It is next to one another and is still running. The first fountain gives 20 000 liters of water per hour. It is a water-rich world with fresh water supply for humans and animals. The Karoo is very unique, it provides much food for the animals, the Karoo bushes make the meat tastier than any other meat and therefore a farmer produce good mutton to the public and the Karoolamb is the tastiest meat in the world.

    Gawie farms with Dorpers and is in the farming business for over 35 years and is currently farming on Vierfontein for 16 years.  He was involved in the conservation committee. He has participated in the Dorper flock show on Murraysburg several times where he repeatedly won prizes.

     

    The Dorper adapts to its environment and eats healthy, so the meat is very healthy. The Karoomeat is being exported worldwide and is in great demand in our country.

    The Dorper is a cross breed between the Blackhead Persian and a Dorsit horn. The breed was registered in 1952. The bushes on Gawie’s farm are mostly 5 stars and it is of excellent nutritional value to the animals. From the good shrubs found here are:

     

    ONS MOOI KAROO

     

    Onder die sterrekoepel , ‘n donker aarde.

    Fabels, stories van mense wat was!

    En steeds nog so, net meer,

    Lê ons Karooland onder die sterreprag.

    Maar ons droom van die ou-ou dae

    Toe koffiekoppie die eerste in die more

    Die ligdag wakker breek.

    Maar dit was so, is nie meer so!

    Ja, met mymering, dit was so, is nie meer so.

    Maar ons spog nog met skaaptroppe

    en huppelende lammers.

    En windpompe wat kreunend hul water

    na boontoe beur.

    Ons ken ook droogte, maar wil nie daaroor praat

    Wil praat oor die mooier dinge

    Soos geilgroen gras en karoobossies,

    Die skoonste, soetste in die wêreld.

    Bossies wat jou laat droom en drink en proe

    Ek praat van bossies, ja gesond, genesend.

    Maak selfs parasiete dood,

    sodat die vleis van onsKaroo, die beste,

    lekkerste en smaaklikste proe.

    Weet jy waar is hierdie hemelwêreld

    Ja die Karoo, maar nèt dieKaroo.

    Verskoon, vergewe my as ek die allerbeste noem…

    Dit is mos Vierfontein  in die Murraysburg Karoo!

    Gawie Theron