The family Thienpont have a big vision for Game Breeding and they invested in the necessary infrastructure and first breeding camps on their Ranch in 2000. Some of our safari clients wanted to invest in the lucrative wildlife industry and we then realized the potential and the opportunity to develop investments. The beauty of this opportunity is that a person that doesn’t have the experience, time and expertise in this specific field, can now invest and buy their own game species and enjoy the income and exponential growth through it. The vision gives other people with a similar passion and dreams the opportunity to realize an above average return on investment by investing in these rare species.
The biggest barrier to entry into the game farm business is the capital layout needed to acquire the right land, erecting the right infrastructure and having a strong cash flow to sustain the game farm. Only after all this is in place, the investor can buy specific game and rare game species. Because of the initial capital layout in land and infrastructure the investor will receive in most scenarios a far better return on his investment by investing all the available capital directly in game.
Vleissentraal (www.vleissentraal.co.za) has reported that the all-in average auction prices of the top five rare game species achieved a growth of 49.14% per annum over the five-year period. This compares with the JSE alsi of 6.65% p.a. and the prices of beef of 9.62% p.a. over the same period. It is clear that the economics of rare species game breeding has significantly outperformed most other forms of agriculture and most other investment options.
Luiperdskloof Safaris is well known for its high standards and superior quality. Luiperdskloof has invested in rare game with superior blood lines and genetics and through selection of specific genetic quality; we has build up exceptional breeding animals. On the breeding farm, there are different breeding camps with all the rare species, including most of the exotic colour variations. Because of the open savannah habitat in the Waterberg, the game is more visible and therefore monitoring of the different species is very effective.
The luxurious Rhino lodge on the Luiperdskloof Safaris Ranch offers an ideal getaway for the investor to come and view his animals.
- South Africa leads the global fraternity of wildlife ranching and generates more than R7.7-billion in income each year.
- Measured in terms of turnover, the wildlife industry has grown at an average rate of 20.3% per year over the past 15 years.
- South Africa has more than 12 000 commercial wildlife ranches occupying 16.8% of the country’s land and growing.