The Malan family became the owners of the remainder and portion 4 of the farm Melhoutbosch near Jeffrey’s Bay South Africa, totalling 1750 acres. Jeffrey’s Bay is renowned worldwide as a delightful holiday and retirement centre. Temperatures are moderate all year round along the coast with rain scattered throughout the year. Jeffrey’s Bay is world renowned for its safe beaches and surfing waves. In 2006 the Malans established SimSo Simmentaler Stud.
The entire stud was sold to Excellus Landgoed in 2017, after the tragic death of their son Robbie, who was brutally murdered. The family then decided to start a game farm. The perimeters of the farm was fenced off with game fencing and the first game that was introduced to the farm Buffalo, then Nyala, Kudu, Waterbuck, Grey Rhebuck, Mountain Rheedbuck, Impala, Giraffe, Springbuck,. The farm has a relic indigenous forest in Wolvekloof and we aim to conserve the biodiversity of this forest environment by increasing its surface area for future generations.
SimSo Wildlife’s farms Melkhoutbosch and Wolvekloof are situated between the massive wind turbines North of the beautiful, well known coastal town, Jeffrey’s Bay. The farms have a 180° distant sea view and on the other side, views of the Kouga mountains and the Tsitsikamma Mountains. Jeffreys Bay is home of the best right hand surf break in the world! International surfers flock to catch the legendary waves in this, a paradise of sunshine, aloes, dolphins, shells, perfect points & classic reefs. Offering endless beaches and a year round summer. Temperatures are moderate all year round along the coast with rain scattered throughout the year.
Summers: Warm with a very temperate humidity level.
Winters: Mild /pleasant, it is significant that water sports are practised all year.
Jeffrey’s Bay normally receives about 427mm of rain per year, with rainfall occurring throughout the year. It receives the lowest rainfall (25mm) in January and the highest (43mm) in October. The region is the coldest during July where the average midday temperatures is 19°C and warmest in February at 25°
The Veterinary Procedural Notice (VPN) provide a policy for management of the veterinary risks associated with keeping and movement of African Buffalo stipulates that land that is registered for keeping Buffalo must have isolation facility (Boma) for Buffalo on the premises. Quarantined animals must be inspected for clinical health at least weekly and on the day on which the quarantine is to be cancelled by a veterinary official. Where necessary, serum and/or tissue samples must be taken for further investigation.
During the quarantine period, complete records must be kept by the veterinary official and owner. The number of quarantined animals, all increases and decreases in numbers, the reasons therefore, all movements, deaths, treatments, inspections, examinations, tests and findings must be recorded. During the quarantine period any disease or mortality amongst quarantined animals must be recorded and reported immediately by the owner to the responsible veterinary official for further tests.