ABOUT ASHFORD LODGE
Ashford Lodge Game Breeders is a family-run business, managed by two brothers, Wiekus and André Ras. Although Wiekus has always had a deep passion for farming and wildlife, it was only after he had purchased his first small, week-end farm that he realised that he wanted to turn his passion into an occupation. He bid farewell to the building industry and bought a farm outside Rustenburg in the Koster Valley area which is known for its harsh heartwater conditions. Eight years later his dream became a reality on the farm Groenfontein. Where he and his brother, André, who joined the business in 2008, specialise in rare game species today.
Through a lot of research, paid school fees, and many hours of hard work, Ashford Lodge is today top breeding ground for:
- Black Impala
- Golden wildebeest
- Kings wildebeest
- Heartwater springbuck (White & Black)
- Sable / West Zambian
- Yellow blesbuck
- Plains game
All animals are kept in breeding camps to have intense monitoring of each and every one of them. The Ras brothers realized quickly that every animal reacts differently to one another and to nature’s conditions, and consistently adapt their breeding projects and methods to improve and to gain maximum results.
“All is trial and error, but nothing beats the joy of watching your beautiful animals and realising that slowly, but surely your efforts pay off. At Ashford our passion is nature and what a privilege to work with God’s beautiful creation!” – Wiekus and André Ras, Ashford Lodge
“All is trial and error, but nothing beats the joy of watching your beautiful animals and realizing that slowly, but surely your efforts pay off. At Ashford, our passion is nature and what a privilege to work with God’s beautiful creation!”Wiekus and André Ras, Ashford Lodge