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Purchasing Agreement Update

Posted on November 11, 2010 at 12:41 AM

Hallo All, 

Ek gaan in Afrikaans en Engels skryf vir almal se voordeel.Soos baie van julle miskien weet het ons twee maal gevang in die jaar.Miskien te laat in die jaar want baie koeie was al ver dragtig of het klaar gekalf.

That is one of the reasons for this email.We are o`nly going to capture end March /beginning of April 2011.We have had beautiful early rains,calves are doing well.The herds have been doing very well.One can hardly tell that we have taken that amount of animals off allready.! 

Hoof rede vir vroeer vangs is omdat ons vir baie kopers nie volwasse koeie kon gee nie omdat hulle of te ver dragtig was of kalwers gehad het.So om regverdig teenoor almal te wees het ons besluit om die prys op R215 000 per dier (manlik en vroulik) te hou vir volgende jaar.Voorwaarde is egter dat n bindende koopkontrak nou gesluit word met n 20% deposito betaalbaar voor 10de Desember 2010. 

For those that prefer to wait until next year they are welcome and take their chances.The price will be R250 000 each minimum and I am not sure that there are going to be a sufficient number of animals for sale judging on sales allready made and deposits paid. 

Sien uit om spoedig van almal te hoor.Fotos en terugvoer sal ook baie welkom wees.Koopkontrak is aangeheg. 

Thanks for your business and interest up until now.We do appreciate that you share the passion that we do regarding this most beautiful antelope. 

Groetnis, Gert

Aangehegde Koopkontrak

Wild & Jag Artikel - Augustus 2010

Posted on September 2, 2010 at 4:09 AM

Sien Dr. Gert van Niekerk se artikel wat verskyn het in die

Wild en Jag Augustus 2010 uitgawe


"Wild & Jag" article - annexure

Posted on July 20, 2010 at 6:42 AM

Golden gemsbok – a few discrepancies


As the owner of the golden oryx, which Dr Gert van Niekerk wrote the article “Burchellse goue gemsbok – wat is dit nou eintlik?” (August issue) on, I need to respond to his article and maybe put right a few discrepancies, which might be a bit misleading. Unfortunately, I was away to Namibia at the time of his writing and submitting the article and had no pre-printing insight into it.


Firstly, Safari Club International has acknowledged the golden oryx as a separate entry in their list of "Trophy Animals of Africa", not a Burchell golden oryx.


I also wish to point out that I am not the only owner of a herd of golden oryx; some other game ranchers have them too. Furthermore, I did not buy up all of them, as stated in the article, but I did buy as many as I could to start a herd on my ranch in Namibia. 


With regard to my hearing about the “vos-gemsbokke”, 'wat die boere voor die voet doodgeskiet het omdat hulle bang was hulle sou kruis met hul ander gemsbokke’, what I actually heard was that the farmers and hunters were hunting them because they looked so different. Also, I cannot state as a fact that in general the horns are longer and thicker, but to many people that seems to be the case. The statement on the golden oryx, all being identical is almost correct, as it has been said that they look like peas in a pod. The statement on them all being identical ‘without the “mixed grills”, such as among the golden gnu’ is also rather unfortunate.



Fred Burchell


Magnum Article - May 2010

Posted on June 23, 2010 at 3:33 AM

Dr. Gert van Niekerk wrote a story that got published in the Magnum Magazine.

Read it here


Bull Shot for Research

Posted on June 2, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Dr. Gert van Niekerk shot a bull recently for research.

DNA results should follow shortly.

Golden Oryx Calf

Posted on June 2, 2010 at 2:33 PM

Some photos added to our gallery of a Golden Oryx calf.

View it here.

DVD Feedback

Posted on June 2, 2010 at 2:30 PM

View the feedback below our short video here.

Contact Dr. Gert van Niekerk for a copy of the DVD at gert@isat.co.za

Comparison pictures

Posted on March 11, 2010 at 12:22 AM

We have added a photo album with comparisons between the Gemsbuck ( Oryx Gazelle ) and the Golden Oryx. In doing so, you can see what sets this beautiful animal apart from the rest.

Look at the album here

Oryx Species

Posted on March 11, 2010 at 12:21 AM

We have added some pictures to see all the different species of Oryx.

Look at the picture album here

Video added

Posted on March 10, 2010 at 8:50 AM

We have added a video of Dr. Gert van Niekerk and Mr Fred Burchell discussing the Burchell Golden Oryx in detail.

Have a look here - Burchell Golden Oryx Video