The Koedoeberg story started with Willem. He started looking for great farm land in 2004. He only saw the original farm in 2006, but within 10min the decision to purchase was made. On his first day here he saw the abundance of Kudu and the Afrikaans name Koedoeberg was chosen. Koedoeberg has grown over the years; the 1st farm was acquired from Henning Visser; the 2nd farm from Jan Potgieter and the 3rd farm from Tinus Nel. Willem is very proud of what everyone has achieved so far; and he is always looking to expand, improve, and build on this great story.
Client satisfaction and value for money has been paramount to Willem’s success. His reputation for being a straight shooter extends to his character, as he is one of the most honest people you will ever meet. Willem is also a stock broker and portfolio manager by trade. He lives in Sandton, which is a convenient 2½ hrs’ drive from the farm – so he is free to come through as often as possible. He is very fond of his wife and kids and loves spending quality time with them. Book a hunt with Koedoeberg and come and experience world class hospitality.
Billy is Willem’s father. He has been a keen hunter for some time. He also enjoys fishing, even if he doesn’t get around to it as often as he’d like. Billy is a true family man and loves spending time with his family and friends. During a hunt, his main focus will be to oversee operations and make sure everything is running smoothly. In the unforseen event that you should have any complaints, please do not hesitate to pass them on to Billy so that the can quickly be resolved.
As the North American Representative for Koedoeberg Game Lodge, my primary goal is to manage the client experience from the first time you consider booking with Koedoeberg until your trophies arrive safely back home. I will assist you with each step as you plan, organize and fulfill your South African hunting dream. I have travelled throughout southern Africa, including South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. I have also hunted extensively throughout North America, Central Mexico, Guatemala and South Africa. I chose to work with Koedoeberg Safaris after hunting with Willem in 2011 and having an extraordinary experience that exceeded my expectations of customer service, integrity and value. At Koedoeberg we believe that anyone who loves to hunt should have the opportunity to experience the wonder of a South African safari.
Ricus is the farm manager. He is 22 years old. Ricus grew up in the Groot Marico area and is very familiar with the surroundings. He loves hunting, fishing, and spending time with good company. He is serious about hunting and he always wants to keep his clients happy. He knows that happy clients turn into many more happy clients and this means that he can spend more time in the veld – an absolute win-win situation. Ricus is a solid guy – he is friendly, honest and has lots of integrity and we are very proud of him.