Click on the links below for some interesting information:
Brenthurst Home of the Oppenheimer’s since the 1920′s.
The garden at Brenthurst Estate is rated as one of the finest in South Africa and can certainly be placed among the great gardens of the world, as seen in ’1001 Gardens you must see before you die’ (Rae Spencer Jones).
Its history goes back to the turn of the last century, when the elegant gabled house, now known as Brenthurst, was built for Drummond Chaplin by Sir Herbert Baker.
The dramatic Cape Dutch gables are delicately balanced against a Gauteng kopje, and the house is now set amid a range of formal, informal and wild gardens.
Tswalu Game Reserve The largest private game reserve in South Africa.
Tswalu Kalahari Reserve boasts the ultimate in luxury game reserve accommodation. The Motse (Tswana for ‘village’), designed to blend inconspicuously into the surrounding mountains, consists of eight spacious legaes (Tswana for ‘homes’). Their design reflects the harmonious fusion of classic African style with understated elegance. And, set in its own private part of Tswalu between two rolling mountain ranges, Tarkuni is an exclusive, secluded retreat whose charm lies in its remoteness and idyllic tranquility.
Ezemvelo Game Reserve
Ezemvelo Nature Reserve is situated on the Bankenveld, which is the transition ecotone between the grassland and savanna biomes of Mpumalanga and Gauteng. Ecologically this is very valuable as elements of both biomes occur within the reserve, creating a very rich biological diversity.
Biodynamic Association (BDA)
For information and advice on biodynamic farming and gardening. The BDA administers Demeter, the certification for biodynamic production.
The largest organic certification body in the UK. A valuable source of advice and information on organic food and farming.
Rare Breeds Survival Trust
Dedicated to the protection and promotion of rare breed farm animals in the UK.
Suppliers of fine copper gardening tools, as available in our farm shop.
Local artist, Chris Tyrrell, produces a range of postcards and prints from original sketches of the animals and scenes at Waltham Place. These are available in the shop.
Minimum tillage and no tillage
For more information on minimum tillage and no tillage sustainable agricultural systems visit