Game Ranching in South Africa

Get the best available package holiday deals from your local travel agent and visit the lush country of South Africa if you are interested to know more about game ranching or embark on an exciting wildlife safari tour. You may not know it but South Africa is actually ranked sixth out of the 17 megadiverse countries in the world. Sustainable Eco tourism is currently on the upswing and South Africa has an exciting array of exotic plants and animals for those of who want an up close and personal experience with Mother Nature.

South Africa has an immense wealth of wildlife - adapted to a variety of biomes that also support populations of domestic animals and the third highest level of biodiversity in the world including seven major terrestrial habitat types, or ecological life zones, with distinct environmental conditions and related sets of plant and animal life.

Over the past 40 years there has been a growing interest in the use of wild herbivores in multi-purpose systems that include the production of meat as well as value - added activities such as hunting and Eco-tourism.

This has led to the emergence of a wildlife ranching sector as a sustainable alternative to more conventional livestock farming systems. The sector uses about 20% of the country's natural veldt resources and provides employment for an estimated 45000 people.

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