Johan, Ezelle, JJ, Francois and JP lives at Gallantskloof, Cookhouse. Gallantskloof is situated in the Bedford district the Eastern Province of South Africa about 160km from Port Elizabeth, 27km from Bedford, 70 km from Cradock and 30 km from Somerset East and 10km from Cookhouse.
The Marais family bought Gallantskloof in 1996 and developed it into a top stud and irrigation farm. We breed a variety of top quality stud animals. Ezelle also runs an embroidery and promotions business from home.
At Gallantskloof we produce lucerne and maize. We also farm extensively with Merino sheep and Angora goats. We have a Beefmaster cattle stud as well as the Indiana Cape Boerperd stud and a Boer goat stud.
As you can see from the above – this is a farm where animals are bred.
Johan is a professional hunter and he takes a couple of selected clients on hunts on the farm each year.
Both Johan and Ezelle are board members of the Cape Boerperd Breeders Society as well as the SA Boerperd Amateur Union. As a service to these organizations, Ezelle also runs a section of this website as special pages for these organizations.
We have different pages on this site for the different studs and activities. Simply click on the desired topic to get to the relevant page.
In November 2003 Ezelle published her second venison recipe book called “Venison for every day, high days and holidays”. This book is also available in Afrikaans under the title ” Liplekker Wildsvleis 2″. Ezelle works with venison almost every day. She loves cooking and this book was compiled because of the need for a recipe book with simple easy recipes as well as something for the exotic palette.