Hunting & Certified Venison Products
in accordance with Meat Safety Act 40 of 2000
Utrecht - Balelesberg (between Newcastle and Vryheid), Northern KwaZulu Natal
Bookings: Robert & Annelie Stannard,
Tel: 034-331 4440
Cell: 082-873 5575
Ncome Game Farm is situated at the origin of the Ncome (Blood) River, in the higher reaches of the Balelesberg. The property is fuly enclosed with an electrified game fence and is stocked with game, including: Eland, Blesbuck, Black Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest, Springbuck and Common Reedbuck; together with the naturally occuring Mountain Reedbuck, Bushpig and Common Duiker.
The property itself is made up of open undulating hillsides and deep river valleys, ranging from 1400m to over 1700m in altitude. The vegetation is dominated by grassland with regular patches of indiginous mountain forest and aloe covered slopes.
Ncome Game Farm is ideal for the hunter looking for ethical fair chase hunting opportunities, be it a novice hunter (for which we specifically cater), or the experienced hunter looking for a challenging hunt for traditional plains game. The topography of Ncome Game Farm lends itself perfectly to stalking normally wary plains game, and our strict adherance to fair chase hunting means that our game remain reasonably approachable. As we also manage the nearby Utrecht Balele Community Game Reserve, we can offer a variety of other species, including Blue Wildebeest, Impala, Kudu, Nyala, Warthog, Zebra and Waterbuck. We also specialise in guiding people to doing a Macnab, including an option to doint it with a 'historical flair'. Ncome Game Farm is the ideal destination for those wanting to combine their hunting and fishing passions, with well stocked trout and bass dams situated on or near the farm.
We operate the Venison Game Abattoir in the Utrecht Balele Community Game Reserve, under the Meat Safety Act 40 of 2000. This act requires that all venison sold to the public must be "slaughtered" at a registered venison abattoir. The Utrecht Balele Game Reserve Abattoir has been in operation since 2002 and today produces only the finest quality venison, each carcass is specially inspected as per the requirements of the Act and certified by a qualified Game Meat Examiner. Ncome Game Farm has, to it's disposal, a fleet of refrigerated trucks for the delivery of venison carcasses to their clients, to ensure that from veld to shop door the carcasses are handled in the most hygenic of environments.
Accommodation is offered in the two self catering cottages on Waterloo Farm, see our accommodation page for pictures, details and information.
The Balelesberg offers excellent birding opportunities with over 280 recorded bird species making their homes in this area;
The nearby Utrecht Balele Community Game Park offers fantastic game viewing;
Facilities such as the Isandhlwana, Rorkes Drift, Talana & Ithala Game Reserve are all within an easy day's outing from the farm;
Activities such as claypigeon shooting, 4X4 routes and horse riding are on offer by prior arrangement;
Nature walks and hikes are available on both the farm and nearby Utrecht Balele Community Game Reserve.