Shelanti Game Ranch (Est. 1996) lies in the Waterberg region of the Limpopo province, just north of the small town Marken. Shelanti boasts with the rich habitat diversity unique to this region, which in turn allows us to accommodate a high diversity of birdlife and wildlife, perfect for any wildlife enthusiast.

On our 17 500ha open farm area one has the opportunity to view not only general plains game, but also favourites such as Cheetah, Leopard, Hyena, Buffalo, Elephant, White Rhino and the elusive Black Rhino. On the open farm we also run an active vulture restaurant where frequent visitors include; the White-backed vulture, the Cape Griffon vulture and the Lappetfaced vulture. Sightings of the Rüppell’s vulture have also been recorded.

Further Shelanti Game Ranch offers accommodation at our 3 star Lodge (with guesthouse), our rustic bush-camp and a fully furnished luxury farm house secluded from the rest of the lodge.

As the ambassadors of this beautiful piece of land, together with our love of nature, we feel responsible to be involved in the Conservation of South Africa’s wildlife. It’s because of this we initially got involved in the rare game breeding industry where we acquired nine Southern Roan antelope (April 1998).

Since then we have grown in the industry and today Shelanti prides ourselves in the genetic and trophy quality of the following breeding programs:

  • Buffalo (East African bloodlines from Mike Englezakis)
  • White Rhino
  • Black Rhino (Originating from Pilanesberg)
  • Roan Antelope
  • Sable Antelope (Zambian and Zambian cross)
  • Nyala
  • Lichtenstein Hartebeest
  • Livingstone Eland

Together with the breeding of rare game species, we also partake in the breeding of the following colour variants:

  • Midnight Impala
  • Egoli Gnu

As mentioned above, Shelanti takes great pride in all of our projects! For our breeding projects we buy in only the best quality bloodlines available. We aim to always improve, not only on our genetic stock, but also in our involvement in the conservation of our natural heritage.

We welcome any guests to our premises and hope to hear from you soon.


Area: Baltimore

Size: 17,500 ha

Operating Since: 1994 

Best known for:

48 1/2″ Buffalo Bull, “Conroy”.

48 1/2″ Buffalo Bull, “LH”.


For an appointment or further information, please contact:

Edwin & Heleen Claassen
+27 82 900 5103