Woody Cape Wildlife

Founded in 2014, Woody Cape Wildlife aims to be recognised as the forerunner in producing the next era of quality buffalo and other wildlife species.  Through its continued accumulation of the country’s top genetics, scientific research and advanced management, Woody Cape Wildlife offers the finest genetics and quality of wildlife.

Based on two properties within the Eastern Cape, South Africa, Woody Cape Wildlife spans over 3000ha, comprising diverse vegetation types. Each property operates in isolation for the strictest biosecurity management, providing disease protection to the herds and giving full confidence to our clients.

Wildlife Breeding

Under the leadership of the CEO, Warrick Barnard, who holds over 20 years’ experience within the wildlife & conservation fields, the team at Woody Cape Wildlife are fully committed to the professional management of the properties and the wildlife they are home to. This dedication culminated in Woody Cape Wildlife being awarded the WRSA Eastern Cape Game Rancher of the Year 2017 as well as the WRSA National Game Rancher of the Year for 2017.

Woody Cape Wildlife believes in continually strengthening the genetic pool through the continued acquisition and utilisation of quality bloodlines from select stud breeders. These, in combination with the already proven stock, are producing individuals of exceptional quality.

Breeding bulls include Gnu, Sidima, Zeus, Lunga, Ali and the ‘up & coming’ Umfula. These special bulls run with selected genetics from Tyson, Horison, Inala, Matetsi, Bayeto, Monster, Hercules, Niassa, Pymat, Nkosana, Morena, amongst others, to produce combinations of exclusive super genetics.

With this genetic focus, attention to detail and dedicated approach, Woody Cape Wildlife has gained unprecedented success with its breeding programs and continues to produce some of the most sought-after animals within the wildlife industry.
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With a 53”+ spread, Sidima ranks within the very top buffalo bulls nationally. At 8Y6M Sidima continues to grow body mass and horn spread, characteristics now being exhibited in his young progeny. He offers exclusive and unique blood to the market and promises to produce exciting results well beyond the norm!   


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A true legend of breeding bulls in South Africa. Gnu originated from Thaba Tholo (EA X ADDO blood) and proved himself as a successful breeder for both Pymat Wildlife and Woody Cape Wildlife.     


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At over 50”, Zeus is one of the very few pure East African bulls measuring over this special milestone. Zeus boasts a big body structure, conformation and outstanding horn volume for his age of 7Y9M.


Umfula is the latest addition of breeding bulls to Woody Cape Wildlife. Sired by Tyson of Nyumbu, he has already measured 47 6/8” at just 5Y3M. This bull promises to be an exciting prospect and contributor to the breeding program at Woody Cape Wildlife. 

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Contact Us

  • Woody Cape Wildlife, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
  • warrick@woodycapewildlife.co.za
  • +27 84 567 8080
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