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On the banks of the Breede River outside Bonnievale, lies South Africa’s historic home of thoroughbred champions – Klawervlei Stud.

Klawervlei is owned by passionate horsemen brought together through their combined love of the thoroughbred. They ensure that the enterprise complies with the highest levels of governance and corporate social responsibility, ensuring the long-term sustainability of the enterprise and the industry. Klawervlei’s stringent and exacting recruitment policies ensure that all staff are compassionate, seasoned, professional horsemen and women on an avid mission to breed world-class thoroughbreds.

The principal quest is to breed with superior and quality stock. To this end, we regularly supplement Klawervlei with the finest international and local stock available. Klawervlei is farmed using the most advanced environmentally friendly practices. We take particular care of the soil and water sources as this is the foundation of all sustenance for our thoroughbreds. The thoroughbreds are raised in large paddocks where they can freely roam and run. This creates powerful yearlings who are robust and resilient.

Klawervlei is more than a farm, it is a community. All of the long-serving staff and our children live together, learn at nearby schools and are ably supported by the farm’s social responsibility program.

We live, learn and labour in harmony.