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The Kriek Wildlife Group offers a turnkey solution to all your wildlife requirements.  We breed wildlife at Mattanu Private Game Reserve, we offer helicopter services, transport & marketing of wildlife and farms. The wildlife which are marketed on this website have been bred on Mattanu or selected from other good bloodlines with ties to Mattanu, or private breeders with quality genetics.

The wildlife breeding started during 1991 when the first Roan and Sable were introduced to the reserve. The breeding programs were highly successful, supplying rare species to many of the game farmers in Southern Africa.  The focus now is to select for superior quality in our breeding stock while selecting strong and masculine male animals to ensure fertility.

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Black Gemsbok / Black Oryx

Oryx Gazella












Identification: Long straight horns in males and females. Light grey to charcoal or black in colour with typical black markings and a black horse-like tail. Short black mane, black in colour continuing onto the tail. Black and white face markings. The Black Oryx also has other prominent areas with black on the body.  Lower parts of legs are white or grey or charcoal. Both sexes have horns. Size: Shoulder height +/- 1,2m. Weight 210 - 240kg. Habits: Grazers but browse occasionally. Love dry open areas (semi-desert). They also eat tsammas and roots. Calves are born throughout the year. They are very well adapted for hot conditions and have a well-developed cooling-off system for the blood going to the brain. Distribution: Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Western Zimbabwe and South Africa (Northern Cape).  The Black Gemsbok / Oryx colour variation is very rare and Mattanu has recently launced a breeding project to breed more of this beautiful colour variation.  The Black Gemsbok has the same markings as normal Gemsbok , but the colour is much darker and can vary from  charcoal, black saddle back to completely black.

Royal Oryx / Red Gemsbok

Oryx Gazella










Identification: Long straight horns in males and females. Bronze red in colour with prominent black markings and a black horse-like tail. Short black mane, black in colour continuing onto the tail. Black and white face markings. Lower parts of legs are white. Both sexes have horns. Size: Shoulder height +/- 1,2m. Weight 210 - 240kg. Habits: Grazers but browse occasionally. Love dry open areas (semi-desert). They also eat tsammas and roots. Calves are born throughout the year. They are very well adapted for hot conditions and have a well-developed cooling-off system for the blood going to the brain. Distribution: Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Western Zimbabwe and South Africa (Northern Cape).  The Red Gemsbok / Royal oryx colour variation is very rare and we have a few ongoing breeding projects to breed more of this beautiful colour variation.  The Red Gemsbok  / Royal Oryx has the same markings as normal Gemsbok , but the colour is much darker and bronze red in colour.

Black Impala

Aepyceros melampus









Identification: Very gracious and beautiful. The normal Impala is red brown in colour with a white belly but the Black Impala is completely black. Sides and shoulders are a slightly lighter shade of black. Males have horns. Size: Shoulder height 90cm. Weight 40-50kg. Habits: In groups of 15-100. Territorial behavior. Active during the day. They are very agile and jump very high and far (+/- 12m) when frightened. They also graze from time to time. Lamb from September to January. Distribution: Western Angola, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa.


The Black Impala has a very high commercial value compared to the normal Impala.  The species offer an excellent return on you investment, if you have good predator control. We offer excellent Black Impala genetics at Mattanu.  We offer breeding groups and rams.

Southern Roan Antelope

Hippotragus equinus equinus / Hippotragus equinus cottoni










Identification:  Second largest antelope.  Both sexes are horned.  Grey brown in Colour.  Very long ears with a tussle of hair on the end.  Dark face with a white patch on each side of the face stretching from the base of the horn downwards to the side of the face, around the nose, both lips, chin and throat are white.  They have a mane as well as long hair on the lower neck.  Size:  Shoulder height +/- 140cm.  Weight +- 270kg.  Habits:  Live in groups of up to 30.  Not very aggressive but has territorial behavior.   They are grazers and prefer medium to long grass. Calves are born any time of the year.  Distribution:  Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Northern Namibia & South Africa.

The Roan Antelope is one of the most valuable wildlife species in Africa.  The species offer an excellent return on you investment with a calving interval of 10 months.  The Roan is a selective grazer and easy to farm with in a suitable habitat.

The prices of Roan has soared since the Malawi importation of 1991.  We offer excellent genetics at Mattanu and it’s common to see a 30” plus Roan bull.

Sable Antelope

Hippotragus niger








Identification:  Bulls are black and cows are mainly brown but occasionally black.  Vertical white lines on the face, white tummy, white inner thighs and buttocks.  Both sexes have horns.  Size:  Shoulder height 135cm.  Weight - 230kg.  Habits:  Groups of up to 200.  Territorial.  They sometimes fight to death to protect territories.  There is one or two dominant cows in a herd.  They graze in the mornings and afternoons and rest in the shade during midday.  They are selective grazers and prefer grass of medium length. Calve from January to March.  Distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, South Africa.  The Sable antelope is one of the flagship wildlife species in Africa.  They have a calving interval of 11 months. The Sable is a selective grazer and is easy to farm with in a suitable habitat.  The prices of Sable have soared since the Malawi imporation of 1991.  We offer excellent genetics at Mattanu with a herd that consists of Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambian bloodlines.  We have recently introduced Andrew, a new Sable bull with great potential and his father is the well know sable bull “Piet” , with a hornlength of 53.5 inches.

African Buffalo

Syncerus caffer








Identification: Large ruminants looking very much like cattle.  They are heavily built & bulls are black, cows have reddish brown tint with the black.  Bulls have heavy horns with well developed "Boss".  Cows horns are much lighter, they have broad muscle and large ears situated behind the eyes.  Size: Mass 750-800kg.  Shoulder height - 140cm.  Habits: Move around in large family units of up to 3000 in a group.  Old bulls group together in bachelor groups, in the dryer season they tend to graze near water.  Non-selective grazers, also browse a bit.  Buffalo are carriers of foot, mouth & corridor disease.  Puberty at three years. Gestation 330-346 days +/- 11 months.  Birth weight - 40kg.  High mortality amongst calves. Distribution: Central & Southern Africa.


Buffalo is a sought after species and highly intelligent animals.  They are very popular among trophy hunters and offer a challenging and dangerous hunt.  They have a calving interval of 13 months and they offer a good return on investment. They are very easy to farm with and will do well in most areas where cattle farming is done.  They are non-selective grazers.Distribution: Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Western Zimbabwe and South Africa (Northern Cape).