One of the largest River Bush Willows in South Africa can be found on Andanté Game Farm. Even though it is very difficult to determine this amazing tree’s actual age, it is believed to be between 150 and 200 years old.
There are approximately 77 different tree species on Andanté Game Farm. These species are mostly Acacia and Combretum trees. Other species include Vaalboom (Terminalia sericea) and Wild Pear (Dombeya rotundifolia), which are the first trees to blossom in the veld, Shepherd’s tree (Boscia Albitrunca) Witgat in Afrikaans and the Marula (Sclerocarya birrea).
Hiking, Cycling & Bush Braais
Hiking and cycling for the whole family on the dirt roads which criss-cross the farm. Relaxing Bush Braais can be organized in the heart of the bush.
More than 100 bird species have been recorded on Andanté Game Farm of which some are rare species. The amount of bird species on Andanté Game Farm is due to the water-rich areas on the farm. African Cuckoo Hawk / Koekoekvalk. An unusual find is the yellow variation of the Crimson‐breasted Shrike (Geel Rooiborslaksman). The yellow version of this shrike is very rare. Bee-eater Bird (Meropidae).
If you are on a farm, you expect to see a tractor. If you are on a game farm you expect to see the game. Combine the two – and what better way to go on a game drive than to sit on a trailer being pulled by a classic Massey Ferguson tractor!
The restored 1960 Massey Ferguson S35 tractor has been named “My Lady”. It was restored by Hennie Viviers whose hobby is restoring old classic tractors. He also built the trailers used for taking visitors on tours around the Johannesburg Zoo so was the ideal person to ask to build a “game trailer” for game viewing on Andanté Game Farm.