Kobus has been in the game industry since 1996. His farm Bergsig Private Game Reserve is situated 7 km outside of Hartenbos. Kobus grew up in the Southern Cape just outside of George on a smallholding, he was involved in the fishing industry for many years.
When he purchased the farm most of the farming in the area consisted of cattle sheep and agriculture, he decided to transform his farm to a game and tourist farm, and started off by building a couple of luxury self-catering cottages on the banks of the Hartenbos River.
Kobus is a pilot and started off flying fixed wing aeroplanes. In 1990 he decided to change to helicopters, after obtaining all the necessary licenses to operate commercially. He then established Mosselbay Helicopters. The fleet of Mossel Bay Helicopters consists of 5 Robinson R44 Helicopters. This company now offers wildlife capture services ranging from mass capture to individual capture of wildlife. They operate throughout South Africa. This company has the necessary equipment to capture, transport, immobilise, sell and buy game throughout South Africa. Kobus Crous and Piet Morkel from the Parksboard were the first people who successfully started game capture with the net gun system in South Africa.
Kobus recalls when he started farming there were only 4 game farmers in the Mossel Bay area, he started farming with Sable Antelope, Zebra, Njala, Impala, Black Impala, Eland, Bluewildebeest, Vaalribbok, Bushbuck, Cape Grysbok and Red Duiker. His farms are in the centre of Heartwater area which stretches between the Gourits River and the Greatbrak River. He currently farms on ‘3 000 Hectares which is divided into individual breeding camps.
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