We take pride in
The Kotzé Family Farm, Piketberg, South Africa
A BRIEF HISTORY
Platkloof is located on the edge of the Sandveld, consisting of rich fertile soil, ideal for crop farming with some sections of sandy soil.
Johannes Christiaan Kotzé was the first Kotzé to farm on Platkloof. He married Elisabeth Isabella Smit in 1816 and bought De Vaderlansche Rietkloof, now known as Platkloof, from Johannes Ras the following year, in 1817.
In 1818 the first wheat harvest was recorded and during the next seven years his efforts developed Platkloof into a prosperous farm, with 33 horses, 80 cattle and approximately 450 sheep and annually harvesting approximately 45 tons of grains including; wheat, oats, rye and barley.
These efforts formed the very important foundation on which the family farm was built. One generation handing over the reins to the next, proudly continuing with the family farm for over 2 centuries.
Johannes, better known as 'Boetie', and his wife Liezl Kotzé is the 6th generation currently farming on Platkloof, proudly raising their four children to become the 7th generation continuing the proud Kotzé family tradition.