Rhone is situated in the picturesque and historical district of
Tulbagh, some 120 km from Cape Town and 230 km from the southern
most tip of Africa.
Rhone (initially Le Rhone) was one of the first nine farms given
out as loan farms to the first settlers who started farming in the
“The Land of Waveren” in the early 1700’s, the first freehold
owner being a certain Jacques Theron, who received the farm in
1714. Theron, who farmed with vines, cattle and sheep, originated
from Nimes in the Languedoc, watered by the Rhone, hence probably
the name of this farm!
deciduous fruit like peaches, nectarines and plums bearing the La
Rhone logo is being marketed daily from 20 October until 20
March. We are proud of the fact that La Rhone fruit has become a
household name throughout the country.
La Rhone herd of pedigree Limousins was established by the
father-and-son combination of Andre & AJ du Toit with the purchase
of 15 females and a young bull
in 2003. The herd was supplemented by further purchases of
females and males on several occasions since. What began as a
hobby has since grown to become one of the leading herds in South
Africa. The aim of our breeding policy is to produce well muscled
bulls with excellent temperament that are able of achieving high
growth rates alongside medium framed females with adequate milk
believe that using carefully selected semen is the only way to
keep up with the genetic advances within the breed. This strong
usage of French and British semen has formed the base of some
strong breeding lines within the herd.
pride in our herd comes from the fact that we know our animals are
exceptional. It is indeed a privilege to share our lives with
manage the herd ourselves with Andre & AJ making decisions about
breeding, feeding, etc, while the admin is being kept up to date
The capable vets of Tulbagh Animal Hospital tend to our veterinary needs.