At the foot of a magnificent Mpumalanga waterfall, the pioneering Van der Merwe family built Lunsklip Fisheries - one of South Africa’s first trout farms. This was way back in 1972, when few people knew about trout and aquaculture.


Gerrie and Hannetjie van der Merwe were joined in the mid 90’s by their graduated sons Stephan and Reinier. They formed the Lunsklip Group of Companies, producing live and processed trout for the South African markets and disease free certified trout ova for the international market.

Their farms in the Kwena Basin (near Dullstroom and Lydenburg) and Sabie areas, are known for their pristine water quality and environmentally friendly and sustainable farming practices.


As true pioneers in the industry, they are known as The Trout People, Proudly South African and actively involved in the structuring and governance of aquaculture locally and abroad.


With service delivery as their motto, they offer the full range and value chain of trout products. They stock dams and rivers with rainbow and brown trout for guest lodges, leisure and commercial trout farms; export quality genetics of certified trout ova from their Trova farm to the international market and they deliver an extensive range of processed trout products to restaurants and the hospitality industry throughout South Africa.




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