Marrick Farm has always been, and will continue to be, a family-run undertaking. It has been in the Datnow family since patriarch Michael Datnow bought the 3000 hectare property as a going dairy and sheep concern.
After Mike’s untimely passing, the running of the business was taken over by his two sons Trevor and Norman.
Trevor took sole possession of the farm 15 years ago and since then he, together with his wife Hubre, has been working towards establishing a world-class eco-tourism operation focusing on the provision of home-style service and accommodation which offers diverse eco-tourism activities within an unparalleled, unspoiled natural environment.
It must be said that, while there is still a way to go yet, he is getting close to achieving this goal.
The property itself sustains a range of ecosystems, from African savannah land to rocky hillscapes to thicker thorny bushveld. There is even an ephemeral wet landscape, which in the future will become a permanent feature once plans for the provision of year-round water are completed.