De Villiers Family
We were a family of four with Colin as the only male member, but fortunately the girls found themselves wonderful husbands, and now we are six!
Colin was born and bred in the Karoo on this farm. He obtained a B.Com degree at Stellenbosch and later a MBA at UNISA. He and a wonderful team of workers see to it that Badshoek is run like clockwork..
Evelyn, originally from Namibia, has been educated as a Medical Social Worker and met Colin at Stellenbosch University. Her huge garden and numerous cats and dogs keep her busy and fit.
Eeva, the tomboy of the family studied Game Farm Management at Saasveld College and also qualified as a Professional hunter. She is married to Philipp Birkner, a helicopter Pilot, and although they go where Philipp has to fly, her heart and soul is at Badshoek where she is involved as ad hoc PH and al the planning of future missions on the farm.
Ille has a B Ed degree and teaches wherever her husband Tersius (Peper) Labouschagne has a contract with Haw and Ingles as Mechanical supervisor. He is still busy with his post College degree in Mechanical engineering. They are the proud parents of the first boy child, Tiaan. Ille’s love for life is infectious and her enthusiasm is a force that pushes each and every one around her to their joyful limit!