Introducing Karoo Depot

This website was last updated on 16 June 2021

My name is Nico Barnhoorn. Me and my wife Ansa farm in the north-eastern part of the Karoo, not far from the Gariep dam.

Our farm, Kalkoenkrans is about 30 km outside Steynsburg. To the south is Burgersdorp and to the west is Molteno. Kalkoenkrans is well known for the outstanding quality Karoo lamb we produce and it is in an area where there is a good balance between grass and karoo vegetation. That gives the meat a distinguished and popular karoo flavour. A Karoo delicatessen.

Our abattoir (6/58) is on the farm and the authorities inspect our installations on a regular basisWe deliver monthly consignments of farm-fresh meat to 7 drop-off points in Pretoria and Johannesburg. We also offer a door-to-door delivery service at R90 per delivery.  Scroll down for more information about the drop-off points and delivery service.

If you need more details, the best to contact me is by email, WhatsApp, or SMS. Cell phone reception on the farm is not always good. If you leave a message I will come back to you asap.  My email nico@karoodepot.com Cell no.  084 477 1117

KAROO DEPOT has got all the required certificates to deliver meat to Gauteng.


Place your order by clicking on the link below. Deliveries will take place on dates and times at the addresses as outlined on this website. For details, scroll down.

By clicking on the link you will get an order form.

  • Select the products you want to order
  • Select the drop-off point closest to you or opt for door-to-door delivery for R90
  • At the end of the form, click to accept the “Terms & Conditions Agreement” and click Place Order.
    • 20kg Lamb = R2590.00
    • 16kg Lamb = R2070.00
    • 10kg Half Lamb = R1295.00

Once your order submission is made, you will get an invoice in a few days. We cater from small orders like 1kg boerewors or mince up to large orders. (If you want to order more than 50 lambs, please contact us first for a delivery schedule). 

The next consignment for Gauteng will be on 9 and 10 July 2021. Closing date for orders 1 July.

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Leg of Lamb roast
Leg of Lamb roast

For all pricing and products please see our order form

CONTACT DETAILS for Nico Barnhoorn:

Landline: 087 550 1635 Cell no: 084 477 1117 e-mail: nico@karoodepot.com

Please let us know if you have special requests. It will help us to tailor made products in demand for the future.

DROP-OFF POINTS Friday 9 July.

Vaal Triangle Engen Blockhouse 1 Stop North, R59, Meyerton. Time: Friday 11:00

Linden Cheese Gourmet, c/o 3rd Avenue, and 7th Street, Linden Johannesburg, Time: Friday between 12:00-14:00

Centurion, Centurion Farmers’ market, c/o Lyttleton road, and Fairway Avenue, Clubview, Centurion. Time: Friday between 16:00-17:15

DROP-OFF POINTS Saturday 10 July.

Ashlea Gardens, Ashton House, 51 Lebombo Street (c/o Lebombo- and Garsfontein Road), Time: Saturday between 8:00-9:00

Kempton Park, 100 Highveld road, Time: Saturday between 10:00 – 10:15,  

Bedfordview, Cornerstone Church, 43 Boeing Rd West, (Entrance in Benard Rd East), Time: Saturday between 11:00-12:00

Sunninghill, Coffee & Crunch, No 1 Airdlin road, the driveway at the cul de sac, (Extention Tana road), Paulshof, Sandton. Time: Saturday between 13:00 – 14:00

We also have a door-to-door delivery service. The cost will be R90.00 per delivery to your door. Click on the link to open the order form. Select DOOR TO DOOR DELIVERY and fill in the address below the drop menu. Place the rest of your order and we will schedule the deliveries and send you the details. Deliveries will be done by Burgert vd Westhuizen cell 083 268 8650.

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Furthermore, our meat is free-range, growth hormone-free, routine antibiotics free, preservative-free, and gluten-free. Our beef is grass-fed and it contains much better Omega 3 & 6 levels, minerals, and vitamins.  When looking after your health it is important to be aware of what you are eating. 

Benefits of FREE-RANGE meat

1. Free of antibiotics, added hormones, and GMOs
Animals raised organically are fed organic feed, which has more nutrients than factory farms.

2. Less chance your meat is contaminated by deadly diseases
Confined animals are exposed to bacteria and viruses, plus the practice of cannibalization create diseases like mad cow disease, which are passed on to people.

3. Animals free-range and graze on the veld
Free-range animals eat more grubs and bugs than their industrially-raised counterparts; free-range animals graze as they are inclined, which results in more nutritious food.

4. Reduce waste and pollution
Industrial farms produce so much manure that it is a human health risk. On small farms, manure is used to naturally fertilize soil.

5. It’s more nutritious
Research shows that humanely raised animals contain a higher amount of vitamins and minerals and less saturated fat. According to the National Institutes of Health, grass-based diets of cows can significantly improve the fatty acid (FA) composition and antioxidant content of beef.

6. Protect your watershed and habitats
Organic agriculture improves soil fertility, instead of destroying it with chemicals and pesticides, which also pollute our water and the environment.

7. Promote biodiversity
Industrial farms breed only a few species of cattle, chickens, pigs, etc. In contrast, sustainable farms raise a wider variety of livestock, thereby promoting biodiversity and natural resistance to diseases.

8. Support sustainability
When you buy your meat from the farmer, you support the South African farmers. On the other hand, if you buy non-organic meat from a supermarket chain, you most likely support a multinational food conglomerate.

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Gariep dam 75km from our farm
Gariep dam overflow at night. South Africa’s biggest dam
Sunset over the Gariep Dam