Valhalla is a working African farm, where domestic stock is integrated with wildlife in a scenically attractive area. Game viewing (over 30 mammal species) and birding (over 120 species) are popular pastimes and the vegetation is interesting.
Valhalla lies in a valley varying from 1 289 m at the river to 1 586 m at the highest peak. The topography is varied, with the bottom of the valley climbing away on both sides with terraces
and steep inclines, giving a rolling effect to the broken rocky sections. Very good examples of weathering and fracturing of the dolerite formations are visible. There are a number of
springs. Dams have been built on the high ground and in the valley. The vegetation is varied, with vleis and marshy grasslands, acacia-dominated thornveld, and residual indigenous forest
along and at the foot of the krantzes. Groves of mixed wild fig trees are a feature at some elevations of the property.
The proprietor of Valhalla Hunting is Danilo Pedrelli, an Italian by birth and a geologist by training. Mr Pedrelli spent many years prospecting deep in the bush in various parts of africa and has haunted over much of the continent. His knowledge of African fauna from the elephant to the smallest mammals is encyclopedic. But he can do more than talk about hunting. He understands game and understands ecology in the real sense of that word. The 3.000 plus ectares at valhalla are used as a working farm with cattle and sheep, but the game take the precedence. At the end of winter, the long grass off, but at valhalla, cattle were used to break down and consume vegetation to create better conditions for the game. There is no fence around Valhalla…
(Guns review december 1991)