This is the national online portal for South African smallholders, small farmers and rural dwellers.

What began 24 years ago as the Gauteng Smallholder Magazine, then became the SA Smallholder Magazine, and is now this website dedicated to Southern Africa’s smallholder community.

We are smallholders ourselves and have, over the years, tried and tested almost everything one can do on a plot…not always to great success, but with a lot of lessons learned. We bring this knowledge to our editorial. Combining that with over 40 years of publishing experience means we produce good quality, easy-to-read, useful material for South Africa’s smallholder and small farmer community.

On this site you can:

~ Read online or download old editions of the Smallholder Magazine .

~ Access a wide range of information and supporting documents of use to farmers and smallholders under our Resources.

~ Read all about poultry, livestock, horticulture, etc, and general information about living on a smallholding in our Latest Posts, updated almost daily.

SA Smallholder Online is a service by Bowford Publications (Pty) Ltd ~ established 1985.