Eight farmers – and two farmers! – looking for partner on box this year


This year there are two female farmers who are part of the top ten farmers who will be looking for love in the 16th season of the kykNET matchmaking series Farmer looking for a wife.

The top ten farmers were announced on kykNET on Sunday evening. Potential matches can now write to these farmers.

Lulani (40), a cattle and sheep farmer, is looking for a female match, while game and cattle farmer Sanel (39) from Dwaalboom is looking for a male match.

All the farmers participating this year are between 23 and 40 years old. The farmers also represent seven of the nine provinces this year.

Marciel Hopkins is going for a fourth time Farmer looking for a wife present, and the series will be broadcast on kykNET from July 2024.

Viewers will then be able to follow the farmers’ love journey and parent custom will focus the series, which consists of 13 episodes, on the five farmers who received the most letters.

Those who want to write a letter to one of the top ten farmers must be over 21 and unmarried, divorced or a widow/widower. Entries must be submitted before midnight on 30 November.

Persons who want to get to know the farmers better can do so in one of the following ways:

  • Visit www.kyknet.tv.
  • View the farmers’ profiles on the Afrikaans dating app KOER.
  • Call the manufacturers, Wolflight, on 079 614 2229.
  • Send an email to boer@wolflightsa.com.

Digital entries, which can also be accompanied by a video, are welcome. Prospective matchmakers will also be able to send letters or parcels by courier to the farmers to one of these two addresses:

  • Farmer seeks wife, PostNet 211, Private Bag X15, Somerset West 7129.
  • Farmer seeks wife, 11 Coronation Lane, Somerset West 7130.

The closing date for letters is midnight on 30 November 2023.

This is what 2024’s top ten farmers look like:

André, 31 (female matchmaker), livestock, game and pecan farmer, Modimolle (Nylstroom), Limpopo

Daandré, 26 (female matchmaker), Groenteboer, British, North West

Hendri, 31 (female matchmaker), cattle, sheep and olive farmer, Dewetsdorp, Free State

Jacques, 26 (wife match), sheep and cattle farmer, Venterstad, Eastern Cape

Janco, 37 (female matchmaker), cattle, sheep and game farmer, Colesberg, Northern Cape

JW, 23 (female matchmaker), apple, pear and sheep farmer, Villiersdorp, Western Cape

Lulani, 40 (female matchmaker), cattle and sheep farmer, Philippolis, Free State

Niel, 30 (female matchmaker), seed and livestock farmer, Dannhauser, KwaZulu-Natal

Quintus, 38 (female matchmaker), livestock and seed farmer, Winburg, Free State

Sanel, 39 (male match), game and cattle farmer, Dwaalboom, Limpopo.