About Us


Shayamanzi and Leopard.tv

The Shayamanzi stories and leopard moments started on the 1st of September 1989 deep in the Bushveld in the Waterberg in the North of South Africa.

Paying subscribers of the App Leopard.tv Wildlife Magazine see and experience the Shayamanzi Game farm’s leopard mystery project AND the filming of natural wildlife behaviour with unmanned cameras.

Stories, songs, photos, videos, music, art, articles, etc. are part of the process to make subscribers part of a virtual wildlife experience in Africa.  Social networks are used to spread wildlife news and highlights worldwide.

Buy our songs and become a voice for the Shayamanzi leopard mystery project AND see and experience natural wildlife behaviour filmed with unmanned cameras.

Start your virtual wildlife tour on Shayamanzi by downloading the App Leopard.tv.

Thank you to all the subscribers that support the App Leopard.tv Wildlife Magazine of Shayamanzi Game (Pty) Ltd and for buying our songs and productions.

Will you please become a voice for these beautiful and mysterious cats, the Big 5 of South Africa (leopard, lion, buffalo, rhino and elephant) and our precious wildlife.

Many thanks

Shayamanzi Game (Pty) Ltd
Jannie, Issie, Bennert and Izelle Parsons.





Our History

A short trip through Shayamanzi's history: 

Jannie purchase a farm in the Waterberg and rename it to Shayamanzi


Initially, Shayamanzi was a cattle farm, but over the following years, the cattle was sold off and antelope bought and released on the farm. Shayamanzi became a game farm

The leopard Zan was caught in a trap cage. After seeing the beautiful leopard, Jannie decided to put a collar on the leopard and release it again, contrary to popular advice from other farmers


The leopard Zan awakened a passion for the beautiful but mysterious leopard. Plans were made and camps were built to conserve and study leopards better.

The leopards Zaza and Ziana arrive on Shayamanzi. Their previous owner who raised them, was unable to keep them any longer. Since the leopards were tame, they couldn't be released in the wild again. The alternative was to put them down, but on Shayamanzi they found a new home


During the following years, the Leopard.tv website and app was created as a business as well as a place where we can share our passion and research on leopards with the public