Willem Springbok, 26, appeared in court on Thursday, said Lieutenant Sergio Kock.
The case was postponed to November 25 when he is expected to bring a formal bail application.
He is accused of stabbing Mohammed Springbok, 29, during a brawl on October 26.
“It is alleged the deceased and the suspect were busy drinking on a farm near Plooysburg and had an argument over a bottle of whisky,” said Kock.
“The suspect fatally wounded the victim with a sharp object in his neck and fled the scene.”
Police arrested Willem Springbok two weeks later in Kimberley.
“[He] was found hiding under a couch,” said Kock. He faces a murder charge.