Category: Ecology

Likweti Giraffe


This past year has been a big one in the books for Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate and apart from securing avid buyers for just about 50% of the available properties, there have been many other achievements we are proud of. Our modern 400 sq m show house is just about complete ... Read More
December 12, 2014admin
Black Heron


The most recent sighting of the Black Heron at Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate brings our total number of bird species to 191. Here's what local bird expert, Peter Lawson had to say about his most recent bird watching adventure: On the 30th November 2014 we came across ... Read More
December 3, 2014admin
Likweti Estate


Tree expert Dyk Zeeman spent some time at Likweti to get to know the enormous diversity there is to be found here. Dyk Zeeman is regarded as one of South Africa’s foremost knowledgeable people when it comes to trees of Southern Africa. He has done every available course and has written ... Read More
September 18, 2014admin
Black-winged Stilt


Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate is delighted to announce the sighting of Black-winged Stilts on the property. This new specie brings the total bird sighting list at Likweti to 184 species. On 7th September a Black-winged Stilt was added to the Likweti bird list for the first time. ... Read More
September 9, 2014admin
Celebrate New Life


With spring on our doorstep the natural beauty of Likweti is ready to explode in all its splendour. As many of the hundreds of tree species are starting to show signs of new growth, so too is this exciting new phase of Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate ready to ... Read More
September 5, 2014admin
Likweti View


Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate is an excellent buy because of its location. Situated between the triangle of Mbombela White River, and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, it is on the doorstep of the new private Kiaat Hospital currently under construction, as ... Read More
August 17, 2014Megan Earnshaw


Says Peter Lawson "After all the regular birding I have done at Likweti since November, 2013 I would not have expected to be finding new birds for the growing list but Likweti is full of surprises.  On 6 August I spent a morning on the estate and picked up two additional ... Read More
August 13, 2014Megan Earnshaw
African Jacana



New sighting at Likweti

African Jacana is new for the Likweti bird list.   This lovely waterbird generally favours water lilies that it can walk on with extra long toes specifically designed for this purpose.  As it moves over the lily leaves, it turns them over looking for snails and the like on the underside.... Read More
August 8, 2014Megan Earnshaw



FACTS about Giraffe

Giraffe are fascinating animals. You might be surprised by some of these very interesting facts about Giraffe.   Latin Name Giraffa Camelopardalis Weight (Female) 800 kg Weight (Male) 1 200 kg Gestation Period 15 months No of Young 1 calf (exceptionally 2) Sexual Maturity 4, 5 years Birth Weight 102 kg... Read More
May 17, 2014Megan Earnshaw


No, not the Big Five! The UGLY five! The members of this exclusive club are the hyena, the wildebeest, the vulture, the marabou stork and the WARTHOG. We’ll start with the Warthog in our series. Why ugly? Well the name ... Read More
May 15, 2014Megan Earnshaw