Megan Earnshaw

Likweti View

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Aug2014
17 August 2014 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 ... Read More
August 17, 2014Megan Earnshaw
African-Dusky-Flycatcher

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Aug2014
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

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Aug2014

New sighting at Likweti

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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
Red-headed Weaver

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Jul2014

Dream Weaver

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Even though Lowveld winters are relatively mild, spring’s explosion of new life still surprises one. Every dormant thing suddenly greets the world with enthusiasm and the bustle for survival begins afresh. The Red-headed Weaver illustrates this perfectly, playing the role of a master builder. Watching the male in action is fascinating. ... Read More
July 17, 2014Megan Earnshaw

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Jul2014

… remembering Mandela

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July 17, 2014Megan Earnshaw
New House Under Construction

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July 3, 2014Megan Earnshaw

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Jul2014
We're on show by appointment the whole of Innibos. Call Marion and her Team at Century 21 to view the Estate and the great new house going up on site.  
July 3, 2014Megan Earnshaw
Kids-jumping-tent

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Jun2014
The days of untroubled childhood should not be the stuff of distant memory. Modern social decline often robs children of the freedom their parents talk about. Crime and immorality have stolen much of the joys of being a child. Families have huddled together in security complexes, with burglar bars, safety ... Read More
June 23, 2014Megan Earnshaw
Building a new house

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Jun2014
The site of the new house is high on a hill overlooking the natural bushveld landscape of Likweti.  Consisting of 400 sq m, with one master bedroom en-suite; three guest bedrooms and two full bathrooms with separate guest WC.  ... Read More
June 21, 2014Megan Earnshaw
Bar-throated-Apalis

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Jun2014
At the beginning of the month Peter Lawson was at Likweti early one morning.  With not a single cloud in the sky, hardly any breeze and a fresh 12 degrees temperature - this was indeed a winter morning that needed to be shared, but sadly he was alone in a wonderful landscape ... Read More
June 10, 2014Megan Earnshaw

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May 28, 2014Megan Earnshaw
Giraffe

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May2014

FACTS about Giraffe

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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

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May2014
In the past 15 years, Nelspruit has gone from a quiet country town to a booming young city. This certainly transformed the whole region, yet its country appeal remains. The vibrant history still tells of gold, battles and bravery. Wild Bushveld is still just a short drive away. Children still ... Read More
May 17, 2014Megan Earnshaw
warthog

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May2014
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

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April 25, 2014Megan Earnshaw
Violet-backed-Starlings

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Apr2014

Late Migrants at Likweti

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By April most migrant birds have left South Africa to spend their summer in warmer climates, but this year a number of species appear to be delaying their departure for reasons unknown to us. Around 7 April at Likweti there were still large numbers of European Bee-eaters and Barn Swallows....... also a ... Read More
April 23, 2014Megan Earnshaw
Call Finder

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Apr2014
For all birders that would love to know "which bird that is" - visit www.brizabirdguide.co.za  for this wonderful SAPPI Birds of South Africa book which has a pointing clever pen-sized device, which when placed over photos of any bird, will give that bird's call. The sounds are activated via an invisible ... Read More
April 22, 2014Megan Earnshaw
Palm Nut Vulture

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Apr2014
On a recent visit to Likweti,  Peter sent us a really exciting email and we are very enthralled about his news on his latest sighting : Whilst making a quick visit earlier this week,  Peter came across  some Greater Striped Swallows flying over the dam next to the entrance gate. This ... Read More
April 22, 2014Megan Earnshaw

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March 18, 2014Megan Earnshaw

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Mar2014

Oxpeckers on our doorstep

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While walking along listing birds for Likweti , Peter Lawson disturbed a herd of zebra and some giraffe took fright and ran off. While watching them - three Red-billed Oxpeckers flew from the giraffe and landed at the top of an Acacia tree in front of him.... Read More
March 18, 2014Megan Earnshaw

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Mar2014

On show this weekend

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March 11, 2014Megan Earnshaw
Have you seen me before

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Mar2014

Have you seen me before?

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While birdwatching on Likweti shortly before dusk recently, Peter Lawson noted a bird in silhouette on a power line. By the size and shape he assumed it to be just a common Red-eyed Dove as they like to perch on power lines. Being a curious birder and through and many years of birding ... Read More
March 8, 2014Megan Earnshaw

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Mar2014

We’ve got plans for you!

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Likweti are pleased to announce one of the first architectural plans from well known Tom Hattingh to be used as a spec house on Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate.  The plans can be altered to suit client's needs and also expand to a four bedroom home as well.... Read More
March 4, 2014Megan Earnshaw

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Mar2014

Remarkable Likweti trees

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Dyk Zeeman, a Tertiary Dendrologist of Mpumalanga, was approached to verify the indigenous tree species, which was listed on a previous EIA. Zeeman has been a serious tree lover for the past 30 years and resides in Witbank, Mpumalanga. “There are ... Read More
March 4, 2014Megan Earnshaw
Build your dream home

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Feb2014

Want to build your dream home?

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Visit Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate this weekend and select your one hectare stand with some of the most stunning views in the area ! Building packages available - or design your ... Read More
February 27, 2014Megan Earnshaw

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Feb2014

On show this weekend

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DONT FORGET WE ARE ON SHOW ALL WEEKEND - SEE YOU THERE !
February 26, 2014Megan Earnshaw

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Feb2014

On show at Curro school

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The Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate agents were also ON SHOW at Curro at the weekend.  Great interest was shown in Likweti and we hear thru the grapevine that one or two parents raced off after the event to view stands on Saturday afternoon ! Agents on duty : Cindy Serfontein, Kellaprince Properties, ... Read More
February 26, 2014Megan Earnshaw
Independent Schools Athletics Meeting

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Feb2014

Everyone’s a Winner!

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Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate sponsored the annual “ Independent Schools Athletics Meeting” on Saturday 22 February 2014 which was held at Curro, Nelspruit for the first time. Schools that attended were Curro, Uplands, Penryn, St Peters, Flamboyant, Woodlands (Sabie), Summerhill (Hazyview), Riverview (Malelane) and a touring school from Dullstroom. The day proved ... Read More
February 26, 2014Megan Earnshaw
Map to Likweti

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Feb2014
... looking to visit Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate over the weekend, we make it easy for you - download map below. You can also call any of the agents to make an appointment to view at your convenience.  
February 20, 2014Megan Earnshaw

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Feb2014

Visit us at Curro School

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February 18, 2014Megan Earnshaw

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Feb2014
  Just as the sun was sinking Peter  parked on a gravel track  hoping to hear some nocturnal birds for the ever growing bird list. It was a beautiful evening with the sun setting  over a very scenic area.  Just as the last rays of sunlight fell on a granite outcrop,  a rich ... Read More
February 17, 2014Megan Earnshaw

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Feb2014
Peter Lawson visited Likweti on 12 February just after sunrise to spend a full day and night adding to our growing bird list. Normally stopping  just inside Main Gate one will hear birds actively calling in all directions almost immediately. However, on this occasion the staff were cutting and clearing the road verge so Peter ... Read More
February 17, 2014Megan Earnshaw

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Feb2014
Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate are sponsoring the very first primary school  'Independent School Athletics’ day  at Curro School, Nelspruit. This event will be held on Saturday 22 February (from 8am - 2pm)  and the following primary schools will be attending – Curro, Uplands, Penryn, Flamboyant, Woodlands (Sabie), Summerhill (Hview), Riverview (Malelane) ... Read More
February 15, 2014Megan Earnshaw

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Feb2014

We make Viewing Easier

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Likweti has appointed Fine & Country White River - Dalene Minnaar - as well as Charlotte Snyman from Kellaprince Properties Nelspruit - to assist buyers with choosing their one hectare site to build their dream home. Watch the press for Likweti SHOW WEEKENDS by these two great agents - and remember you can ... Read More
February 11, 2014Megan Earnshaw
Marsh-Warbler1-300×200

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Feb2014
Peter Lawson visited Likweti earlier this month having sighted  a pair of Red Headed Weavers - male and female at their nest.  Sighting near Hlantini area. Also the very elusive Marsh Warbler - these birds are very difficult to find as they like to remain hidden and few photographers manage to ... Read More
February 11, 2014Megan Earnshaw
Arrow-Marked-Babbler

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Jan2014
Happy New Year everyone and a great sighting from Peter Lawson to bring in the New Year ! Peter  started the year with an early morning birding excursion to Likweti on the 2nd  and had  a young naturalist from Ireland with him who was very impressed with the stunning landscapes and the ... Read More
January 7, 2014Megan Earnshaw
Merry Christmas

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Dec2013

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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December 20, 2013Megan Earnshaw

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Dec2013
The bird count for Likweti has only just started but some ‘specials’ have been encountered. No doubt there will be more in the months to follow with more frequent visits.  Two birds that are usually targeted by keen birders that I have found are Mountain Wagtail and ... Read More
December 19, 2013Megan Earnshaw

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Dec2013

Red-Chested Flufftail

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December has been somewhat wet and this has had the effect of creating marshy conditions in a number of areas around Likweti -  just perfect for Red-chested Flufftails. These are tiny, chicken-like ... Read More
December 19, 2013Megan Earnshaw

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Dec2013

A Giraffe on the Stoep

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If you didn't catch the article about Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate in the December edition of Lowveld Living, you can download it right here! Just click on the image below.
December 9, 2013Megan Earnshaw

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Dec2013
 The African Finfoot is one of the most sought-after birds by all birders, both by South Africans and visitors from overseas. The habitat is fast-flowing rivers with plenty of overhanging vegetation on the banks where it can ... Read More
December 7, 2013Megan Earnshaw

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Dec2013
This just in from Peter Lawson  .... "Cisticolas are a large family of little brown jobs (LBJs), difficult to identify for some people and thus not very popular. I feel different about them though and they are my favourite group ... Read More
December 4, 2013Megan Earnshaw
Kingfisher

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Nov2013

Putting our birds on the map!

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We're proud to announce that renowned expert Peter Lawson has been appointed at Likweti to start our bird count verification. Says Peter – "I visited Likweti on 10 November 2013 and listed 97 bird species. It is a fabulous birding ... Read More
November 22, 2013Megan Earnshaw