Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate is an eco-sensitive wildlife estate located just outside White River. It’s 765 hectares of unspoilt bushveld provide residents with a lifestyle devoted to outdoor living like no other. Not only does Likweti have panoramic Lowveld views and free-roaming plains game such as zebra, giraffe and kudu, but Likweti is also one of South Africa’s most unique residential estates. Likweti is the only known estate to have set aside 20 hectares of land to be farmed with macadamia trees for the benefit of its homeowners association.
Managing such a large and variegated estate is no easy task, it takes accurate planning, maintenance and an energetic team that is dedicated to keeping the estate in top notch condition. Zenta Delport, estate manager at Likweti Estate says “managing an estate such as Likweti comes with the responsibility to sustain a healthy environment for both owners and wildlife on the estate”.
Environmental management is a top priority for Zenta whereby she makes certain that the environment is protected by removing alien plants, implementing annual block burns for new grass regeneration and tick control, measuring the animal carrying capacity of the estate, and the capture and removal of game to sustain veld conditions for all animals to live healthily.
In addition to this, Likweti Estate is exceptionally well serviced and the management of security including strict access control, consistent guard patrols, regular fence monitoring and anti-poaching are just a few of the responsibilities that Likweti have firmly in place.
Likweti Estate is also proud to have their own water works, independent of the municipal grid which is managed on a regular basis by a professional and experienced consultant. Last but not least, Likweti takes pride in the maintenance of infrastructure such as roads, fencing, gate house and entrance gardens which always look beautifully nurtured no matter what the season.
Overall, Likweti shows model management of a wildlife estate and residents are proud to be able to call Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate their home.
Relocation of giraffe as part of responsible wildlife and environmental management at Likweti Estate. Photo: A Backyard Hiker