Tag: birds


Enthusiastic birders gathered for a morning bird watching walk led by Marc Cronje at Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate this past Saturday. With us heading into winter the morning’s walk started out quite chilly, but nothing a warm cup of coffee couldn’t solve. Our first birds for the ... Read More
June 7, 2022admin


A group of nine enthusiastic birders joined me for a morning of birding at Likweti Estate, a lovely wildlife residential estate just outside White River. Our morning got off to a wonderful start as we enjoyed a beautiful sunrise over the plains of the estate, with Giraffe and a herd ... Read More
May 16, 2022admin


It was a stunning Lowveld morning as the sun rose over the plains of Likweti with Zebra and Wildebeest standing majestically in the background. With a start like this we were confident that we would have a beautiful morning of birding at Likweti wildlife residential estate between Nelspruit and White ... Read More
April 30, 2021admin


This year’s theme for earth day is “Restore our earth” so we thought of giving you some practical ideas how you can restore our earth. 1. Reduce, reuse, recycle Every single product we buy has an environmental footprint and by putting more thought into what we buy we can do our part ... Read More
April 22, 2021admin


Most of us are familiar with Africa’s Big 5, but are you familiar with the Small five? These little animals might be smaller in size when compared to the Big 5, but they are equally captivating. If you know the Big 5 well, it will be easy for you to remember ... Read More
November 19, 2020admin
Birding at Likweti


A 765-hectare wildlife estate nestled in the heart of the Lowveld just outside of White River, Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate is a haven to animals, birds, and natural bushveld. Of all the benefits of living at Likweti Estate, there is one true gem – birding. Living at Likweti truly ... Read More
May 18, 2020admin
Half Collared Kingfisher - photo by John Davies


Likweti Estate's birding list is growing rapidly and has just fewer than 200 species positively identified to date. According to bird expert Peter Lawson the following five special additions are well worth looking out for. Gorgeous Bush-shrike With its unmistakable crimson throat this species, formally known as Telophorus viridis, rates as one ... Read More
March 3, 2015admin
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 transform into ... Read More
September 5, 2014admin
Likweti View


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 construction, as well as prestigious schools, entertainment venues and shopping ... Read More
August 17, 2014Megan Earnshaw


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


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 of birds. One reason for this is that they are great ... Read More
December 4, 2013Megan Earnshaw


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 area with a variety of habitats and I have not ... Read More
November 22, 2013Megan Earnshaw