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Bird watching weekend with Peter Lawson at Likweti Lodge


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There are few sounds as soothing as those of birds chirping in the morning. It epitomises a new day, a new start and new challenges. On 27 – 28 September you will have the opportunity to break away from the hustle and bustle of city life and escape to the four-star Likweti Lodge where Peter Lawson, one of the region's most experienced and highly-regarded naturalists and bird lovers, will take you on an unforgettable bird watching and educational journey. Likweti is located in picturesque bushveld, with the Swazi mountain escarpment visible in the distance.

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Bird lovers will be treated to an eventful weekend. Arriving Friday afternoon you can settle into your room and get to know Likweti where a delectable 3-course dinner with Peter Lawson awaits you the evening. You will be woken up with freshly brewed coffee or tea with home-made rusks before embarking on an early morning bush walk with Peter ending off with a hearty breakfast at their scenic fish eagle dam. Once back at the lodge, you can enjoy a light lunch on the deck and soak up the sun.

Guests will depart on a late afternoon game drive in search for nocturnal birds, a three-course braai dinner will be served on your return to the lodge at the beautiful Pezulu Room. On Sunday morning before departing Peter will have breakfast with everyone and share his last thoughts about the weekend. This is one of those weekends where you don’t have to think about anything. Everything is planned for you!

With over 300 species calling the reserve home, Likweti is definitely a birdwatcher’s paradise. Feathered residents include the elusive African Finfoot. Nocturnal sightings of bush baby, porcupine, several and genet complete this tranquil bush experience. Giraffe, nyala, zebra, wildebeest, kudu and warthog families are also part of the Likweti and wander freely on the property.

Likweti falls within the Savanna Biome, which is the largest biome in Southern Africa. The subtropical climate ensures lazy summer days and mild winters. A full ecological impact assessment has been done and measures are in place to ensure that any development that happens on the property will be eco-sensitive and sustainable.

For R5 200-00 for two people for the whole weekend, you will have to jump to be in Peter Lawson’s company as there is only space for 10 couples.

To book your spot and avoid disappointment please contact Adri Smith on or call 082 939 0629.