Dung Beetles

I’ve recently been coming across dung beetles in the house and the garden on Fairview, [...]

Goliath Heron

The Goliath Heron is also known as a giant heron, and it’s obvious why… a [...]

Side Striped Jackal

YHave you seen the jackal on Fairview? Perhaps you have heard them calling to each [...]

Wild (Amakhowe) Mushrooms

You may have seen some of these popping up on your site the day after [...]

White Stork

These majestic birds can be seen flying gracefully through our skies. These large birds are [...]

Southern Bald Ibis

Have you spotted any of these on Fairview Estates yet? The Southern Bald Ibis is [...]


Have you noticed how many butterflies we have fluttering around on Fairview Estates? Due to the [...]

Marabou Stork

One of these was spotted on Fairview a couple of times recently, it’s a very [...]

Trumpeter Hornbill

For the past few years now there has been two (very noisy) annual visitors that [...]

Death’s Head Hawkmoth caterpillar

This funny looking caterpillar was spotted on Fairview by Aden, and what a treat because [...]

Guinea fowl

Have you noticed these funny, neck bopping birds running (or flying) around the farm? They’re [...]


I recently came across a family of 7-8 bushpigs on my way home one night [...]

Spur-winged Geese

Have you seen our Spur-winged visitors at the dam yet? The Spur-Winged Goose is the [...]


It’s always a treat to see these beautiful birds, whether you are a birder of [...]

Crowned Cranes

We are so fortunate at Fairview Estates to be home to the endangered Crowned Crane [...]

Why do porcupines attack in reverse?

Porcupines are one of the largest rodents in Africa and are best known for their [...]

Did you know mosquitoes contribute to bio-diversity too?

Spring is fast approaching, and that means mosquito season is starting up again. Did you [...]

Threatened Geelklokkies / Gloriosa Modesta found on Fairview Estates

Gloriosa modesta, previously Littonia Modesta Common name: Geelklokkies, Yellow Bells or Climbing Lily In October [...]