Wintershoek Farm

This well established cattle and timber farm has been in the Calverley family for four generations. It straddles the high and low veld providing access to grassland and thornveld birding. The farm has a panoramic view of Emakhosini, the “Valley of the Kings”, stretching from Babanango in the west to Ulundi in the East!

Grassland and thornveld birds can be seen here, including Yellow and Orange-throated Longclaws, Violet-backed Starling, Groundscraper Thrush, various weavers, Secretarybird, Southern Ground-Hornbill, Crowned Eagle and numerous others.


From Melmoth travel north on the R66 towards Vryheid for 20 kms and turn left at the “Ntonjaneni Lodge” sign. Continue for two kms and turn right onto a gravel road marked “Kataza”. Proceed for six kms, turn right at the “Wintershoek Farm” sign, follow the farm road for about 2 km to the main house at farm number 22.

Additional Information

There is a B&B on the farm with various other B&Bs in the area and the Lodge at Ntonjaneni.

Other points of interest

The farm is within easy access of the Battlefields Route, Itala, Ophathe and Umfolozi Game Reserves, Ulundi, Eshowe and other attractions.



Gavon and Sandi Calverley

  • Tel/Fax: +27 (0)35 450 7042