A small, active, yellow-green warbler-like bird with an obvious white eye-ring. The peach-colored underparts are diagnostic. Pairs and groups are restricted to riverine and other woodlands in semi-arid country. The song is a rambling musical warble similar to Cape White-eye’s, but drier, softer, and more muted. The Cape White-eye is similar to the Orange River White-eye, and they hybridize where they meet, but pure Cape White-eyes have gray or green underparts.