About Us

Shondoro Mountain Retreat is a 185 ha bushveld farm that lies in the malaria free Waterberg Mountains in the Limpopo Province.  The name 'Shondoro' is an Owambo  (indigenous Namibian language) word meaning "the wild one".  

The name was chosen from one of the Afrikaans author, Doc Immelman's short stories which tells the tale of an orphaned kudu who is reared by an Afrikaans family on a Namibian farm. The significance of the story is very special to the owners as Doc Immelman is the late father and grandfather of the family who owns Shondoro.


Shondoro Mountain Retreat is for the Nature lover

The prolific bird life (more than 190 species already identified) on Shondoro will ensure many hours of bird watching, and there is always the possibility of a new bird for the list!  The Waterberg is known for its amazing birds!

Special birding weekends can be arranged for groups.

Furthermore the mountains lends itself to the sighting of some special wildlife! Klipspringer, common and mountain reedbuck are often spotted in the mountains.  We have waterbuck, impala and kudu, warthog, leopard, mountain reedbuck and bushbuck occur naturally.  Other small game include brown hyena, bushpig, warthog, serval, civet, several mongoose species, caracal, steenbuck and duiker.

We offer the following:

  • Mountain biking (bring your own bike). There are farm roads (total approximately 20 km's)  and many smaller natural trails and paths for the novice and the more advance riders. 

  • Mountain climbing

  • Walking trails

  • Swimming pool

  • Bird watching

  • Game spotting 

  • Special birding weekends, tree identification courses and adventure  weekends can be arranged for small groups.  Please contact us for a quote.

Close by: 

  • Horse riding ( Contact Carla: 014 7219901 or email: info.savannahhorsetrails@gmail.com), 

  • Game drives (by prior arrangement with various Game Parks), 

  • Waterberg Zipline Adventures

  • Visit the Goats Cheese Factory or Marakele National park.

  • Game auctions are often hosted in and around Vaalwater

  • Restaurant - approximately 9 km away

  • Golf - in Modimolle (Koro Creek).  Please book directly