Winter update

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Seasonal News

Winter update

The last bit of the winter is upon us and the days are really getting quite warm.  We are experiencing typical August winds and we hope they will bring the rain soon.  We are enjoying the last flowering aloes and also noticed some shrubs starting to  bud!  The birds are certainly more active and we wait with abated breath for the first summer birds to arrive (around September).  As the seasons change we will keep you up to date on what is happening at...

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Leopards at Shondoro

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in General News

Leopards at Shondoro

All staff at Shondoro Mountain retreat became aware of increased leopard activity around the cottages and facilities in the last month.  After speaking to specialist, Mr Ross Pitman who is doing research on leopards in the Waterberg and Limpopo, it seems we have nothing to be afraid of!  Our leopard population is established and happy in our area and although leopards move around and cover huge amounts of km2 as part of their territory, they may have been mating and even having cubs close by.  This means that our leopards know the area and feel at home.  It is only when we remove/shoot leopards that a problem is created, again by us as humans, and then rouge leopards and ones that may kill the cubs will move into the territory.  So we are happy to leave them in peace and enjoy their presence now and...

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Swimming Pool Upgrades

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Seasonal News

Swimming Pool Upgrades

The Waterberg can be a harsh environment and our swimming pool is a natural pool with a grey lining which is more suitable to the environment. We are constantly upgrading and maintaining Shondoro Mountain Retreat and therefore we are planting new grass seeds at the pool to ensure lush summer lawns for your enjoyment.  Please bear with us.

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