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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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.Read More »
A beautiful setting in-between the mountains.Read More »
WATERBERG BIRDING EXCURSION 30 March –02 April
hree day birding weekend – Shondoro Mountain Retreat: This very popular Birding Weekend will take place again at the end of March 2017!