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Rainfall: December 2017:
1983 - 2017 64.6mm
1992 - 2017
Max: 40°C
Min: 17°C
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News Archives

Giraffe Road member - camera trap information

I (JL) find the following information and stats (from a camera trap at the bungalow) very interesting, offered by a Member in Giraffe Road.

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On playing the "Good Samaritan"...

A Member who wishes to remain anonymous shared the following story with me (JL):

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Breakfast in camp

Sometime in January, at about 10 in the morning, with everyone doing their normal thing; walking about, visiting the shop, relaxing at the pool, or swimming - someone reported in that a leopard was in the camp near the pool.

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Ingwelala Work Party Pilot Project

In March of 2014 a few of my overseas guests and I booked a guided walk with our fearless ranger Mark. Apart from being able to explore Ingwelala on foot, we came across a few prickly pear cacti. Mark informed us that the prickly pears had quite a wide distribution on the property.

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Scorpion sting

The effects and excruciating pain of a scorpion sting can never be underestimated, especially on young children. What follows is a real-life account from the father of a nine year old girl who was recently stung by a scorpion at Argyle Boma:

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2014 Reflections

At the time of publication, it will be mid December, the end of another year only weeks away.
On behalf of all the Ingwelala staff, I take this early opportunity to wish each of our Christian Members a blessed and peaceful Christmas period, and all a prosperous 2015.

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An adult male hyena carrying an awful snare around its neck had to be euthanased during August.

What are snares, why and how are they used?

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“She’s home”

This weekend was a really special time because Susan Botes visited Ingwelala. Susan is the widow of Izak, who originally carved both the Mermaid and the Sleeping Beauty.

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Elephant Fences

The Conservation team has being spending much of their time repairing damaged fences. Most of the fence damage is a result of elephants wishing to breach the fence to access what may be perceived as “the grass is greener on the other side”. This is a winter trend.

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Conservation - Veld Rehabilitation

Several conservation initiatives currently practiced on Ingwelala prompted me to consider writing about natural processes in the environment, and what we understand about these processes. First up is to acknowledge that conservation is not an exact science, we learn from analyzing the results of past and present practices. Failures should be disregarded and the successes embellished on to achieve the buzz word “best practice”.

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