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The following information is feedback from the Members’ information evening held on 02 March 2016 at JCC Woodmead. It is intended to assist and inform those who were unable to attend.
The experts are predicting a long term dry cycle, less than average rainfall and a level of unpredictability. Conservation staff have initiated a vegetation monitoring programme around the water holes Elephant Pan, Bird Hide, Hyena Dam, Deadwood Dam, Goedehoop Dam, Sibon Dam and Jackalberry Dam.
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.
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.
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: