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Reserve Affairs
Compiled from the latest Reserve Report - monthly
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From the Board
Communications from the Board - quarterly
- Updated 14/12/2016

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Conservation
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Building Projects
Building at Ingwelala that might affect your visit - monthly
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Sightings
Recorded sightings and members' stories - monthly
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Weather

Rainfall: February 2017:
1983 - 2017 49.2mm
   
Temps:
1992 - 2017
Max: 38°C
Min: 19°C
   
7/14 Day forecast - Ingwelala

Knowledge Base

Vine Snake

A very interesting meal was witnessed first-hand by Rob and Sylvia Vollet in Bungalow # 148. This ingestion took place in their Mbombela garden, amongst the busy branches that overhang the bird bath. 

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Waterhole Studies

Although it is generally acknowledged that the creation of permanent artificial water has played a major role in the transformation of the Central Lowveld with regard to both habitat as well as species distribution changes, it is still a hotly debated subject.

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Worsboom

Special mention is made of the two sausage trees (Kigelia africana) at the office that have flowered twice this summer, a phenomenon not often seen. The sausage tree is a relatively well known tree, easy to identify, especially when in flower and bearing fruit. Its alternate common name is cucumber tree and in Afrikaans it is called a Worsboom.  In Africa it occurs from Chad to the northern parts of South Africa and occurs in the west from Namibia to Senegal.

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Zebras

Every now and again one hears a sound at night which although is entirely believable, still seems out of kilter, in an endearing way. One such sound occurred the other night when a herd of zebras chose to be very vocal. It seemed strange because in the five and a half years we have lived at Ingwelala I have never heard a zebra call at night.

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