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

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Building Projects
Building at Ingwelala that might affect your visit - monthly
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Recorded sightings and members' stories - monthly
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Rainfall: March 2017:
1983 - 2017 22.3mm
1992 - 2017
Max: 37°C
Min: 14°C
7/14 Day forecast - Ingwelala

Knowledge Base

Verreaux's Eagle Owl (Giant Eagle Owl)

Most mornings in camp, at precious dawn, if you listen very carefully and are able to shut out the rhythmic sound of your partner’s sleepy breathing, you can hear the distinct call of Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, formerly known as the Giant Eagle-Owl (Bubo lacteus).

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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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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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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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