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Reserve Affairs
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- Updated 14/12/2016

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Weather

Rainfall: June 2017:
1983 - 2017 0.0mm
   
Temps:
1992 - 2017
Max: 32°C
Min: 07°C
   
7/14 Day forecast - Ingwelala

Reserve Affairs


17/07/2017

Please note: The full Reserve Report is available on the Downloads page.

General:

  1. Our deepest condolences are expressed to the Robinson family in Bungalow # 209 over the recent passing away of a family member.

Staff Movement

Nil.

Roads & Tracks

  • Conservation staff spent considerable time clearing trees and shrubs off roads left behind by elephants.

Airstrip

  • The airstrip surface is inspected on a weekly basis and general condition recorded in a register.
  • A reminder that all airstrip users must complete (once off) an Ingwelala Airstrip Indemnity Form before making use of the airstrip. Indemnity forms are obtainable from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Guest pilots must also complete the form before using the airstrip.

Fencing

  • All the fences are working within the APNR Protocol and Norms and Standards.
  • There were X24 breaches by elephants to the Camp fence, most of breaches made by one bull that has been identified. Fence repairs and general maintenance consumed most of the conservation staff time.

Bomas, Hides and Picnic Sites

  • news 1707 picnic spotThese facilities are checked daily.
  • A new rustic picnic spot was created on Argyle, off Slaughter Loop. One of objectives of new picnic site is to spread game viewers across the property and utilise areas not always regularly frequented by members.

Security

  • No incidents on Ingwelala during the reporting period.

Road Kill

  • Nil

General Fire risk management

  • Veld fire and general fire risk is currently very high due to the dry winter conditions..
  • Fire-fighting equipment is checked on a weekly basis.
  • X 2 tractors available to assist with fire-fighting (x2 water drawn carts).
  • X 1 “Bakkie-Sakkie” serviceable and responsive on a “first call” basis.
  • X 20 fire beaters and and x 4 knap-sack sprays in good working order.

Water reticulation

  • Yield data for the boreholes is reflected in the following table, comparative with previous months:
BOREHOLE Jan
2017
Feb
2017
Mar
2017
Apr
2017
May
2017
Jun
2017
July
2016
Aug
2016
Sept
2016
Oct
2016
Nov
2016
Dec
2016
BH NO 1 1095 97 87 188 298 34 165 153 283 106 53 175
BH NO 2 949 669 1005 1141 1000 1043 603 590 921 642 814 883
BH NO 3 193 683 342 6814 557 151 721 575 834 518 473 320
BH NO 4 812 753 322 425 483 181 772 832 855 894 911 884
BH NO 5 345 245 353 455 467 238 320 462 473 446 470 392
BH NO 6 650 107 683 622 675 367 553 709 593 586 394 690
BH NO 7 288 2 0 0 0 0 165 232 425 565 455 207
BH NO 9 Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar
J.B 0 0 0 43 278 491 285 329 111 0 0 0
GOODEHOOP 0 0 0 780 1395 1312 825 1018 753 762 870 507
 

Eskom Usage

The following graph shows the monthly Eskom Usage (Kwh) for Ingwelala.

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Vehicles and Workshop

  • The general fleet and static plant maintenance is 100% compliant with the servicing schedule.
  • Toyota Dyna (C2) was replaced with a 4-ton Tata drop side truck.
  • Water Hilux (C1) was replaced with the Workshop Mahindra and a Nissan 4x4 single cab LDV was purchased for the Workshop.

Gate Statistics

GATE STATISTICS Jan
2017
Feb
2017
Mar
2017
Apr
2017
May
2017
Jun
2017
Jul
2016
Aug
2016
Sept
2016
Oct
2016
Nov
2016
Dec
2016
VEHICLES 179 145 245 397 162 251 307 338 256 218 185 458
MEMBERS/GUESTS 481 437 798 1328 465 818 1033 1013 689 609 614 1341
UNACCOMP. GUESTS 0 8 0 34 0 3 0 0 3 0 2 0
UNITS OCCUPIED 159 91 140 222 114 150 179 167 143 138 113 213
AIRBORNE VISITORS 8 7 3 17 2 16 19 3 8 11 7 2