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Elephants in Camp - October Update

Chris Mayes, our Conservation Manager reports: "The earlier parts of October were relatively incident free with regards elephant incursions and their associated impact within the camp area. This changed dramatically in the latter days of the month.

Elephants in Camp - Update

During the past few months a select group of five elephant bulls have frequented the camp environment.

Elephant Capture and Translocation

The past few months have been a challenging time for the Conservation Team responding to several bull elephants frequently breaching the Camp fence in search of good quality browse.

Injured Elephant

This young elephant is part of a breeding herd that was recently seen on Ingwelala.

The Furore about "Skye"

Following on social media reports and various published articles, this is the latest information Ingwelala has at hand regarding the recent lion hunt. Members will be updated as more information becomes available.


A very successful and informative evening was attended by Ingwelala members in Johannesburg in March.

Sibon Upgrade - Phase 1

The Sibon Patio and Leadwood Cottage roofs were deteriorating - each with broken gum poles and brandering that posed a safety hazard.

Gale-force Winds Cause Havoc in the Veld on Old Year's Eve

A gale force wind that briefly passed through Ingwelala during the early evening of 31 December raised havoc in the veld. Several large trees were either literally snapped off at the trunk or uprooted.

Interesting Relationship Between Baboon Spiders and Toads

About three years ago we camped at Mana Pools in Zimbabwe. Walking along the campsite towards the river’s edge I came across an old dried out tree that clearly had some hollowed out cavities in its stem...

Mark & Karen Shaw

It is with great sadness we bid Mark and Karen Shaw good bye, as they begin the next chapter in their family lives. They have added much value to the management of Ingwelala over the past four years. Join me in wishing them every success in the future.

Leopard Encounter

It all started at about 10 o'clock on Monday morning.  The monkeys outside our house started alarm calling and scattered to the treetops.  We decided to go into the river bed and investigate.

Out and About with Josh Hibbett

The son of Henry and Debbie Hibbett who manage Ndlopfu shared the following experience with Ingwelala.

Out and About

As the drier winter months set in, the camp environment becomes increasingly more appetising to elephants. 

Annual Safari Challenge

The annual Safari Challenge was enthusiastically greeted by the contestants on the Saturday of the Easter weekend.

Water Polo Event

A water polo event, organised by Charlie and Raymond on the 31st of December 2016 around the pool, was a great success. Here are photos that Ingrid Passier took...

Improvements to Infrastructure

Recent renovations and upgrades to various facilities at Ingwelala: Fuel browsers, Sibon and Guineafowl Cottage

Little Elephant

Here are some photos of the little elephant that was abandoned by his mother and trying to survive without the herd. Marc told us his age was about 2 years but the elephant was very small and undeveloped.

2016 Reflections

John Llewellyn's annual Reserve summary... 

Predators and Buffalo in Camp

Looking at a satellite image of Ingwelala Camp shows what an oasis we are.

Altered Behaviour in Animals - Drought-related?

I hope you may find the following thread of pictures interesting, these are personal observations of processes I have not yet observed in the field before.

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