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26/08/2019

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

Staff Movement

  • Nil

Roads & Tracks

  • A portion of Mopani Drive on Buffelsbed was graded and compacted, mitre drains were serviced.
  • All river crossings were graded and dragged with tyres.
  • Grading and tyre dragging occurred on Argyle on Route 1, Timbavati Road East, and Poacher’s Way.

Airstrip

  • Regular inspections of the airstrip surface were carried out and recorded in the register.
  • The apron was dragged with tyres to clear weeds.
  • The runway surface was dragged with tyres to smooth over ruts and animal droppings.
  • A reminder please that all airstrip users must complete (once off) an 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

The Conservation Team carried out a significant amount of work on the electric fence, both the camp fence and Sibon fence.

  • Additional “Y-Standards” in the form of support droppers were added to the fence to improve basic structure confidence and assist with additional earthing.
  • A new design single strand positive wire is being trialled on all the steel uprights to improve current load.
  • All wire joints are being firmly clamped.
  • Encroaching grass and vegetation are being cleared around the support poles.

Bomas, Hides and Picnic Sites

    • Elephants destroyed the timber walkway screen at Elephant Pan Hide. Following an insurance claim the walkway screen will be replaced in due course. A short temporary vehicle track is demarcated to allow safe access to the hide. The track will be fully rehabilitated once the walkway screen is reinstated.
    • At Aloe Ridge, the Conservation Team is experimenting with water provision to the natural pool in the river in place of pumping water into the small holding dam immediately below tables and benches.

Walkway screen at Elephant Pan Hide destroyed by elephants

Lath shade extended on pool deck

Security

  • No incidents on Ingwelala during the reporting period.

Road Kill

  • Nil

General Fire risk management

The fuel load and biomass are classified and rated as high in certain areas of the camp. This is due to the late summer rains extending the growth season.

Special Notices drawing attention to the time of the year and high risk have is highlighted in the Gate Letter.

Managers on duty draw Members’ attention (via Member Channel 1) to the high fire risk under windy conditions.

A small veld fire was reported at The Platform. The fire was extinguished and on investigation it was found that a stray coal from the fire pit was the cause of ignition.

  • Fire-fighting equipment is checked on a weekly basis.
  • X 1 tractor 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.
  • X 2 “frog pumps” fully operational.

Eskom Usage

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

Vehicles and Workshop

  • The general fleet and static plant maintenance is 100% compliant with the servicing schedule.

Reception Statistics

GATE STATISTICS Jan
2019
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VEHICLES 152 139 312 352 250 331 28/1 321 273 256 209 454
MEMBERS/GUESTS 380 417 929 1107 592 1098 837 1002 751 742 536 1317
UNACCOMP. GUESTS 0 8 0 0 0 4 14 0 4 29 2 0
UNITS OCCUPIED 95 75 166 172 172 167 155 168 141 134 110 201
AIRBORNE VISITORS 4 3 6 6 6 17 15 8 9 18 6 10

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