The reporting period is for February 2019, traditionally a month of very low occupation in Camp. This year was no different, reflected by very few recordings in the Reception sightings register and an observation that on many occasions the Reception car park was void of vehicles! The radio was exceptionally quiet when monitoring for after hour duties.
Please Save the Date for the next Members Information and Feedback Evening.
27 March 2019, commencing 18H30 at the Bryanston Country Club.
Guest speakers are Angela Young from Bushveld Experience Skills and Training and Mathew George from firstEquity. The former presentation will cover discussion on grasses and veld management and the latter on emergency procedures for Members and their guests when visiting Ingwelala.
Roads & Tracks
- The road work continued throughout the month. The main focus was on repairs to the rain affected areas as well as the dragging of tyres on all properties to smoothen out the small ruts that develop over time. All properties were completed in their entirety.
- Regular visits to the airstrip surface were done and recorded in the inspection register.
- Some weeding was done on the airstrip surface, as well as drainage improved on the Southern sections of the strip.
- We have commenced with replacing the steel wires and Y-standards on the Camp fence.
Bomas, Hides and Picnic Sites
- Significant animal damage to the one side of the Bird Hide screen (walkway). Judging from spoor the cause was most likely buffalo been spooked by lions, crashing into the screen. A temporary repair was made in order to make the Hide accessible for use. Timber is being sourced.
- The solar pump that services Buffelsbed Hide suffered an electrical short.
- No incidents on Ingwelala during the reporting period.
General Fire risk management
- 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.
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.