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08/03/2019

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

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.

Staff Movement

  • Nil

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.

Airstrip

  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.

Security

  • No incidents on Ingwelala during the reporting period.

Road Kill

  • Nil

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.

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
Feb
2019
Mar
2018
Apr
2018
May
2018
Jun
2018
Jul
2018
Aug
2018
Sept
2018
Oct
2018
Nov
2018
Dec
2018
VEHICLES 152 139 340 311 171 304 273 321 273 256 209 454
MEMBERS/GUESTS 380 417 956 988 453 907 793 1002 751 742 536 1317
UNACCOMP. GUESTS 0 8 0 0 2 8 0 0 4 29 2 0
UNITS OCCUPIED 95 75 173 233 135 160 170 168 141 134 110 201
AIRBORNE VISITORS 4 3 3 4 8 3 5 8 9 18 6 10

 


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