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16/07/2018

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

Staff Movement

  • Nil

Roads & Tracks

Work as carried out on the following roads:

  • Camp roads drainage work done (various).
  • Various roads cleared of branches (from elephant feeding) on Argyle.
  • Road verges along the main tar road from Argyle Southern boundary through to airstrip have been cleared to negate road kills and assist with water drainage (for the summer months.) It also reduces the fuel load and fire risk adjacent to the road.

Airstrip

  • The airstrip surface was inspected on a regular basis and the general condition recorded in a register.
  • 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 greatest challenge for the Conservation Team through the month of June was related to 23 elephant breaches to the Camp fence.

  • One identified bull has been visiting the Camp for the past 4 months. Other elephants also come and go from the Camp. The water losses from piping infrastructure damage is reaching frustrating levels. Labour hours spent on fence and water pipe repairs amounts to between 50-60% of the Conservation Team’s available time. A helicopter was deployed to drive these elephant bulls well away from the Camp area. However, there is one bull that will simply not leave, despite dropping the fence in selected areas.
  • The Sibon main supply pipeline from Number 3 borehole was unearthed by elephants on 4 separate occasions.

Bomas, Hides and Picnic Sites

The following work was completed during the reporting period:

  • Two benches and table removed and repaired from the Argyle Lookout Tower.
  • The decking was replaced and sealed at Beacon Boma.
  • Elephant damage to the walkway at Elephant Pan Hide is 60% complete.
  • The solar pump at the Platform was repaired and reinstalled.

Security

  • No incidents on Ingwelala during the reporting period.

Road Kill

  • X1 Olive grass snake.
  • X1 Tree squirrel.

General Fire risk management

Veld fire and general fire risk in the veld is on the increase as the veld dries out.

  • 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. A new housing structure was constructed for this equipment.
  • 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
2018
Feb
2018
Mar
2018
Apr
2018
May
2018
Jun
2018
July
2017
Aug
2017
Sept
2017
Oct
2017
Nov
2017
Dec
2017
BH NO 1 189 0 1 1 1 0 0 428 277 150 0 149
BH NO 2 1247 877 1103 1133 1506 1063 1113 959 1082 992 1274 1603
BH NO 3 500 627 654 654 1420 633 1176 531 653 534 682 425
BH NO 4 0 03 0 0 0 0 78 0 0 0 768 0
BH NO 5 506 468 523 487 1040 401 158 151 159 293 517 534
BH NO 6 481 234 347 347 788 410 769 1018 1082 1218 1055 565
BH NO 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BH NO 9 Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar
J.B 0 0 0 0 0 0 1282 350 58 0 0 0
GOODEHOOP 842 721 1317 1017 1372 850 290 664 480 1119 774 1297
 

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
2018
Feb
2018
Mar
2018
Apr
2018
May
2018
Jun
2018
Jul
2017
Aug
2017
Sept
2017
Oct
2017
Nov
2017
Dec
2017
VEHICLES 128 138 340 311 171 304 263 282 230 174 135 347
MEMBERS/GUESTS 357 356 956 988 453 907 940 945 727 601 399 1060
UNACCOMP. GUESTS 0 8 0 0 2 8 4 4 7 9 2 7
UNITS OCCUPIED 136 75 173 233 135 160 147 161 140 117 81 177
AIRBORNE VISITORS 9 3 3 4 8 3 17 5 4 9 6 1

 


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