Something new is always happening at Ingwelala!
Our projects are as varied and as diverse as one would expect from an organisation with so many stakeholders, and impacting on so many lives.
What is important is that we strive to constantly improve the Ingwelala experience for our members within the conservation ethos and official regulations. Not everyone agrees with every project, and this is why so many of our projects are presented to all concerned before implementation in an attempt to get a general consensus.
This page centralises current projects, or projects under consideration by the Board, and will be updated as more information becomes available.
Sibon Phase 2 was completed ahead of schedule, permitting earlier occupation than expected. Apart from a few minor items on the glitch list that needed attending to, general feedback by Users has been very positive. The flow of the main building is far more practical and lends itself to better “bush and outdoor” and style living.
A special thank you to everyone who assisted with this project to achieve a successful outcome.
The two new bedrooms relocated
The bedrooms now have views over the waterhole
Inside the kitchen
From kitchen to patio
Sibon Phase 2 continued to progress well through February, and although the task of capturing the true progress on camera is never easy, the images shared below are taken at the time of writing. It really is taking shape and I believe the outcome will enhance user experience exponentially. Not wishing to tempt a commentator’s curse, there is the slightest hint the project may be completed a few days ahead of schedule.
Preparing for paving to match the patio floor level so it is wheelchair friendly
Access pathway replaced with paving
Outside shower off Bedroom 1
Two guest bathrooms off gazebo/patio area
New kitchen, scullery and secure pantry area
Sibon Phase 2 progressing well, building contractor is ahead of schedule:
There are several building and maintenance projects in varying stages of progress or completion that are reported on:
Guineafowl Cottage; comb and patch roof with new mesh
Hornbill Cottage; comb and patch roof with new mesh
Francolin Cottage, underwent a complete rethatch, including new timber and mesh
Argyle Picnic Site, timber deck sanded and resealed
Nyala (staff residence) undergoing remedial thatch work to rectify water leaks
2018 Completed Projects