Sibon Upgrade: Phase 1
The Sibon Patio and Leadwood Cottage roof was deteriorating each with broken gum poles and brandering that posed a safety hazard. The decision was taken to not just repair and re-thatch the roof, but to consider future planned work to Sibon, and design an integrated solution then build the Patio as phase 1 with phase 2 to complete the rebuild a year later.
The vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus pygerythrus) that frequent the Reception car park are a growing concern from the point of view of behavioural changes. During the busy periods of high occupancy in Camp, this troop of monkeys have learned that there are “easy pickings” to be found foraging through the game viewers in the car park.
Chairman's Letter #38
After a successful December/January period for Ingwelala, 2018 has kicked off with much happening in the area. Here is an update from our Chairman, Kevin Alborough.
Thank you to Chris and Auriel Thorpe in Bungalow # 197 for sharing the fascinating world of the Southern White- Crowned Shrike (Eurocephalus anguitimens) and Black Cuckoo-Shrike (Campephaga flava) with us. The images are fantastic, with thrilling observations.
Staff Profiles - Joyful Ngobeni
Joyful Ngobeni was initially employed in the Housekeeping Team on 01 November 2004, and three months later joined the late Merriam as an assistant in the Shop, learning the art of driving a computer.
Lion Incident - UPNR
Click here for an official letter from the Umbabat Chairman, Mr Lenny Willson, regarding the recent killing of a suspected poacher by a pride of lions in the NE part of the Umbabat.
Seasonal Climate Watch : February to June 2018
With the Ingwelala region being exceptionally dry John Llewellyn includes a summary of the latest medium-term weather forecasting from the South African Weather Service: