A popular request in our Members' Survey was the addition of the current month's Gate Letter to this website. We have now added it as a new item under our Regular Features in the left column.
We would like to make special mention of the guided walks now on offer to our members by Mark Shaw - Ingwe's Conservation Manager. It's been many years since we've had this facility, and is a wonderful experience especially for members with visitors who are not accustomed to the bush (whether local or overseas). Mark's knowledge of the Fauna and Flora is informative and entertaining - making it a delightful outing.
The fever tree (Acacia xanthophloea) is one of the easiest thorn trees to identify. A distinctive identifying characteristic is the green to yellow bark.
“Schools out for summer” so I’ll skip the traditional lesson on fauna or flora as an introduction, and rather take this time and opportunity to thank the Members that I serve, the Ingwelala Board and all my work colleagues for your collective and fantastic support through 2013.
Sodic soils are widespread in South Africa reflecting the predominance of sodium chloride in groundwaters and soil solutions. Out and about on Op-Goedehoop, you will notice some work been done by the conservation team on the sodic site off leopards rock road.
Please note: It has been brought to our attention that there are currently several cases of malaria (including the cerebral strain) in the Hoedspruit area. All persons visiting this area soon should seek medical advice.