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Weather

Rainfall: January 2018:
1983 - 2017 1.3mm
   
Temps:
1992 - 2017
Max: 40°C
Min: 17°C
   
7/14 Day forecast - Ingwelala

Reserve Affairs

19/02/2018

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

General

  • We welcome the Shead family in Bungalow # 37, wishing them many memorable future visits.

Staff Movement

  • Nil

Roads & Tracks

  • As and when required, surface damage caused by tyre slip at river crossings were repaired.

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

  • Five breaches by elephants to the camp fence. Conservation staff repaired the breakages.

Bomas, Hides and Picnic Sites

  • The wooden benches around the fire pit at Buffelsbed Boma were replaced.

Security

  • No incidents on Ingwelala during the reporting period.

Road Kill

  • X 1 Tortoise
  • X 1 Yellow-billed Hornbill

General Fire risk management

  • Veld fire and general fire risk in the veld is moderate given the sparse ground cover, but high in camp due to the dry conditions.
  • Fire-fighting equipment is checked on a weekly basis.Fire tender pumps were serviced.
  • 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.

Water reticulation

  • Yield data for the boreholes is reflected in the following table, comparative with previous months:
BOREHOLE Jan
2018
Feb
2017
Mar
2017
Apr
2017
May
2017
Jun
2017
July
2017
Aug
2017
Sept
2017
Oct
2017
Nov
2017
Dec
2017
BH NO 1 189 97 87 188 298 34 0 428 277 150 0 149
BH NO 2 1247 669 1005 1141 1000 1043 1113 959 1082 992 1274 1603
BH NO 3 500 683 342 6814 557 151 1176 531 653 534 682 425
BH NO 4 0 753 322 425 483 181 78 0 0 0 768 0
BH NO 5 506 245 353 455 467 238 158 151 159 293 517 534
BH NO 6 481 107 683 622 675 367 769 1018 1082 1218 1055 565
BH NO 7 0 2 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 43 278 491 1282 350 58 0 0 0
GOODEHOOP 842 0 0 780 1395 1312 290 664 480 1119 774 1297
 

Eskom Usage

The following graph shows the monthly Eskom Usage (Kwh) for Ingwelala.

eskom
(Note: January 2018: 1.3 mm rainfall is exponentially below the monthly average of 81.6 ml)

Vehicles and Workshop

  • The general fleet and static plant maintenance is 100% compliant with the servicing schedule.

Reception Statistics

GATE STATISTICS Jan
2018
Feb
2017
Mar
2017
Apr
2017
May
2017
Jun
2017
Jul
2017
Aug
2017
Sept
2017
Oct
2017
Nov
2017
Dec
2017
VEHICLES 128 145 245 397 162 251 263 282 230 174 135 347
MEMBERS/GUESTS 357 437 798 1328 465 818 940 945 727 601 399 1060
UNACCOMP. GUESTS 0 8 0 34 0 3 4 4 7 9 2 7
UNITS OCCUPIED 136 91 140 222 114 150 147 161 140 117 81 177
AIRBORNE VISITORS 9 7 3 17 2 16 17 5 4 9 6 1