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Rainfall: May 2017:
1983 - 2017 2.5mm
   
Temps:
1992 - 2017
Max: 33°C
Min: 08°C
   
7/14 Day forecast - Ingwelala

Reserve Affairs


13/06/2017

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

General:

  1. Our deepest condolences are expressed to the Harmsen family in Bungalow # 122 over the recent passing away of a family member.

Staff Movement

Nil.

Roads & Tracks

  • Encroaching vegetation on the road verges of Lourie and Kestrel Roads on Goedehoop were cleared.

Airstrip

  • The airstrip surface is inspected on a weekly basis and general condition recorded in a register.
  • A reminder that all airstrip users must complete (once off) 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

  • All the fences are working within the APNR Protocol and Norms and Standards.
  • There were 12 breaches by elephants to the Camp fence.
  • Regular maintenance was carried out on the various camp fences throughout the month.
  • As the veld conditions dry out through the winter months, an increase in fence breaches can be expected.

Bomas, Hides and Picnic Sites

  • These facilities are checked daily.
  • The picnic table (made of recycled material) was replaced at Alley Lookout on Buffelsbed.

Security

  • Two white rhinos poached in the Umbabat. This brings the total number of poached animals to nine over the past two years.


    Arrow pointing to deep cuts in rhino’s hind legs where the poachers have severed the tendons of the wounded rhino to immobilise it to cut off the horns.
     
    This rhino probably had its horns hacked off
    while it was still alive.

Road Kill

  • Squirrels

General Fire risk management

  • Firebreaks around camp infrastructure and bungalows 100% completed.
  • Veld fire and general fire risk is increasing exponentially as the veld dries out during the winter months.
  • Fire-fighting equipment is checked on a weekly basis.
  • X 2 tractors 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
2017
Feb
2017
Mar
2017
Apr
2017
May
2017
Jun
2016
July
2016
Aug
2016
Sept
2016
Oct
2016
Nov
2016
Dec
2016
BH NO 1 1095 97 87 188 298 0 165 153 283 106 53 175
BH NO 2 949 669 1005 1141 1000 382 603 590 921 642 814 883
BH NO 3 193 683 342 6814 557 343 721 575 834 518 473 320
BH NO 4 812 753 322 425 483 801 772 832 855 894 911 884
BH NO 5 345 245 353 455 467 477 320 462 473 446 470 392
BH NO 6 650 107 683 622 675 662 553 709 593 586 394 690
BH NO 7 288 2 0 0 0 434 165 232 425 565 455 207
BH NO 9 Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar Solar
J.B 0 0 0 43 278 345 285 329 111 0 0 0
GOODEHOOP 0 0 0 780 1395 774 825 1018 753 762 870 507
 

Eskom Usage

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

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Vehicles and Workshop

  • The general fleet and static plant maintenance is 100% compliant with the servicing schedule.
  • Toyota Dyna (C2) and “water” Hilux (C1) currently being replaced before financial year end.

Gate Statistics

GATE STATISTICS Jan
2017
Feb
2017
Mar
2017
Apr
2017
May
2017
Jun
2016
Jul
2016
Aug
2016
Sept
2016
Oct
2016
Nov
2016
Dec
2016
VEHICLES 179 145 245 397 162 343 307 338 256 218 185 458
MEMBERS/GUESTS 481 437 798 1328 465 1034 1033 1013 689 609 614 1341
UNACCOMP. GUESTS 0 8 0 34 0 20 0 0 3 0 2 0
UNITS OCCUPIED 159 91 140 222 114 165 179 167 143 138 113 213
AIRBORNE VISITORS 8 7 3 17 2 18 19 3 8 11 7 2