The WLOA has outsourced the operation of the workshop on the reserve to an established workshop service provider out of Modimolle (Nylstroom), namely BERCLA REPAIRS.
BERCLA took over the workshop operations as from the 1st of September 2007, and we are confident this arrangement will lead to improved service delivery to our members.
The last week of September saw the start of a rainy season that kicked of with a bang.
Over the past 10 years Welgevonden has had only one rain in September - but this year the last week of September saw 60mm rain on average across the reserve.
She was darted, and with closer inspection the real extent of the injury was seen.
They will be kept in the boma on Welgevonden for a few weeks to allow them to settle down and to get to know each other as they originally came from different groups in the Kgalagadi.
As in past years several of the commercial lodges on Welgevonden were represented. However, this was the first year that the Reserve had a stand at the show.
Due to our buffalo testing positive for corridor disease about 30 months ago, we had to remove all the buffalo from the reserve and the reserve was then put under quarantine for 2 years.
Five teams (the Daggaboys, Team Taaibos, 3D’s & the Birds, LOA Management and the Southerners) started the day at 6 am to see who can identify the most number of bird species before 6 pm. A prize of R500 cash was up for grabs to the winning team.
The young male and female are from Mpatamacha Game Dealers farm between
Vaalwater and Melkrivier.
Welgevonden is the most important breeding grounds for blue cranes in the Waterberg with 5 breeding pairs on the reserve.
Two of them have been fitted with radio collars so that they can be monitored and their movements recorded.