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Apr22

A Glimpse into Both Worlds

WRITTEN BY // Victoria Paillusseau CATEGORIES // The Inverdoorn Diaries | Capecheetah-blog | Inverdoorn-blog

14 - 20 April

A Glimpse into Both Worlds

After an internship of almost five months at Inverdoorn I decided to spend my last days as a cheetah girl to have the opportunity to compare these two different departments in the same company. Working at the lodge can be difficult psychologically, because we have to meet all the demands of the guests and make sure they are always happy. We try our best to resolve any problems and make their stay a happy one so that they leave with...

Apr16

Cheetahs

WRITTEN BY // Jenny Adenyoh CATEGORIES // Capecheetah-blog

Cheetahs

In the 1970s, the cheetah population was estimated at 15 000 in Africa. Today, the known cheetah population in the wild is approximately 6 000; half the population is located in Namibia. A decline of at least 30% is suspected over the next 18 years. The decline is primarily due to habitat loss and fragmentation, as well as the killing and capture of cheetahs as livestock predators, but also for trade. Because of this fragmentation...

Apr14

A Farewell to Animals

WRITTEN BY // John McIlvaine CATEGORIES // The Inverdoorn Diaries

7 - 13 April

A Farewell to Animals

This weekend wrapped up my last few days at Inverdoorn. I have been here just over three months and what an experience it has been. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect when I first arrived, but it didn't take long to figure out that even though every day's routine was similar, it was also always different. The work wasn't always fun or easy, but the fun times made it all the more worthwhile. I have experienced things I never...

Apr11

Meet the Cheetahs: In the Reserve

WRITTEN BY // Annami Grabe CATEGORIES // Meet the Cheetahs

Meet the Cheetahs: In the Reserve

These two cheetahs were released into the main reserve in mid-November last year. Every morning and every evening we go out to track these two to make sure they are all right and adapting to life as a free cheetah. Female The female is the one we usually spend most of our time with during tracking since she has hot spots all over the reserve. In the wild, female cheetahs are solitary, and this statement is confirmed by how well she...

Apr10

Rhinos

WRITTEN BY // John McIlvaine CATEGORIES // Rhinoprotect-blog

Rhinos

Every year since 2008 the number of rhinos being poached for their horns has increased. In 2013 over 1 000 rhinos were poached. This year the number of rhinos already killed is on track to beat the previous year. Both the Black and White rhino have a long history of being overhunted. Populations have fluctuated from being decimated to increasing populations, back to decimation. In the 1960s there were only a few remaining Southern...

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Reservations & Info

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

 

PO BOX 304 SEA POINT 8060
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
Fax: +27 (0)214 331 157

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

Meet The Team

  • Dutch Delight

    Dutch Delight

    I am Cynthia Knuppe, a 28 year old woman with a Dutch nationality. In the Netherlands I used to work as a dental hygienist for about six years. In the beginning of 2012 I decided to take...

  • Meeting the Volunteers: Cynthia Knuppe

    Meeting the Volunteers: Cynthia Knuppe

    The lodge is abuzz with activity, and not only because it’s summer season. The other reason for all the energy coursing through the reserve is the interns and volunteers. I have never...

  • An American in South Africa

    An American in South Africa

    My name is John McIlvaine and I am from Seattle, Washington, USA. This is my second trip to South Africa to do volunteer cheetah conservation work, but this is my first time at...

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Did you enjoy your trip to Inverdoorn? Submit a review to Trip Advisor or send us a review via our website. We want to hear all about your trip: what you liked, what you saw, the best parts and any suggestions and ideas for how we can improve the experience for YOU are also welcome. You can read what others have said about us by checking out some of the articles and press releases or chat to other guests on Trip Advisor. You can even join our Inverdoorn Community and stay in touch with our rangers, animal handlers and other guests.

Contact Infos

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

PO BOX 304 SEA POINT 8060
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
Fax: +27 (0)214 331 157

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

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