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Jan16

An American in South Africa

WRITTEN BY // John McIlvaine CATEGORIES // Team | Rhinoprotect-blog | Capecheetah-blog | Inverdoorn-blog

Volunteer Diary Blog

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 Inverdoorn. I am here because I love animals, especially cheetahs, and want to work with wildlife and do conservation work as a career. My first week at Inverdoorn has been pretty awesome. The lodge and reserve is kind of in the middle of nowhere, but that’s...

Dec02

Running Free

WRITTEN BY // Claudia Hauter CATEGORIES // Capecheetah-blog | Inverdoorn-blog

Releasing the Cheetahs

Running Free

For the longest time there has been talk of releasing the wild cheetahs at Inverdoorn. It is something which the whole team has longed and hoped for, but it is a delicate process. Having been brought from different countries and often rescued from dire circumstances, it is integral that the cheetahs be properly rehabilitated before being released. That day has finally come and two of the wild cheetahs from the Western Cape Cheetah...

Sep30

Meet the Team: Leah Brousse

CATEGORIES // Team | Capecheetah-blog | Inverdoorn-blog

Meet the Team: Leah Brousse

The staff at Inverdoorn hail from various parts of South Africa, and even other parts of the world. As a result they all have very different and diverse backgrounds, but are connected by their passion for wildlife and conservation. Leah Brousse, the main cheetah handler for Inverdoorn and the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation, was born in Paris, France. She speaks English, German, French, a little bit of Spanish and says "I am...

Sep17

Cheetahs at Inverdoorn

WRITTEN BY // David Taylor CATEGORIES // Capecheetah-blog | Inverdoorn-blog

Western Cape Cheetah Conservation

Cheetahs at Inverdoorn

Out of all the large cats, cheetahs are one of the most endangered due to various threats, with only around 6 000 cheetahs left, and at this current rate of decline they could be extinct in the wild by 2030. At Inverdoorn, cheetah rehabilitation plays a large role in trying to reverse this decline in numbers. This is done by pairing cheetahs for mating who are unrelated, or as much as possible. This helps to increase the gene pool...

Jul31

Meeting the Volunteers: Mélissa Boursier

WRITTEN BY // Claudia Hauter CATEGORIES // Team | Capecheetah-blog | Inverdoorn-blog

“EXISTER C’EST OSER SE JETER DANS LE MONDE.” – SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR

Meeting the Volunteers: Mélissa Boursier

The conservation of cheetahs at Inverdoorn is giving Mélissa Boursier plenty of material for her doctoral thesis in veterinary sciences. She is in the fourth year of her studies at Nantes, ONIRIS in France which she says "is the best year so far, because now I know I will be a vet." This is a dream she has held dear for a long time, "I wanted to be a vet since a young age. I am happy to be able to do the job I've always wanted to...

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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: Marion Sabatié

    Meeting the Volunteers: Marion Sabatié

    With her boundless energy and a permanent twinkle in her eye, Marion Sabatié reminds me of a mischievous pixie. I was with her when she first arrived at Inverdoorn and her nervous,...

  • Meet the Team: Wilna Paxton

    Meet the Team: Wilna Paxton

    The staff at Inverdoorn hail from various parts of South Africa, and even other parts of the world. As a result they all have very different and diverse backgrounds, but are connected by...

  • 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...

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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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