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Meet the Team

Dedication and professionalism

Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge is staffed by some of the most dedicated and talented professionals. Their passion for wildlife conservation and the safari lodge is evident in everything they do, and you are guaranteed personalised service and attention.

The staff at the lodge comes from all over the world, as well as the surrounding area. From the kitchen staff and office managers to the animal handlers, game rangers and field guides you are sure to meet various interesting individuals, ready to greet you with a warm smile.

Our team extends all the way to the Atlantic Seaboard, where the Cape Town office is based. Situated in Regent Road, a short walk away from the Atlantic Ocean, you will find the reservations' and marketing team.

The Western Cape Cheetah Conservation, the reserve's rescue and rehabilitation centre for cheetahs, runs a volunteer programme which brings many fresh, young faces to Inverdoorn throughout the year. You are also likely to meet students from across the globe who are completing an internship at the reserve and eager to share their knowledge and experience with guests.

Read more about our dedicated team, volunteers and interns before booking a safari at Inverdoorn to meet them, or pop in to our Cape Town office to say hello.

 

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OUR STAFF

 

general manager

  • Craig Bester

 

LODGE STAFF

  • Mekka Pieterse (Assistant Lodge Manager)

  • Sophia Chaula (Assistant Lodge Manager)
  • Rudia Achmat (Front Office)

 

rESERVE STAFF

  • Gert Bobbejee (Reserve Manager)
  • Christo Viljoen (RhinoProtect Manager & Farm Supervisor)

  

GAME RANGERS

  • Ngoni Hove (head ranger)
  • Eugene Burger
  • Stanley Robertson Jurgensen
  • Seonaid Moss
  • Mariske Victor

 

ANIMAL HANDLERS

 

2015 volunteers & interns 

  • Lena Paillet (marketing team)

  • Stephane Lemonnier (marketing team)
  • Baptiste Reze (marketing team)
  • Elise Bouyer (marketing team)
  • Sumari Alberts

 

THE kitchen

  • Francisco Chaula
  • Christine Bobbejee
  • Samuel Gepe 

 

THE CAPE TOWN TEAM

  • Marianne Stoch, Office Manager
  • Martial Viot, Online Marketing Manager / Webmaster // Archimage LG lvl15
  • Carmia Leao, Reservations
  • Lauren Leonard, Marketing and Content Manager
  • Shaakirah Ismael, Reservations

 

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Reservations & Info

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

 

112 LOOP STREET 8001
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 220 013
Fax: +27 (0)86 719 71 50

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

Join us now!

You always wanted to make a difference and help with Rhino or cheetah Conservation?

Join our Capecheetah or Rhinoprotect team and live a unique wildlife experience.

Become a Volunteer


Meet The Team

  • 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...

  • Meet the team: Stephane

    Meet the team: Stephane

    Last time we interviewed Stephane Lemonnier, the marketing assistant, who have been travelling around for 5 years and now he is back again in South Africa, joining the Marketing team yet...

  • Meet the Team: Meshack

    Meet the Team: Meshack

    Let's meet Meshack, the elephant handler, specialist and friend at Inverdoorn. He took some time to answer a few of our questions. Let's see what his job entails and talk about the...

  • Meet the team: Baptiste Rezé

    Meet the team: Baptiste Rezé

    The staff at Inverdoorn has unique and diverse personalities but one thing that brings and keeps them together is the love and passion they have for wildlife and conservation. Baptiste...

1 200 Reasons

More than 1 200 animals roam free over the vast plains of the Ceres Karoo at Inverdoorn Game Reserve. Comprised of 28 different species guests will encounter various animals – from hippo, giraffe and impala to springbok, wildebeest and bat-eared foxes. In addition, more than 80 species of birds soar through the skies.

The Cheetah and the Big 5

The cheetah has a special place in the hearts of all those who work at the game reserve. These magnificent big cats can be seen on safari; being taken through routine runs reaching speeds of up to 120km/h and encountered in exclusive interactions. Safaris at Inverdoorn become an even greater adventure as game rangers help guest search for the famous Big 5, namely: the rhino, elephant, lion, African buffalo and the illusive Cape Leopard.

Contact Infos

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

112 LOOP STREET 8001
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 220 013
Fax: +27 (0)86 719 7150

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

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