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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.





general manager

  • Craig Bester



  • Mekka Pieterse (Assistant Lodge Manager)

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



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



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




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 



  • 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






Reservations & Info

Inverdoorn Game Reserve


112 LOOP STREET 8001

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


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

  • Meet the team: Lea

    Meet the team: Lea

    I am Léa, I arrived in South Africa only 15 days ago and would be the new graphic designer. I come from France, La Rochelle more exactly, a pretty town facing the sea on the west coast....

  • Focus on: Rudia Achmat

    Focus on: Rudia Achmat

    Today we place “FOCUS ON” Rudia Achmat (26) from Cape Town. Rudia studied travel and tourism and today she can pass on her relevant experiences and advices to people wanting to follow...

  • Meeting the Volunteers: Kirsty Woodhead

    Meeting the Volunteers: Kirsty Woodhead

    Before meeting Kirsty Woodhead, I knew that she had South African roots and was curious to hear her accent. Having moved to Canada at a young age, she has lost her accent and laments this...

  • Focus on: Jenna Sleep

    Focus on: Jenna Sleep

    Today we place “FOCUS ON” Jenna Sleep (31), a hardworking, passionate and loving Cheetah handler, that inspires everyone around her with her great personality. Jenna was born in...

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

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


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