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May17

Indaba 2013

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

“COMING TOGETHER IS A BEGINNING; KEEPING TOGETHER IS PROGRESS; WORKING TOGETHER IS SUCCESS.” – HENRY FORD

Indaba 2013

Arriving at King Shaka International Airport in Durban for the 2013 Indaba we were greeted with a wet welcome. Rain, accompanied by a biting chill, contradicted the legend of Durban's warm weather. This meant that the first day of Indaba on 11 May was a busy one, as the prospect of being indoors was a good one. Taking place at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC), this year was the 34th Indaba since its inception in 1979...

May03

All Creatures Great and Small

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

“IF YOU CAN’T EXPLAIN IT TO A SIX-YEAR-OLD, YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND IT YOURSELF” – ALBERT EINSTEIN

All Creatures Great and Small

Peruse the bookshelves in a child's room and you will most likely come across the title "My Big Book of Baby Animals", or something of the sort, as diminutives are one of the earliest lessons we learn and animals are a favourite topic for children. Teaching them about animals is imperative and it is of the utmost importance to retain this interest, as we strive to protect various species – a mantle of responsibility which our...

Apr25

Save the Cheetah

WRITTEN BY // Banzi CATEGORIES // Capecheetah-blog | Inverdoorn-blog

Western Cape Cheetah Conservation

Save the Cheetah

I have not written in a while and when I saw that Balekha wrote about poaching and horn trading, I thought I should tell you more about cheetahs, because we are in trouble too. There are lots of reasons why we are in danger. Here are the four main problems: CompetitionSpaceInterbreedingHumans Humans are number four on my list, but they are the number one danger to us and the reason for numbers two and three. I will explain all the...

Mar19

A Pirate's Life: Zach McGowan Visits Inverdoorn

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

"THE ONLY RULES THAT REALLY MATTER ARE THESE: WHAT A MAN CAN DO AND WHAT A MAN CAN’T DO" - CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW

A Pirate's Life: Zach McGowan Visits Inverdoorn

The last place you may expect to find a pirate is in the middle of the desert, thus Zach McGowan cuts an interesting figure standing in the Karoo. One of the stars of the hit U.S. television series Shameless, he is currently on location in South Africa filming a new show entitled Black Sails. Set 10 years before the events of Treasure Island, he has been immersing himself in swashbuckling and pirate lore to portray Captain Charles...

Mar08

Chasing Cheetahs

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

RELEASING CHEETAHS WITH THE WCCC AT INVERDOORN

Chasing Cheetahs

In all the excitement over the past few months at Inverdoorn with the elephants and baby rhinos, the focus seems to have strayed from the cheetahs. This is, however, not the case and there is a lot of activity at the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation (WCCC). It is always a pleasure to catch up with cheetah handler Leah Brousse and she eagerly recounts developments at the WCCC. The good news is that "Banzi and Nushka will soon be...

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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

  • Meeting the Volunteers: John McIlvaine

    Meeting the Volunteers: John McIlvaine

    I mentioned previously that the cheetah team could no longer be referred to as the cheetah girls, and this is due to the presence of John McIlvaine. Coming from Seattle in the United...

  • Meet the Team: Lana Simon

    Meet the Team: Lana Simon

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Keep up to Date

For all the latest news about your favourite animals at Inverdoorn like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest news and blog posts about the cheetahs, the rhinos, the lions and all the other animals that live on the reserve. Read about the people who look after them and have dedicated their lives to wildlife and its conservation.

Share Your View

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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