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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...

Feb18

Tales of Mousebirds

WRITTEN BY // Leah Brousse CATEGORIES // Inverdoorn-blog

“A bird is three things: Feathers, flight and song, And feathers are the least of these.” – Marjorie Allen Seiffert

Tales of Mousebirds

I never really had a thing for birds. Don’t get me wrong I love all animals, but I’m just more of a mammal person. I never understood birds and always thought that you can’t really bond with them – until the first mousebird came into my life. Mousebirds got their name because of their legs and their habit of scrubbing through leaves and sand. Mousebirds are slender and about 10cm long. They have a beautiful long and thin...

Feb06

Meeting the Volunteers: John McIlvaine

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

“All good things are wild and free.” – Henry David Thoreau

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 States, this is his second time working with cheetahs in South Africa. “Everything about them is awesome,” he says when naming the cheetah as his favourite animal, “and I’ve worked with them quite a bit now and every time I’m with them I learn...

Feb05

Meeting the Volunteers: Annami Grabe

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

"I am a forward-looking person and live in the moment to build for the future." - Hugh Masekela

Meeting the Volunteers: Annami Grabe

Something I loved about meeting the volunteers and talking to them was the way they carefully contemplated each question I put forward to them – and none more so than Annami, a local volunteer, hailing from Somerset West. She has found a perfect haven in Inverdoorn’s open spaces as she explains that she’s an outdoor person. “I like the bushveld and openness. I don’t like the city, so this is perfect for me.” “When I...

Feb03

Meeting the Volunteers: Cynthia Knuppe

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

“All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.” – Baruch Spinoza

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 seen so many at one time, and considering the passion and enthusiasm they bring with, you can just imagine the spirit in the place. I caught up with the new arrivals, sitting under the shade close to the dam, with Velvet and Iziba gamboling nearby....

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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

  • 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...

  • Meeting the Volunteers: Mélissa Boursier

    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...

  • 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...

  • Meet the Team: Leah Brousse

    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...

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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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