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Sep18

Meet the Team: Christo Viljoen

CATEGORIES // Team | Rhinoprotect-blog | Inverdoorn-blog

Q & A WITH INVERDOORN'S FARM SUPERVISOR AND MANAGER OF RHINOPROTECT

Meet the Team: Christo Viljoen

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. Christo Viljoen, the manager of RhinoProtect and farm supervisor at Inverdoorn, was born in Cape Town, South Africa . He speaks English, Afrikaans and a little bit of Xhosa. His favourite thing about...

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...

Sep16

Rhinos at Inverdoorn

WRITTEN BY // Kirstine Dewar CATEGORIES // Rhinoprotect-blog | Inverdoorn-blog

RhinoProtect

Rhinos at Inverdoorn

When you first hear the lovingly pathetic, high-pitched trumpeting sound emanating around the enclosure, it is impossible to believe that the noise is being made by such a large, thick-skinned, tough looking mammal. But it is feeding time, and Bundu and Lavinia, the two baby rhinos at Inverdoorn, are letting everyone around know that they are hungry. At only just over a year old, both are still being weaned off their milk so that in...

Sep13

Friday the 13th

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

"I THINK WE CONSIDER TOO MUCH THE GOOD LUCK OF THE EARLY BIRD AND NOT THE BAD LUCK OF THE EARLY WORM." - FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

Friday the 13th

Today is the first of only two Friday the 13ths this year. The date is thought to be an unlucky day. This association stems from the belief that 13 is an unlucky number. As a result, many buildings do not have a 13th floor, dinner parties do not consist of 13 guests and some people will not get married on this date. We decided to celebrate this day by connecting it to some of the animals from Inverdoorn and their link with luck....

Aug28

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Inverdoorn

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

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Inverdoorn

1. Big 5The game drives are one of the biggest attractions at Inverdoorn and the reason most guests visit. Encountering wildlife in Africa is a great travel experience, particularly when you can do it this close to the city. Home to more than 1 200 free-roaming animals on the reserve, Inverdoorn is proud to be home to the Big 5. White rhinos and Cape Buffalos were some of the first members when Inverdoorn started as a game reserve,...

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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: 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: Christo Viljoen

    Meet the Team: Christo Viljoen

    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...

  • 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...

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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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