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Meet the Team: Lana Simon

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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 their passion for wildlife and conservation.

Lana Simon, a reservation agent for Inverdoorn, was born in Luderitz, Namibia; but grew up in Beaufort West in South Africa. She speaks English and Afrikaans. Her favourite thing about South Africa is "the people! We are definitely very different and unique. I think it's largely due to our rich history and the many cultures which are found in SA."

Q. How long have you been working at Inverdoorn?
A. Just over two years.

Q. Tell us a bit about your background and experience.
A. I have a diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management. I have mainly worked in the hospitality industry, restaurants and hotels.

Q. What is the funniest thing a guest has ever asked you?
A. I get quite a few, but I'd rather not divulge!

Q. What is your favourite animal on the reserve? Why?
A. The giraffe. I was quite blown away by their size the first time I saw them, they're just huge.

Q. What is your best memory of your time at Inverdoorn?
A. My first visit to Inverdoorn. I went with my sister and it was the first time either of us had seen or experienced something like that, so it was nice sharing it with her, we also got to see the cheetahs up close so that was cool.

Q. Inverdoorn has a lot of foreign guests – which nationality do you like dealing with the most?
A. Hmmm...Although I have no favourites, I would probably say the Germans.

Q. If you had to convince someone to visit Inverdoorn in five words, what would you say?
A. We have the Big Five. :)

Q. What can we do to save the cheetah and the rhino?
A. We should try to be more conscious about the situation, we live in a society that has become desensitised towards such issues and we forget what's happening to these animals. Don't turn a blind eye to the problem; don't knowingly or unknowingly support companies, institutions or people that play a role in the extinction of these species; and if you are able to help, do it!




Reservations & Info

Inverdoorn Game Reserve


112 LOOP STREET 8001

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


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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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