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Meet the Team: Mekka Pietersen


Q & A With Inverdoorns' Assistant Lodge Manager

Meet the Team: Mekka Pietersen

When you meet Mekka Pietersen, our Assistant Lodge Manager, you will be greeted with the biggest, warmest smile. She was born at Inverdoorn, where her family has lived for three generations, and she has worked at the lodge for 12 years.

Full of laughter and smiles, she is an incredibly interesting person to talk to and one of the best people around to tell you about the history and heritage of the game reserve. She speaks English and Afrikaans and loves "South Africa's diversity, the sunshine and its rich culture. It is a beautiful country."

Q. What is the best part of your job?
A. Communicating with guests.
Q. What is the most challenging part of your job?
A. The most challenging part is to fulfill all the expectations of the guests.
Q. What has been your funniest experience working at Inverdoorn?
A. I came across two guests breaking into our fridge on the terrace.
Q. What is your favourite animal on the reserve and why?
A. I really like Lavinia and Bundu, the two baby rhinos. Each of them has their own personalities and it's a privilege to have them so close.
Q. Why should people visit Inverdoorn?
A. To experience all the things Inverdoorn has to offer. Our wildlife, our staff and the beautiful location that brings it all together.
Q. What advice would you give new colleagues, interns and volunteers at Inverdoorn?
A. You have to prepare yourself for all the challenges and wide variety of experiences you will gain here.
Q. Why is conservation important?
A. It preserves the population and well-being of animals so that my children and their children can grow up appreciating them.

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Inverdoorn Game Reserve


112 LOOP STREET 8001

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


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