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The Inverdoorn Diaries

May05

A Wild Week

WRITTEN BY // Leah Brousse CATEGORIES // The Inverdoorn Diaries

28 April - 4 May

A Wild Week

This week started with an exciting visit to the dam with Velvet and Iziba. While we were sitting underneath a tree after our walk, the cheetahs spotted a duiker and started hunting it. They never actually got it and the confusion about the duiker disappearing in the bushes was big. Even though Iziba and Velvet didn't catch the duiker it's always exciting to see how, even though they are tame, they are still so wild and their...

Apr29

A New Cheetah Girl

WRITTEN BY // Hannah Witt CATEGORIES // The Inverdoorn Diaries

21 - 27 April

A New Cheetah Girl

Hi, I'm Hannah. I come from Germany and am working at Inverdoorn as a volunteer for four months. I've been here for three weeks, and it's my first cheetah report. This week one of the female cheetahs, Nushka, went into heat, so we brought a male cheetah, Joti, into her camp. But he didn't look very interested in her. We put a bush-cam in the camp to see if anything happens between them. While we were checking the camera we saw that...

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...

Apr14

A Farewell to Animals

WRITTEN BY // John McIlvaine CATEGORIES // The Inverdoorn Diaries

7 - 13 April

A Farewell to Animals

This weekend wrapped up my last few days at Inverdoorn. I have been here just over three months and what an experience it has been. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect when I first arrived, but it didn't take long to figure out that even though every day's routine was similar, it was also always different. The work wasn't always fun or easy, but the fun times made it all the more worthwhile. I have experienced things I never...

Apr07

The Return of the Cheetah Girl

WRITTEN BY // Kirstine Dewar CATEGORIES // The Inverdoorn Diaries

31 March – 6 April

The Return of the Cheetah Girl

Hello, I'm back! As Leah mentioned last week, I volunteered here at Inverdoorn last year and was lucky enough to be offered a job. After a long while back home in the UK battling visa paperwork, I arrived just over a week ago and I couldn't be happier. We've got a great team of staff and volunteers and I feel privileged to work amongst them. My first days back involved me getting back into the swing of things, along with starting my...

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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: Cynthia Knuppe

    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...

  • Meeting the Volunteers: Annami Grabe

    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...

  • 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: 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...

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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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