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The Inverdoorn Diaries

Apr01

Feathered Friends

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

24 - 30 March

Feathered Friends

This week started with some rain again. On Tuesday Wilna, our General Manager, called me over the radio. She had found four baby mousebirds that must have fallen out of the nest, because of the wind. One was already dead and the other three barely alive. They were stiff, cold, wet and full of ants. With the help of my blow-dryer all three of them came back to life within minutes. I was still very worried though since I didn't know...

Mar26

Tracking Cheetahs

WRITTEN BY // Jenny Adenyoh CATEGORIES // The Inverdoorn Diaries

17 - 23 March

Tracking Cheetahs

This week started with a successful hunt for the male cheetah. He caught a large female lechwe close to the dam, so we put up the bush-cam near his kill. The first two days we caught pictures of the male cheetah feeding, but no other animals, so we put the bush-cam back up to see if we could find other animals feeding on the kill. We should be checking the camera in the next few days. During my last tracking with Leah, we found the...

Mar17

Cheetah Tales

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

10 - 16 March

Cheetah Tales

This week, like any other week at Inverdoorn, had some exciting events happen. We have been moving a lot of the cheetahs around in the breeding camp, as a few of the females have been in heat. Moving in the females with as many different males as we can will give us the best chance of them mating. It’s been a little frustrating as female cheetahs are very picky about whom they choose to mate with, and there is nothing you can do to...

Mar10

A New Addition

WRITTEN BY // Annami Grabe CATEGORIES // The Inverdoorn Diaries

3 - 9 March

A New Addition

This week started off as a first, and a new beginning for me. I was offered the amazing opportunity to call myself an employee of Inverdoorn, starting on 1st March. This means that from now on I have a lot more responsibilities like tracking, doing cheetah interactions and, of course, cheetah runs. Although this week was quite stressful, I cannot say that I did not enjoy it. The week started with the male cheetah hunting a male...

Mar03

A Bundle of Love

WRITTEN BY // Jenny Adenyoh CATEGORIES // The Inverdoorn Diaries

24 February - 2 March

A Bundle of Love

Hello, my name is Jenny. I am 27 years old and a French student. I have studied biology and ecology. I’ve already worked with cheetahs and studied their sexual behaviour in a zoological park two years ago in the south of France. But my love for these animals started long ago. It’s my first time in Africa and I’m really happy to be here at Inverdoorn where I started five weeks ago. In those five weeks a lot of things have...

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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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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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