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The Inverdoorn Diaries

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...

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...

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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: 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...

  • Meeting the Volunteers: John McIlvaine

    Meeting the Volunteers: John McIlvaine

    I mentioned previously that the cheetah team could no longer be referred to as the cheetah girls, and this is due to the presence of John McIlvaine. Coming from Seattle in the United...

  • Meeting the Volunteers: Marion Sabatié

    Meeting the Volunteers: Marion Sabatié

    With her boundless energy and a permanent twinkle in her eye, Marion Sabatié reminds me of a mischievous pixie. I was with her when she first arrived at Inverdoorn and her nervous,...

  • Meeting the Interns: Victoria Paillusseau

    Meeting the Interns: Victoria Paillusseau

    Leaving one paradise for another, Victoria Paillusseau has come from her home in Mauritius to work at Inverdoorn as a lodge volunteer. This is her first time in South Africa and she...

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For all the latest news about your favourite animals at Inverdoorn like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest news and blog posts about the cheetahs, the rhinos, the lions and all the other animals that live on the reserve. Read about the people who look after them and have dedicated their lives to wildlife and its conservation.

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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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