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  • button-capcheetahVoluntering at Inverdoorn

    Do you want to make a difference and contribute in saving the cheetahs, become a volunteer and be part of the vibrant Inverdoorn team apply now!

  • button-elephantFree-Roaming Elephants at Inverdoorn!

    In 2012 Inverdoorn Game Reserve was proud to announce the introduction of free-roaming elephants in the Ceres Karoo for the first time in 150 years

  • button-capcheetahA conservation stronghold

    Many of the wild animals been rescued and rehabilitated and now roam free in the Ceres Karoo.

  • button-capcheetahA Big 5 Safari Adventure

    Search for the Big 5 close to Cape Town while enjoying the tranquillity of the Karoo and the luxury of the finest safari accommodation

  • button-capcheetahThe Western Cape Cheetah Conservation Program

    Inverdoorn strives to rehabilitate Cheetahs in their natural environment. From our Successful Rehabilitation program to the latest release of the cheetahs in the main reserve.

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Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge is located in the Ceres Karoo, just two and a half hours from Cape Town. Stretching across 10 000 hectares, Inverdoorn is the largest private game reserve in the area, providing sanctuary to an abundance of wildlife. The game reserve offers a premier safari experience including game drives, luxury accommodation and incredible insight into the rescue and rehabilitation of the cheetah.

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 A Wildlife Sanctuary

Driving over the well-beaten track that winds through the reserve, you may come across any number of animals. Making their way through the succulent plant life that characterises the floral diversity of the Karoo, you will find a myriad of antelope such as kudu, eland, impala, springbok and gemsbok. You will be captivated by the distinct markings of the zebra and the graceful gait of the giraffe, while the brute power of the buffalo and the majestic beauty of the Cape Barbary lion will astound you.

Perched atop a safari vehicle or standing in a lookout point within the heart of the reserve you will be lost in the awesome vastness which surrounds you, as well as the solitude of the Karoo. Rangers add a rich element of humour and storytelling to the safari with anecdotes of the animals, wildlife facts and, most importantly, the threats facing many species today.

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At the safari lodge guest have the opportunity to unwind, and may even see the cheetahs going on daily walks with their handlers. This beautiful, big cat is the heart and soul of Inverdoorn. In 2001 Cape Cheetah was established, which seeks to rescue and rehabilitate cheetahs and, ultimately, release them into the wild.

In 2012 Inverdoorn became home to the Big 5. Since its inception, the reserve has re-introduced many of the members into the region through their conservation efforts. The male lion was rescued from trophy hunting, while rhinos have a long history at the reserve, with their conservation led by RhinoProtect. This organisation developed a horn treatment to ward off poachers, and established an orphanage for calves victimised by poaching. Free-roaming elephants are also back, having been eradicated from the area for 150 years.

The buffalo herd is healthy and continually expanding. You are bound to see these volatile creatures on safari. The Cape leopard has long been an inhabitant of the vast mountain ranges, but its solitary and nocturnal habits make it an elusive creature. The search for the Big 5 is the highlight of many safaris, and Inverdoorn delivers a once-in-a-lifetime experience searching for these famous creatures.

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  • Inverdoorn is doing a fabulous job of making sure that my grandchildren will be able to come to Africa with their grandchildren to see the wild animals of Africa.
    ozricko75 - Trip Advisor
  • The drive from Cape Town was an added bonus winding our way through spectacular mountainous scenery and colourful vineyards.
    PandanBear, Australia - Trip Advisor


  • What an amazing place...we were bowled over by our experience.
    Disco_Al - Trip Advisor


  • You leave Inverdoorn with a sense of accomplishment and wonder.
    Sweetiemine, Singapore - Trip Advisor
  • As an introduction to African safari, the Big Five, and the very real work needed to protect and conserve these amazing animals and their habitat, Inverdoorn is perfect.
    Brittus, England - Trip Advisor
  • The tour guides are exceptionally passionate and knowledgable which made the safari drives even more enjoyable.
    Kate R, England - Trip Advisor
  • Totally enjoyed the stars we saw every night at our balcony!
    Yagiza, Singapore - Trip Advisor
  • From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, Inverdoorn filled our days with fantastic safari, expert knowledge, new friends and laughter.
    Brittus, England - Trip Advisor
  • Inverdoorn is a must for time-limited travellers in the Cape Region who would like an introduction to Safari.
    HenryXKnight, England - Trip Advisor 
  • The guide was excellent – he really knew his stuff and provided an interesting an informative commentary.
    Andrew C, England - Trip Advisor 

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Fynbos in The Western Cape, Karoo, Overberg

    Why you should go to the Karoo, today.

    Thursday, 28 August 2014

    Inverdoorn – When people think about making a trip to South Africa for business or pleasure often the guidebooks will only tell them about the thriving metropolises of the rainbow nation such as Cape Town, Johannesburg or even Durban.   But often times the places that really give you an insight into a people and true nature of a...
  • Cheetah Report – Leah Brousse

    Cheetah Report – Leah Brousse

    Tuesday, 26 August 2014

    It's time for the weekly cheetah report from one of our talented and experienced cheetah handlers at the lodge.Leah, the cheetah girl herself, writes about cheetah's birthday, how lucky they were in their various African animal sightings and that as the weather warms up slowly but surely and the wildlife comes out a little more often to feel the...
  • Meet the Team – Lauren Leonard

    Meet the Team – Lauren Leonard

    Monday, 25 August 2014

    Inverdoorn – In the past, when meeting a staff member the game reserve has done a question and answer session to get to know them better. But, this time, I thought ‘ let’s try something new’ because, of course, one of the best ways to get to know someone working here (specially) is to hear about their experiences and more while on...
  • 5 facts you might not know about Cheetahs

    5 facts you might not know about Cheetahs

    Tuesday, 19 August 2014

    Inverdoorn - Cheetahs: who the world knows as elegant creatures that prance around the driest of landscapes all over the world, but what many don't realize is that their numbers are dropping and not enough people are out there fighting for this African animal's survival.   So I've put together a list of things you might not know about...
  • Cheetah Report – Leah Brousse

    Cheetah Report – Leah Brousse

    Tuesday, 19 August 2014

    Inverdoorn – This week's Cheetah report describes sunny days with these majestic African animals away from the safari with the big 5.   There's a playtime, an unexpected visitor and a crazy encounter with the full grown cats.   After which this experienced cheetah expert looks forward to doing the same thing with the cubs in the...
  • Cheetah Report – Annami Grabe

    Cheetah Report – Annami Grabe

    Friday, 15 August 2014

    Inverdoorn – To give our visitors a real insight into the daily life of an African animal expert Inverdoorn likes to give you Cheetah reports from our experienced members of staff.   This week we have one from Annami who writes about life beyond the safaris, and day visits. She explains what it's like watching these Cheetahs...
  • 7 reasons why a weekend away from technology is what you need

    7 reasons why a weekend away from technology is what you need

    Thursday, 14 August 2014

    African animals, the beauty of the Karoo in the Western Cape and very little cell coverage with minimal wifi are some of the things that make going to make your stay at Inverdoorn Game Reserve a holiday to remember.    Why? Because you have no excuse not to lose yourself in nature and the company of others.   I know it might...
  • Meet the team: Caroline

    Meet the team: Caroline

    Thursday, 14 August 2014

    Inverdoorn – What better way to get to know someone than in their own words?   Meet Caroline, happy, young and in love with Cheetahs.    Below, you can read about what’s it’s like to hang out with our baby Cheetahs and work with animals under the guidance of experts.    It’s not all cat kisses and...
  • 8 incredible animals to meet on safari

    8 incredible animals to meet on safari

    Tuesday, 12 August 2014

    We all know the beauty and majesty of the African bush from posts on social media and the like. But what's stopping you from going out there and experiencing it all for yourself?Here at Inverdoorn game reserve and Cheetah conservation we have everything you could possibly want from a holiday: great service, luxurious accommodation and...
  • Time to Say Goodbye

    Time to Say Goodbye

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014

    A little less than two years ago I walked into Inverdoorn's Cape Town office to start my new job as their copywriter and social media manager. I had no idea what to expect, and was nervous but excited about finally writing full-time. It's been wonderful and I am very sad about leaving this job I loved so much. I did many things I never...

Why choose Inverdoorn?

Amongst the wonders of Nature exists a splendid place situated in the magnificence of the vast open Karoo landscape, Inverdoorn Game Reserve & Iziba Safari Lodge. The 10 000 hectare property is a resourceful and stylish 'oasis' destination, only a 2.5-hour drive from Cape Town city centre.

Exclusive Cheetah interactions

Inverdoorn offers guests the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to really get to grips with a cheetah through its Exclusive Encounters package that allow guests to spend time interacting with the cheetahs through stroking, petting and giving the cheetahs water. Guests who opt for the five-star luxury accommodation packages automatically enjoy the one-on-one encounters while an optional extra package is available to other overnight guests and even day visitors. Learn More...

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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