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  • 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.

  • 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 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-capcheetahA conservation stronghold

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

  • 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!

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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 wildlife 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

  • Cheetah Report 8th December

    Cheetah Report 8th December

    Tuesday, 09 December 2014

    Hi everyone! It`s been a while since I wrote a report and a lot has happened. Can you believe that it has been two months?Did you know that the 4th of December is international cheetah day? I find it amazing that there is a day dedicated towards these spotted beauties. I have also learnt that cheetahs dig up dirt when it is very hot to...
  • Meet the Team: Anita

    Meet the Team: Anita

    Monday, 08 December 2014

    My name is Anita, I’m a nineteen year old girl from Germany and I finished school in July. I have always loved working with animals, back at home I take care of a horse and I help at my riding school whenever I have the time to do so, therefore I decided to take part in voluntary project with endangered animals and Inverdoorn gave me...
  • Cheetah Report - 10th/16th November

    Cheetah Report - 10th/16th November

    Thursday, 27 November 2014

    This week at Inverdoorn has been pretty busy and exciting.For me, it was my first time doing a cheetah interaction on my own and my first time doing it at the airstrip, it was quite nerve wrecking. It went smoothly apart from it being windy. Cheetahs struggle to hear in the wind, so they tend to get a bit unsettled and stand up and...
  • For the Love of the Lion

    For the Love of the Lion

    Monday, 17 November 2014

    Lions have received a lot of attention throughout the ages for being king of the jungle, inspiring the fantastic character of Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia and, of course, The Lion King. On safaris, many are often keen to see lions above all other animals, not just because they are part of the Big Five, but because they really are...
  • Cheetah Report - November

    Cheetah Report - November

    Friday, 14 November 2014

    This week has been full of beautiful sunsets and wonderful moments with the cubs.I can’t believe time has flown by so fast and Benji, Lula and Clyde are already so big. They turned 5 months this week. They now go to the dam on a daily basis and are loving the space and the water. It’s actually amazing to see them going into the...
  • Cheetah Report - 3rd/9th November

    Cheetah Report - 3rd/9th November

    Thursday, 13 November 2014

    Hello everybody, it has been quite a while since I last wrote and a lot has been happening! As you all know, we have welcomed two new cheetah ladies to the team-Daniella and Seonaid. It has been great fun training them up and watching them learn and getting into the swing of cheetah girl life. And of course Velvet, Iziba and the cubs...
  • Sister Act

    Sister Act

    Tuesday, 11 November 2014

    A new six-part BBC wildlife series, Life Story, records the rites of passage of a variety of animals, birds and insects. One of the episodes focuses on cheetahs, so naturally it aroused our interest. Renowned wildlife filmmaker Kim Wolhuter spent a long time filming and getting close to a cheetah mother and her litter of five cubs,...
  • Living Legends

    Living Legends

    Friday, 07 November 2014

    Myths and legends abound in South Africa, as they do the world over, entrenched in culture as a means of explaining social and natural phenomena. You will come across more than a few when you visit Cape Town and Inverdoorn, and we decided to share a few. Whether fact or fiction, they form an indelible part of the cultural fabric of...
  • Meet the Team: Julie

    Meet the Team: Julie

    Monday, 03 November 2014

    First I want to give you news about Inverdoorn. This week was really interesting because I saw the cubs play in the water of the big dam, they tried to hunt some bird and they were runing in the water. It was funny because they felt scared and curious at the same time. Clyde is more independant than lula and benji, for example today...
  • Meet the Team: Daniella

    Meet the Team: Daniella

    Monday, 27 October 2014

    I am Daniella, I am a 25 year old woman and I come from a little town called Bathurst in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. I have a huge passion for animals, especially when it comes to animal conservation. That's why I have found myself here at this beautiful place, Inverdoorn. I had no idea what to expect but it is definitely above...

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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