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  • 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.

  • 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-capcheetahA conservation stronghold

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

  • 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

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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

  • (late) Cheetah Report 24 April

    (late) Cheetah Report 24 April

    Sunday, 24 May 2015

    This week's cheetah report matches perfectly the end of my first week as a volunteer at Inverdoorn. My name is Alexandra, I'm 25 and when I left Switzerland I didn't know exactly what to expect, I knew I would be "working with cheetahs" but that just soundstooincredible right!? When I met Velvet and Iziba, the 2 adult cheetahs of the...
  • Meet the Team: Meshak

    Meet the Team: Meshak

    Friday, 22 May 2015

    Let's meet Meshack, the elephant's trainer, specialist and friend at Inverdoorn. He took time to answer a few of our questions. Let's discover what his job entail and get to know more about the elephant's stories.   Can you introduce yourself? My name is Meshack Baoura, I'm originally from Zimbabwe and I'm 36. I'm an elephant...
  • Cheetah Report 19th of May

    Cheetah Report 19th of May

    Friday, 22 May 2015

    If you have ever taken part in a game drive safari, you may have heard you guide answering a question from a guest by "no that never happens".Well, never say never when it comes to the wild life! You'll be surprised how wrong you could be!   Wildlife is more than as described in manuals. There is no rule, nothing is graved in...
  • Cheetah Report 13th of May

    Cheetah Report 13th of May

    Friday, 15 May 2015

    My name is Maël Leroux, I am a French student in biology and for my gap year, I decided to come in South Africa and do some volunteering. I will finish my year with three months at Inverdoorn, and after only one week, I already know they are going to be the best ones…   What can I say but it is just magic? The first time you...
  • Cheetah Report: 3rd of May

    Cheetah Report: 3rd of May

    Monday, 11 May 2015

    Not long now until winter is fully upon us! The early mornings and evenings have started getting a bit chilly, although during the day it is still nice and warm. It does put a bit of a grin on my face when I see guests coming back from early morning safari all bundled up in long jackets, wrapped up in their blankets. Although it can be...
  • Meet the Team: Elise Bouyer

    Meet the Team: Elise Bouyer

    Thursday, 07 May 2015

    The Staff at Inverdoorn is diverse, unique and talented, but one thing that we cannot forget is their passion for wildlife conservation. Let’s meet Elise Bouyer (22), Marketing Assistant from Nantes in France. She says she is curious, talkative, and I love to share good moments with my family and my friends. Her hobbies are...
  • Cheetah Report 30th April

    Cheetah Report 30th April

    Wednesday, 06 May 2015

    This week was my last one as a volunteer at Inverdoorn, it happened a lot. Lula caught a bird into the cheetah kitchen, she was so proud of herself and she didn’t want to share her prey with her brothers. Also we did a lot of running with the cubs and the 2 females, they were really happy to run free around the dam. We played into...
  • Meet the Team: Stephane Lemonnier

    Meet the Team: Stephane Lemonnier

    Tuesday, 28 April 2015

    The staff members at Inverdoorn come from around the world, with diverse personalities and characters but what brings and keeps them together is the love and care they have for wildlife across the world. Below we have drawn up a Q &A to get to know Stephane Lemonnier better:   1. Tell me more about yourself, your...
  • A Gateway to the World of Travel

    A Gateway to the World of Travel

    Wednesday, 22 April 2015

    Inverdoorn Game Reserve representing Rhino Protect and CapeCheetah Attended the WTM Africa Event from the 15th to the 17th of April 2015; many people were keen to know, what makes us unique in the travel industry?   Our main focus is conservation, we didn’t simply speak about the lodge but we spoke about the love we have for...
  • Ranger Diaries: Mariske

    Ranger Diaries: Mariske

    Tuesday, 21 April 2015

    Hi, I'm a game ranger at Inverdoorn game reserve. My name is Mariske and I'm working for a little more than a year on this beautiful reserve/farm.My duty on Inverdoorn is to take out guests, from all over the world, and show them our amazing and beautiful animals, and tell them a little bit more about them of course. A few months ago...

Some very exciting things happening here in Winter: - Inverdoorns Winter Specials !!!

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It's all in the eyes. Post-card worthy photograph thanks to Marie Anne Sars

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This years wonderful news ... A baby Giraffe was born. Picture Taken by Marie Anne Sars

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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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