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intro-safari-840x300  An unforgettable Big 5 Safari experience...


meerkatsA Meerkat FamilyInverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge is a premier safari destination situated in the Ceres Karoo, just two and a half hours outside of Cape Town. This sprawling, 10 000-hectare game reserve is home to an abundance of wildlife. Free-roaming animals include giraffes, hippos, zebras and the Big 5. The game reserve also manages a cheetah rescue and rehabilitation centre, which has successfully released two cheetahs to roam free in the main part of the reserve.

There is much on offer for the discerning traveller arriving at Inverdoorn. In addition to the plethora of animals and unique introduction to the cheetah, the reserve is a gateway to the unique floral wealth of the Karoo. Exciting game drives combined with luxurious accommodation options and first-class facilities make Inverdoorn a safari destination of choice.

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All members of the Big 5 – the elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and the elusive leopard – are represented at Inverdoorn. The game is thriving and during your safari you may come across herds of eland, gemsbok and zebra, or hippos wallowing in the dam. The rhinos, with their horns intact, are a distinct highlight at Inverdoorn, combined with the magic of walking with giraffes and watching the cheetah run.


The cheetah is the fastest living land animal and one of the most vulnerable big cats in Africa. Cape Cheetah's rescue and rehabilitation program is pioneering the fight to save the cheetah and is home to 14 cheetahs, many of which have been rescued from horrific circumstances. Safaris introduce guests to this amazing big cat, while rangers inform thems of the cheetah's plight and centre's aims. There is even the remarkable opportunity to meet or track a cheetah.


The Karoo holds a profusion of life, encircled by vast mountain ranges. This diverse valley has supported many forms of farming for hundreds of years, from vineyards that produce award-winning wine to quality, exported meat and fruit. The Karoo is also a treasure trove of succulent plant life consisting of interesting forms and shapes, and in spring the plains burst with colour as flowers come into bloom.
The excellent location, bountiful wildlife and exclusive encounters with wildlife promise that your visit to Inverdoorn Game Reserve will be a rewarding experience.





*Cheetah interactions are subject to the right weather conditions and booking. If you're travelling to the game reserve with children under the age of 16, for their safety, they will not be able join you when interacting with the cheetah. Babysitting services are available if required.


Western Cape Cheetah Conservation (5)

The first time you see a cheetah in close proximity at Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge, might be when the resident tame cheetahs, Banzi or Nushka go on walkabout with their handlers around the lodge. It is a magical experience.

Inverdoorn Big 5 Safaris (4)

Inverdoorn Game Reserve stretches across 10 000 ha of prime Klein Karoo scrubland and is home to the largest, growing cache of wild, free-roaming animals in the region.




Reservations & Info

Inverdoorn Game Reserve


112 LOOP STREET 8001

Tel:  +27 (0)214 220 013
Fax: +27 (0)86 719 71 50


Big Five Safaris

  • Rhino Orphanage

    In 2012, the RhinoProtect project was expanded. In December of that year two rhinos were introduced to Inverdoorn Game Reserve, bringing the total number of rhinos up to five. The new...
  • Day Trip Safaris

    A visit to Cape Town would not be complete without a trip to Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge. Only 2.5 hours outside of the city a Big 5 Day Trip Safari with a visit to a...
  • Cheetah Runs

    Cheetahs are the fastest living animals on land, capable of reaching speeds of up to 120km/h when chasing their prey. Running is essential to their overall health and wellbeing,...

Close to Cape Town

Just two and a half hours from bustling metropolis of Cape Town, guests will encounter wildlife in all its natural splendour, including the Big 5. This term initially referred to the five most challenging animals to hunt in Africa, but have now become the most sought after animals on a safari.

Day and Overnight Packages

Inverdoorn offers day visits which entail a three-hour safari and lunch back at the safari lodge. Day visits are ideal for those limited on time and budget or even just for those looking for a quick escape from the city. Overnight guests encompass two safaris: one at sunset and one at sunrise the next day. All meals are included and are served at the boma under the stars for a real South African safari experience.

Contact Infos

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

112 LOOP STREET 8001

Tel:  +27 (0)214 220 013
Fax: +27 (0)86 719 7150


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