Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge is a premier safari destination situated in the Klein Karoo, just two and a half hours outside of Cape Town. This sprawling 10 000 hectare game reserve is home to over 1 200 wild animals (the largest number of animals in the region). Free-roaming animals include the Big 5 and the Reserve manages one of the most renowned cheetah rescue and rehabilitation centres worldwide.
The game reserve has much to offer the discerning traveller, including abundant wildlife and unrivalled access to and encounters with cheetahs. Inverdoorn is also a gateway to the unique floral wealth of the Klein Karoo. Exciting game drives combined with luxurious accommodation options, first-class facilities and excellent service make Inverdoorn a safari destination of choice.
All members of the Big 5 are represented at Inverdoorn – that being the elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and the elusive leopard. The reserve is healthy, the game is thriving and on your three-hour long game drive you will come across a myriad of leisurely grazing eland, steenbok, oryx, wildebeest and zebra. The game reserve's rhinos, with their horns intact, are a distinct highlight at Inverdoorn; while the 15-strong giraffe herd and the hippo dam ensure a truly magical safari experience.
The cheetah is the fastest living land animal and also the most endangered of the African big cats. The Western Cape Cheetah Conservation (WCCC) rescue and rehabilitation program is at the forefront of cheetah conservation globally and has to date rescued 14 cheetahs. You will gain unique insight into the fascinating science of rehabilitating, training and caring for cheetahs in a controlled environment and for those wanting to interact more intimately with the lodges tame cheetahs, Inverdoorn has created a special package just for you.
At first glance the Karoo appears flat and barren, but on closer inspection you will be pleasantly surprised at the profusion of life it holds. Encircled by mountains in every direction the lush valley has supported many forms of farming for hundreds of years. From vineyards that produce award-winning wines to quality exported meat and fruit producers – the Klein Karoo is the agricultural heartland of the Western Cape. It is also a treasure trove of succulent plant life that delights with its strange, alien-like formations and should you be travelling to Inverdoorn at the right time of year, you will be greeted by a carpet of blooms in every conceivable colour.
Its excellent location, bountiful wildlife and exclusive encounters with cheetah promise that your visit to Inverdoorn Game Reserve will be a rewarding experience.