The first time you see a cheetah in close proximity at Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge may be when the resident tame cheetahs Velvet or Iziba go on walkabouts with their handlers around the lodge – and it is truly a magical experience. There are 14 cheetahs that have been rescued by the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation, including the tame cheetahs. Many of the cheetahs, such as Banzi and Nushka, have heart-warming - and heart-breaking - stories which the handlers will eagerly share with you.
Interacting with a cheetah* at Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge is an exhilarating experience. You will be filled with awe as Velvet, accompanied by her friend Iziba, slinks past your chair or brushes up against your table, her content purr reverberating through your body. Inverdoorn will facilitate this intimate meeting between you and the cheetahs to delight and thrill you, but also to educate you about the plight of the cheetah.
Just two and half hours outside of Cape Town, this safari lodge and cheetah rehabilitation centre is easy to reach. Nowhere else in the region will you be able to connect with cheetahs in this way and see firsthand what goes into rehabilitating a cheetah.
Come visit the WCCC – Banzi, Nushka, Joti, Shady, Velvet and young Izzie will be here to greet you.
All donations go directly to Inverdoorn Game Reserve to assist in the conservation work undertaken by the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation and RhinoProtect.
Your contribution goes a long way in assisting the efforts of these initiatives, including the rescue and rehabilitation of cheetahs and increasing security measures for the rhinos, in an effort to deter poaching.
Below is a guideline to how your donation will help:
€5 = A meal for our tame cheetahs
€10 = A meal for our pride of lions
€20 = Feed a baby rhino for a week
€50 = Rhino night patrol for one week