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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, particularly whilst they are in captivity. Running them ensures that their natural hunting instincts are not lost and it also has important benefits for their reproductivity. 

Running Exercises with the Cheetahs

cheetah-200x200If you are taking a recommended overnight package, the last stop on your early-evening game drive will be the cheetah sanctuary. Here you will see them put through the paces of their daily runs by means of a pulley system, customised to accommodate the incredible running speed of the cheetah. You will enjoy refreshments and snacks while the rangers introduce you to the work of the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation.

The purpose of the early-evening runs is to ultimately release the cheetahs into the main reserve, so that guests will be able to view these magnificent creatures in their natural environment, hunting and breeding as nature intended them to. The breeding programmes aim to increase the number, and genetic diversity, of cheetahs in Africa.

There is also the option for guests to interact personally with one of our tame cheetahs and should this not be included in your package, you can choose to include it as an extra. As the cheetahs are sensitive creatures every care must be taken to minimise their stress. However, should the weather permit, every effort will be made to provide guests with the opportunity to spend intimate time with the cheetahs.

We are always on the lookout for volunteers to assist with the cheetahs' daily care and exercises. If you have a passion for wildlife and conservation, especially cheetahs, contact us now in order to become part of our volunteer program. You will assist in taking them through their daily paces, including the runs. There is much to learn and you will be duly enriched by this experience, while doing your part to conserve this precious big cat. Apply Here!

 

* Cheetah interactions are subject to the right weather conditions and availability. They are NOT available in the winter season (1 May - 30 September), except with a 5-star accommodation booking. Children aged 16 and under will NOT be able to partake in cheetah interactions. Babysitting services are available for a nominal fee. 

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Donation To Inverdoorn / Capecheetah

Save Cheetahs and Rhinos

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.

 

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Donations Sheet

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


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Meet The Team

  • Focus on: Cache Chetty

    Focus on: Cache Chetty

    Monday, 18 July 2016

    Meet Cache Chetty (23), reservation agent at Inverdoorn Game Reserve. Today we place FOCUS ON the unsung heroes that make Inverdoorn a great success: Cache loves communication and is extremely organised. Her love for working with people makes her great at her job. Coming from the hotel industry background, has given her a great...
  • Focus on: Tracey-Lee Rhoode

    Focus on: Tracey-Lee Rhoode

    Monday, 11 July 2016

    Today we place “FOCUS ON” Tracey-lee Rhoode, One of Inverdoorn game reserves, friendly and passionate reservations lady. For the past 2 years she has been Involved in the tourism industry. During this time, she has been trained and certified on a number of software platforms and systems. She describes herself as a person with...
  • Focus on: Jenna Sleep

    Focus on: Jenna Sleep

    Friday, 08 July 2016

    Today we place “FOCUS ON” Jenna Sleep (31), a hardworking, passionate and loving Cheetah handler, that inspires everyone around her with her great personality. Jenna was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, but have lived in Cape Town, since the age of 13. When she finished school, she thought she wanted to become a teacher and...
  • focus on: Shawn Etsebeth

    focus on: Shawn Etsebeth

    Wednesday, 15 June 2016

    Focus on Shawn Etsepeth Today we place “FOCUS ON” Shawn Etsebeth(29), one of Inverdoorn game reserves daring and adventurous safari rangers. Shawn, grew up on a farm in the Free-state. After matriculation, he studied and received his FGASA certification. His love and passion for wildlife allows him to thrive in the career that...
  • Meet the team: Lea

    Meet the team: Lea

    Wednesday, 02 December 2015

    I am Léa, I arrived in South Africa only 15 days ago and would be the new graphic designer. I come from France, La Rochelle more exactly, a pretty town facing the sea on the west coast. I ended my studies, graphic designer 1 year ago but I did not find work in France. If someone told me I would find a work in Africa, I would not have...
  • Meet the team: Stephane

    Meet the team: Stephane

    Wednesday, 02 December 2015

    Last time we interviewed Stephane Lemonnier, the marketing assistant, who have been travelling around for 5 years and now he is back again in South Africa, joining the Marketing team yet again.   Previously we asked him questions about his background etc., to get to know him but this time we have spiced things a bit up. They...
  • 2 weeks among the marketing team

    2 weeks among the marketing team

    Friday, 03 July 2015

    The last 2 weeks I had the opportunity to go to Cape Town and work in the Head office in the marketing department. I was so excited to go and see the other side of Inverdoorn. It was a new adventure for me because I went in there not knowing what to expect especially when I know nothing about marketing. I started the day of by meeting...
  • Meet the Team: Shaakirah

    Meet the Team: Shaakirah

    Thursday, 18 June 2015

    There are many unsung heroes in the Inverdoorn family and our reservations team must without a doubt, be some of them. These ladies work tirelessly to ensure that all guests visiting Inverdoorn Game Reserve are carefully booked into the lodge of their choice and given the unique safari experience that guest deserve... Let's meet...
  • Meet the Team: Carmia

    Meet the Team: Carmia

    Thursday, 04 June 2015

    Meet the unsung heroes of the Inverdoorn family, our members of the reservations team. Without a doubt, these ladies work tirelessly to ensure that all guests visiting Inverdoorn Game Reserve are carefully booked into the lodge of their choice and given the best and unique safari experience that they deserve. Let's meet Carmia Leao,...
  • Meet the Team: Meshack

    Meet the Team: Meshack

    Friday, 22 May 2015

    Let's meet Meshack, the elephant handler, specialist and friend at Inverdoorn. He took some time to answer a few of our questions. Let's see what his job entails and talk 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 handler. The...

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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
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

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

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

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