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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

  • All Things New

    All Things New

    Saturday, 18 October 2014

    Hi, my name is Seonaid, and this is my first week at Inverdoorn as a cheetah girl. I grew up on South Africa's West Coast and have always had a passion for wildlife. When I was younger I dragged my grandfather through a zoo on a very hot summer's day, just to make sure that I had seen everything. I have learnt a lot about the...
  • A Bundle of Surprises

    A Bundle of Surprises

    Wednesday, 08 October 2014

    The first of this month I came back from my annual holiday. It's been four weeks and a lot has happened at Inverdoorn. Good and bad things, happy and sad moments. Unfortunately, we lost one of our wild cheetahs. One of our males got sick before I left, and while I was gone it was decided it would be for the best to put him down. For...
  • The Rhino Drama

    The Rhino Drama

    Wednesday, 08 October 2014

    Rhino poaching carries on unabated in South Africa. Diminishing rhinos, covert operations, gunfire in the bush and, most recently, the spectacular arrest of an alleged poaching syndicate, make the entire situation read like the plot of a Hollywood action thriller – and as far as these go, good usually triumphs. We can only hope that...
  • Race Against Extinction

    Race Against Extinction

    Monday, 06 October 2014

    Human beings have an innate need to constantly prove themselves; to do the improbable, to be the best or, as is the case with Usain Bolt, the fastest. He has already proved himself by being the fastest human being alive, and now he wants to take the title of being the fastest land mammal away from the cheetah. But let's face it, even...
  • The Big Question

    The Big Question

    Friday, 03 October 2014

    The Big 5 is a term I hear a lot. I hear it so much, it's as familiar as the twitter of a bird during the day and the chirp of a cricket at night. When I meet foreigners or volunteers in South Africa, I love asking them if they know about the Big 5, and if they do, which animals make up this group. So far, I've been duly impressed....
  • Marking the Calendar

    Marking the Calendar

    Saturday, 27 September 2014

    October is an important month for wildlife, as it marks both World Animal Day and World Habitat Day. Animals and habitat are integral to the planet's survival, and at Inverdoorn we take both matters very seriously. Started by ecologists in Italy in 1931, World Animal Day is held every year on 4 October, the Feast Day of St. Francis of...
  • Introducing...the Cheetah Robot

    Introducing...the Cheetah Robot

    Saturday, 27 September 2014

    The cheetah has yet again proved what an amazing animal it is. It's not like we didn't already know this, but it's always great to see the impact our favourite big cat has on the world. The latest revelation comes in the form of a cheetah robot. What, you ask, could possibly be the point of that? We asked ourselves the same question....
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Saturday, 27 September 2014

    Every month we receive numerous applications for the volunteer programme at Inverdoorn. Along with the applications which come pouring in, we receive messages and e-mails asking us about volunteering or working with wildlife in South Africa. More often than not the questions are the same, so we decided to draw up a list of frequently...
  • 7 beautiful pictures of our first safari in South Africa

    7 beautiful pictures of our first safari in South Africa

    Thursday, 04 September 2014

    Inverdoorn – recently Lauren and I told you all about our first safari experiences at Inverdoorn, outside of Cape Town in the Western Cape. It was an amazing experience for both of us, because it was actually the first time either of us had seen the big 5.   However, the saying goes that a picture says a thousand words so perhaps the...
  • South Africa is the place to be

    South Africa is the place to be

    Thursday, 04 September 2014

    The big 5, the sunshine, Table Mountain, Safari and the people: the rainbow nation really is the place to be. There are a lot of places that have beaches or mountains or safari or wonderfully friendly people and delicious food. Here are all the reasons why you should choose South Africa as your next holiday destination :   The Big 5 and...

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. #Wildlife

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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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