He is beautiful, the king of the beasts. From a safe viewing spot you still experience a twinge of anxiety, though. Robbi is no kitty cat. Waiting for his food, he paces below and every now and then jumps up and roars at us. Who can blame him? We all get a little grumpy when we haven't eaten. Inverdoorn Game Reserve is just 250km outside of Cape Town and Damien Vergnaud, co-owner and manager,tells us Robbi is a Cape-Barbary lion he and his father rescued from a canned-lion hunting farm. Too handsome to allow someone else to kill for a prize, he now has a home they've made for him at Inverdoorn. He isn't alone; they bought two females to keep him company.
INVERDOORN Game Reserve Big 5 Safari 1200 Free-Roaming Animals Iziba Safari Lodge 5 stars Luxury Lodge 21/2 Hours from Cape Town
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...